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Special events - Creating better balance in leadership positions (by invitation only)

Date: 
30 May 2018 08.30 - 30 May 2018 10.00
Gender Initiatives Task Force
All Committees

Research shows that companies with diverse leadership attract top talent, have more satisfied employees and increase their financial returns. In an increasingly competitive workforce, cultivating diverse leaders that support an inclusive and equitable workplace is more important than ever. The number of women in business leadership, however, remains low: only a quarter of leadership positions in companies and public institutions in Europe are occupied by women. Many companies and institutions are working to increase diversity in their teams, but challenges remain. We will explore this issue at the Gender Initiatives Task Force breakfast discussion.

Speakers include:

Caroline Thomaes, Benelux Country Leader & Belux Sales Director, Procter & Gamble
Lowri Evans, Director-General of DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission
Robert Baker, Leader of Diversity & Inclusion Consulting for Europe & the Pacific Region, Mercer
Stephane Lambert, Counsellor and Head of Trade, Economifc and Science & Technology Policy, Mission of Canada to the EU
Moderated by Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU

Questions? Contact Charlotte Matthysen at cma@amchameu.eu

 

Conference - Collective redress in Europe - Lessons from the US and Member States (by invitation only)

Date: 
5 Jun 2018 08.30 - 5 Jun 2018 10.30
All Committees

 

Following the conclusion of its fitness check of the consumer acquis in 2017, the European Commission published its ‘New Deal for Consumers’ in April 2018. The package, which aims to improve the enforcement of consumer rights in the digital age, includes a revision of the Injunctions Directive introducing a new collective redress mechanism for individuals affected by mass harm situations.

 

Experience in the US and several EU Member States shows that such mechanisms risk creating a culture of abusive litigation unless combined with a rigorous framework of safeguards and alternative out-of-court settlement mechanisms. At this breakfast event, experts from both sides of the Atlantic will consider the Commission’s proposal and discuss how best to facilitate access to justice while ensuring any new redress mechanism protects all parties from the dangers of abusive and profit-driven litigation.

Speakers

Eduard Hulicius, Member of Commissioner Jourová's Cabinet responsible for Consumer Policy, European Commission

Geoffroy Didier, MEP, Legal Affairs Committee, European Parliament (tbc)

Ken Daly, Institute for Legal Reform

Ekkart Kaske, Executive Director, European Justice Forum

Moderator:

Imelda Vital, Head of Government Affairs Europe & Africa, Amway and Vice-Chair of the AmCham EU Consumer Affairs Committee

 

Questions? Contact Jarrod Birch at JBI@amchameu.eu

 

Conference - Overlapping areas in competition and trade law (by invitation only)

Date: 
6 Jun 2018 14.30 - 6 Jun 2018 16.00
Gender Initiatives Task Force
All Committees

Women in Trade

Join the Women in Competition and Women in Trade Talk hosted by AmCham EU  featuring two panels to explore:

 

New facets of protectionism: Challenges or tools for regulators? Beneficial or detrimental for industry?

Competition clauses in trade agreements: aims, uses (or abuses?), and effectiveness

Speakers include, among others:

Opening remarks:

Susan Danger

CEO, AmCham EU

Maria Martin-Prat

Director, Directorate B, DG TRADE, European Commission

Penny Naas

Vice-President and Managing Director for International Public Affairs, UPS

Anna Jarosz-Friis

Head of Unit (State aid), Directorate B, DG Competition, European Commission

Luisa Santos

International Relations Director, BusinessEurope
 

 

 

Questions? Contact Charlotte Matthysen at CMA@amchameu.eu