13 October 2020, 09:00 - 10:30

08 October 2020

 MEP Brando Benifei will be hosting the event that is intended to address some of the key challenges for the fire safety and security industry, e.g. the impact of new technologies on the competitiveness of the sector and the need for a Europe-wide approach on testing and certification.  This debate will gather key institutional, industry and consumer stakeholders and allow for an interactive discussion under Chatham House rule.

Programme 13 October 2020

09:00 - 09.05
Introductory remarks and presentation of participants

09:05 - 09:20
Opening speech
Mr Brando Benifei, Member of the European Parliament

09:20 - 09:35
How will the EU industrial and digital age strategies support the competitiveness of the fire safety and security industries?
Aristotelis Tzafalias, Cybersecurity and Digital Privacy Policy Unit, DG CNECT, European Commission

09:35 - 09:55
Open discussion:

  • The market and regulatory hurdles hampering the security & fire safety industries
  • How does digitalisation impact the sector?
  • How can we leverage the new opportunities?

09:55 - 10:10
How to address the current fragmentation of the security market?
Mr Paul van der Zanden, General Director, Euralarm

10:10 - 10:25
Open discussion:

  • Europe-wide approach on testing and certification in the security and fire safety sector

10:25 - 10:30
Final statements and wrap-up