Virtual GIGAEurope Launch

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Connecting for Recovery

The GIGAEurope launch event will feature representatives from the European Commission and the European Parliament as well as executives from the gigabit connectivity industry.

Keynote speakers


A panel will exchange ideas on what is needed to further increase the rollout of gigabit networks and uptake of secure and reliable digital services. It will consider what it takes to make the shift to a gigabit society economically viable, green and inclusive, as well as ask what we can learn from the impact of COVID-19.

The panel will be moderated by Jennifer Baker, Freelance EU Correspondent. Speakers of the panel are:

  • Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, MEP, Vice-Chair of the Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age, Member of ITRE
  • Anthony Whelan, Digital Policy Adviser, Cabinet of President von der Leyen, European Commission
  • Jeroen Hoencamp, Chief Executive Officer, VodafoneZiggo
  • John Porter, Chief Executive Officer, Telenet
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Irina Varlan, Managing Director of GIGAEurope: “As COVID-19 continues to cause a significant uptake of digital services, connectivity providers have stepped up to keep our societies and economies connected during the pandemic. Now, more than ever, it’s crucial that the industry speaks with one voice, to ensure it can continue to meet the critical needs of society.”

About GIGAEurope

GIGAEurope members provide reliable and secure gigabit-speed connections to customers across Europe. Our members provide connectivity services to around 40 million fixed broadband customers and 130 million mobile customers spanning across Europe. GIGAEurope is open to associate members from the connectivity and content sectors, in addition to industries and organisations from the wider digital economy.

Event Details

Practical information about the event:

  • Date: 17 November 2020
  • Time: 15:00 to 16:15 CET
  • Format: webinar with keynote + interactive panel discussion

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Nov 17 2020


2.00pm, UK Time / 3.00pm CET
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Nov 17 2020
  • Time: 9:00 am - 10:15 am