EAC Lunch Debate


Thursday, 21 November 2019


Representation of North Rhine Westphalia to the European Union

Rue Montoyer 47, BE-1000 Brussels


11:30  Registration
           and welcome coffee

12:00  Introduction 

  • Welcome Address by Bernd Opolka, President of EAC

  • Keynote speech by İsmail Ertuğ MEP, Member of the TRAN committee, Vice-President of the S&D Group

12:20 Panel discussion

Car Data - Who does OWN, HAVE and USE it?

  • Anne Federle, Partner Competition & EU Law, Bird & Bird Brussels

  • Dimitri Vergne, Senior Sustainable Transport Officer, BEUC

  • Natalia Lazarova, Head of Unit - Antitrust: Basic Industries, Manufacturing & Consumer Goods, DG Competition, EC

  • François Fischer, Senior Innovation Manager - 5G and Automation, ERTICO-ITS Europe

  • Jan Bambas, EU Affairs Director, FIGIEFA

13:30  Conclusion 

Closing remarks by Bernd Opolka 
followed by networking lunch 

Moderation:  Werner Balsen, Journalist, formerly  EU-correspondent (i.a. Deutsche Verkehrszeitung, Frankfurter Rundschau)

Keynote Speaker

İsmail Ertuğ MEP

Member of the TRAN committee and Vice-President of the S&D

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Anne Federle


Competition and EU Law

Bird & Bird Brussels

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Dimitri Vergne

Senior Sustainable Transport Officer


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Natalia Lazarova

Head of Unit - Antitrust: Basic Industries, Manufacturing and Consumer Goods

DG Competition

 European Commission

François Fischer

Senior Innovation Manager

5G and Automation


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Jan Bambas

EU Affairs Director


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Werner Balsen


formerly, i.a., EU correspondent in Brussels

at Deutsche Verkehrszeitung and Frankfurter Rundschau


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