Past event

Conference

Europe’s Strategic Choices 2014

Building Prosperity and Security

17 Oct 2014 - 13:00 to 19 Oct 2014 - 11:30

Ritz Carlton, Berlin

In association with
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Europe is facing some of its most difficult challenges in the areas of economic competitiveness, energy investment and security policy. These challenges make this an important moment to reinvigorate the debate about Europe’s place in the world, and its ability to protect its interests and enhance its prosperity.

This conference will bring together approximately 180 senior politicians, business leaders and academics from across Europe to discuss how European countries can respond individually and collectively to global challenges. Speakers and participants will explore developments between Europe and its neighbours through three themes: security, prosperity and energy.

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DAY ONE
Friday 17 October 2014

13:00–14:15 Registration and Lunch

Welcome

14:15-14:20

Professor Dr Joachim Krause, Director, Institute for Security Policy, University of Kiel

Dr Robin Niblett, Director, Chatham House

Keynote speech (on the record)
14:20–15:00

Peter Altmaier, Head of the German Federal Chancellery and Federal Minister for Special Affairs

Chair
Professor Dr Joachim Krause, Director, Institute for Security Policy, University of Kiel

Opening Remarks
15:00-15:05

Dr Dietmar Woidke, Prime Minister, Federal State of Brandenburg

Plenary Session One: Ensuring Europe’s Future Competitiveness (on the record)
15:05–16:15

  • What lessons can the least productive European countries learn from those that are most productive? 
  • Can a Europe-wide balance be struck between export-led growth and growth driven by consumer spending?
  • How can governments keep their electorates onside while implementing necessary structural reforms?
  • Financing the recovery: how can investment be boosted to ensure business has access to finance?
  • To what extent should governments involve themselves in industrial policy?  Should their role be limited to large infrastructure projects?

Philipp Miβfelder, Member of the German Bundestag; Foreign Policy Spokesman of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group

Jean Pisani-Ferry, Commissioner-General for Policy Planning, France Stratégie, Services of the Prime Minister

Katherina Reiche MP, Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Germany 

Chair
Quentin Peel, Mercator Senior Fellow, Europe, Chatham House 

16:20–16:40 Refreshments

Plenary Session Two: Defining Europe’s Global Role and Agenda (on the record)
16:40–18:00

  • What are the threats that Europe now faces?  To what extent do these come from within?
  • To what extent can Europe sustain a coherent joint foreign policy? How can it balance competing international priorities among member states?
  • With military spending and consequently military capabilities under pressure, how does Europe envisage its future global role?   Is soft power possible without hard power?

Franco Frattini, President, Italian Society for International Organization (SIOI)

François Heisbourg, Chairman, International Institute for Strategic Studies

Dr Norbert Röttgen, Chairman, Foreign Affairs Committee, German Bundestag

Chair
Dr Robin Niblett, Director, Chatham House

Keynote conversation (on the record)
18:00-18:30

Dr Markus Ederer, State Secretary, Federal Foreign Office, Germany

Chair
Dr Robin Niblett, Director, Chatham House

Drinks Reception
19:00-20:00 | Hosted by the British Embassy in Berlin

DAY TWO
Saturday 18 October 2014

09:00-09:30 Refreshments

Break-out Session One (under Chatham House Rule)

Security: what are the external strategic challenges for Europe in the next few years?   
09:30-11:00

Dr Hannes Adomeit, Professor, Warsaw Campus, College of Europe (2007 - 13)

François Godement, Director of Strategy, Asia and China Centre, European Council on Foreign Relations

Florian Waetzel, Research Fellow, Institute for Security Policy, University of Kiel

Chair
Professor Dr Joachim Krause, Director, Institute for Security Policy, University of Kiel

Prosperity: what are the global risks and opportunities for European manufacturing?
09:30-11:00 

Dr Karsten Mühlenfeld, Director, Corporate and Engineering, Rolls-Royce, Germany

Philip Schack, Managing Director, TITAL GmbH

Dr Reinhilde Veugelers, Senior Fellow, Bruegel

Moderator
Dr Robin Niblett, Director, Chatham House

Energy: rethinking EU leadership in fighting climate change
09:30-11.00

Paul van Son, Chief Executive Officer, Dii GmbH

Dr Hans von Storch, Director, Institute of Coastal Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht

Chair
Pawel Świeboda, President, demosEUROPA

11:15–11:30 Refreshments

Break-Out Session Two (under Chatham House rule)

Security: finding the right mix between soft and hard power
11:30-13:00

Camille Grand, Managing Director, Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique

Dr Patricia Lewis, Research Director, International Security, Chatham House

Professor Dr Hans Maull, Senior Distinguished Fellow, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)

Dirk Niebel, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany (2009 - 13); Policy Advisor and Enterprise Consultant, Niebel-International-Consulting

Chair
Professor Dr Joachim Krause, Director, Institute for Security Policy, University of Kiel

Prosperity: technology and innovation: does Europe have a bright future?  
11:30-13:00

Günther Butschek, Chief Operating Officer, Airbus SAS

Sir Mark Walport, Government Chief Scientific Advisor and Head of the Government Office for Science, UK

Chair
Dr Robin Niblett, Director, Chatham House

Energy: what is the right energy mix for Europe?
11:30-13:00

Rainer Baake, State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany

Sir Philip Lowe, Director General for Energy, European Commission (2010-14), and Director General for Competition, European Commission (2002-10)

Chair
Pawel Świeboda, President, demosEUROPA

13:00-14:30 Lunch

Break-Out Session Three (under Chatham House rule)

Security: addressing transnational threats: how can Europe best balance liberty and security?
14:30-16:00

Dr Emily Haber, State Secretary, Federal Ministry of the Interior, Germany

Gerhard Schmid, MEP (1979 - 2004); Rapporteur, Echelon-Committee, European Parliament (2000 - 01)

Professor Shlomo Shpiro, Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Chair
Professor Dr Joachim Krause, Director, Institute for Security Policy, University of Kiel

Prosperity: is the European social model compatible with globalization?
14:30-16:00

George Alogoskoufis, Professor of Economics, Athens University of Economics and Business

Philip Stephens, Associate Editor, Financial Times

Chair
Dr Robin Niblett, Director, Chatham House

Energy: can Europe have a unified energy policy?
14:30-16:00

Brendan Devlin, Adviser, DG Energy, European Commission

Tomas Kåberger, Professor of Industrial Energy Policy, Energy and Environment, Chalmers University of Technology, and Editor in Chief, Energy Science and Engineering

Ingo Ramming, Co-Head Commodity Solutions, Commerzbank AG

Chair
Pawel Świeboda, President, demosEUROPA

16:00-19:00 Bilateral Meetings

Conference Gala Dinner and Keynote Speech
19:00–21:30

James Brokenshire MP, Minister for Immigration and Security, UK

DAY THREE
Sunday 19 October 2014

09:00–09:30 Refreshments

Plenary Session Three | Report Back from Break-Out Sessions (on the record)
09:30-10:15

Professor Dr Joachim Krause, Director, Institute for Security Policy, University of Kiel

Dr Robin Niblett, Director, Chatham House

Pawel Świeboda, President, demosEUROPA

Moderated discussion: A Slide into Global Disorder? National and International Responses (on the record)
10:15–11:15

James Brokenshire MP, Minister for Immigration and Security, UK

Dr Karen Donfried, President, German Marshall Fund

Jean-David Levitte, Associate Professor, Sciences Po; Senior Diplomatic Advisor and Sherpa to President Sarkozy (2007 – 12)

Chair
Dr Robin Niblett, Director, Chatham House

Final Summary
11:15-11:20 

Hans-Jürgen Beerfeltz, Secretary General, Westerwelle Foundation; State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany (2009 – 13)

11:20 End of Conference and Refreshments
 

Dr Hannes Adomeit

Professor, Warsaw Campus, College of Europe (2007-2013)

George Alogoskoufis

Professor of Economics, Athens University of Economics and Business

Peter Altmaier

Head of the Federal Chancellery and Federal Minister for Special Tasks, Germany

Rainer Baake

State Secretary Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany

Hans Jürgen Beerfeltz

Secretary General, Westerwelle Foundation; State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany (2009 – 2013)

James Brokenshire MP

Minister for Immigration and Security, UK

Günter Butschek

Chief Operating Officer, Airbus

Brendan Devlin

Adviser, DG Energy, European Commission

Dr Karen Donfried

President, German Marshall Fund

Dr Markus Ederer

State Secretary, Federal Foreign Office, Germany

Franco Frattini

President, Italian Society for International Organization (SIOI)

François Godement

Director, Asia & China program, European Council on Foreign Relations

Camille Grand to speak at the Chatham House Security and Defence in Europe 2016 conference

Camille Grand

Managing Director, Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique

Dr Emily Haber

State Secretary, Federal Ministry of the Interior, Germany

François Heisbourg

Chairman, International Institute for Strategic Studies

Dr Rainer Hermann

Middle East Editor, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Dr Tomas Kåberger to speak at the Chatham House Energy Transitions 2016 conference

Tomas Kåberger

Board Member, Vattenfall and Chairman, Japan Renewable Energy Foundation

Professor Dr Joachim Krause

Director, Institute for Security Policy, University of Kiel

Ambassador Jean-David Levitte

Associate Professor, Sciences Po; Senior Diplomatic Advisor and Sherpa to President Sarkozy (2007-2012)

Dr Patricia Lewis

Research Director, International Security, Chatham House

Sir Philip Lowe

Director General for Energy, European Commission (2010-14); Director General for Competition, European Commission (2002-10)

Professor Dr Hanns Maull

Senior Distinguished Fellow, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)

Dr Karsten Mühlenfeld

Director, Corporate and Engineering, Rolls-Royce, Germany

Dr Robin Niblett

Dr Robin Niblett

Director, Chatham House

Dirk Niebel

Minister, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany (2009-13)

Quentin Peel

Associate Fellow, Europe Programme, Chatham House

Jean Pisani-Ferry

Commissioner-General, Policy Planning, France Stratégie, Services of the Prime Minister

Ingo Ramming

Co-Head Commodity Solutions, Commerzbank AG

Katherina Reiche

Parliamentary State Secretary Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastrucure, Germany

Dr Norbert Röttgen

Chairman, Foreign Affairs Committee, German Bundestag

Philipp Schack

Managing Director, TITAL

Gerhard Schmid

MEP (1979-2004); Rapporteur, Echelon-Committee, European Parliament (2000 – 2001)

Paul van Son

Chief Executive Officer, Dii GmbH

Professor Shlomo Shpiro

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Philip Stephens

Associate Editor, Financial Times

Dr Hans von Storch

Director, Institute of Coastal Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht

Pawel Swieboda speaking at Chatham House Europe Conference 2015

Pawel Swieboda

President, demosEUROPA

Dr Reinhilde Veugelers

Senior Fellow, Bruegel

Florian Waetzel

Research Fellow, Institute for Security Policy, University of Kiel

Sir Mark Walport

Government Chief Scientific Advisor, and Head of the Government Office for Science, UK

Dr Dietmar Woidke*

Prime Minister, Federal State of Brandenburg, Germany

Registration

Senior representatives from government and academic institutions will not be subject to a registration fee.
 

The following rates apply to representatives from the commercial sector:

Commercial Organizations: EUR 1500 (plus VAT @ 19%)

Chatham House Corporate Members: EUR 1250 (plus VAT @ 19%)

Chatham House Major Corporate Members: EUR 650 (plus VAT @ 19%)

 

To register please contact Laurel Louden on [email protected]

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Venue

Ritz Carlton Hotel
Potsdamer Platz 3
10785 Berlin
Germany
+49 30 337777

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Event documents

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Event contact

Laurel Louden

Local Support Berlin: Development Group, Michael Schneiß

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