Page European Virtual Insight Forum: A World in Transition

After a year of massive changes due to the pandemic, we all hope we are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Across all industries, senior communicators have been tasked with leading their enterprises toward the next normal. But how do we get there? Join us for the upcoming European Insight Forum hosted by Marc Cloosterman, CEO of VIM Group, where leaders in the energy, logistics and hygiene industries will share their learnings, inspiration and vision for how enterprises are transitioning into the post-pandemic world. This Insight Forum is on Tuesday, March 16, at 2:00 - 4:30 p.m. CET (9:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. ET). Insight Forums are opportunities for Page members, Page Up members and prospective members to convene around a topic relevant to specific regions. These structured events hosted by Page Country Chairs feature presentations from speakers over the course of a few hours. For more information, please contact Errick Towns.

Please note that all times are in Central European Time (CET)


2:00 – 2:15 p.m. Introduction

Marc Cloosterman, CEO, VIM Group and Page Country Chair, Germany and The Netherlands


2:15 – 3:00 Energy in Transition – Bjørn Otto Sverdrup, SVP of Corporate Sustainability, Equinor

Moderated By: Reidar Gjærum, senior advisor, Equinor

The energy transition is about balancing the world’s need for more energy by combating climate change and reaching a situation with net zero emissions by 2050. What role can the traditional oil and gas industry plan in that transition, as it implies less use of fossil fuels and more renewables and low carbon solutions?


3:00 – 3:45 Logistics in Transition – Abdulla Bin Damithan, chief commercial officer, DP World 

Moderated By: Daniel van Otterdijk, svp, group communications , DP World

Mr. Damithan will talk with Daniel about the global transition they see from a geopolitical
and financial perspective, as well as discuss the increased advancement of digital trade.


3:45 – 4:15 Hygiene in Transition – Harold van den Broek, chief operating officer, Reckitt Benckiser

Moderated by: Miguel Veiga-Pestana, svp global corporate affairs & sustainability, Reckitt Benckiser

4:15 – 4:30 Wrap Up/Closing

WHEN March 16, 2021

TIME 9:00am-11:30pm