SMEs Meet MEPs -
Exchange on the DMA and DSA
Focus on the CEE

WEDNESDAY, 20 OCTOBER, 11:00 AM CET (120 MIN)

PART I: 11:00 - 12:00 AM CET (60 MIN)
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Exchange on the Digital Markets Act

HOSTED BY MARIA GRAPINI MEP

ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
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Conceptualized like a roadshow delving into each European region and its specific potential, obstacles and challenges, this series of virtual discussions will put into contact policy makers, experts, and SMEs, to create a fruitful and constructive dialogue on the impact of upcoming digital regulation, namely the DMA and DSA, on the daily experience, operations and prospects of European businesses.

The aim is to evaluate and assess in detail how each proposed amendment will shape the digital environment, with the ultimate goal of creating a forward-looking policy framework that allows growth and innovation without stifling Europe’s entrepreneurial spirit.

WELCOME & OPENING
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MARIA GRAPINI MEP

IMCO Committee Vice-Chair ;

SME Connect Board Member

KEYNOTES
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CARLO STAGNARO

Research & Studies Director, Instituto Bruno Leoni

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ANDREAS AKTOUDIANAKIS

EU Digital Lead Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre

DEBATE
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VIRGILIJUS DIRMA

Infobalt (Lithuania)

MICHAL KARDOS (TBC)

SAPIE (Slovakia)

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MICHAL KANOWNIK

ZIPSEE (Poland)

 

DAVID CIGANEK (TBC)

Expando (Slovakia)

REACTION & CONCLUSION
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IVAN STEFANEC MEP

IMCO, ITRE & AIDA Committees;

President of the SME Europe of the EPP;

SME Connect Board Member

MODERATION
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MICHAL BONI

First Minister of Digital Affairs of Poland 2011-2013;

Member of the European Parliament 2014-2019;

Special Advisor for Digitalization & AI with SME Connect

PART II: 12:15 - 13:15 CET (60 MIN)
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Exchange on the Digital Services Act

HOSTED BY EVA MAYDELL MEP

ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP

Conceptualized like a roadshow delving into each European region and its specific potential, obstacles and challenges, this series of virtual discussions will put into contact policy makers, experts, and SMEs, to create a fruitful and constructive dialogue on the impact of upcoming digital regulation, namely the DMA and DSA, on the daily experience, operations and prospects of European businesses.

The aim is to evaluate and assess in detail how each proposed amendment will shape the digital environment, with the ultimate goal of creating a forward-looking policy framework that allows growth and innovation without stifling Europe’s entrepreneurial spirit.

WELCOME & OPENING
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EVA MAYDELL MEP

ITRE, AIDA & ECON Committees;

EPP Group rapporteur for the DSA and DMA in the ECON Committee;

Shadow Rapporteur on European Strategy for Data;

Vice-President of the SME Europe of the EPP

KEYNOTES
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VICTORIA DE POSSON

Senior Public Policy Manager, CCIA Europe

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MIKOLAJ BARCZENTEWICZ

Research Director, Law and Technology Hub, University of Surrey;

Research Associate, Centre for Technology and Global Affairs, University of Oxford

DEBATE
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KAMILA SOTOMSKA

ZPP (Poland)

GABOR VICZE (TBC)

CEO Innomine Group; Head of Unit SME, IVSZ (Czechia)

JANA HARTMAN RADOVÁ (TBC)

Head of Brussels Office, Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic

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KARINA STAN (TBC)

Head of Brussels Office, Developers Alliance

REACTION & CONCLUSION
ADAM BIELAN MEP (TBC)

IMCO & AIDA Committees;

IMCO Committee Shadow Rapporteur on DSA

MODERATION
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DR. HORST HEITZ

SME Connect Steering Committee Chair