Moderator: Katrina Sichel

London-born, Brussels-based, Katrina has 20 years’ experience in communications as a TV Producer, Event Presenter/Moderator and Campaign Director. Among other roles in an eclectic career, as Head of Production for a TV PR Company she produced syndicated news reports for the BBC, Channel 4, Sky, ITV, Reuters, etc. This included interviewing high-profile figures from the worlds of business, politics, art, sport, film and fashion, such as Tony Blair, Michael Heseltine, Tracey Emin, David Hockney, Tom Hanks, Ridley Scott, Sir Alex Ferguson, JK Rowling, Jamie Oliver and Diana Ross.

From 2007 – 2017, she developed and ran Europe-wide multimedia campaigns and projects for the EU institutions covering diverse policy areas including employment and social inclusion, regional development, EU urban agenda, agriculture, fisheries, climate and the environment, transport, mobility, ICT, energy, human rights, taxation and sport. Not only did this enable her to dive deeply into all sorts of topics, but also to rub shoulders with MEPs, Commissioners, national ministers and, importantly, stakeholders from Europe and beyond: business associations, NGOs and trade unions, industry, academic institutions, public authorities CSOs, and so on. Being able to engage with their diverse perspectives, aims, needs and concerns has certainly nourished her moderating work.

 

Katrina Sichel

 

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