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Conference “Global Challenges of the EU”


04. 06. 2015
in cooperation with the Representation of the European Commission in Slovakia.

You can watch the online stream from the conference at:

The conference is organized under the auspices of the Vice-President of the European Commission Maroš ŠEFČOVIČ and has already four years of success of the Representation of the European Commission in Slovakia and three years of interesting discussions between business leaders, Slovak Government and European Commission.


10.00 – 10.15      OPENING & WELCOME
  • Igor KOTTMAN, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Slovak Republic
  • Dušan CHRENEK, Head of the Representation of the European Commission in the Slovak Republic
10.15 – 12.00      PANEL 1: ENERGY UNION

Keynote Address:
  • Maroš ŠEFČOVIČ, Vice-President of the European Commission, Energy Union
Panel Speakers:
    • Miroslav Obert, State Secretary, Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic
    • Milan Veselý, Chairman of AmCham Energy Committee; CEO, Slovalco
    • Bérengère Quincy, Special Ambassador for the preparation of the Paris Climate Conference 2015 (COP 21)
    • Jochen Kley, Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO, Západoslovenská energetika
    • Ivan Štefanec, Member of the European Parliament, Member of Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (video speech)
    • Michaela Benedigová, Managing Director, SEESAME (Moderator)
    12.00 – 13.30       LUNCH

    12.30 – 13.15       ROUNDTABLE: CYBER SECURITY   
    • Doron Davidson, CEO, SecBi
    13.30 – 15.00       PANEL 2: DIGITAL AGENDA

    Opening Address:
    • Günther OETTINGER,  EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society
    • Peter PELLEGRINI, President of the National Council of the Slovak Republic, Digital Leader
    Panel Speakers:
    • Peter JAVORČÍK,  State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak republic
    • Eva Martinicová, Public Policy & Government Relations Manager, Central and Eastern Europe, Google
    • Zuzana Nehajová, Director of Department of Financial Strategy for Economic Growth, Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic (Moderator)
    14:30 – 15:15     PANEL 2.1: CYBER SECURITY

    Panel Speakers:
      • Doron Davidson, CEO, SecBi
      • Petra Hochmannová, Director, Computer Security Incident Response Team Slovakia – CSIRT.SK
      • Petra Dzurovčinová, Executive Manager, Slovak Alliance for the Internet Economy (Moderator)
      15:15 – 16:00     PANEL 2.2: E-COMMERCE

      Panel Speakers:
        • Gabriella Cseh, Head of Policy Central and Eastern Europe, Facebook
        • Juraj Sasko, CEO, Visibility 
        • Petra Dzurovčinová, Executive Manager, Slovak Alliance for the Internet Economy (Moderator)
        16:00 – 16:05     CLOSING REMARKS

        Language: Slovak and English with translation

        Entrance fee:
        • free for AmCham members and invited guests
        • up to 3 representatives per member company
        • 100 € for non-members
        • Registration required at by June 3, 2015



        Conference_brochure   Format: .pdf, size: 1.42MB Download  
        Connection Magazine Report   Format: .pdf, size: 0.54MB Download  
        Presentation of Doron Davidson   Format: .pdf, size: 1.58MB Download  
        Presentation of Gabriella Cseh   Format: .pdf, size: 1.18MB Download  
        Presentation of Juraj Sasko   Format: .pdf, size: 2.08MB Download  



        Jun 04, 2015  


        From 09:30 until 17:00  


        Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava

        Cooperation partners

        European Commission  

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