BRUSSELS (April 11, 2005) — Kellen Europe, together with Professor Justin Greenwood from the Aberdeen Business School and College of Europe , will be holding the EuroConference 2005 on April 28 in Brussels.
This year’s EuroConference will focus on “the new agenda for EU business associations” . The conference will provide executives the opportunity to discuss with experts and colleagues the following main topics:
- Implementing the change processes in an association
- Associational development in the context of enlargement
- The future of consultation with, and participation by, EU interest groups
- Social partnerships and competitiveness objectives in Europe
Confirmed speakers of this year’s EuroConference include, and Elspeth Attwooll , Member of the European Parliament, Ivan Hodac (ACEA), Joris Pollet (Procter & Gamble ), Daniela Israelachwili (CIAA), Michael Bartholomew (ETNO) , Bahadir Kaleagasi (EU Delegate of Turkish Industrialist & Business Association), Daniela Obradovic (Lecturer in Law, University of Amsterdam) and Jens Christensen Nymand (Director, European Commission Secretariat General, Relations with Civil Society) .
“This conference is very important to show our involvement with the leadership of the association community. Our contribution is to stimulate networking, visibility and knowledge exchange in research and best practices in the field”, explains Alfons Westgeest, Managing Partner, Kellen Europe. ”
This EuroConference is the fifth in a series of successful events since 1999 aimed at analysing the effectiveness of EU Business Associations.