Agenda – Draft

Texas-EU Business Summit 2023
Access to Trade, Investment & Innovation

8:30amBreakfast & Conference Registration
9:00amWelcome and Opening Remarks Featuring Keynote Speaker Glenn Hamer "Texas-European Trade Today", President, CEO Texas Association of Businesses
9:10amCzech Republic: Opportunities, Technology, and Expansion
In 1999, the Texas legislature declared October as officially Texas Czech Heritage month. Since then, Czech food, festivals, culture, education, and entertainment have continued to expand throughout the state, while also strengthening the Texas/EU partnership. According to the Global Peace Index (GPI), in 2022-23 Czech Republic was ranked as 8th safest and peaceful country in the world. Over the course of the last five years, what kind of changes have occurred? Which industries have grown the most, the least? How has Texas and the Czech Republic’s partnership impacted businesses, study abroad programs, including the standard of living? Panel members include the Honorary Consulate of Czech Republic, Director of Trade for Czech Republic, a CEO of a tech company, as well as an entrepreneur in the film industry
10:15amThe Future of Learning: How Technology Is Transforming How and What People Learn
This panel discussion will focus on using applied and experiential learning, generated AI in education, and digital transformation technologies and what this could mean for students, educators, and employers
11:20amHow the United States and Europe Work Together to Promote Digital Security and Address Cyber Threats
How do the US and the EU work together to promote digital security and address cyber threats? Panelists will exam pressing issues in technology, diplomacy, and cyberspace security. This panel will bring together experts and practitioners from government and industry
12:20pmLunch & Networking
Featuring a Discussion with French and Irish Consul Generals
2:00pmAnnual EU Energy Update
Dr. Michael Mosser, Associate Professor of Government and International Relations and Global Studies, will provide an update on energy production, consumption, and policy in the EU. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions
2:40pmEmerging Opportunities in Europe
The dynamic economies of Europe are filled with emergent business opportunities, offer highly cost-competitive, skilled workforces, and provide ideal locations from which to access European, African, and Eurasian markets
3:45pmCultivating Innovation in EU Countries for the US Market
This panel will highlight new and innovative products and services being utilized in the chemical and fintech industry sectors
4:45pmClosing Reception: Hosted by the Consulate of the Republic of Ireland in Austin
Light hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served