Events > Brussels Wednesday Social with Commissioner Vestager

Event Details:

  • 8th March 2017
  • 18h30
  • Solvay Library, Leopold Park, Brussels, Belgium
  • Register
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Brussels Wednesday Social with Commissioner Vestager

Metro Group, together with the European Movement International and EuroCommerce, are holding the 7th Wednesday Social Brussels on 8 March 2017. This event will launch a series of discussions on the “Prospects for Europe” and we are kicking off with Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition, who will speak about ‘A European Society of Fairness and Equal Opportunities

AGENDA

Doors open at 18h30, the event starts at 19h00.

  • Welcome Address
    Pieter C. Boone,  Management Board METRO GROUP, CEO  METRO Cash & Carr
  • Keynote “A European Society of Fairness and Equal Opportunities”
    Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition
  • Discussion with the audience
    Moderator: Joe B. Lynam, BBC
  • Closing Remarks
    Jo Leinen MEP, President, European Movement International

Presentation and discussion in English with simultaneous interpretation in German available.

The event will be followed by a networking reception where you will have the chance to sample the culinary delights from the world of Metro Cash & Carry Belgium. We are looking forward to welcoming you very soon in the beautiful premises of the Solvay Library.

Margrethe Vestager is a Danish politician and has been the European Commissioner for Competition since 2014. She served as a Member of Parliament (Folketing) 2001 to 2014, representing the Danish Social Liberal Party (Radikale Venstre). She was the political leader of her party from 2007 to 2014, and served as Minister of Economic Affairs and the Interior from 2011 to 2014. Commissioner Vestager was 2016 elected as winner in the Woman of Power category by European Movement International at the newly introduced Women of Europe Awards. Margrethe Vestager is married and has three children.

What is the Brussels Wednesday Social?

In cooperation with the European Movement International and EuroCommerce, METRO GROUP organises the “Brussels Wednesdays Social”, modelled on the Berlin salon culture, to discuss retail and wholesale issues connected to political and social debates in Brussels.

You can find out more about the Brussels Wednesday Socials here.

If you register, you can comment and discuss the theses put forward by Margrethe Vestager shortly here.

Here is available more information on the Berlin Wednesday Social, the Düsseldorf Wednesday Social and the Vienna Wednesday Social (in German).


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