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Panel: 'The Internet Opportunity'


'The Internet Opportunity'

Organised by EDiMA & CCIA

March 24, 2015 | 08:30-12:45 Residence Palace, Rue de la Loi 155, Brussels The Internet Opportunity is organised by EDiMA (the European Association representing online platforms) and CCIA (the Computer and Communications Industry Association) and is supported by a wide range of stakeholders working on Internet matters. At the event their joint report will be launched entitled, The Internet – the New Helping the Old, which illustrates how the Internet helps traditional industries to remain competitive and Europe to maintain its social model. Marietje Schaake will be part of the panel 'The Social and Political Benefits of the Internet' Programme

8:30   Registration

9:00   Welcome and introduction

9:15    Key Note

9:30  Panel One:  “The Internet as a Driver for Non­‐Internet Businesses”

Ms. Vicky Ford, MEP (UK, ECR, IMCO Committee Chair)

John Midgely, Head of Government Affairs, Intuit

Lucilla Sioli, Head of Unit, Knowledge Base, DG CNECT, European Commission

Brian Williamson, Plum Consulting

10:45  Coffee Break

11:15  Panel Two: “The Social and Political Benefits of the Internet”

Ms Marietje Schaake (NL, ALDE)

Dr Sergey Filippov, Associate Director, Lisbon Council

Jens-Henrik Jeppesen, Director for European Affairs, Center for Democracy and Technology

Chris Sherwood, Head of Public Policy, Allegro Group

12:30    Closing Statement

Please register at the website of CCIA.