APPROVED BY TOMORROW: FOR A SUSTAINABLE (RE)BUILDING OF THE ECONOMY
Euroconsumers' 2020 International Forum is a unique online event that will take place virtually across five cities
NOVEMBER 19 - (14:00 – 18:00 CET) - Register Here.
Euroconsumers second annual Euroconsumers’ International Forum will be held on 19 November 2020. The virtual summit will be livecast simultaneously from Brussels, Lisbon, Madrid, Rome and São Paulo, and focus on the critical role of consumers in helping Europe’s economy recover from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The forum will feature numerous distinguished speakers, including a keynote address from Didier Reynders, EU Commissioner for Justice, with other interventions from Jeffrey Sachs, bestselling author and globally-influential economist, Marina Kaljurand, Member of the European Parliament, Helena Leurent, Director General at Consumers International, Juliana Oliveira Domingues, National Consumer Secretary at the Brazilian Ministry of Justice, Ana Paula Repezza, Deputy Executive Secretary at the Brazilian Ministerial Board of Foreign Trade and Investment (CAMEX), Giorgia Abeltino, Director of Global Affairs and Public Policies Southern Europe at Google, and Kara Hurst, VP for Sustainability at Amazon, amongst many others.
The forum will also feature the second annual BeXt Awards. These awards recognise brands that have made significant contributions to improving accessibility and environmental sustainability for consumer products. The finalists have been selected based on their track record on safety, quality and ecological attributes.
This forum is the culmination of Euroconsumers’ 2020 sustainability initiative ‘Approved by Tomorrow.’ This initiative has developed new consumer-centric approaches to sustainability. The coronavirus pandemic demonstrated the crucial role that consumers can play in EU and national COVID-19 recovery strategies and meeting the EU’s long-term environmental and other sustainability objectives. A key part of this initiative was a series of webinars throughout 2020 that focused on engaging consumers, governments and industry to come together to meet the EU’s long-term environmental and sustainability objectives.
The forum’s main partners include Google and Amazon. Local partners include Mercado Livre (Brazil) and Mercadona (Spain). The forum's media partners include LN24-Belgium, Sky-Italy and IAB-Europe.
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