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GPA Director Speaks at 'New Europeans' Event

GPA Director Speaks at 'New Europeans' Event

The annual European Parliamentary group ‘Friends of New Europeans Reception’ took place on the 10th of October 2018 at UNITEE, Place du Luxembourg 2. The…

patrick 23rd October 2018
GPA Succesfully launches new EU Asian Hospitality Association

GPA Succesfully launches new EU Asian Hospitality Association

On 17 October, hosted by UK MEP Amjad Bashir, GPA succesfully launched the Asian Hospitality Federation Europe by means of a high level dinner in the European Parliament's…

patrick 23rd October 2018
GPA Client ESBA Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Successful High Level Dinner Event

GPA Client ESBA Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Successful High Level Dinner Event

On 15 October 2018, GPA client the European Small Business Alliance celebrated its 20th anniversary as a Brussels based pan-European body representing micro and…

patrick 23rd October 2018
GPA Director Speaks at Google's 20th Anniversary Event

GPA Director Speaks at Google's 20th Anniversary Event

On 26 September 2018, Google's world famous search engine turned 20. To mark the occasion, Google Brussels organized an event in their Brussels based 'Google Garage'.…

Pau March 2nd October 2018
EU must do more to encourage blockchain innovation, says lobbyist

EU must do more to encourage blockchain innovation, says lobbyist

The European Commission (EC) needs to move quickly and get to grips with understanding blockchain innovation, EU lobbyist Patrick Gibbels has said in an exclusive…

patrick 11th September 2018
What would you #askalobbyist ?

What would you #askalobbyist ?

After answering the good old "what do you do" with "I am a lobbyist", at birthday parties in particular, I get asked the strangest questions sometimes, ranging…

patrick 22nd August 2018
European Commission: does crypto need its own regulation?

European Commission: does crypto need its own regulation?

Yesterday, after a high-level roundtable (“key authorities,” including central banks and supervisors) on the subject, Commission Vice-President Dombrovskis says…

patrick 17th August 2018
Small businesses are our economic engine - let's look after them

Small businesses are our economic engine - let's look after them

When economies are struggling, we look to small businesses to do the heavy lifting in the process of recovery. When times are better, they provide the innovation,…

patrick 27th September 2017
Commission mulls overhaul of alcohol excise duties

Commission mulls overhaul of alcohol excise duties

On 1 March 2017, the European Commission released an Inception Impact Assessment for a proposal to revise the Directive on the harmonization of the structures…

patrick 27th September 2017
Better Regulation Event with First Vice President Frans Timmermans

Better Regulation Event with First Vice President Frans Timmermans

Join us for our ESBA Annual Event with Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans "Keeping the Better Regulation Agenda Relevant in Challenging EU Times" 11.45…

patrick 27th September 2017

Our clients say

We have been working together with Patrick Gibbels for the past 3 years to help us with the political developments in Europe concerning air passenger rights. Patrick has a keen understanding of the European legal and political system and shown great interest and knowledge of the issues we are dealing with. We rely on him to keep us up to date on any developments in the European Parliament, and Council, and advising us who to talk to and how to approach each issue. He has also been instrumental in the creation of the Association of Passenger Rights Advocates (APRA) and is an active and supportive Secretary General for the group.

— Hendrik Noorderhaven

CEO EUclaim