EU Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: Creating or Curbing the Competition?
Gerlach Ballroom, Grand Hotel Kempinski High Tatras
The digital transformation of the economy creates immense opportunities for improving public and private sector services. It also raises concerns about transparency, inclusivity and power dynamics between the big players and others. With small and medium-size enterprises representing 99% of the EU’s economy and providing over two-thirds of private sector employment, ensuring fair competition that enables the growth of innovative enterprises is key. The European Commission has taken a lead on reining in companies that abuse their market advantage, by punitive as well as legislative measures. What policies are still required to level the playing field? Does regulating the entrepreneurial environment destroy or facilitate innovation and competition? How can we best ensure that innovation does not breed more public mistrust towards companies?
14:30 – 15:00 Opening Talk: Hon. Margrethe Vestager, Commissioner for Competition,
European Commission, Brussels
15:00 – 15:15 Business Response: Daniel Křetínský, Chairman of the Board of Directors, EP Holding, Prague
Led by: Jennifer Baker, Independent EU Policy Journalist, Brusselsgeek.com,
14:30:00 - 15:15:00