PRESS ADVISORY: ALDE Party Congress in Warsaw, Poland 2-3 December 2016 | ALDE Party

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ALDE Party press release
28/11/2016


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.


Key events at the Congress open to the press

Opening Ceremony 10:45-12:30 Friday 2 December (Hilton Hotel & Convention Centre, Warsaw Hall 1+2+3)

Keynote speeches by

  • Hans van Baalen MEPALDE 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 Friday 2 December (Hilton Hotel & Convention Centre, Meeting Room 1)

Line-up:

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

Plenary Speech by Taavi Rõivas MP, Party Leader Reform Party, Estonia 17:20 – 17:25 Friday 2 December (Hilton Hotel & Convention Centre, Warsaw Hall 1+2+3)

Plenary Speech by Albert Rivera MP, Party Leader Ciudadanos, Spain 17:25 – 17:30 Friday 2 December (Hilton Hotel & Convention Centre, Warsaw Hall 1+2+3)


Other items likely to be of interest to journalists

Plenary Debate ‘Brexit and the Politics of Fear’ 17:30 – 19:15 Friday 2 December (Hilton Hotel & Convention Centre, Warsaw Hall 1+2+3)

Closing Ceremony and Announcement of Election Results  16:45 – 17:00 Saturday 3 December by ALDE Party President Hans van Baalen MEP (Hilton Hotel & Convention Centre, Warsaw Hall 1+2+3)


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 Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Flickr for latest updates from the Congress.

Additional press information can be obtained through Didrik de Schaetzen, ALDE Party Head of Communications, on ddeschaetzen@aldeparty.eu +32 479 33 10 27

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