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It's ALDE Party Congress 2016 week!

29/11/2016

European Liberal Democrats will meet for their 37th Congress this week at the Hilton Hotel & Convention Centre, Warsaw, Poland and bring together over 800 of delegates, party leaders and decision makers from our 60 member parties from all across Europe.

The Congress is open to European liberal politicians, delegates and guests from ALDE Party member parties, individual members, partner associations and affiliated organisations, sponsors, specially invited guests & members of the press. All parts of the Congress programme are open, except when listed as 'by invitation only' or 'for Congress delegates only'.

The ALDE Party Congress will host speeches and debates with many high-profile European Liberal politicians. Find below an overview of the key highlights from this year's Congress:

Friday 2 December

Opening Ceremony 10:45-12:30 
Keynote speeches by

  • Hans van Baalen MEP, ALDE Party President 
  • Miro Cerar, Prime Minister of Slovenia
  • Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Trade
  • Ryszard Petru MP, Party Leader Nowoczesna, Poland
  • Andrej Babiš, Deputy Prime Minister of the Czech Republic
  • Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition
  • Guy Verhofstadt MEP, Leader of the ALDE Group in the European Parliament

Press Conference 12:30-13:00

Line-up:

  • Hans van Baalen MEP, ALDE Party President 
  • Andrej Babiš, Deputy Prime Minister of the Czech Republic
  • Miro Cerar, Prime Minister of Slovenia
  • Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Trade
  • Ryszard Petru MP, Party Leader Nowoczesna, Poland
  • Willie Rennie MSP, Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Guy Verhofstadt MEP, Leader of the ALDE Group in the European Parliament
  • Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition

Plenary Speech by Taavi Rõivas MP, Party Leader Reform Party, Estonia 17:20 – 17:25 

Plenary Speech by Albert Rivera MP, Party Leader Ciudadanos, Spain 17:25 – 17:30 

Plenary Debate ‘Brexit and the Politics of Fear’ 17:30 – 19:15
 
Saturday 3 December

Closing Ceremony and Announcement of Election Results  16:45 – 17:00 Saturday 3rd December by ALDE Party President Hans van Baalen MEP

There will be livestream via our Congress website for all the public events taking place at Warsaw Hall 1+2+3 of Hilton Hotel & Convention Centre.

Follow the hashtag #ALDECongress and our activities on FacebookTwitter, Instagram and Flickr for latest updates from the Congress.