On the 14th and 15th of May, the European Business Summit has gathered more than 1,750 participants coming from many different backgrounds - think tanks, academics, NGOs, and representatives of civil society. The European Business Summit is the largest and most influential business summit in Brussels.
EBS 2014 has opened the debate to focus on broader economic topics that directly affect European citizens. Independent discussants, as well as 100 speakers and 150 journalists took part in the debate in over 15 session.
A new format called “Meet the Experts Session” encouraged an interactive and alternative debate, aiming to inform and allow participants to engage with speakers from Chatham House, the Centre for European Policy Studies, Madariaga foundation, Ashoka and McKinsey Global Institute.
We regret that there were arrests among the D19-20 demonstrators gathered at Place Poelaert during the summit.
Following the EBS was the EUROVISION Debate, of which the summit is an official parter. This is to be the first ever live televised debate between candidates for the next President of the European Commission and will take place tonight at the European Parliament.
The EBS is an open and independent platform initiated by the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium (FEB) and BUSINESSEUROPE that aims at shaping the future of Europe.