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MONDAY, 16 NOVEMBER

MAKING EUROPE A BETTER PLACE TO WORK - OPENING PLENARY

10:30 - 11:00

REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE

11:00 - 12:45

THE FUTURE OF SUSTAINABLE LIVING AND WORKING IN EUROPE

Setting the context of the impact of business on society in light of the changing international and European framework on sustainability: The UN Sustainable Development Goals, COP21 and the European Strategy on CSR

OPENING PLENARY

    Introduction by Viscount Etienne Davignon, Minister of State and President of CSR Europe

    Key note speeches by:
  • Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
  • Harry van Dorenmalen: Vice-Chairman of IBM Europe
  • A panel of Chief Executives including:
  • Klaus-Dieter Rennert, CEO Hitachi Europe
  • Jean Bernou, CEO McCain Continental Europe
  • Christian Sharff, President, IMS Luxembourg
  • Tina Roche, CEO of Business in the Community Ireland
  • Stefan Crets, Executive Director of CSR Europe
  • Prof. Dr. Alfons Sauquet Rovira, President of The Academy of Business in Sociaty and Global Dean of ESADE

12:45 - 14:30

EXPERIENCE EUROPE AT ITS BEST!
EUROPEAN VILLAGE & MARKETPLACE WITH A NETWORKING LUNCH

Witness how forward-looking companies and their partners are working across Europe at local and national levels to develop innovative and sustainable products and services to benefit society with 50 CSR exhibition stands around BOZAR.

14:30 - 16:30

CO-BUILD SOLUTIONS NOW!
PARALLEL CONFERENCE SESSIONS ON MAKING EUROPE A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE - click on the topics below to find out more

Responsible Sourcing Circular Economy Business & Human Rights City-business Alliances Non-financial performance

16:30 - 18:00

EUROPEAN VILLAGE & MARKETPLACE

18:00 - 20:00

THE FUTURE OF EUROPE

A CELEBRATION OF SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS IN EUROPE
This session will celebrate 20 years of CSR and sustainability in Europe while debating the challenges ahead together with policy and business leaders

Keynote speeches from:
  • Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
  • Jan Noterdaeme, Senior Advisor for External Relations, CSR Europe


  • A special performance from Let's go Urban

    Panel discussion: Building Blocks for the Future of Europe

    Leveraging the power of youth to build a sustainable future
  • Celia Moore, Director Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs EMEA, IBM and Chair of CSR Europe’s Board
  • Jean Arthuis, Member of European Parliament, Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE)
  • Sihame El-Kaouakibi, Social Entrepreneur, Founder of Let’s go Urban and A Woman’s View
  • Innovation towards shared value and the importance of city engagement and stakeholder collaboration
  • Marina Migliorato: Head of Sustainability, Innovation and Stakeholders Engagement, Enel
  • Charmain Love: Co-founder, Volans
  • Maria Joao Rodrigues: Member of the European Parliament
  • Excellence in management through strategy and transparency on delivery
  • Richard Howitt, Member of European Parliament
  • Charmain Love: Co-founder and Director at Volans
  • Johhny Kwan, Chairman of the China Golden CSR Council and founder of Bee Associates


  • 20:00 - 21:30

    WALKING BUFFET

    17-11

    TUESDAY, 17 NOVEMBER

    MAKING EUROPE A BETTER PLACE TO WORK

    08:30 – 09:00

    WELCOME COFFEE

    09:00 – 11:00

    LAUNCH OF THE EUROPEAN PACT FOR YOUTH

    Skills and jobs for youth through business-education partnerships across Europe

    Ceremony hosted by European Commissioner Marianne Thyssen

    Introduction and opening by Viscount Etienne Davignon and Marianne Thyssen

    Keynote speeches:
  • Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, CEO of Solvay
  • Lifang Chen, Corporate Senior Vice President of Huawei
  • Johanna Nyman, President of European Youth Forum
  • Panel 1: Aligning the stars, Business, schools and youth -
  • SME and Apprentice
  • Jo Deblaere, Global COO of Accenture and Chair of JA Europe with a young entrepreneur
  • Dimitri Papalexopoulos, CEO of Titan S.A with Vasiliki Pontikidou, CSR student competition winner
  • Michel Croisé, President Sodexo Benelux with a winner of the Generation T Award
  • Panel 2 - Bringing the European Pact For Youth to life - the roadmap for action - special address from Gérard Mestrallet, French Ambassador for Apprenticeships and CEO of Engie
  • Alfredo Silva, Vice-President Nestlé EMENA c/o Alliance for YOUth
  • François Béharel, CEO of Randstad FSP and Latin America
  • Jacques Platieau, Vice President, Country General Manager of IBM Belgium and Luxembourg and member of the IBM Global Leadership Team
  • Stefan Crets, Executive Director of CSR Europe
  • Keynote speech
  • Lise Kingo, Executive Director of UN Global Compact
  • Official launch of the Pact
  • European Commissioner Marianne Thyssen and Viscount Etienne Davignon
  • Special endorsement of the European Pact for Youth
  • His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium
  • Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission
  • Martin Schulz: President of the European Parliament

  • 11:00 – 11:30

    COFFEE BREAK

    11:30 – 13:30

    CO-BUILD SOLUTIONS NOW! PARALLEL CONFERENCE SESSIONS ON MAKING EUROPE A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE - select the topics below to find out more

    Internships & Apprenticeships Workplace innovation Entrepreneurship STEM & Eskills Lifelong Employability

    13:30 – 15:00

    NETWORKING LUNCH EUROPEAN VILLAGE & MARKETPLACE

    Witness how innovative companies and their partners are working across Europe at local and national levels to develop innovative and sustainable products and services to benefit society with 50 CSR exhibition stands around BOZAR.

    15:00 – 17:00

    BREAKOUT SESSIONS

    Interactive breakout discussions organised by CSR Europe's strategic partners. Click below to find out more.

    Breakout Sessions

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