European Steel Day 2019

Transitioning to the future of EU industry 

Draft programme

Moderation by Jacki Davis

14:00 – Press conference 

Journalists only

  • Geert Van Poelvoorde, President of EUROFER
  • Axel Eggert, Director General of EUROFER

14:15 – Opening of European Steel Day 2019 to the public

  • Welcome coffee

14:45 – Call to order

  • Jacki Davis, Moderator

14:50  – Welcome address

  • Axel Eggert, Director General, EUROFER

14:55 – Scene setting by Oxford Economics 

15:05 – Stakeholder’s roundtable

The state of EU industry: transition in an era of geopolitical, economic and environmental challenges

  • Roeland Baan, CEO, Outokumpu (confirmed)
  • Markus Beyrer, Director General, BusinessEurope (confirmed)
  • Luc Triangle, IndustriAll European Trade Union (confirmed)
  • Janne Känkänen, Head of EU and International Affairs, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Finland (tbc) 

16:00 – Video

Steel – the beating heart of EU industry 

16:05 – Speech

Industrial strategy and the steel industry

  • Geert Van Poelvoorde, President of EUROFER (confirmed)

16:20 – Policy roundtable (option 2)

Trade policy in a renewed EU industrial strategy

  • Peter Mogens Carl, Former Director General, DG Trade (tbc)
  • Jonathan Holslag, Professor of International Politics, Free University of Brussels (confirmed)
  • James King, Consultant, OECD (tbc)
  • Sami Andoura, Team Leader, European Political Strategy Centre (tbc)

17:20 – Round-up and closing by moderator

End of conference

17:20 – European Steel Day 2019 cocktail reception

20:00 – End of European Steel Day 2019