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Wednesday, 22 Sep


Second EUVP Alumni Webinar: “COVID-19: an accelerator for digital transformation?”

Organised by European Union Visitors Programme


22 September 2021 - 09.30-11.30 AM Brussels time

The European Union Visitors Programme (EUVP) is pleased to announce the second EUVP Alumni webinar! The event will be dedicated to the European Digital Transformation and will feature EUVP Alumni guest speakers from Australia, Japan and Singapore as well as representatives from the European Parliament and the European Commission.

Join EUVP to get the most up-to-date insights into digital transformation policies of the European Union and to hear from international partners.

A web stream of the webinar will be available on the EUVP website and Facebook page.


09.30 – 09.40 Welcome message from Mr Klaus WELLE, Secretary General of the European Parliament

09.40 – 09.50 Speech by Mr Karl-Peter REPPLINGER Director, Directorate for Economy and Scientific Policies, Directorate General for Internal Policies of the Union - DG IPOL, European Parliament

09.50 - 10.00 Speech by Ms Lorena BOIX ALONSO, Director, Digital Society, Trust & Cybersecurity, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CNECT), European Commission

10.00 – 10.10 Speech by Mr Aaron MANIAM, Deputy Secretary at the Ministry of Communication and Information in charge of Industry and information, SINGAPORE

10.10 – 10.20 Speech by Ms Naoko OKAMURA, Deputy Director-General/Director-General for International Cooperation, National Space Policy Secretariat, Government of Japan, JAPAN

10.20 – 10.30 Speech by Mr Alistair KNIGHT, Director Europe - Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Pacific. Branch International Division - Executive and International Group - Department of Home Affairs, Canberra, AUSTRALIA

10.30 – 11.00 Discussion between the panellists moderated by Ms Sarah SHEIL, Head of Communication and Outreach Unit, Directorate General for External Policies of the Union - DG EXPO, European Parliament

11.00 – 11.30 Q&A Session

Please find more information on the webinar and its speakers here.