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March 12-14 at NATIVE

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Courtney Applequist

Courtney Applequist

Multidisciplinary Artist, USA

Multidisciplinary artist Courtney Applequist navigates the possibilities of painting and drawing using architecture as a foundational framework.

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Tomas Baert

Tomas Baert

Head of Trade, EU Delegation to the US

Tomas Baert is the Head of the Trade & Agriculture Section at the European Union Delegation to the United States. In this capacity, he oversees the planning, management, and coordination of EU trade policy in the US.

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Lynn Benander

Lynn Benander

Founder, People’s Solar Energy Fund, USA

Lynn Benander is a founder and manager for the People’s Solar Energy Fund (PSEF), a national nonprofit loan fund led by black, indigenous, people of color and low-income leaders.

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Florent Bernard, PhD

Florent Bernard, PhD

Counselor, Research & Innovation, Delegation of the European Union to the USA

Florent joined the EU Delegation in Washington DC in September 2021 as the Counselor for Research and Innovation.

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Manuel Carmona Yebra

Manuel Carmona Yebra

Counsellor for Environment and Oceans, EU Delegation to the US

Manuel Carmona Yebra is the Counsellor for Environment and Oceans at the Delegation of the European Union to the United States. He manages relations between the EU and the United States on a wide range of policies, from nature conservation to pollution, the Arctic region, circular economy, plastics, oceans and fisheries.

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Giovanna M. Cinelli

Giovanna M. Cinelli

Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

Giovanna M. Cinelli is the leader of the International Trade and National Security practice at Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP.

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Clara de la Torre

Clara de la Torre

Deputy Director-General for Climate Action, European Commission

Clara de la Torre will give opening keynote remarks by video for the panel “The Energy Revolution Starts At Home”.

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Jason “Timbuktu” Diakité

Jason “Timbuktu” Diakité

Hip-Hop Artist, Sweden/USA

Jason “Timbuktu” Diakité is one of Sweden’s most well-known and respected hip-hop artists. Now also as an acclaimed writer, he has performed and spoken to audiences worldwide.

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Sara Eisen

Sara Eisen

Anchor, CNBC

Sara Eisen is co-anchor of CNBC’s “Closing Bell” (M-F, 3PM-5PM ET). She is known for her deep expertise in financial markets and the global economy as well as regular news making interviews with some of the most prominent names in the financial world.

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Britta Erich

Britta Erich

Consultant, Press Communication, Creative Europe Desk Hamburg

After having spent 15 years on film sets, as an Assistant Director and producer of creative documentaries, Britta Erich started to work at Creative Europe MEDIA Desk Hamburg in 2008.

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Peter Fatelnig

Peter Fatelnig

Minister-Counsellor, Digital Economy Policy, EU Delegation to the US

Peter Fatelnig is Minister-Counsellor for Digital Economy Policy at the Delegation of the European Union to the United States. His team covers all aspects of the broader conversation of digital tech in society and economy.

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Luca Ferrario

Luca Ferrario

Manager, Trentino Film Fund

Luca Ferrario is the Manager of the Trentino Film Fund in Italy. Shooting movies sustainably is a philosophy and a level of certification which the Trentino Film Commission has been awarding to film productions since 2017.

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Evi Fuelle

Evi Fuelle

Advisor, Digital Economy Policy, EU Delegation to the US

Evi Fuelle serves as Advisor, Digital Economy Policy at the Delegation of the European Union to the United States of America.

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Mercedes García Pérez

Mercedes García Pérez

Head of Global Issues and Innovation, EU Delegation to the US

Mercedes García Pérez’s office represents the EU in the areas of transportation, climate, energy and environment, research and innovation, space, food safety and public health.

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Andreea Gleeson

Andreea Gleeson

CEO, TuneCore, USA

Andreea Gleeson is TuneCore’s Chief Executive Officer. To the music industry, she brings a unique perspective as well as the digital and marketing expertise necessary in today’s increasingly digital landscape.

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shannon gunn

shannon gunn

Jazz Trombonist, USA

Shannon Gunn is an acclaimed jazz trombonist from the Washington DC area who actively uses her music for social justice causes.

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Peter Harrell

Peter Harrell

NSC Senior Director for International Economics and Competitiveness

Peter Harrell is a leading expert on U.S. economic statecraft, including sanctions, export controls, trade policy, and other geoeconomic tools.

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Philippa HUghes

Philippa HUghes

Social Sculptor and Chief Creative Strategist, USA

Philippa P.B. Hughes is a Social Sculptor and Creative Strategist who designs relational spaces for honest conversations across political, social, and cultural differences.

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Kerstin Jorna

Kerstin Jorna

Director General, DG GROW, European Commission

Kerstin Jorna serves at the European Commission as the Director General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship, and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises.

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Thibaut Kleiner

Thibaut Kleiner

Director, Policy Strategy and Outreach, DG CNECT, European Commission

During his 20 years at the Commission, Thibaut Kleiner has worked with various issues from competition policy to supervised internet policies and 5G.

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Dr. Dagmara Koska

Dr. Dagmara Koska

Deputy Head of Section, Global Issues and Innovation, Counsellor for Energy and Climate, EU Delegation to the US

Dr. Dagmara Koska is the Debuty Head of Global Issues and Innovation Section at the Delegation of the European Union to the United States. She oversees climate and energy policies and manages relations between the EU and the US.

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Amb. Stavros Lambrinidis

Amb. Stavros Lambrinidis

Ambassador of the European Union to the United States

Stavros Lambrinidis is the Ambassador of the European Union to the United States, as of March 1, 2019.

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Jenny Leonard

Jenny Leonard

Bloomberg, White House Reporter

Jenny Leonard is a White House reporter for Bloomberg News, where she focuses on international economic issues.

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Inu Manak

Inu Manak

Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Inu Manak is an expert in international political economy, with a specialization in international trade policy and law.

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Luis Martinez-Amago

Luis Martinez-Amago

President, Technicolor, Connected Home

Luis Martinez-Amago is the Deputy CEO of Technicolor, and the President and General Manager of the Connected Home Division.

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Hemini Mehta

Hemini Mehta

Sustainability Lead, European Broadcasting Union

Hemini Mehta is an experienced Technical Professional in all things digital (video on demand, live streams, websites, mobiles, TV, STB & games consoles) with an angle on Sustainability. 

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Molly Montgomery

Molly Montgomery

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Molly Montgomery serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. She is responsible for relations with Western Europe and the European Union.

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Vickie Nauman

Vickie Nauman

CEO, CrossBorderWorks, USA

Vickie Nauman is a digital music pioneer whose specialty lies in the intersection of technology and music. In her work she focuses on licensing, relationships, and music rights and helps companies grow from point A to point B.

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Lie Ning

Lie Ning

Singer, Deedy Music, Germany

Lie Ning is a Berlin-based singer and musician fusing different vibes and creative ideas within his music, giving a home to his complex bundle of emotions. Currently he is working on his debut album with Grammy awarded producer Stephen Fitzmaurice (Sam Smith, Seal, Mary J. Blige & Alicia Keys).

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John Rego

John Rego

Sustainability Lead, Sony Pictures Entertainment

For the past 20 years, John Rego has worked with companies to help them become better citizens. John has led Sony Pictures Entertainment’s global sustainability department since 2009 and is an environmental officer of the Sony Group.

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Mehran Sahami

Mehran Sahami

Professor, Computer Science Department, Stanford University

Mehran Sahami is the James and Ellenor Chesebrough Professor in the School of Engineering and the Associate Chair for Education in the Computer Science department at Stanford University.

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Marietje Schaake

Marietje Schaake

Director, Stanford University Cyber Policy Center

Marietje Schaake is international policy director at Stanford University Cyber Policy Center and international policy fellow at Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence.

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Rupert Schlegelmilch

Rupert Schlegelmilch

Deputy Director General (Acting) for Trade, European Commission

Rupert Schlegelmilch is the Acting Deputy Director General at the DG Trade of the European Commission. DG Trade is in charge of implementing the common trade policy of the European Union.

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Hessel van Oorschot

Hessel van Oorschot

Chief of Noise, Tribe of Noise, The Netherlands

Hessel van Oorschot is the Founder and ‘Chief of Noise’ at the online music business Tribe of Noise. He is an experienced entrepreneur with a background in online business models, digital media, and building teams to execute disruptive ideas.

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Dirk Vansintjan

Dirk Vansintjan

President RESCOOP EU, Climate Rebel of the Year, Belgium

Dirk Vansintjan is the President of the European Federation of Citizen Energy Cooperatives, REScoop.eu. He is also a co-founder of the citizen energy cooperative Ecopower that supplies 1.6% of households in the Belgian Flanders with green electricity.

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Margrethe Vestager

Margrethe Vestager

Executive Vice President, European Commission

Margrethe Vestager is a Danish politician and European Commissioner in the Von der Leyen Commission, currently serving as Executive Vice President of the European Commission for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age since December 2019 and European Commissioner for Competition since 2014.

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Mia Florentine Weiss

Mia Florentine Weiss

Conceptual and Performance Artist, Germany

Mia Florentine Weiss is a German conceptual and performance artist. Her sculptural ambigram LOVE HATE exhibited in this year’s SXSW.

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Rachel Wolbers

Rachel Wolbers

Head of Global Engagement, META Oversight Board

Rachel Wolbers is the Public Policy Manager at the Oversight Board where she handles stakeholder engagement on cases and policy issues pending before the Board.

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