EUTA members gather to set 2022 priorities at Annual General Meeting
BRUSSELS, 31 March 2022 – Today, the European Tech Alliance (EUTA) held its Annual General Meeting with members in Brussels, gathering European tech champions from across business sectors and markets.
The AGM was an opportunity for leading voices in the European tech industry to set out their ambitions for the alliance and for future engagement with European stakeholders.
Members were welcomed by the President of the EUTA, Kristin Skogen Lund, who said on the occasion of the AGM:
“I was thrilled to meet up with the EUTA membership for an important discussion about the future of our alliance. It is clear that all members are committed to contributing to a thriving and growing European tech community, and underline the need for an even stronger unified voice in Brussels. As such we have been discussing our future strategy on the most important legislative files and how we can ensure that the EU tech community is heard in the negotiations and during the crucial implementation phase.”
The AGM was also an opportunity to formally welcome Aurélie Caulier as the newly elected Chair of the EUTA. She stated:
“After two years of virtual meetings, I am pleased that EUTA members could finally gather in the EU capital. The last years, months and weeks have brought about profound changes, economically, geopolitically, for our customers or from a regulatory standpoint. To secure future growth, we ask European leaders to place innovation and fair competition at the heart of EU digital regulation.”
Former Chair, Magdalena Peich presented an overview of the work of the EUTA during the last year, which was marked by a strong focus on increasing the engagement of the EUTA.
In December 2021, the EUTA hosted its first CEO Forum, where ten of its member CEOs held meetings with Thierry Breton, European Commissioner for the Internal Market and Andreas Schwab MEP, Rapporteur for the proposed Digital Markets Act. This gave CEOs the opportunity to discuss pressing challenges and opportunities from EU digital regulation for Europe’s leading tech businesses.
Throughout the year, the EUTA has continued to be a voice for European tech and a go-to expert on tech policy. The EUTA developed numerous position papers and contributed towards public consultations on key digital files such as the DSA, the DMA, the AI Act, the General Product Safety Regulation and taxation, with a letter to EU finance ministers and the European Commission in response to the G20 agreement reached in July 2021.
During the AGM, members also discussed with two distinguished guests: Eva Maydell MEP and Alexandre de Streel, Academic Director of CERRE and Chair of the EU Observatory on the Online Platform Economy.
In the last year, the EUTA also welcomed new members: Backmarket, DeliveryHero, Glovo, Proton, Testbirds and Trustpilot. We are pleased to see the European Tech Alliance thus expanding.
About the EUTA
The European Tech Alliance (EUTA) brings together and gives voice to the most exciting homegrown European tech companies across business models, member states and sectors.
Our objective is to create a better future for Europe through technology and based on shared EU values: we aim to contribute to our local economies and build a sustainable, greener, innovative and inclusive Europe for future generations.
Our track record of success highlights the recent growth and potential of the EU’s digital economy. With the right legal framework and policies that enable innovation and fair competition for all players, Europe can continue to prosper and produce more global European digital champions in the future.
Visit us at www.eutechalliance.eu
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