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The EU Chips Act & Technological Sovereignty

Event Overview

Advanced semiconductors are some of the most complex objects humans can make. They are integral to European and global economies’ digital transformation and are increasingly strategically crucial from a geopolitical and technological sovereignty standpoint. However, the supply of these chips has for a long time lacked elasticity – gluts and shortages of supply are not uncommon, with the pandemic significantly compounding supply issues, leading some vital European industries reliant on semiconductors to have shuttered their manufacturing because of a lack of components. The costs and loss of business have run into the billions, and the European Union’s green and digital transition is at risk of delay.

The European Commission has released its primary response to this crisis through the European Chips Act, aiming to double the European share of global microchip production by 2030 and reduce supply dependencies.

These are delicate times, however. Semiconductors have become political and are also raising important questions around trade, state aid, competition rules, and global partnerships, and are an important test case for Europe’s ability to coordinate and react quickly to the drive for greater strategic autonomy.

This Forum Europe conference will analyse Europe’s plans to deepen its technological autonomy, particularly as it relates to semiconductors. The conference will look at how Europe can address supply shortages in the short to medium-term, while preparing the ground for Europe to lead in the next generation of advanced semi-conductors.

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Confirmed Speakers

Minister Robert Troy

Robert Troy

Minister of State for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation
Republic of Ireland

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Lucilla Sioli

Director for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Industry, DG Connect,
European Commission

Dan Nica MEP 240

Dan Nica MEP

Rapporteur for the EU Chips Act, ITRE Committee
European Parliament

Peter Droll 240

Peter Dröll

Director for Prosperity, DG Research and Innovation
European Commission

Lars 240

Lars Reger

Chief Technology Officer and EVP
NXP Netherlands

Eva Kaili

Eva Kaili MEP

Vice President of the European Parliament and Member of ITRE Committee
European Parliament

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Eva Maydell MEP

EPP lead MEP on Chips Act Package
European Parliament

Kumpula-Natri

Miapetra Kumpula-Natri MEP

Vice-Chair, EU-USA Delegation
EU Parliament

Jo De Boeck

Jo De Boeck

Executive Vice President and CSO
IMEC

Damien Levie 240

Damien Levie

Head of Unit for Technology and Security - FDI Screening, DG TRADE, European Commission

Colette Maloney (1)

Colette Maloney

Head of Unit for Microelectronics and Photonics Industry, DG Connect, European Commission

Lars Montelius 240

Lars Montelius

Director–General
International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory

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Hidehiko Ishii

First Secretary (Energy, Technology, Industry),
Mission of Japan to the European Union

Andreas 240

Andreas Kopp

Senior Research Fellow and permanent member of the Investment Committee of the InvestEU Fund
CEPS

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Jean-Luc di Paola-Galloni

Group Corporate Vice-President Sustainable Development and External Affairs
Valeo

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Ilias Chantzos

Global Privacy Officer, Head of EMEA Government Affairs
Broadcom Inc

Riccardo Masucci

Riccardo Masucci

Director of Security and Technology Policy
Intel Corporation

Sarah Lenczner

Sarah Lenczner

Manager Government Affairs EMEA
Qualcomm

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Will Parker

Director of Public Affairs
SEC Newgate EU

Friederike Berfelde

Friederike Berfelde

Associate
Brunswick Group

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Paul Adamson

Chairman
Forum Europe

Riccardo Masucci

Riccardo Masucci

Director of Security and Technology Policy
Intel Corporation

Sarah Lenczner

Sarah Lenczner

Manager Government Affairs EMEA
Qualcomm

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Will Parker

Director of Public Affairs
SEC Newgate EU

Key Themes

microchip

To what extent will the European Chips Act be a template for the future of industrial policy in Europe?

manufacturing

What mix of options does Europe have to ensure a secure supply of semiconductor components in the future?

research

How could Europe, through R&D and FDI, boost homegrown production and supplies to its global customers?

technology

What are the lessons learnt from Europe’s reaction to the global semiconductor shortage?

Agenda

***All times listed are in local Brussels time (CEST)***

28 April
2022-04-28
14:00 - 14:45
Welcome & Opening Keynote Discussion
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Robert Troy
Minister of State for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation, Republic of Ireland
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Lucilla Sioli
Director for Artifical Intelligence and Digital Industry, DG Connect, European Commission
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Dan Nica MEP
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Paul Adamson
Chairman Forum Europe
14:45 - 15:45
A Strong Base: The European Chips Act and Building Homegrown European Semiconductor Capacity

The European Chip Act aims to double Europe’s share of microchip production to 20% by 2030. In the face of significant ambitions from global partners and competitors, this session will analyse the tools available in Europe to build such capacity at pace.

How will the “Chips for Europe Initiative” manifest itself and how will finance be mobilised to boost production in Europe? How can coordination across the EU be improved, and in particular what impact can we expect from the new emergency toolbox? What is the current state of play for the Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI) on Microelectronics and Communications Technologies, which will play an integral role in enabling member states to move ahead with investments in semiconductor research and manufacturing? What role and structure can we expect for the Alliance on Processors and Semiconductor Technologies? With Europe having a strong research base and leadership positions in key areas for manufacturing within the semiconductor supply chain, how can these positions be maximized to enable greater autonomy?

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Colette Maloney
Head of Unit A3 - Microelectronics and Photonics Industry, DG Connect, European Commission
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Eva Kaili MEP
Vice President of the European Parliament and Member of ITRE Committee, European Parliament
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Ilias Chantzos
Global Privacy Officer, Head of EMEA Government Affairs, Broadcom Inc
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Lars Reger
Chief Technology Officer and EVP NXP Netherlands
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Riccardo Masucci
Director of Security and Technology Policy, Intel Corporation
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Paul Adamson
Chairman Forum Europe
15:45 - 16:00
Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:00
A Roadmap for Innovation: Boosting R&D – Delivering Skills and Talent

Europe not only faces a shortage of components but it is also challenged by a growing talent and skills deficit that could scupper its attempts to boost its technological sovereignty. This session will drill down to Europe’s R&D and tech industry base, focussing on where it has significant leverage and leadership, and where improvements and support are necessary and possible. Speakers will also at look what is required in the short to medium term to both attract the necessary talent to deliver on the EU’s chip research and development goals, and where international, cross-stakeholder cooperation can help cement this talent in Europe.

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Eva Maydell MEP
EPP lead MEP on Chips Act Package, European Parliament
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Peter Dröll
Director for Prosperity, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
A Roadmap for Innovation: Boosting R&D – Delivering Skills and Talent image
Jo De Boeck
Executive Vice President and CSO, IMEC
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Lars Montelius
Director–General, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory
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Jean-Luc di Paola-Galloni
Group Corporate Vice-President Sustainable Development and External Affairs, Valeo
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Friederike Berfelde
Associate, Brunswick Group
17:00 - 18:00
The Global Context: Partnerships and Challenges

While Europe pushes to increase its global share of semiconductor production, it also recognises its future role will continue to be a part of a complex global supply chain. The trade in chips and the materials used to produce them are also subject to significant export controls, particularly as the global contest for chip leadership intensifies. With efforts to rebalance the global supply chain of chips underway, how will the EU’s proposals to, in a limited fashion, liberate member states from existing state rules, impact European and global markets? How will Europe’s proposals interact with policies in the US and China, for example? Is there a need for new forums for international cooperation on semiconductors beyond the newly formed EU-US Trade and Technology Council, designed to ensure that chip diplomacy and cooperation can develop with a view to the longer-term when perhaps international relations have improved?

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Miapetra Kumpula-Natri MEP
Vice-Chair, EU-USA delegation, EU Parliament
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Sarah Lenczner
Manager Government Affairs EMEA, Qualcomm
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Damien Levie
Head of Unit for Technology and Security - FDI Screening, DG TRADE, European Commission
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Andreas Kopp
Senior Research Fellow and permanent member of the Investment Committee of the InvestEU Fund, CEPS
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Hidehiko Ishii
First Secretary (Energy, Technology, Industry), Mission of Japan to the European Union
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Will Parker
Director of Public Affairs SEC Newgate EU
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Sponsorship Opportunities

Given the ability to transition to a ‘hybrid’ format for this event, our packages have been designed to enable sponsors to take advantage of the enhanced face-to-face networking benefits that are made possible by a physical meeting environment, whilst also benefiting from the additional exposure and outreach that virtual events offer in terms of larger audience numbers.

To discuss sponsorship and visibility opportunities in more detail, please contact Luke Pearson on [email protected]

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Exclusive speaking positions | Your organisation can contribute to the discussion, either in person or remotely

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Engaging and Interactive format | Engage in a fully immersive and interactive debate with decision makers, businesses and policymakers, either onsite or online

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European and global outreach | Convey your message to a broad and international audience

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Networking opportunities | Socially distanced and safe networking opportunities will be available to all in person attendees throughout the day. Both in person and virtual attendees will be able to connect using our App’s virtual networking feature. Virtual private meeting rooms can also be booked

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Visibility Opportunities | Ensure maximum visibility through branding on the event website and marketing activities

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Exhibition and demos area | Showcase your products and solutions or share a position paper with the audience at both onsite & digital exhibition booths

Sponsors & Partners

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Costs

Please note that the event is FREE to attend for attendees registering to attend virtually.

For those applying to participate to the event in-person, the following fees will apply if your registration is successful:

* Please note that fees do not include Belgian VAT @ 21%, and this amount will be added to the total price when you are invoiced.

Group Discounts

Group discounts are available when registering multiple delegates on the same booking, as shown below.

Venue:

The Hotel Brussels
Park Ballroom
Bd de Waterloo 38
1000 Brussels
Belgium

Event Platform

This event will be taking place using Forum Europe’s virtual solution. For more details, please visit forum-europe.com.

Contact

For more information on any aspect of this event, please contact Luke Pearson using any of the details below.

Luke Pearson
Event Executive 
Forum Europe

[email protected]

Tel: +44 (0) 2920 783 078