Series Overview

EU-US relations are a top priority for DIGITALEUROPE in 2021, and stakeholders on both sides of the Atlantic are already shaping their strategies. DIGITALEUROPE’s key priorities for the EU-US relationship were summed up in a position paper in January 2021, and covers a wide range of areas such as post-Schrems II data flows, cooperation on emerging tech, digital tax, and bilateral and multilateral trade.

This series of EU-US events will look at a range of issues, bringing together policymakers and stakeholders from both sides of the Atlantic, with the goal of developing cooperation on digital and trade matters. Read on for further details.

 

Upcoming Session: Tech Allies - The Digital Rulebook

03 June 2021 | 16:00- 17:30 CEST

The revolution of digital transformation continues apace, and has never been as central as during the Covid-19 pandemic. In a digital world that knows no borders, the EU and the US share an interest to guide the social and economic impacts of this phenomenon on the global stage. At this year’s Munich Security Conference, US President Joe Biden underlined the need for transatlantic cooperation to “shape the rules that will govern the advance of technology”, while EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has proposed a “transatlantic technology alliance”, looking especially to establish the EU-US Trade and Technology Council.

At the same time, emergence of new technologies such as artificial intelligence, combined with an evolving geopolitical landscape and new challenges in global trade, have pushed many voices on both sides of the pond to call for closer alignment in how we approach digital innovation and rules. With Brussels and Washington sharing this ambition, the question becomes: how to put this into practice?

DIGITALEUROPE is bringing together key decision-makers from both sides of the Atlantic to discuss this question, and the prospects for a EU-US-led global Digital Rulebook.

Featured speakers

Session 3: The Digital Rulebook

03 June 2021 | 16:00- 17:30 CEST

Announcing our keynote conversation with:

Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl​

Director General, DIGITALEUROPE

Thierry Breton

Commissioner, Internal Market, European Commission

Session 2: A transatlantic Space for Date Flows

11 May 2021 | 15:00- 16:30 CEST

Announcing our keynote conversation with:

Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl​

Director General, DIGITALEUROPE

Vera Jourova

Vice President of the European Commission

Outline Agenda

Note: All session timings below are in Central European Summer Time (CEST)

15:00-15:05

Welcome 

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Moderator: Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl
Director General, DIGITALEUROPE

15:05 – 15:20

Keynote Speech

15:20 – 16:30

Discussion

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Bernd Lange
Member of European Parliament, Chair of INTA Committee

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Pastora Valero
Vice President, Government Affairs and Public Policy, EMEAR

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John Neuffer
President & CEO, Semiconductor Industry Association

17:10 – 17:30

Audience Q&A

Speakers Include:

Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl

Director General, DIGITALEUROPE

Bernd Lange

Member of European Parliament, Chair of INTA Committee

John Neuffer

President and CEO,
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Pastora Valora

Vice President, Government Affairs and Public Policy, EMEAR,
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Katherine Thai

US Trade Representative

 

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Kivanç Akil, Senior Events Manager & Executive Coordination 

+32 473 36 17 54 /   

 

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