EU: A Global Actor?
Meet with Federica Mogherini High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice-President of the European Commission - High-level discussion on the EU as a Global Actor
May 24, 11:45-12:30

Quo vadis, Italia ?
Meet with Pier Carlo Padoan Minister of Finance of Italy - Business Leaders Lunch
May 24, 12:30-14:00

Brexit: Will Europe make an example of the UK
Meet with Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer
Closing Plenary Session - May 24, 17:15-18:15









Inspiring, insightful, influential

The unique impact of EBS is created by our renowned speakers – political decision-makers, business leaders, members of academia and civil society.

Every year they present a variety of perspectives on the most current issues in Europe. 

Antonio Tajani

European Parliament

Frans Timmermans

European Commission

Federica Mogherini

European Commission

Didier Reynders

Kingdom of Belgium

Lilyana Pavlova

Bulgarian Presidency

Peter Praet

European Central Bank

Cecilia Malmström

European Commission

Philip Hammond

United Kingdom

About the EBS

The European Business Summit is a leading annual platform where key figures from different sectors meet together to discuss current global trends and challenges and their effect on the European Union. With 200 high-level speakers, 50 interactive debates and unique networking opportunities, EBS has become a landmark event in Brussels, attracting 2000 attendees each year.

EBS 2018 main themes

Europe as a global economic leader 

The EU’s role in achieving Sustainable Development Goals, promoting pro-environmental policies and ensuring gender equality.

Trade opportunities in an uncertain environment 

Strengthening trade relations and opening up to new markets.

EU governance and leadership in a changing world 

 The impact of digitalisation on the EU’s internal and external actions.

Join our plenary sessions, roundtables, interactive Agora talks and Meet the Expert conversations.

23 May

24 May

Networking moments

General Networking Lunch - 23-24 May 

General Cocktail Reception - 23 May-24 May

Business Leaders' Dinner - 23 May

European Leadership Awards Dinner - 23 May

Mission of China Networking Lunch (By invitation only) - 23 May

Lunch (by Invitation): Belgian Business for Europe - 23 May

Belgian Power Event ( By invitation only)

Breakfast Briefing: Nord Stream 2 - Progress Report and Outlook ( By invitation only)

Business Leaders' Lunch - 24 May

Hydrogen Cocktail Reception - 24 May

Brussels SDG Summit

CSR Europe returns to the European Business Summit for the second time with a daylong Brussels Sustainable Development Goals Summit on May 23. This year’s main theme will be about impactful partnerships. It will start off with a plenary session during which the CSR’s White Paper on Sector Collaboration and partnerships for SDGs will be launched. Register now at and join the debate!

Success based on cooperation

Every year our partners take an active part in the creation and the shaping of the EBS. Their involvement gives them an opportunity to highlight their priorities in front of a diverse, influential audience, thus allowing them to make an impact on the EU decision-making process.


EBS welcomes partnerships with a variety of companies, institutions and associations, thus reflecting the broad spectrum of perspectives to be voiced at the EBS 2018.


Discover our new visibility package and join the debate at the European Business Summit! 


Strategic partner
Main Partner
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European Leadership Awards ceremony at EBS Gala Dinner!

Join us for the grand finale for the first edition of the European Leadership Awards! The long-awaited verdicts of the jury will be announced during an exclusive gala ceremony broadcast live by Euronews from the Egmont Palace in Brussels. Do not miss out on this unique opportunity and buy your ticket now!



The European Business Summit offers a wide range of possibilities and opportunities to both its participants and guests. For a dynamic look at the atmosphere and calibre of the event and to help you to envision you or your company at the summit, take a look at the EBS video:

Practical information

The European Business Summit takes place in the majestic Egmont Palace in Brussels. 


Egmont Palace, Place du Petit Sablon 8 bis, 1000 Brussels


In order to facilitate the registration process, please present your confirmation letter on the day of the event. All guests are asked to pass through security. 


By public transport:
Nearest metro stop: Porte de Namur (Line 2 and 6)
Nearest tram and bus stop: Petit Sablon (93, 92, 95, 27)


By car:
There are two car parks close to the Egmont Palace:

Interparking “Sablon-Poelaert” (Place Poelaert) 
“2 Portes” (Boulevard de Waterloo, 2a)