Evolving Europe – Join the Debate!

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We are collaborating with COBCOE – the Council of British Chambers of Commerce, who will reveal results of their research with businesses throughout the region on what businesses need to help build a competitive Europe. The Evolving Europe project, with debates in London and Brussels, will provide a voice for business in identifying how Europe needs to change to improve growth, competitiveness and the ease of doing business. These debates will feed into a White Paper to be launched at the end of the year. It will be based on original research and debate at the two key events in London and Brussels on 11 and 17 November, respectively.

A clear majority of members of the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium believe the UK should remain in the EU. UK membership of the EU is vital both for the UK and the future of the EU and the UK Referendum is an opportunity to give momentum to reform.  As a key member of COBCOE, we are working together to give businesses a voice through this initiative.

The debates will be driven by 5 key questions:

  • What needs to be reformed and why?
  • Why is the EU necessary for the global economy?
  • How is a wider Europe necessary for the global economy?
  • How, from a business view, could the EU work better?
  • How will Europe compete in the future?

Confirmed panelists for the London debate include:

  • Jackie Minor, Head of Representation, EC Representation in the UK
  • Andy Bagnall, Director of Campaigns, CBI
  • Sir Thomas Harris, Chairman, European Services Forum
  • Roland Rudd, Chairman, Business for New Europe
  • Martin Manuzi, Regional Director Europe, ICAEW
  • David Thomas MBE, Executive Chairman, COBCOE

And in Brussels:

  • Philippe de Backer MEP
  • Tom Parker, Vice-President – British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium
  •  David Thomas MBE, Executive Chairman, COBCOE

For all the details and registration for the London Debate, click here

For all the details and registration for the Brussels debate, click here

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