Transforming Business for a Sustainable Europe

EBS 2020’s overarching theme, ‘Transforming Business for a Sustainable Europe’, is based on the importance of sustainability. Businesses play an essential role in finding solutions to better the future of our continent. Through our sessions, including high-level plenaries, expert roundtables, interactive Agora talks, short expert presentations and networking moments, EBS 2020 will highlight a new approach to business and its focus on sustainable transformation and impact that companies have on societies and the environment.

Business leaders will engage with policy-makers and civil society to provoke meaningful discussions looking into the positive impact of business on society. Business plays an essential role in finding solutions to key issues shaping the future of the continent. Together we will envisage how Europe should progress within the next 5 years setting the next steps towards a stronger and more sustainable Europe.

Sustainability at the heart of EBS 2020

The overarching theme for EBS 2020 is sustainability. Through our sessions, EBS will highlight a new approach to business with a focus on sustainable transformation and the impact that companies have on both society and the environment. 

5 PILLARS FOR EBS 2020

Programme will be organised according to 5 pillars, representing the 5 key issues facing the EU:

New Economy
Beyond Growth

An increasingly perplexed international landscape …..

Towards a
Sustainable Europe

Reaching a sustainable carbon neutral economy …..

European Digital New Deal

The EU is being subjected to unfair competition …..

Social Progress in Europe

 The increased implementation of technologies …..

New trade opportunities for the EU

The EU’s trade agreements with countries …..
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European Commission

Didier Reynders

Commissioner for Justice

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European Commission

Cecilia Malmström

Former EU Commissioner for Trade

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European Commision

Jean-Claude Juncker

Former President

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European Commission

Pierre Delsaux

Deputy Director General, DG for Defence Industry and Space (DEFIS)

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European Commission

Maria Angeles Benitez Salas

Deputy Director General for Agriculture and Rural Development

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European Commission

Carlos Moedas

Former EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation

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Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation

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The Wall Street Journal

Dan Michaels

Brussels Bureau Chief

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Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment

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African Union

Victor Harison

Commissioner for Economic Affairs

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Ivory Coast

Marcel Amon-Tanoh

Minister of Foreign Affairs

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European Commission

Khalil Rouhana

Deputy Director-General, DG CNECT

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SHERPA Project

Laurence Brooks

Professor of Technology and Social Responsibility

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European Investment Bank

Flavia Palanza

Director for Eastern and Southern Neighbourhood

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Solvay

Ilham Kadri

CEO

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Managing Director of Programme Development and Technical Cooperation

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Chief Correspondent, Trade

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Bank of Africa Group

Amine Bouabid

Chief Executive Officer

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African Development Bank

Leila Farah Mokaddem

Country Manager & Resident Representative in Morocco

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European Political Strategy Centre

Ann Mettler

Head of EPSC

EBS NEWS

EBS Partnerships

Testimonials from previous EBS Partners

On behalf of BASF, we would like to congratulate you and your colleagues for this fantastic event and for the high level of professionalism

Hanna Luczkiewicz
Senior Manager Trade & Industry Policy - EU Government Relations BASF Group

It was a very successful session and thank you for being so responsive to our needs and your hard work. It was a pleasure working with you.

Anita Jennings
U.S. Mission to the European Union

Thank you for the opportunity to be on the judging panel for the awards. The winners were very impressive.

Celia Moore
Honorary Member of CSR Europe

Just a short note to thank you for the invitation to participate at the panel session yesterday. I enjoyed it, and hope the others who attended also enjoyed it!

Paul Skehan
Head of EU Office Pepsico

No doubt did it surpass the previous EBS events, which already were outstanding, this one was really the best event, of all kind, I attended so far.

Robert Jacquet, MSc, PMP
Founder & Business owner of 1 on 1 Executive Search

  Thank you for the opportunity to share some ideas during the event. I would also like to congratulate you on your very skilful conduct of the debates, which was greatly appreciated.

Philippe R. Scholtès
Managing Director at United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

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