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The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the UK and PubAffairs have the pleasure to invite you to a Networking Reception and the book launch of ‘EU Superlobby’ by author Milos Labovic in the evening of Tuesday 4th February. Please note this event is now fully booked.

Milos Labovic has been an EU specialist for 15 years. His book - EU Superlobby - was first published in Dutch in 2017, and the evening event celebrates the publication of an updated and revised English language version with insights from Brussels’ respected experts. Milos will present his thoughts as part of the Networking Event and will be available for questions and book signings.

Evening Timetable

5.30pm Arrival
5.45pm Ambassador’s Welcome
5.50pm Milos Labovic: EU Superlobby book presentation
followed by continued Networking in the Embassy Bar
7.30pm Event Ends

EU Superlobby: Winning in Brussels by Milos Labovic is available to PubAffairs members at a 30% discount. The publication can be ordered online here and please enter the discount code: PUB2020.

Overview: "In Brussels lobbying is the oil that makes the wheels go round. No institution, no member state, no political group, no special interest can push a policy through unaided. Everyone needs allies, and everyone needs to lobby. Brussels has many lobbyists but only a few operate on the level of the superlobbyist.

Step by step, and with many anecdotes of successes and failures, Brussels public affairs specialist Milos Labovic shows what is needed to raise your game to superlobbyist level. Knowing the “animals in the EU jungle”, understanding how the legislative process works and when and how to engage, building your networks strategically – these are among the keys to success. The book includes insights from contributors including Herman Van Rompuy, Frits Bolkestein, Richard Corbett, Eva Maydell, Emilio De Capitani and many other experts.

This book is for aspiring superlobbyists, students, journalists, academics, civil servants and anyone who wants to understand how Brussels really works."

PubAffairs EU is the network for UK and European-based practitioners working in EU public affairs and engaging with the European Union institutions. Our networking event presents an opportunity for informal cross-sectoral peer-to-peer networking, bringing together practitioners with an EU focus in their communications role, to exchange experiences, share advice and discuss topical issues. Photos from previous events can be viewed in our Photo Gallery.

How to attend

Many thanks for your interest in attending the event but it is now fully booked. Please keep an eye out for future events.

Places will be offered on a first come first served basis. Spaces are limited and please only RSVP if you are definitely able to attend. Places are non-transferable. Please only register for yourself. Colleagues should be encouraged to apply separately. To ensure as diverse an audience as possible, multiple registrations from individual organisations may not be accepted, thank you for your understanding.

Whilst we anticipate that the event will be oversubscribed, no registrations will be accepted after 5pm on Friday 31st January.

For security purposes, please ensure that you bring Photographic ID.

Guests are invited kindly to arrive promptly for the 5.30pm event start time and certainly no later than 5.45pm for the Ambassador’s Welcome.

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