The Sherpas of the CEO Alliance had the pleasure to convene at the in-person Sherpa workshop in Brussels on 19 April 2023.
The workshop included sessions on the joint projects, discussions on policy, the overall functioning of the Alliance, and an exchange of views with representatives from the European Commission.
Sherpas had the opportunity to take stock of the progress on several joint projects which were presented throughout the day, identifying policy links and communication opportunities, as well as discussing next steps.
On policy, CEO Alliance Sherpas had an internal discussion on current and upcoming initiatives, followed by a fruitful meeting with Joan Canton, member of Cabinet of Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton, and two representatives from the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW). The exchange of views focused on the Green Deal Industrial Plan and the Net Zero Industry Act.
Sherpas agreed on a set of key actions to be implemented, and look forward to reconvening at the summer CEOs meeting, taking place in Stockholm and Södertälje on 12 July 2023.
About the CEO Alliance: We are a cross-sector action tank consisting of 12 leading European companies representing key industry sectors, with ~1.6 million employees and ~EUR 560 billion annual revenue. We use our broad platform to make decarbonization of European industry happen. In spite of the challenging times we firmly believe that the only way forward for a competitive, prosperous, resilient and sustainable Europe is an acceleration of the transition to green energy and technology. Further information about our work is available on our website, www.ceo-alliance.eu.