Eurocham Event: Schuman Lecture Gala Dinner – 2017
September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
On the 20th of September 2017, the European Chamber of Commerce of Singapore has the honour to welcome Mr. José Manuel Barroso, former President of the European Commission (from 2004-2014) to deliver the 7th Singapore Schuman Lecture.
The Singapore Schuman Lecture celebrates the remarkable achievements of European integration since its modest beginnings, announced in the declaration by French Foreign Minister Schuman. The Schuman Lecture focuses on an economic and political vision for Europe, with particular attention on economic integration.
Taking place in the form of a prestigious gala dinner, the Lecture welcomes distinguished guests, including Singaporean government representatives, CEOs and managing directors of major European and local companies, the diplomatic circle and the media.
It welcomed in the past distinguished speakers such as Mr. Jean-Claude Trichet, former President of the European Central Bank, H.E. Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, Mr Romano Prodi, Former President of the European Commission and Former Prime Minister of Italy, Mme Christine Lagarde, French Minister for Economy, Finance and Industry Lord Mandelson, former UK Secretary of State for Business, First Secretary of State and EU Trade Commissioner and Mr Pascal Lamy, Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and former EU Trade Commissioner.
The Schuman Lecture series is supported by the Delegation of the European Union to Singapore and by the European national chambers of commerce and business associations present in Singapore.
Programme to be revealed soon.
Seat – EuroCham members: $300.00
Seat – Supporting Chambers: $350.00
Seat- Non members: $400.00
Table – EuroCham Members: $2,700.00
Table – Supporting Organisation: $3,150.00
Table – Non-members: $3,600.00
Mr. José Manuel Barroso
Former President of the European Commission (from 2004-2014)
Born in Lisbon, he studied law and European studies, before writing a doctorate on the impact of European integration on Portuguese politics. He lectured at Lisbon and Geneva Universities, and in 1985 entered the Portuguese parliament for the centre‐right Social Democratic Party.
He advanced to become Minister for Foreign Affairs, and in 2002 he led his party to an election victory, becoming Prime Minister.
He was nominated by the European Council and elected by the European Parliament to the post of President of the European Commission. The European Council unanimously nominated him for a second term as President of the European Commission, and he was re-elected by an absolute majority in the European Parliament in September 2009.
He has also participated in several international missions including, among others, head of the IDEA delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina (1996) and advisor to the United Nations in projects for Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo.