Europe Keynote Speakers

The concept of Europe is ever evolving, especially with with the political landscape being harder and harder to predict, with a succession of recent shocks from the French and German general elections and the unrest in Catalonia, not to mention Brexit. The move to build closer economic ties with China aim to have a positive knock on effect across a number of sectors, the threat of Russian military activity in Ukraine and terrorism in Turkey lead to additional uncertainty. The conversations being had about Europe are very different today than they were two years ago, and the future is less certain than ever before.

President of the Republic of Turkey
Former Prime Minister of Finland
Recent Secretary General of NATO and former Prime Minister of Denmark
Former French Minister of Foreign and European Affairs in Sarkozy Govt. Authority on the Middle East, Geopolitics and Globalisation
President of Poland 2010-15
UK Prime Minister's Director of Politics and Communications
German politician, active also in France
Former Prime Minister of France (2005-2007)
Prime Minister of Italy (2013-14)
French politician, founder of Korelya Capital and former magistrate at the French Court of Auditors
Former Prime Minister of France
President of France 2012-17
Former Swedish Prime Minister
German lawyer and politician, a former Member of the European Parliament, a former member of the Bundestag, and a former chairman of CDU/CSU parliamentary group
Chancellor of Germany 1998-2005
Former Belgian Prime Minister
Former First President of the European Council and Former Prime Minister of Belgium
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Russia
Former British Permanent Representative to the EU
Former Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary under Prime Minister Tony Blair
Chairman of the Group of Thirty. Chairman of Board of Directors of Bruegel University. Former President of The European Central Bank
Former Prime Minister of Ireland, EU ambassador to the US
Foreign Minister of Germany (1998-2005)
President of the European Commission 2004-14
Europe Editor, BBC News
Mayor of Berlin (2001-2014)
Former Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
Member of the European Parliament and former French Minister
Long serving UKIP Leader and Brexit Campaigner
French Government Minister 2009-12
German politician
Chairman, Global Counsel
British Ambassador to the United States
Former Chief Advisor to President Bush for Economic Policy and Financial Markets
Professor Richard A. Werner is Chair in International Banking at the University of Southampton, UK and Director of its Centre for Banking, Finance and Sustainable Development.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Germany 2017-18
Recent Minister of Finance for Germany
Recent President of Estonia
Second President of the Czech Republic
Member of the European Parliament, Vice President of the European Commission 2010-2014
Former leader of the Conservative Party
Former Minister of Finance in Greece
Prime Minister of Belgium (2008-11)
Editor-in-Chief of The Economist