Events > Collaborative Economy and New Business Models’ Challenges

Event Details:

  • 16th October 2018
  • 14:00 - 18:00 (followed by a cocktail reception)
  • Résidence Palace, Rue de la Loi 155, Brussels, Belgium
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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?



13.30 Registrations

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

15.30 Q&A

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


17.25 Q&A

17.40 Brando Benifei MEP, Vice President of the European Movement International (tbc)

17.45 Cocktail reception

Register  HERE

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  1. Tõnu Karu
    Tõnu Karu September 28th,2018 01:27:12 Comment #415

    Please advise, how can I register. The indicated link does not “surrender” to my skills. Looking for your guidance, Tõnu Karu, Estonian European Movement, member of the Board

  2. Simona Vissak
    Simona Vissak October 2nd,2018 09:29:52 Comment #418

    We have sent you an e-mail with the instructions. We look forward to welcoming you at the event!

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