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Please see below the framework conference programme. The full programme will be released shortly, please check back regularly for updates. 


Wednesday 21 November, 2018


16:00 – 16:30

Registration & welcome coffee

16:30 – 17:30

Panel 1: Open societies and protectionism

Introductory remarks by Petros Fassoulas, Secretary General, European Movement International.

Moderator: Paul Adamson, Chairman, Forum Europe

Corinna Horst, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
Jeremy Wates, Secretary General, European Environmental Bureau
Marco Cilento, Senior Advisor, European Trade Union Confederation
Carl Dolan, Director, Transparency International EU

17:30 – 18:00

Keynote Interview

Moderator: Paul Adamson, Chairman, Forum Europe

Alex Barker, Brussels Bureau Chief, Financial Times

18:00 – 19:00

Panel 2: World economy and protectionism

Introductory remarks by Christian Verschueren, Director General, EuroCommerce.

Moderator: Katrina Sichel, Communications Specialist,

Karl Brauner, Deputy Director General, WTO
Cora Jungbluth, Senior Expert International Trade and Investment, Bertelsmann Foundation
Olaf Koch, CEO, METRO AG

19:00 – 19:15

Closing remarks

Maria Heider, Director EU Affairs, METRO AG

19:15 – 20:15

Dinner (open buffet)



Wednesday 21 November, 2018
16.00 to 23.30




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