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E!Sharp Live 2019

What does Europe mean to Europe?

The Steigenberger Hotel, Brussels
March 21, 2019

Speakers included


Sir Julian King

European Commissioner

for the Security Union

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Eve Geddie

Deputy Director


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Brenda King

Chief Executive

African & Caribbean Diversity


Marietje Schaake

Member of European Parliament


Phil Hogan

European  Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development

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Viorica Dăncilă 

Prime Minister, Romania


Gordon Sondland

U.S. Ambassador to the EU

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The 2019 Conference

One day of powerful talks and interviews
21 March 2019
09:00 - 18:00

A significant year lies ahead in European politics. 2019 will see European Parliament elections, a new European Commission and President and the likely finalisation of the outcomes from the Brexit negotiations. E!Sharp Live brought together key political figures and commentators to analyse and debate the future of the Union, and to look at some of the major domestic developments taking place around the EU. The conference also looked at prospects for the transatlantic relationship, responsible business particularly as it relates to digital businesses, and asked some searching questions with regards trade, immigration and the free movement of people.

E!Sharp Live 2019 once again shone a spotlight on the role of satire and the political cartoonist, this year featuring a presentation of the work of Andy Davey. Andy has been published in The Guardian, The Times, The Sun, The Independent, The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman, Private Eye, Spectator, Prospect, Squib, E!Sharp and the New Statesman to name a few.

Key themes included:


UK-EU Relations Post-Brexit

Disinformation, Election Interference

Trade and Global Relations

About E!Sharp Live

What is E!Sharp Live?

At E!Sharp Live, politicians, business, NGOs and the international press gathered in Brussels, where the future of the European Union was debated. Taking its lead from E!Sharp online, E!Sharp Live is a "magazine-style" format conference, delivering punchy, informed conversation and comment.



Hours of Networking




Interview Sessions


Sponsors & Partners

With thanks to our sponsors for their generous support of E!Sharp Live 2019.

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The Previous Edition..


The 2019 edition of E!Sharp Live was held on Thursday 21 March at the Steigenberger Wiltcher's Hotel, Brussels. 

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