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Mark your calendars for Transatlantic Week 2022

With 2022 fast approaching, now is the time to mark your calendars for Transatlantic Week 2022. Join us on Thursday, 24 March as leaders from both sides of the Atlantic discuss all things transatlantic. Stay tuned for more information and check out last year's details below.

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Global leadership: A transatlantic opportunity

Wednesday, 24 March to Friday, 26 March 2021

Join us for a discussion on the prospects for ‘Global leadership: A transatlantic opportunity’ at the annual AmCham EU Transatlantic Conference. 

The advent of the Biden administration presents the chance to reset the transatlantic relationship and focus not on what divides us, but  what unites us. EU-US leadership is needed to rebuild a world economy devastated by the impact of COVID-19 and to ensure future healthy, connected and sustainable societies.

Over three days, high-level European and American decision makers alongside business and academic thought leaders will discuss how the EU and the US can collaborate on trade, climate change and digital economy issues. 




Day 1:

Catch up with the main highlights from Day 1 and download The Transatlantic Economy 2021, the annual survey of transatlantic jobs, trade and investment.

Day 2:

Get up to speed with the main highlights from Day 2 and take a look at our recommendations for EU-US cooperation in emerging areas, including sustainability.

Day 3:

Dive into the main highlights from Day 3 and visit Thriving Together, an online platform that showcases the deep ties that bind Europe and the United States.

Wednesday, 24 March 

Transatlantic trade & Foreign Affairs

 14.00  Opening of the virtual conference room

 14.30  Welcome remarks

 14.45  Opening keynote address by Commission President Ursula von der Leyen

 14.55 Break 

 15.10  Presentation of the Transatlantic Economy Report 2021
In partnership with the US Chamber of Commerce

  • Daniel Hamilton, Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Distinguished Fellow and Director, Global Europe, Woodrow Wilson Center

  • Joseph Quinlan, Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Leadership Network

  • Marjorie Chorlins, Senior Vice-President for European Affairs, US Chamber of Commerce

  • Moderation: Thibaut L’Ortye, Associate Director for Public Affairs, AmCham EU

 16.15 Break 

 16.30  Panel: Global leadership: A reset of international dynamics?

  • Denise Rutherford, Senior Vice-President for Corporate Affairs, 3M

  • Selina Jackson, Senior Vice-President, Global Government Relations and Public Policy, P&G

  • Radosław Sikorski, MEP (EPP, PL), European Parliament

  • H.E. Tom Hanney, Ambassador of Ireland to the EU

  • Moderation: Jack Ewing, European Economics Correspondent, New York Times

 17.15  Closing remarks


Thursday, 25 March

Sustainability & Climate change

 13.55  Opening of the virtual conference room

 14.00  Welcome remarks

 14.10  Opening keynote address by Kadri Simson, Commissioner for Energy

 14.20  A conversation on clean technology

  • Kadri Simson, Commissioner for Energy

  • Mark Widmar, CEO, First Solar

  • Ilham Kadri, CEO, Solvay

  • Moderation: Sasha Vakulina, Business Editor, Euronews

 14.55 Break 

 15.00  Panel: The business case for circular economy

  • Guillaume Alvarez, Senior Vice-President EMEA, Steelcase

  • Jacques Playe, Global Head of Packaging and Product Development, L’Oréal

  • Moderation: Emma Watkins, Senior Policy Analyst, Institute for European Environmental Policy

 15.35 Break 

 15.45  Panel: Climate diplomacy: The role of international cooperation ahead of COP26?

  • H.E. Marc Vanheukelen, 'Hors Classe' Adviser and Ambassador at Large for Climate Diplomacy, EEAS

  • H.E. Maria O’Brien, Ambassador of The Bahamas to the EU

  • David Livingston, Senior Adviser on Climate, US Department of State

  • Moderation: Simone Tagliapietra, Research Fellow, Bruegel

 16.30  Closing remarks

Friday, 26 March

Digital transatlantic economy

​ 13.00  Opening of the virtual conference room

 13.15  Welcome remarks

 13.20  A conversation on EU-US data flows

  • Bruno Gencarelli, Deputy to the Director for Fundamental Rights and Rule of Law & Head of Unit for International Data Flows and Protection, DG JUST

  • Christopher Hoff, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services, US Department of Commerce

  • Moderation: Marta Cantero Gamito, Associate Professor of IT Law, University of Tartu

 14.05  Opening keynote by Didier Reynders, Commissioner for Justice

 14.15 Break 

 15.00  Fireside chat: Keeping the gate open: sharing a transatlantic digital future

  • Kim Jørgensen, Head of Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager

  • Martin Jetter, Chairman Europe, IBM

  • Kristine Braden, Head of Europe & CEO of Citigroup Global Markets Europe AG, Citi

  • Moderation: Sasha Vakulina, Business Editor, Euronews

 15.35 Break 

 15.45  Panel: A renewal of transatlantic relations: time for global alignment and digital standard setting

  • Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, MEP (S&D, FI), European Parliament

  • Frances Burwell, Distinguished Fellow, Atlantic Council

  • Karan Bhatia, Head of Global Government Affairs and Public Policy, Google

  • Molly Montgomery, Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, US Department of State

  • Moderation: Paul Hofheinz, President & Co-Founder, The Lisbon Council

 16.45  Closing remarks

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