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Navigating the EU’s Single Digital Market

August 6, 2015 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Students, to register please email Alexandra.Holmgren@unc.edu. All other registrants please follow this link.

Event Description:
The Internet and digital technologies are transforming our world – in every walk of life and in every line of business. Europe must embrace the digital revolution and open up digital opportunities for people and businesses. How? By using the power of the EU’s Single Market. In May of this year, the European Commission unveiled its detailed plans to create a Digital Single Market. The Digital Single Market Strategy plan adopted includes a set of targeted actions to be delivered by the end of next year. It is built on three pillars: (1) better access for consumers and businesses to digital goods and services across Europe; (2) creating the right conditions and a level playing field for digital networks and innovative services to flourish; (3) maximizing the growth potential of the digital economy.

Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said, “Today, we lay the groundwork for Europe’s digital future. I want to see pan-continental telecoms networks, digital services that cross borders and a wave of innovative European start-ups. I want to see every consumer getting the best deals and every business accessing the widest market – wherever they are in Europe. Exactly a year ago, I promised to make a fully Digital Single Market one of my top priorities. Today, we are making good on that promise. The 16 steps of our Digital Single Market Strategy will help make the Single Market fit for a digital age.”

This Go Global event will review the Single Market Strategy and its effects on US companies doing business with the EU.

Briefing: Regulatory/Non-Regulatory Actions to Nurture the Digital Single Market
Andrea Glorioso
Counselor for Digital Agenda and ICT – EU Delegation

Briefing: Encouraging Access to Good & Services and Competition in the Digital Single Market
Garrett Workman
Director for European Affairs – US Chamber of Commerce

Panel Discussion (confirmed to date):
Moderator: Garrett Workman, Director for European Affairs – US Chamber of Commerce
John Boswell, Chief Legal Officer, SAS
Andrea Glorioso, Counselor for Digital Agenda and ICT – EU Delegation
Gerard Hall, Founder & CEO – SportsMEDIA Technology
Rick Minor, Attorney at Law, CIPP/E, LLM (tax)

Sponsorship: Very affordable sponsorships (starting at $750) are available. View sponsor menu or contact Marc Montoro if your company is interested or if you need further information.

Details

Date:
August 6, 2015
Time:
8:30 am - 11:00 am
Event Category:

Organizer

Center for European Studies | A Jean Monnet Center of Excellence
Email:
europe@unc.edu

Venue

Research Triangle Park Foundation
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