Collaborative Economy and New Business Models’ Challenges
On 16 October 2018, the European Movement International, ACCA and UEAPME are organising an event entitled Collaborative Economy and New Business Models’ Challenges – From promoting innovation and sustainable entrepreneurship to protecting consumers and workers.
Collaborative economy services have been the forerunners of innovative entrepreneurship and new business models, and most of the times these occur through collaborative, online platforms. New digital business models and services hold the potential of several opportunities. This entails increasing productivity, but new business models are also expected to drive sustainable entrepreneurship, innovation and transformation, as the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) require entrepreneurship and innovation to foster transitions to future-fit societies, that build on values such as responsibility and justice and that no longer destroy the ecological foundations on which they depend.
However, collaborative economy has also created tensions between the new service providers and existing market operators. In addition, Europe is not yet reaping the full benefits of digitalization and of the economic rewards that the sharing economy may offer. What are the main obstacles and what can we do to unlock them?
14.00 Welcome speech Alan Hatfield, Executive Director, Strategy & Development, ACCA
14.10 Key note speech, Nicola Danti, MEP
14.20 Panel 1- From niche to mainstream: New business models based on innovation, sustainable entrepreneurship, sharing and digital, moderated by Jimmy Greer, head of sustainability, ACCA
- Vesa Vanhanen, Deputy Head of Unit, Digitalisation of the Single Market, DG GROW, European Commission
- Isidro Laso-Ballesteros, Lead of ‘Start-up Europe’, DG CONNECT, European Commission
- Romain Trébuil, co-founder, YOSS,
- Louise Jansssen, Products account, Goods to Give
- Federico Garcea, co-founder and CEO, Treedom
15.45 Coffee break
16.05 Key note speech, Prof. Dr. Nikolay Dentchev, Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
16.15 Panel 2 – Supporting innovation while protecting consumers, workers and communities: what role for policymakers, moderated by Luc Hendrickx, UEAPME
- David Bradbury, Head of the Tax Policy and Statistics Division, OECD
- Alexis Hallemans, Partner, Nelissen Grade Lawyers
- Ann Branch, Head of Unit, Job Creation, DG EMPL
- Willem-Pieter de Groen, CEPS
- Ellen Thijs, TalentHive leader, BHive Europe
17.40 Brando Benifei MEP, Vice President of the European Movement International (tbc)
17.45 Cocktail reception