Programme

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

19:00 - 22:30

Kick-off evening
  • foreword by deputy mayor for Culture, Filippo Del Corno, Milan
  • introduction on the theme of the conference, Milan
  • celebration of 30 years of EUROCITIES, Anna Lisa Boni, secretary general EUROCITIES
  • launch of EUROCITIES book ‘Making Cities. Visions for an urban future’ & opportunity to meet the authors, Prof. Balducci

Thursday, 17 November 2016

9:00-09:30

Plenary session
  • Giuseppe Sala, mayor of Milan
  • Johanna Rolland, EUROCITIES president, mayor of Nantes
  • Anna Lisa Boni, EUROCITIES secretary general

09:30-10:30

Keynote speaker, Benita Matofska, global Sharing Economy expert and Founder, The People Who Share.

10:30-11:00

  • coffee break
  • press conference

11:00-12:30

Political roundtables:
  • city competences & legislative framework
  • new business models
  • quality jobs & skills
  • alternative approaches to welfare & services

12:30-14:00

  • lunch
  • political lunch on ‘visions for cities’ keynote speaker Jos Maseland, UN Habitat (Open to politicians only)

14:00-14:30

Plenary session
  • Johanna Rolland, EUROCITIES president
  • Daniël Termont, EUROCITIES vice- president, mayor of Ghent

14:30-14:45

  • break

14:45-17:00

15:00-17:00

political debate ‘Rethinking Europe - how cities are reconnecting citizens with the EU’ (Open to politicians only)
  • Anthony Zacharzewski, keynote speaker
  • Jean-Eric Paquet, deputy secretary general EU Commission

Thursday, 17 November 2016

19:30-22:30

Gala evening
EUROCITIES awards ceremony
  • Cristina Tajani, deputy mayor for labour, trade and economic development, Milan

Friday, 18 November 2016

9:00-11:00

  • Speed networking

11:00-11:30

  • coffee break

11:30-12:15

Plenary session
  • Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Trade

12:15-13:45

  • Annual General Meeting

13:45-14:30

  • lunch