Personal Invitation Tech Policy Primer

This exclusive Tech Policy Primer, organized by US Embassy, CTA and Considerati, is part of CES Unveiled Amsterdam, which will take place on 16 & 17 October in Amsterdam and serves as a prelude to the latest tech that will be showcased at the upcoming CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES is the global stage for innovation, with more than 20,000 new products launched at CES every year.

The Tech Policy Primer will explore the tension between increasing societal pressures to regulate digital technology and the ambition to nurture innovation within the tech industry. Is European tech policy, for example on AI and data protection, forward thinking and in the interests of society and business, or an obstacle to economic growth, innovation and free trade?

What can you expect?

  • A critical analysis of the current state-of-play of the European tech sector.
  • Focus on an actionable ‘to-do list’ for policy makers and politicians to grow the tech sector in a responsible manner.
  • An opportunity to share insights with the tech industry, senior policymakers and politicians.
  • A VIP reception at the U.S. Ambassador’s Residence.


October 16, 2019

Walk-in from 15:30, start seminar at 16:00, followed by a reception at 17:30

Residence of the Ambassador of the United States of America

Tobias Asserlaan 4, 2517 KC The Hague, the Netherlands

Organizers: US Embassy, CTA and Considerati




Welcome by U.S. Ambassador Pete Hoekstra.

Opening remarks by Mona Keijzer, State Secretary of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy.

Analysis by Ben Verwaayen (General Partner of Keen Venture Partners and former CEO of British Telecom and Alcatel-Lucent) on whether tech-regulation is inevitable and the necessity to support the next generation of tech unicorns.
Open panel discussion with Inge Janssen (EMEA Head of Policy at, Alexander van Boetzelaer (Executive Vice President Strategy, Elsevier), Willem Strijbosch (Head of Autonomous Driving, Tom Tom) and Gerard de Graaf (European Commission).
Q&A session on CES Unveiled Europe by Gary Shapiro (President & CEO of Consumer Technology Association).
Reflections on an actionable to do list by Ton Wagemans, Managing Partner, Considerati.


Reception – remarks by Gary Shapiro, President & CEO of the Consumer Technology Association.


The Primer is limited to 60 selected participants and will be closed to press.

The reception will be open to press and additional U.S. Embassy Guests.


You are also invited as VIP guest to CES Unveiled Amsterdam (17 October 2019, Beurs van Berlage). Participation is free of charge. Access the program via this link. VIP guests can participate in a “leader in tech tour” and meet with selected exhibitors.

Considerati is the legal and public affairs consultancy for the digital world. Considerati helps organizations to innovate socially responsible.

CES Unveiled 2019 is owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association, organized in partnership with the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate.


Arjen Leemburg Senior public affairs adviseur

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact me. +31 (0) 614328567