European AI Forum - 3rd Edition

June 2021

The third edition of the European AI Forum will have a look into the new AI regulation draft. We will have a focus on European AI and how European AI can sell products in the world and also, look at sandboxes and how to make them efficient. On the last days of the Portuguese Presidency and as a new Trio takes the Council of the EU helm, European AI Associations invite you to join us in finding the right answers on :

The AI Act - the future foundation of the EU’s AI ecosystem?

Let’s really get under the hood and understand what is behind the proposed regulation. The draft EU AI Regulation - the future foundation of EU’s AI ecosystem, a discussion about the approach and the challenges to regulate AI in EU.

AI “made in EU” - how to scale and export AI from Europe

AI made in EU - how to scale and export AI from Europe is the new proposed regulation turn into a bug or into a feature for European AI makers with export on their mind. 

AI regulatory sandboxes - from theory to reality

How will Europe foster innovation and develop trustworthy AI in a highly regulated environment?

Keynote speakers & Panelists

Corina Apachiţe

Head of AI


Daniel Avdagic Managing Director AV Living Lab

Nicola Beer


European Parliament 

Jörg Bienert


KI Bundesverband

Mariya Gabriel

Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education & Youth

European Commission

Kilian Gross

Head of AI Policy Development & Coordination Unit European Commission

Vida Groznik


NEUS Diagnostics

Silvia Ilieva


GATE Institute

Raymond Knops

State Secretary for the Interior and Kingdom Relations


Boštjan Koritnik

Minister of Public Administration


Robert Kroplewski

Plenipotentiary of the Minister of Digitalization

Ministry of Digital Affairs


Mislav Malenica 

Founder & CEO


Nicolas Meric



Michael Nikowitz Coordinator for Automated Driving

Ministry for Climate


Cédric O

Minister of State for Digital Transition


Justyna Orłowska

Head of GovTech Center & AI Policy Coordinator

Prime Minister's Office


Johannes Otterbach

VP Machine Learning Research

Merantix Labs 

Karlo Ressler 

Vice Chair AIDA

European Parliament


Dr. Markus Richter


Ministry of the Interior Germany

Tadej Rupel

National Coordinator for External Aspects of Digitalization

Ministry of Foreign Affairs


Damir Sabol

Founder & CEO


Marietje Schaake

International Policy Director

Standford University

Katharina Schüller

Author of the Data-Literacy-Charta

Data Scientist & CEO


Tena Šimonović Einwalter

Chair of the Executive Board

European Network of Equality Bodies (EQUINET)

& Ombudswoman of Croatia

Esther Smit

Business Director

Innovation Center for AI (ICAI)

Axel Voss  

Member of the European Parliament

EPP Coordinator of the JURI Committee


Jörg Bienert


KI Bundesverband

Milly Doolan

Head of Public Policy


Gaëlle Pinson

Managing Director

Hub France IA

Marloes Pomp

International Strategy

NL AI Coalitie

Jan Stedul

Secretary General


Clemens Wasner


AI Austria

LEAM:AI - Large European AI Models

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Feedback to the European Commission's regulation proposal on the Artificial Intelligence Act

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