Finding a Framework for the Future: Making Telecommunications a Strategic Industry 

Our fireside discussion examined the paradigm shifts required to move Europe towards the next digital frontier and global competitiveness.

The exchange focused on how to:

  • Ensure that Europe truly benefits from transformative digital technologies
  • Support private investment and innovation in digital network infrastructure
  • Tackle the alarmingly low level of digital skills in Europe and encourage a digital mindset across Member States

Participants continued the conversation during the walking lunch and networking segment.


Kamila Kloc – Director, Directorate B, Digital Decade and Connectivity, DG CONNECT European Commission

Ann Caluwaerts – Chief Corporate Development Officer, Telenet and Non-Executive Board member Imec & Bpost

Eke Vermeer – Vice President, Public Affairs, Liberty Global

Moderated by Irina Varlan – Managing Director, GIGAEurope


11 April 2024

The Nine private social club


11:30 Welcome drink

12:00 Fireside discussion

13:00 Networking lunch