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Inclusive, Innovative, Interconnected
With the upcoming European elections and Brexit, now is the most opportune time to assess where Europe stands in the world. In a context marked by increasing contestation and transformation, it is imperative to proactively find solutions through meaningful debates.
EBS 2019’s objective is to enable businesses to play an essential role in finding solutions to key issues shaping the future of our continent. Taking place just two weeks prior to the European elections, we will envisage the next steps towards a stronger Europe.
- Europe's Trade Strategy: In a perplexing global economy what strategy will Europe utilise?
- EBS 2019: Transitioning Towards A Cleaner Europe
- EBS 2019: Embracing the Artificial Intelligence Revolution
- Shaping the Programme of EBS 2019 with the Steering Committee
- Tomorrow's Europe selected as theme for EBS 2019
- Discover key topics of EBS 2019!
- EBS Steering Committee meets to discuss the 2019 edition
Europe is at a crossroads facing an array of demands and challenges. Global players around the world have woken up and are increasingly gaining ground. Europe is on stand-by lacking a meaningful vision: its social, political and economic models are being second-guessed by part of its population and contested by some member states promoting new models. While these tensions escalate and cleavages grow, the European project is itself being questioned. Despite the turmoil, Europe must overcome the obstacles and forge a cohesive leadership as there exists no alternative to succeed in a globalised world.
Europe must navigate such troubled waters. How to compete within a globalized economy whilst guaranteeing and improving its democratic socio-economic model? How to evolve in the context of slow economic growth? How to ensure smooth societal transitions brought by digitalisation, the changing nature of work and the development of cleaner energy?
With the upcoming European elections and Brexit, now is the most opportune time to take stock of where Europe stands in the world, of where opportunities lie and reform impediments making Europe lag behind.
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 Europe.
The European Business Summit is a unique debating and networking platform where key figures from an array of sectors meet to discuss current global trends and challenges and their effect on Europe. With 200 high-level speakers, 50 interactive debates and exclusive networking opportunities, EBS has become a landmark event in Brussels attracting 2000 attendees each year.
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EBS 2019 Main Themes
Embracing the Artificial Intelligence Revolution
Europe’s Trade Strategy: Challenges Versus New Opportunities
The Belt and Road Initiative
The Impact of the Digital Age and Optimising the Digital Single Market
Transitioning Towards Cleaner Energy for Europe
Fostering Research and Innovation in Europe
What is The Future of European Defence
Post Brexit: Envisaging the EU’s Future Economic Relations with the UK
The New Media Landscape
Green Steel and Hydrogen’s Revolutionary Perspectives
Adapting to and Keeping Pace with Climate Change
Making Future Visions A Reality by Woman Leaders
New Business Opportunities Beyond Europe: New-Zealand, Australia, Africa, Japan
European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström exchanging final remarks before two high-level roundtables: New Trade Opportunities and EU-Japan roundtable.
Peter Praet, Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, gave a keynote speech during an exclusive Business Leaders’ Lunch.
President Antonio Tajani presents an In Memoriam Award for Daphne Caruana Galizia to her sons Andrew and Matthew during the European Leadership Awards ceremony.
EBS participants listening to the HRVP Federica Mogherini and Didier Reynders – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and European Affairs of Belgium.
High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini discussing the role of the EU as a global actor during EBS 2018.
Philip Hammond – Chancellor of the Exchequer – gives the keynote speech during EBS 2018 Closing Plenary.
Vice-President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis discusses different visions of euro-area governance with Guntram Wolff – the Director of Bruegel.
The First Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans participates in the Closing of the SDG Summit organised by CSR Europe.
Boyan Slat – founder and CEO of the Ocean Cleanup – receives the European Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
EBS participants gather for an Agora session titled “Creativity at the heart of businesses: a key to success?”
EBS in the news
Once again EBS has enjoyed wide media coverage by some of the most prestigious international outlets. Find out what made the headlines around the world!
- The New York Times: Europe Can Expect Only Modest Trade Deal With U.S.-EU Trade Chief
- Newsweek: U.S. Is Now Europe's Biggest Challenge, Says EU Leader
- El Economista: Criptomondeas mejorarian inclusion empresarios europeos
- Financial Times: Trump car tariff threat prompts global condemnation
- Euronews: Business trends 2018: European innovators give their insight at EBS
- EurActiv: Europe’s biggest challenge now comes from the US, Timmermans says
- European Business Review: Europe’s political and business leaders assemble to forge a new vision for Europe
- Euronews: European Leadership Awards: meet the winners
- The Parliament Magazine: European Business Summit: What’s next for Europe?
- BusinessNews: EBR: Για 8η συνεχή χρονιά στο European Business Summit
- EurActiv: UK “working on two versions” of customs pact, says Hammond
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.
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 7. 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 https://www.brusselssdgsummit.org/ and join the debate! Last year the main theme was about impactful partnerships.
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.
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