5th SEMI Brussels Forum - Agenda

5th SEMI Brussels Forum

Europe’s leading policy event for semiconductor and photovoltaic equipment and materials
24 May 2011, Brussels, Belgium
www.semi.org/BrusselsForum

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23 May – Reception 17:30-21:30

Location: Representation office of the Principality of Asturias, Rue Saint Laurent 36.

Sponsored by Soitec.

24 May – 5th SEMI Brussels Forum

Location: Liaison Agency Flanders-Europe (VLEVA), Kortenberglaan 71.

08:15

08:45



09:00

 

Registration and Welcome Coffee

Welcome by Carlos Lee, Director General, SEMI Europe

Video by Neelie Kroes, European Commissioner for Digital Agenda

Keynote by Gabriel M. Crean, Vice-President, CEA. Sherpa of the Chairman of the European Commission Key Enabling Technologies, High Level Group

 

 

09:15

09:30

09:45

10:00

 

Keynote by Genevieve Fioraso, Deputy Mayor of Grenoble, Member of the French Parliament

 

Keynote by Rutger Wijburg, Senior Vice President Front End Operations, NXP Semiconductors

Keynote by Luc Van den hove, CEO, IMEC

Semiconductor Panel: Micro- and Nano-Electronics

The panel will debate on recommendations to ensure the competitiveness of the semiconductor manufacturing industry in Europe, and the importance for critical industries in Europe to retain semiconductor manufacturing expertise. Discussion topic include Global level playing field, labor flexibility, competition, access to finance, fiscal measures, price of energy, impact on the supply chain, skilled labor, efficient IPR system...

Panel Moderator: Heinz Kundert, President, SEMI Europe

1. Alain Astier, Group Vice President, STMicroelectronics (Semiconductor industry)

2. Hans Brugger, Vice President Head of Equipment Engineering, Cassidian Electronics (an EADS Company) (Defense & Space)

3. Michel Catinat, Head of Unit, ICT for Competitiveness and Industrial Innovation, DG Enterprise, European Commission

4. Patricia Ceysens, Member of the Belgian parliament, Chair of the Committee on Economy and Innovation in the Flemish Parliament

11:00

Coffee Break sponsored by  IMEC  

 

11:30

Video by Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Change

 

11:35

11:50

Keynote by André-Jacques Auberton-Hervé, CEO, Soitec. Member of the European Commission Key Enabling Technologies High-Level Group

Solar Panel: Photovoltaic Energy

The panel will debate on the issues and opportunities faced by the European photovoltaic manufacturing industries and supply chain. Discussion topic include Discussion topic include Global level playing field, labor flexibility, competition, access to finance, fiscal measures, price of energy, impact on the supply chain, skilled labor, efficient IPR system...

 

    Panel Moderator: Eicke Weber, Director Fraunhofer ISE (Institute for Solar Energy); Chairman of the Photonics WG European Commission Key Enabling Technologies High-Level Group

    1. Milan Nitzschke, Vice President Sustainable Development, SolarWorld (Photovoltaic industry)

    2. Hans Van Steen, Head of Unit Regulatory Policy & Promotion of Renewable Energy - DG Energy, European Commission

    3. Dirk Stenkamp, Chief Operations Officer, centrotherm pv (Equipment industry)

    4. Christopher Burghardt, Vice President Government Affairs, First Solar (Photovoltaic industry)

12:50

13:00

14:00

14:00

Closing Remarks by Heinz Kundert, President, SEMI Europe

Lunch Buffet sponsored by Infineon Technologies

End

Press Talk (on invitation only - reserved for media)

 

Related Event: IMEC Technology Forum, 25-26 May 2011