How Brussels Works
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE EU POLITICAL PROCESS AND THE FUTURE OF LOBBYING
Join us on March 26/27 for the fifth EU Public Affairs conference in Brussels. We are looking forward to discussing recent changes in the Institutions and the latest strategies with you and our speakers from e.g. Coca-Cola, Dow Chemical Company or Unilever.
Prof. Christian Thorun
Marie-France van der Valk
Max von Abendroth
Christina von Westernhagen
about the Conference
Last year, the European Union underwent profound developments. The elections rearranged the top level of the European Commission as the Parliament chose Jean-Claude Juncker as their first elected president. With Juncker willing to establish an inter-institutional and mandatory lobbying register for Council, Parliament and Commission, the Commission's transparency initiative for TTIP and Lobbying is only the first step, with many more to follow.
While the first conference day will focus on strategies and campaigning, the second one will focus entirely on recent changes in the institutions and their impact on your daily work.
During the two-day event we facilitate interactions between lobbyists, political analysts and EU representatives who are ready to answer all your questions.
At our Public Affairs conferences we gather mid- to senior-level Public Affairs professionals from Brussels and the rest of Europe. Usually there is a good mix of locals and visitors and we welcome participants from about 20 different countries.
In order to allow for younger professionals to be at the same level we invite you in 2015 to our "Public Affairs in Brussels 101" session, clarifying some basics. This allows you to later focus better on the in-depth topics being discussed.
- Understanding the EU's new rules
- Exploring new Public Affairs strategies
- Finding solutions for a more transparent lobbying process
- Getting to know over 100 PA professionals
- Getting an insight into working with officials from the Council, Parliament and Commission
- Learning how to build an effective PA plan aligned with company strategy
- Finding the right approach in networking with the right people
Interesting topics, speakers and participants.
I found the event inspiring, providing significant "food for thought" and enriching interactions with Public affairs proffessionals.
The information given will change the way in which I do my job.
Very useful to better know how European Affairs work in theory and especially in practice. Useful for networking as well.