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Global leadership: A transatlantic opportunity

Wednesday, 24 March to Friday, 26 March 2021

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Join us for a discussion on the prospects for ‘Global leadership: A transatlantic opportunity’ at the annual AmCham EU Transatlantic Conference. 

The advent of the Biden administration presents the chance to reset the transatlantic relationship and focus not on what divides us, but  what unites us. EU-US leadership is needed to rebuild a world economy devastated by the impact of COVID-19 and to ensure future healthy, connected and sustainable societies.

Over three days, high-level European and American decision makers alongside business and academic thought leaders will discuss how the EU and the US can collaborate on trade, climate change and digital economy issues. 

The Transatlantic Economy Report 2021 will be launched during the event. This annual report presents the most up-to-date facts and figures about the EU-US economic relationship.


Wednesday, 24 March 

Transatlantic trade & Foreign Affairs

 13.55  Opening of the virtual conference room

 14.02  Welcome remarks

 14.10  Opening keynote address by Commission President Ursula von der Leyen

 14.20  A conversation with Commission President Ursula von der Leyen

 14.40  Break

 14.45  Keynote speech on transatlantic trade

 15.15 Break 

 15.20  Presentation of the Transatlantic Economy Report 2021
In partnership with the US Chamber of Commerce

  • Daniel Hamilton, Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Distinguished Fellow and Director, Global Europe, Woodrow Wilson Center

  • Joseph Quinlan, Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Leadership Network

 16.20 Break 

 16.30  Panel: Global leadership: A reset of international dynamics?

  • Denise Rutherford, Senior Vice-President for Corporate Affairs, 3M

  • Selina Jackson, Senior Vice-President, Global Government Relations and Public Policy, P&G

 17.15  Closing remarks


Thursday, 25 March

Sustainability & Climate change

 13.55  Opening of the virtual conference room

 14.02  Welcome remarks

 14.05  Opening keynote address by Commissioner Kadri Simson

 14.15  A conversation on clean technology

  • Kadri Simson, Commissioner for Energy

  • Mark Widmar, CEO, First Solar

 14.45 Break 

 14.50  Panel: The business case for circular economy

  • Guillaume Alvarez, Senior Vice-President EMEA, Steelcase

 15.20 Break 

 15.30  Panel: Climate diplomacy: The role of international cooperation ahead of COP26?

 16.15  Closing remarks

Friday, 26 March

Digital transatlantic economy

​ 13.55  Opening of the virtual conference room

 14.02  Welcome remarks

 14.05  Opening keynote by Didier Reynders, Commissioner for Justice

 14.15  A conversation on EU-US data flows

  • Didier Reynders, Commissioner for Justice

  • Christopher Hoff, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services, US Department of Commerce

 14.45 Break 

 14.50  Fireside chat: Keeping the gate open: sharing a transatlantic digital future

  • Kim Jørgensen, Head of Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager

  • Martin Jetter, Chairman Europe, IBM

  • Kristine Braden, Managing Director Europe Cluster & CEO of Citi Group Markets Europe, Citi

 15.35 Break 

 15.45  Panel: A renewal of transatlantic relations: time for global alignment and digital standard setting

  • Miapetra Kumpala-Natri, MEP (S&D, FI), European Parliament

  • Frances Burwell, Distinguished Fellow, Atlantic Council

  • Karan Bhatia, Head of Global Government Affairs and Public Policy, Google

 16.30  Closing remarks

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