Liberating the Power of Services
On 24 March 2011, the Economics Department of the College of Europe - Bruges campus, in partnership with Deloitte, hosted the second Bruges European Business Conference entitled "Liberating the Power of Services".
The conference focussed on the European internal market for services and its business opportunities, dealing with the economic and business significance of the service sector, the regulatory environment for business and key technological developments affecting the provision of services to companies operating in Europe.
EU Commissioner for Internal Market and Services, Mr. Michel BARNIER addressed the Conference. The following key issues related to services liberalisation were discussed: the growing importance of services for manufacturing companies, the European cross-border mobility of workers, right of establishment and the effects of the service directive, data portability, data protection and digital content.
Session 1: The Power of Services
Eric Desomer: The Service Revolution: Building a World Class Service and Parts Business. Printer-friendly version
Jacques Pelkmans: Liberating EU Services. How and Why? Printer-friendly version
Isabel Grilo: Liberating the Power of Services Printer-friendly version
Session 2: A Single Services' Market in a Global Economy
Norman Rose: Liberalisation through completion of the Single Market Printer-friendly version
Reinhard Büscher: A Single Services' Market in a Global Economy Printer-friendly version
Andreea Gulacsi:The Role of European Standards Printer-friendly version
Reginald Otten: Flying together with Europe Printer-friendly version
Workshop 1: People Dimension of Services
Jan de Jong: New Labour Market Perspectives
Dirk Bochar: European Professional Card for Engineers Printer-friendly version
Jürgen Tiedje: The Professional Qualifications Directive. Need for modernisation? Printer-friendly version
Workshop 2: Right of Establishment
Martin Weiderstrand: Freedom to Establish Printer-friendly version
Maria Martin-Prat: Liberating the Power of Services – Right of Establishment Printer-friendly version
Jacques Derenne: Right of Establishment The Case of Lawyers Printer-friendly version