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EU-Asia Connectivity: Building Bridges for a Sustainable Future, Brussel

Europese Commissie logo op het glas
© Kevin Bergenhenegouwen
datum 27 september 2019 09:00 - 17:30
plaats Brussel, Charlemagne, België, Canada
locatie Karel de Grote (CHAR) Toon locatie
aanwezigen M.W.A. (Maaike) Okano-Heijmans, J.C. (Jean-Claude) Juncker, (Reinhard) Bütikofer, A.J. (Antti) Rinne e.a.
organisatie Instituut Clingendael

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EU-Asia Connectivity

Building Bridges for a Sustainable Future

Charlemagne Building, Brussels

27 September 2019

  • Europa Connectivity Forum

On this page:

About the Forum

Speakers

Programme & Info

Videos

Speech by President Juncker

Speech by Prime Minister Abe

Presentation by Dr Parag Khanna

Photos

Click here and watch all panels and speeches of the day

Geopolitics, Economics, Standards and Norms, Finance, ...

About the Forum

This event built on the recent European Commission Communication Connecting Europe and Asia: Building Blocks for an EU Strategy. It is a first concrete manifestation of facilitating much deeper ties between Europe and Asia in promoting shared values and joint interests: from upholding the rules-based, multilateral order and developing high standards for digital and physical infrastructure, to embracing sustainability and clean technologies.

In a mix of keynote addresses by high-ranking politicians and business leaders as well as interactive panels, speakers explored connectivity as a global megatrend, and extrapolated what it means for the EU-Asia relationship as well as the wider world. In particular, connectivity was examined through various angles, from geopolitics and economics to standards and finance.

The Forum took place on Friday 27 September 2019, from 09h00 to 17h30 in the Charlemagne building, 170, rue de la Loi, Brussels. President Juncker invited Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, to open the event by his side, thus highlighting the key strategic partnership and unique bilateral relationship between the EU and Japan, including on connectivity.

This was further demonstrated through the signing of The Partnership on Sustainable Connectivity and Quality Infrastructure between the European Union and Japan, underlining the strategic importance of the EU-Japan partnership that both parties have been committed to strengthen over the last years.

You can read the official press release here.

Speakers

Jean-Claude

Juncker

President,

European Commission

Shinzō

Abe

Prime Minister,

Japan

Antti

Rinne

Prime Minister,

Finland

Andrej

Plenković

Prime Minister,

Croatia

Hermann

Van Rompuy

Former Prime Minister of Belgium,

former President of the European Council

Radmila

Šekerinska

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence,

North Macedonia

Peter

Altmaier

Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy,

Germany

Mohammad

Humayon Qayoumi

Minister of Finance,

Afghanistan

Văn Bình

Nguyễn

Chairman of the Central Economic Commission, Member of the Politburo and Secretariat of the Central Committee,

Vietnam

Werner

Hoyer

President,

European Investment Bank

Suma

Chakrabarti

President,

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Takehiko

Nakao

President,

Asian Development Bank

Kang-hyeon

Yun

Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs, Foreign Ministry,

Republic of Korea

Murat

Zhurebekov

Vice-Minister of Energy,

Kazakhstan

Robert

Strayer

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Cyber and International Communications and Information Policy,

USA

Reinhard

Bütikofer

Member of the European Parliament

Romana

Vlahutin

Ambassador-at-Large for Connectivity,

European External Action Service

Ann

Mettler

Head,

European Political Strategy Centre

Siswo

Pramono

Head of Policy Analysis and Development Agency,

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Indonesia

Xuejun

Guo

Deputy Director General of the Department of International Economic Affairs,

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, China

Riccardo

Lambiris

CEO,

Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund

Masaki

Sakuyama

Chairman,

Mitsubishi Electric and co-Chair, EU-Japan BRT

Cedrik

Neike

CEO Smart Infrastructure,

Siemens AG

Parag

Khanna

Founder & Managing Partner,

FutureMap

Soumitra

Dutta

Professor and Founding Dean, SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University and Special Advisor for AI,

Confederation of Indian Industry

Linda

Yueh

Economist, Broadcaster and Writer

Maaike

Okano-Heijmans

Senior Research Fellow,

Clingendael Institute

Bruno

Maçães

Author of "The Dawn of Eurasia" and “Belt and Road”,

Non-Resident Senior Fellow at Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China (RDCY) and Hudson Institute

Tesa

Arcilla

Political Journalist and Host of Raw Politics on Euronews NBC

Valentina

Pop

Reporter,

Wall Street Journal

Agatha

Kratz

Associate Director,

Rhodium Group

Programme and other information

Download the programme

(PDF, 1.5 MB)

View the press release

(26 September 2019)

Read the Partnership Agreement

Video recordings

Speech by President Juncker

You can read the speech here.

Speech by Prime Minister Abe

You can choose translations via the player's menu. You can also read the speech here.

Presentation by Dr Parag Khanna: 'West meets East'

Watch here the recordings of all panels and speeches


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Instituut Clingendael

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Instituut Clingendael is een denktank en een opleidingsinstituut voor diplomaten. Het Instituut identificeert en analyseert opkomende politieke en sociale ontwikkelingen voor een breed spectrum van doelgroepen door middel van onderzoek, opleidingen en via de platformfunctie. Clingendael adviseert daarnaast overheid, parlement, sociale organisaties en de private sector. Het Instituut verzorgt tevens het maandelijkse online Clingendael Magazine Internationale Spectator.

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