The spring of 2019 will be a pivotal moment in EU history with Brexit becoming a reality in March 2019. Furthermore, European elections take place in May 2019, which makes the Conference an opportune moment to reflect on the successes and failures of the EU institutions over the past five years. The Conference will focus on the digitalization of the economy and whether the goals for the Digital Single Market set by the Juncker Commission have been reached.
The Conference will explore certain challenges posed within this broader framework and will analyze the impact of these developments on EU-US relations through four panel discussions:
1. Brexit: The Future of Europe and Transatlantic Relations
2. Banking & Finance: Disruption or Business as Usual?
3. Antitrust Enforcement in the Digital Economy
4. Digital Economy: Innovation through Regulation or Laissez-Faire?
The keynote address will be delivered by Bernard Cazeneuve, former Prime Minister of France.