November 20 – Conference on Investment and Innovation – European Parliament




Investment and Innovation

Monday, 20 November, 15:20-17:30, followed by a cocktail reception

European Parliament, room ASP5G1

Keynote: Jyrki Katainen, European Commission Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness

As part of Invest Week, successful founders from some of Europe’s most exciting companies will join Vice-President Katainen to explore the role of entrepreneurship and innovation in improving the way we live and work. This roundtable will provide an opportunity to debate with business pioneers and the newly appointed Chairman of the High Level Group of Innovators of the European Innovation Council on how to ensure that growing companies get access to the investment and support they need to scale-up in Europe.

  • Hermann Hauser, co-founder, Amadeus Capital Partners, Acorn Computers and ARM Holdings, and Chair of the High-Level Group of the European Innovation Council
  • Stan Boland, founder of FIVE AI, developing AI mapping systems to make driverless cars safe in urban environmentsDan Kiernan, co-founder of Unbound, the crowdsourcing publishing platform
  • Ulrich Hanfeld, CEO at NKD, the German retailer and a successful turnaround story
  • Pascal Lagarde, Executive Director in charge of International Affairs, Strategy, Studies and Development at Bpifrance, the French bank of entrepreneurs

Moderated by: Michael Collins, Chief Executive Officer, Invest Europe

The event will be translated into French. Due to the limited number of seats to this event, we may have to select first respondents only.

Please register your interest here ( “Investment and innovation”).

In case you need an accreditation to the European Parliament, please provide the following information in your email: Date of birth / Nationality / Type of ID / Number of ID. Please arrive for registration between 14:40-15:10 in advance of the event.

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