Putting Europe Back On Track

Blogactiv spoke to WWF Director James Leape at the 2010 European Business Summit In Brussels. Mr Leape was a speaker at the event. He explains the negotiating situation between Copenhagen and Cancun and discusses the potential for the European Union to achieve a 30% emissions reduction target. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/IfbPsWinivk” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

Mikael Hagstrom, President of the Executive Council of AmCham EU, explains the panel discussion at EBS 2010 that he participated in. He discusses the rise of China when compared to the European Union in innovation and patents, suggesting that EU spending on CAP could be used differently. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/Lqud0KkHlGU” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

Phillipe de Buck, Director General of BUSINESSEUROPE, explains why he thinks the European economy is recovering from the financial crisis, but that a faster return to growth would be preferable. He discusses the impact this recovery can have on jobs and the potential conflict with cutting deficits and responsible public finances. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/-PXXhR4Fen4″ width=”425″ height=”350″… » read more

Rich Wells, Global Vice President of Government Affairs at Dow Europe discusses the role of manufacturing to Europe and the United States and explains why he believes it is vital to Europe’s continued success. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/UxrPYFY8rlY” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

Tom Regent, Vice President of EMEA at AT&T, explains the benefits and gains that have been made in recent years because of innovation. He explains the impact that the I-Phone and broadband have had and why future developments are vital. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/2qXiWyXa29E” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

Mark Spelman, the Global Head of Strategy for Accenture, discusses the trends that Europe can use to push the EU economy forward and compete with Asia. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/EgPSmq0xPnY” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

Rudi Thomaes from FEB / VBO explains why Asia is viewed as an important market for European CEOs. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/_CwjVhoES0M” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

Christophe Leclercq, Founder of EurActiv.com, provides an overview of the SME panel which he chaired. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/JvFJBoDcwUo” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

Gordon Graylish, Vice-President of Intel Corporation, explains the benefits of data centers for society in relation to their energy use. As he explains, ICT has a much bigger impact on energy than just the consumption of it. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/DT0q2CQmONU” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]