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high level dialogue for a globalised world
Brussels, 23rd February 2015
Mr. Ben SMULDERS
Head of Cabinet of 1st VP Frans Timmermans
Rue de la Loi 200
Dear Mr. Smulders, Dear Ben,
On behalf of AECA we are writing to invite you to be the Guest Speaker at an AECA Round-Table Conference-
Luncheon in Brussels. As a theme we propose “Dealing with regulatory burden”
. Your alternative proposal for a
theme would be welcome, should you wish to change it.
You are already familiar with AECA as a dynamic forum for lively and informed debate on key current topics.
Meetings, usually in the form of a round-table discussion for 24-32 participants, are attended by senior
members of the international business, political, government and diplomatic communities. The discussions are
off-the-record, under the Chatham House Rule.
If you are able to accept our invitation, we propose that we explore dates during the week beginning 4th May or
during the week beginning 29th June, depending on your schedule. We would be pleased to look for an
alternative time-scale if this is not convenient. The meeting would start at 12:30 and finish at 14:45. We would
like you to make an introductory address of around 20 minutes, which would be followed by interactive round-
table discussions throughout the rest of the meeting time.
Enclosed you will find our latest Programme of Events as well a short company description.
Thank you very much for considering this invitation to speak at our international forum. I look forward to
hearing from you.
Chief Executive Officer