CERRE Annual Forum: Regulating Network & Digital Industries - Forward-Looking Perspective

27/10/2020 - 15:30 to 17:30
TownHall Europe | 5 Square de Meeûs, 1000 Brussels

This year, our think tank is celebrating its 10th anniversary. It is with great pleasure that we invite all representatives from CERRE member organisations to join our special 2020 Annual Forum.

Regulating Network & Digital Industries
Forward-Looking Perspectives

CERRE has been leading regulatory innovation for ten years, providing decisive contributions to improve the regulation of liberalised network industries. This liberalisation sought to guarantee the free movement of goods, capital, services, and labour. Ultimately, it would provide greater choice for consumers with lower prices and new, more efficient and consumer-friendly services. But the world has changed significantly since liberalisation kicked off in the 1980s in Europe. We now live in an ever more connected globalised world facing critical technology, climate and social challenges.

In light of this, the 2020 CERRE Annual Forum will host a high-level debate on 'Regulation of network and digital industries in Europe: forward-looking perspectives' with fascinating speakers such as renowned Professor Ian Goldin (University of Oxford), Professor Martin Cave (LSE & Chair of Ofgem, the UK energy regulator). 

This CERRE members-only gathering will bring together top-level representatives from regulatory authorities, academia and industry from the energy, mobility, digital, media & telecom sectors. 

*This event is open to CERRE members only. Please submit your registration request, and if confirmed you will receive an email from CERRE’s secretariat with more details in the coming weeks.*

Interested in joining the CERRE Community? Contact John McSweeney, CERRE’s Operations Director.


Registration & Welcome Coffee


Welcome and Introduction 

Bruno Liebhaberg

Director General,


Keynote Address

To be announced soon

Debate | Regulating liberalised network & digital industries: forward-looking perspectives

A European Perspective

Pascal Lamy

President Emeritus, Jacques Delors Institute
Former Head of Cabinet of European Commission President, Jacques Delors, former EU Trade Commissioner and former Director General of the WTO


A Global Perspective

Ian Goldin

Professor of Globalisation & Development, University of Oxford
Director, Oxford Martin Programme on Technological and Economic Change


A Consumer’s Perspective 

Ursula Pachl

Deputy Director-General,
BEUC, the European Consumer Organisation



Cocktail Reception

Tuesday 27 October 2020, 15.30-17.30,
TownHall Europe | 5 Square de Meeûs, 1000 Brussels

CERRE members and nominated guests receive priority when registering. All other registrations are provisional until confirmed by email by CERRE. If you have any questions about your registration, or do not receive a confirmation email, please contact info@cerre.eu