Dear friends and colleagues,
We look forward to welcoming you at our first Spring-Networking-Cocktail, this time focused on blockchain technology. An occasion to network with colleagues and invited experts in European affairs. Don’t miss the occasion to (re)discover this historical venue!
SAVE THE DATE! Tuesday 15 May at 6.30 PM at the Club Royal des Guides, Rue d’Arlon 32, Brussels
Take a look at the latest press release on Blockchain Technology: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20180516IPR03622/use-blockchain-model-to-cut-small-firms-costs-and-empower-citizens-urge-meps
Jakob von Weizsäcker (1970°) German MEP for the S&D, educated in Germany, the UK and France, graduating with degrees in physics and economics, hold a number of research positions at prestigious international universities and research institutes such as the CIRED in Paris, the Centre for Economic Studies in Munich and the MIT in Cambridge, USA.
Before being elected as MEP in 2014 he worked from 2002-2005 at the World Bank, was a resident fellow at the Bruegel Think Tank in Brussels and worked for 4 years at the Thuringian Ministry for Economic Affairs.
He was a driving force behind the creation by the European Commission (EC) of an EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum launched last February by Commissioner Marya Gabriel. This Observatory is intended to support the Commission’s work in Fin Tech and is part of the Fin Tech Action Plan presented in March by the EC. That must help the EU to become a global hub for FinTech, with EU businesses and investors able to make most of the advantages offered by the Single Market in this fast-moving sector that impact by its products on all of us as citizens using financial services. More info on http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-18-521_en.htm and https://ec.europa.eu/info/publications/180308-action-plan-fintech_en
The Association of European Journalists (AEJ) was founded in 1962 by a group of European correspondents striving to obtain a more qualitative reporting on the European integration process. Today it is a network present in some 30 countries with a lot of attention to media freedom and media literacy. The Belgian section works more specifically on branding the job of EU correspondent and on empowering the journalists in the fast evolving media landscape by informing them on new evolutions of importance to the job.We will start around 6.45 PM, but we recommend you to be earlier if you are not registered by then!
Be all welcome but please register at firstname.lastname@example.org under subject spring cocktail 18’. Registration on May 15 will be also possible.
Dress code: access to the venue is at the condition of “tenue de ville” (for men: tie and jacket) according to the above mentioned values and traditions of the Club.