SPEAKERS

Inspiring, insightful, influential

The unique impact of EBS is created by our renowned speakers - political decision-makers, business leaders, members of academia and civil society.

Every year they present a variety of perspectives on the most current issues in Europe.

Invited speakers for 2019 are pictured below.

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Cecilia Malmström

European Commission
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Jean-Claude Juncker

European Commision
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Didier Reynders

European Commission
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Richard Sezibera

Rwanda
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Carlos Moedas

European Commission
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Maria Angeles Benitez Salas

European Commission
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Victor Harison

African Union
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Camille Grand

NATO
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Marcel Amon-Tanoh

Ivory Coast
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Mohcine Jazouli

Kingdom of Morocco
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Khalil Rouhana

European Commission
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Laurence Brooks

SHERPA Project
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Ilham Kadri

Solvay
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Philippe Scholtès

UNIDO
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Flavia Palanza

European Investment Bank
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Amine Bouabid

Bank of Africa Group
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Poppy Carnell

Mlex
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Leila Farah Mokaddem

African Development Bank
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Vilius Šapoka

Republic of Lithuania
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Ann Mettler

European Political Strategy Centre
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Pierre Gattaz

BusinessEurope
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Laaziz Kadiri

General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises (CGEM)
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Lora Borissova

European Commission
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Margaritis Schinas

European Commission
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Andrus Ansip

European Commission
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H.E. Zhang Ming

Mission of China to the EU
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Claire Bury

European Commission
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Jyrki Katainen

European Commission
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N. Ganapathy Subramaniam

Tata Consultancy Services
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Amit Bajaj

Tata Consultancy Services
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Sunil Prashara

Project Management Institute
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Susan Danger

AmCham EU
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Amit Kapur

Tata Consultancy Services
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Kristian Jensen

Kingdom of Denmark
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Hadas Gold

CNN
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Marietje Schaake

European Parliament
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Robert Schröder

European Commission
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Richard White

AB InBev
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Pierre Delsaux

European Commission
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Shada Islam

Friends of Europe
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Chris Burns

Indepedent Media
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Patrick de Wolf

DALDEWOLF
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Ricardo Borges de Castro

European Commission
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Marco Zinzani

Studio Legal Padovan
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Didrik de Schaetzen

ALDE Party
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Marc-Grégoire Lallemand

Engie Electrabel
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Inga Rosinska

Council of the European Union
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Silvana Koch-Mehrin

Women Political Leaders
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Karin van Hoecke

KBC
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Philippe Lamberts

The Greens
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Cecilio Madero Villarejo

European Commission
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Markus J. Beyrer

Business Europe
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Dr. S. Jaishankar

Tata Sons
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Marcel van der Velden

Arconic
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Phil Hogan

European Commission
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Guillaume Klossa

EuropaNova
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Erik Jonnaert

European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association
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Maria Demertzis

Bruegel
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Sasha Vakulina

Euronews
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Andrea Renda

CEPS
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Luisa Santos

BusinessEurope
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Simone van Trier

Dat Spreekt
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Paul Skehan

PepsiCo
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Felix Leinemann

European Commission
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Dana Puia Morel

European Commission
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Roel Vanthillo

Marlinks
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Isabelle Kumar

Euronews
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Pascal Belmin

Airbus
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Sigrid de Vries

CLEPA
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Philippe Ducom

Fuels Europe
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Matthias Bauer

ECIPE
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Bruno Liebhaberg

EU Observatory - Online Platforms Economy
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Philip Boucher

European Parliament
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Dan Michaels

The Wall Street Journal
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Gordon Sondland

United States Of America
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Bernard Gilliot

Federation of Enterprises in Belgium
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Margherita Bacigalupo

European Commission
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Sir Simon Fraser

Chatham House
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Étienne Davignon

CSR Europe
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Karl Pichelmann

European Commission
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Elin McCallum

Bantani Education
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François Boulo

Yellow Vests
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William O’Keeffe

European Commission
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Umberto Guida

UITP
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Reinhilde Veugelers

Bruegel
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Jacques Pelkmans

CEPS
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David De Schutter

AB inBev
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Martin Villig

Bolt (former Taxify)
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Adam Bowen

JUUL Labs
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Åshild Hanne Larsen

Equinor
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Matthias Schmelzer

University of Zurich
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Mark Nicklas

European Commission
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Francesca Stevens

Arconic
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Dara Murphy

European People's Party
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Dr. Bärbel Sachs

Noerr
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Philippe Van Parijs

UCL - KU Leuven
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Youssef Kobo Aouriaghel

A Seat At The Table
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Hosuk Lee-Makiyama

ECIPE
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Patrick J. Gilabert

UNIDO
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Laszlo Palkovics

Government of Hungary
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Caroline Holme

Globescan
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Georges Ugeux

Galileo Global Advisors
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Benjamin Hartmann

EPSC
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Julie Foulon

MolenGeek - Girleek
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Jean-Eric Paquet

European Commission
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Nirj Deva

European Parliament
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Valentino Rossi

Enel
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Heike Ruettgers

European Investment Bank (EIB)
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Manoelle Lepoutre

Total
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Joost Korte

European Commisssion
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Rebecca Weicht

Bantani Education
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Markus Kreßler

Kiron Open Higher Education
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Henryka Bochniarz

Lewiatan
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Yves Dejaeghere

G1000
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Henning Ohlsson

Epson Germany
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Irene Mandl

Eurofound
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Pauline Engelberts

ABN AMRO Clearing Bank
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Marjan Oudeman

Solvay
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Fredrik Persson

Confederation of Swedish Enterprise
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Emilio Braghi

Novelis Europe
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Joan Romero

Catalonia Trade and Investment
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Walter Weigel

Huawei
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Nancy Thomas

IMS Luxembourg
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John Frank

Microsoft
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Marjory van den Broeke

European Parliament
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Fabrizia Benini

European Commission
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Mark Foley

EirGrid
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Enrico Giovannini

Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development
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Luca Meini

Enel
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Kathryn Higgs

Transparency International
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Hans Daems

Hitachi
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Klaus Geiger

Leading European Newspaper Alliance (LENA)
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Friso Stoffer

Storro
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Daniel Weststeijn

Storro
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Frans Timmermans

European Commission
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Huub Savelkouls

PM International
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Robert Metzke

Philips
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Simon Blakey

IHS Markit
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Mette Laursen

LinKS
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Helena Braun

European Commission
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Ernst Bovelander

Bright Sight
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Daniele Ferrari

Cefic
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Sebastian Sass

Nord Stream 2 AG
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Silvia Merisio

DG CONNECT
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Michael Teutsch

DG EAC
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Vanessa Vankerckhoven

Novosanis
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Esteban Martinez

AbInBev
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Adeline Brion

Lie Detectors
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Sean Klein

SeanKlein Media Ltd
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Guntram Wolff

Bruegel
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Beatriz Rios

Euractiv
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Patrizia Heidegger

European Environmental Bureau
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Benjamin Fox

Euractiv
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Richard Bravo

Bloomberg
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Saïd El Khadraoui

European Commission
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Tamsin Rose

Progress Works
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Natalie Schurmann

Badiliko
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Tom Parker

Cambre/SEC Group
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Joan Amorós

FERRMED
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Michal Berg

European Green Party
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Ruslan Deynychenko

StopFake
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Diana Filip

JA Europe
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Maryna Saprykina

CSR Ukraine
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Dominic Nolan

IBM
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Steven Serneels

European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA)
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George Lau

European Chamber of Commerce in China
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Pepijn De Vreese

Port of Zeebrugge
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Öztürk Taspinar

Accenture DigitalL Lead BELUX
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Wang Linggui

CASS
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Karoline Heitmann

European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA)
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Kevin Rudden

EFCA
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Trini Bofarull

Catalonia Trade & Investment
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Joanne Houston

CSR Europe
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Tessa Groenen

MVO Nederland
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Zhai Dongsheng

National Development and Reform Commission of China
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Luuk Zonneveld

Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries (BIO)
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Chen Haibo

State Grid Corporation of China
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Marisa Parmigiani

Unipol
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Zhou Jiayi

PowerChina International Group ltd.
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Astrid Skala-Kuhmann

Sino German Young Professionals Campus
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Teri Schultz

Deutsche Welle