Europe's future trade strategy: free, fair, open?

Our virtual roundtable 'Europe's future trade strategy: free, fair, open?', part of the 'Industrial Strategy in Focus' series, took place on 12 November. You can read about the discussions and access the recording below. Feel free to pass them along to colleagues who may be interested.


The European Commission has set a revamped trade agenda as one of its priorities, and an important part of its industrial strategy. It will propose a new trade policy strategy for the next four years, focusing on creating new trade opportunities while implementing existing trade agreements. At this time of shifting geopolitical landscapes and increased protectionism, the challenge to free, fair and open rules-based trade is bigger than ever.

Representing Europe’s technology industries, Orgalim is bringing together a selected group of experts to debate Europe’s future approach to trade, looking at core areas such as the trade strategy, the evolution of global supply chains and the notion of open strategic autonomy.

Join senior representatives from the European Commission, the European Parliament and industry for an interactive virtual session to discuss Europe’s future trade strategy.

Opening remarks: Rada Rodriguez, President, Orgalim - Europe’s Technology Industries

Confirmed speakers include:

  • René Branders, CEO, FIB Belgium, President of Agoria

  • Kevin Keary, DG Trade and Member of Cabinet to former Commissioner Hogan, European Commission

  • Eva Larsen, Lead Public Affairs Advisor, Vestas

  • Hosuk Lee-Makiyama, Director, European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE)

  • Garrett Workman, Senior Director European Affairs, US Chamber of Commerce

Moderated by: Malte Lohan, Director General, Orgalim - Europe's Technology Industries


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This roundtable is part of "European industrial strategy in focus", a series of interactive debates that will zoom in on policy issues central to a forward-looking industrial strategy.