Guess which one is Steve? Clue: The only one thinner than Sir Mick.
Steve Jobs is hobnobbing with Sir Mick Jagger in Brussels, according to the EC press service.
Jobs met with Sir Mick at an online commerce roundtable to discuss “opportunities and barriers” to online retailing in Europe, the EC says. Other bigwigs included EC competition commissioner Neelie Kroes and the heads of LVMH, Alcatel, eBAy, Fiat and EMI, and others.
The business leaders met on Wednesday.
Jobs may be in Europe to attend Apple Expo in Paris, which just opened, although Apple doesn’t have a booth at the show.
The annual Apple Expo trade show is the biggest Apple-oriented show in Europe. Until 2003, Jobs has delivered a keynote speech there. But as Apple has expanded its chain of stores around the world, it has been pulling out of more and more conferences: Macworld in New York, NAB in Las Vegas and Apple Expo in France.
“Apple is participating in fewer trade shows every year, because often there are better ways for us to reach our customers,” an Apple spokesman told Macworld.
More details and pictures after the jump.
L-R: Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, Neelie Kroes and Bernard Arnault, CEO of LVMH
The members of the Online Commerce Roundtable were:
Chair: Ben Verwaayen, CEO Alcatel-Lucent
Bernard Arnault, CEO LVMH
John Donahoe, CEO eBay
John Elkann, CEO Fiat
Roger Faxon, CEO EMI
Sir Mick Jagger
Steve Jobs, CEO Apple
Bernard Miyet, CEO SACEM
Peter Vicary Smith (represented by Thomas Houghton), CEO Which? (the UK consumers’ organisation)
The issues paper for the meeting will be available at:
The report and any further submissions will be available at the same address.
See also SPEECH/08/437
Pictures are available at:
Sir Mick Jagger
Neelie Kroes, on the left, and Sir Mick JaggerRelated