2016 Ceramic Days

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The Ceramic Days, the preeminent policy event for Europe’s ceramic manufacturers, will take place from Tuesday 29 November until Thursday 1 December 2016. Although the Cerame-Unie General Assembly and sectoral meetings are reserved for members, the 17th European Parliament Ceramics Forum on 29 November and a high-level event on 30 November will be open to the public.

More information and registration: http://cerameunie.eu/topics/cerame-unie-sectors/cerame-unie/2016-ceramic...

29 November 2016                                                                                              

15:00-18:30: EPCF Plenary, Thon Hotel EU, Brussels (Room: The Netherlands)  

 Panel 1: Promoting green and safe jobs in a sustainable ceramic industry

  • Miroslaw Jaroszewicz, Wienerberger Ceramika Budwlana, TBE Vice-President
  • MEP Jo Leinen,  S&D
  • MEP Anthea McIntyre, EPCF Vice-Chair, ECR 
  • Stefan Olsson, Director DG Employment, European Commission 

Panel 2: For an ETS fostering low carbon innovation in European SMEs

  • MEP Karin Kadenbach, S&D
  • José-Luis Lanuza, CEO Keraben, CET President 
  • Ambassador Alexander Micovcin, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Slovak Republic to the EU
  • Mette Quinn, Head of Unit DG CLIMA, European Commission 

Keynote SpeechMarkus J. Beyrer, BUSINESSEUROPE, Director General

Closing statements

  • MEP Inmaculada Rodríguez-Piñero, EPCF Chair, S&D
  • Heimo ScheuchCerame-Unie Vice-President

18:45-20:00: EPCF / CU cocktail

30 November 2016

11:00-12:30: Conference "How can Europe strengthen its global leadership in ceramics?", Thon Hotel EU, Brussels (Room: France)

Moderated by Dave Keating, journalist ENDS Europe

Keynote SpeechAntti Peltomäki, Deputy Director General DG GROW, European Commission 

  • Alain Delcourt, Cerame-Unie President 
  • Mattia Pellegrini, Head of Unit  DG GROW, European Commission


12:30-14:00:Networking Lunch, Thon Hotel EU, Brussels