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An annual conference and exhibition focusing on the major social and economic issues surrounding employment and creating an effective discussion and meeting forum.
The two-day conference features a broad international panel of speakers presenting current thinking and policy, with the European Commission Directorate Generals well represented. In addition, the event attracts a wide range of individuals, businesses, social partners and government policy makers from across the EU and beyond. Speakers confirmed to date for 2012 from the Commission:
Commissioner Laszlo Andor, DG Employment, Social Affairs and InclusionPervenche Berès, MEP and Chair of the Employment & Social Affairs Committee of the European ParliamentJoanna Drake, Director for SMEs and Entrepreneurship, DG Enterprise & IndustryMarko Curavic, Head of Unit, Entrepreneurship, DG Enterprise & IndustryPascal Lejeune, Acting Head of Directorate for Youth & Sport, DG Education & CultureDavid White, Honory Director General, European Commission
And from other organisations:
Sara Bervoets, International Relations Office, University of AntwerpMike Campbell, Director, Mike Campbell AssociatesMaxime Cerutti, Director Social Affairs, Business EuropeKaty Chamberlain, CEO Chwarae Teg, WalesAngela Constance, Scottish Minister for Youth EmploymentAlison Crabb, Deputy Head of Unit, Vocational Training, Leonardo da Vinci, DG Education & CultureRichard Dealtry, Chairman, Global Association of Corporate Universities & Enterprise AcademiesSarah Dekkiche, Project Manager, CSR EuropeAnton Eckersley, Director for Global Business, Ingeus Group David Fairhurst, Senior VP & Chief People Officer Europe, McDonald’s and UK Commissioner for Employment & SkillsPat Glennon, Director, Athletes Career ProgrammeBob Gibbs, Director, Research Works GroupKevin Green, Chief Executive, RECVeronique Haché, Communications Manager, Business & Society BelgiumChris Hayes, Director Labour Market Strategies, DWPHefka Heder, Director, SEECELPatrick Itschert, Deputy General Secretary, ETUC Vibeke Jensen, Head of Employment Department, City of Aarhus, DenmarkMark Keese, Head of Employment, Analysis and Policies Division, OECD Finlay Laverty, Senior Head of Business Development, The Prince’s Trust ScotlandIsabella Lenarduzzi, Social Entrepreneur, JUMP, BrusselsEd Mahood, Director, e-jobs ObservatoryRobert Manchin, Chairman & MD, The Gallup OrganisationAndrea Mott, Presenter, Quadrant Media & CommunicationsMirando Mrsic, Minister of Labour & Pensions, CroatiaJan Muehlfeit, Chairman, Microsoft, EuropeGerhard Naegele, Director of the Insitiute of Gerontology at TU Dortmund UniversityMiguel Peromingo, Executive Secretariat, WAPES Valeria Ronzitti, General Secretary, CEEPPeter Searle, Country Manager, Adecco UK and Adecco Executive Committee MemberJacques Spelkens, Head of Department, Social Innovation, GDFDonald Storrie, Head of Unit, Employment & Change, EUROFOUNDRaymond Torres, Director, Institute for International Labour Studies, ILOFrancesca Ungaro, Delegate of the UAEPMA President for Young EntrepreneursLuk Zelderloo, General Secretary, EASPD
The complete conference programme can be viewed by clicking here or by using the links on the left-hand menu. English, French, German, Italian and Spanish versions will be available.
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The Forum now takes place in the newly-redesigned and refurbished SQUARE, in the centre of Brussels. This is the former Brussels Palais des Congrès, and is where the event (then called Employment Week) started many years ago.
SQUARE is ideally situated for easy access:
- Brussels International Airport just 17 minutes away by direct train shuttle to Brussels Central, the railway station directly opposite SQUARE - click for details about Brussels Airlines, our designated Official Travel Partner- National and international high-speed rail connections from Brussels Central (www.nmbs.be; www.thalys.com; www.eurostar.com)- 660 car parking spaces beneath SQUARE giving easy access to the building- Many metro links, bus and tram stops nearby
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