2019 EU Election Executive Program
A Behind The Scenes View

12 April 2019 | Brussels

Captured moments of the 1st edition

On 11 April 2019, speakers and members of the Global Public Affairs Club first enjoyed drinks and a newsroom tour at POLITICO’s office accompanied by Ryan Heath, political editor.

Following this, the GPAC Executive Program dinner brought together the speakers of the 2019 EU Election Executive Program, Global Public Affairs Club members and Ryan Heath, POLITICO Europe editor, in an atmosphere of shared insights on the scenarios, outcomes and strategies for public affairs in the face of this 2019 election year.

“Impressive how the discussion was deep, thoughtful and animated. Thank you!”

Hans Hack, Senior Manager and Head of Financial Services – FTI

“A stimulating and informed dinner discussion with inputs from various corners of Europe and the World.”

Peter Lochbihler, Director Global Public Affairs – Booking.com

“Great dinner & even better conversations. Merci beaucoup!”

Marcel Halma, Director Integrated Communication – Nouryon


The first edition of the GPAC Executive Program surpassed our expectations, thanks to experienced insights from hands-on practitioners, thought-provoking questions and engaging conversations among the more than 60 public affairs professionals from more than 17 countries that made it to Brussels on 12 April 2019.
Here are some of our favourite captured moments

“Imagination empowered ! As always with the GPAC”

Stéphane Cossé, Directeur des Affaires Publiques – Covèa

“Great summary and inspiration on upcoming trends in advocacy”

Katarina Gamalova, President – European Health Parliament

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Speakers who attended

Ryan Heath
Political Editor

Hans Hack
Senior Managing Director – Head of Financial Services
FTI Consulting

Riccardo Dugulin
Account Executive
POLITICO Pro Intelligence

Siljan Tveitnes
Chairman, Global Public Affairs Club Project Manager,

Marcel Halma
Director Integrated Communications

Denise Rennmann
Head Global Public & Governmental Affairs
Bayer AG

Peter Lochbihler
Director Global Public Affairs

Bertrand Deprez
VP EU Government affairs
Schneider Electric

Christian Thams
Senior Director Government Affairs
Gilead Sciences

Liam McKay
Director Corporate Affairs
London City Airport

Piotr Kedzierski
Public Affairs Director
T-Mobile Poland

Mar Pallas Poy
VP Europe Market Development
Scoot Networks


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