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  1. 1. European Commission Directorate General Internal Market and Services Single Market: ProgrammeBrussels, 8 February 2011Charlemagne building, Rue de la Loi 170 - Meeting Room Alcide de Gasperi
  2. 2. CONFERENCE PROGRAMME This Conference takes place in the framework of the four-month period of debate and consultation following the publication of the Single Market Act on 27th October 2010. It complements the various events being held in Member States, and is expected to provide valuable stakeholder input on single market policy to the Commission and to other EU institutions and bodies. 09:00 – 10:00 Registration and Welcome Coffee 10:00 – 10:30 Introduction Welcome: Michel Barnier, Member of the European Commission Keynote speech: José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission 10:30 – 11:15 Round table: Why should we care about the Single Market? Moderator: Jacki Davis Panellists: Mario Monti, Bocconi University Klaus–Heiner Lehne MEP Jacques Pelkmans, Centre for European Policy Studies Sophie Mosca, Europolitique Peter Spiegel, Financial Times 11:15 – 12:30 Session 1: The keys to good governance in the Single Market Single market witness: Susanne Bo Christensen, Danish Internal Market Centre Moderator: Jacki Davis Panellists: Sandra Kalniete MEP Sharon Bowles MEP Arnoldas Abramavivius, Committee of the Regions Benedicte Federspiel, European Economic and Social Committee Arnaldo Abruzzini, Eurochambres 12:30 – 14:00 Buffet LunchJ975 SMA 2011_Programme.indd 2 27/01/11 16:26
  3. 3. 14:00 – 15:30 Session 2: Strong, Sustainable and Equitable Growth 14:00  14:15 Keynote speech: Algirdas Šemeta, Member of the European Commission 14:15  15:30 Single market witness: Gunilla Almgren, REGAB Reglerarmatur (SME), Sweden Moderator: Jacki Davis Panellists: Cristian Busoi MEP Liisa Jaakonsaari MEP Andrea Benassi, European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (UEAPME) Magda Stoczkiewicz, Friends of the Earth Europe Uli Fricke, European Private Equity & Venture Capital Association Bernadette Ségol, Uni Europa 15:30 – 17:00 Session 3: European Citizens at the heart of the Single Market 15:30  15:45 Keynote speech: John Dalli, Member of the European Commission 15:45  17:00 Single market witness: Monique Goyens, Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs (BEUC) Moderator: Jacki Davis Panellists: Antonio Fernando Correia de Campos MEP Philippe de Buck, BUSINESSEUROPE John Monks, European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) Michel Mercadié, Social Platform Ralf Resch, European Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public services (CEEP) 17:00 – 17:30 Closing Session: We need to act together! Chair: Jonathan Faull, European Commission, Directorate General Internal Market and Services Speakers: Malcolm Harbour MEP Zoltán Cséfalvay, Hungarian Presidency, President in Office of the Competitiveness Council Michel Barnier, Member of the European CommissionJ975 SMA 2011_Programme.indd 3 27/01/11 16:26
  4. 4. Single Market Act: the 50 proposed actions 1. EU Patent 26. Transport infrastructures 2. Copyright 27. Energy infrastructures 3. Counterfeit and piracy 28. European radiospectrum 4. Internal market for services 29. Respect for fundamental social rights 5. Electronic commerce 30. Posting of workers to other Member States 6. Standardisation 31. Pensions 7. Integrated transport system 32. Industrial restructuring 8. Energy taxation 33. Recognition of professional qualifications 9. Business-to-business services 34. Student mobility 10. Ecological footprint of products 35. Recognising skills and training 11. Energy Efficiency 36. Social business 12. SME access to finance 37. Social innovation 13. Small Business Act review 38. Corporate governance 14. Accounting rules 39. Product safety 15. EU project bonds 40. Access to basic banking services 16. Private investment and venture capital 41. Responsible lending and borrowing 17. Public procurement 42. Tax obstacles for citizens 18. Services concessions 43. Passenger rights 19. Common consolidated corporate tax base (CCCTB) 44. Evaluating implementation of rules with Member States 20. VAT 45. Information exchange between public authorities (IMI) 21. Interconnection of business registers 46. Alternative dispute resolution and collective redress 22. E-identification/authentication 47. National transposition of EU rules 23. International trade 48. Consultation and dialogue with civil society 24. International public procurement 49. One-stop-shop for information and assistance 25. Services of general economic interest (SGEI) 50. Informal problem-solving tools Visit the dedicated website for the Single Market Act at: The conference will be web streamed at: SMA 2011_Programme.indd 4 27/01/11 16:26