Beginning Wednesday, 11 December 2019 12:00
End Wednesday, 11 December 2019 14:00
Location Rue de l'Amigo 1-3, 1000, Brussels, Belgium
Event fees British Chamber members: €85.00 (incl. VAT)
Non-members: €95.00 (incl. VAT)

With the holidays fast approaching it's time to get into that festive spirit!

This year we are delighted to announce that at our Christmas Lunch we will be joined by Dr Joanna Drake, Deputy General of DG ENV, who will lead a festive discussion about Ms von der Leyen's Green Deal.

Dr Joanna Drake will lead us though the upcoming priorities of DG ENV, such as the implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan and moving towards a safe and sustainable global society.

The dress code for the Christmas Lunch is festive business attire, so join us for an afternoon of fun, festivities and good company.

To register contact Emma. 


Deputy Director-General | DG Environment, European Commission

Joanna Drake has been the Deputy Director-General of the European Commission's Directorate-General (DG) for the environment since March 2016. In this role, she is in charge of the coordination of Resource-efficiency policies and other legal instruments. She also chairs a cross-cutting Task Force spear-heading strategic positions for the DG on (inter-alia) the post-2020 Commission financial framework negotiations, Brexit co-ordination, the urban agenda and the future-proofing of the EU's environmental acquis. By training, Joanna is a doctor of laws from the University of Malta, where she also lectured full time in the Department of European and Comparative Law. She acquired a post-graduate degree in Advanced European Legal Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. She held various legal and management posts in the private and public sector before joining the European Commission as head of the European Commission Representation in Malta in 2005. She also had a key role in the Malta-EU accession negotiations as member of the Malta-EU Steering and Action Committee. Between 2010 and 2015 she was director for SME's and Entrepreneurship in the European Commission's Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs. During her tenure in DG GROW she also led the Commission's Task Force on The Collaborative Economy, New Business Models And SME's.

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