EBS SPEAKERS

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. 

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Antonio Tajani

European Parliament
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Frans Timmermans

European Commission
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Federica Mogherini

European Commission
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Didier Reynders

Kingdom of Belgium
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Lilyana Pavlova

Bulgarian Presidency
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Peter Praet

European Central Bank
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Cecilia Malmström

European Commission
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Philip Hammond

United Kingdom
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Jyrki Katainen

European Commission
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The Hon. Tara Rivers

Government of the Cayman Islands
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Pierre Moscovici

European Commission
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Gerry Salole

European Foundation Centre
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N. Ganapathy Subramaniam

Tata Consultancy Services
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Eva Kaili

European Parliament
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Emma Marcegaglia

BusinessEurope
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Valdis Dombrovskis

European Commission
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Marietje Schaake

European Parliament
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Raffaele Mauro Petriccione

European Commission
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Antti Peltomäki

European Commission
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Irmfried Schwimann

European Commission
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K Ananth Krishnan

Tata Consultancy Services
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Lívia Járóka

European Parliament
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Renate Weber

European Parliament
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Yasukazu Irino

Japan External Trade Organization
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Signe Ratso

European Commission
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Richard White

Anheuser-Busch InBev
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Pierre Delsaux

European Commission
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Chiara Tomasi

Google
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Simon Sandeep

Tata Consultancy Services
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Shada Islam

Friends of Europe
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Luisa Santos

BusinessEurope
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Joanna Drake

European Commission
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Alain Lamassoure

European Parliament
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Shinichiro Oka

JAMA, European Office
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Eva Maydell

European Parliament
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Janis A. Emmanouilidis

EPC
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Zeldah Schrama

Connect Africa Global
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Silke Wettach

WirtschaftsWoche
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Amit Kapur

Tata Consultancy Services
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Murat Bicak

Project Management Institute
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Amela Hubic

European Commission
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Jim Dratwa

European Commission
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Ulrike Sapiro

Coca-Cola
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Lambert Van Nistelrooij

European Parliament
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Kazuo Kodama

Mission of Japan to the European Union in Brussels
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Alicia Vermaele

Starbucks
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John Cooper

FuelsEurope
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Marta Yugo

Concawe
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Artur Runge-Metzger

European Commission
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Markus J. Beyrer

BusinessEurope
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Frederique Paccagnella

Excel Carreers & Interim
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Allen Mohammadi

Hippogriff
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Jasmin Battista

DG Connect
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Emma Ursich

Generali Group
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Bas Eickhout

European Parliament
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Maithreyi Seetharaman

Euronews
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Kenneth Bengtsson

EuroCommerce
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Chris Burns

Moderator
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Sneska Quaedvlieg-Mihailovic

Europa Nostra
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Jorgo Chatzimarkakis

Hydrogen Europe
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Sara Stefanini

Moderator
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Lorena Marciano

CISCO
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Bruno Basalisco

Copenhagen Economics
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Takehiko Matsuo

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
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Guntram Wolff

Bruegel
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Daniel Gros

CEPS
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Gideon Maltz

Tent Foundation
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Andrea Renda

CEPS
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Karen Boers

Startups.be
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Jamie Shea

NATO
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Jeffrey Franks

IMF Europe
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Lise Kingo

United Nations Global Compact
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Pascal Saint-Amans

OECD Tax
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Anneleen Van Boosuyt

European Parliament
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Guy Standing

Basic Income Earth Network
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Andrea Gerosa

ThinkYoung
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Teri Schultz

DW News
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Nils Aldag

Sunfire
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Ann Mettler

European Commission
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Marisa Selfa

Ecoalf
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Prof. Dr. Luc Soete

Maastricht University
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Catalina Spataru

UCL Energy Institute
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Ken Hu

Huawei
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Prof. Dr. Hans Van Den Hurk

Maastricht University
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Nicola Shaw

National Grid Group
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Steinar Eikaas

Statoil
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Lasse Gustavsson

OCEANA
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Javier Echarri

European Business Innovation Centers Network
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Thomas Van Halewyck

Bundl
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Krister Andersson

BusinessEurope
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Sasha Vakulina

Moderator
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Verena Roschmann-Schmitt

Moderator
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R. de Looz-Corswarem

European Historic Houses Associations
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Viviane Hoffmann

European Commission
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Frans Hoorelbeke

Board of Directors of Daikin Europe
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Bartholomeus Henri Van de Velde

Ifa Laboratory
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Rudi Plettinx

Academy of Business in Society (ABIS)
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Valentina Pop

Moderator
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René Schmidpeter

Cologne Business School
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Professor Benjamin Beeckmans

Solvay Brussels School of Business and Management Universite Libre de Bruxelles
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Jesus Casado

European Family Businesses
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Brian Maguire

Moderator
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Jennifer Baker

Moderator
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Dennis Pamlin

21st Century Frontiers
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Dr. Urban Rusnák

Energy Charter Secretariat
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Aleksandra Palinska

EuropeanIssuers
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Luis Roberto

Grace
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Kristian Ruby

Eurelectric
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Antoine Savary

European Commission
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André Hutzli

BNP Paribas (Suisse) SA
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Kim Baden-Kristensen

Brain+
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Eszter Zalan

Moderator
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Roberto Castaldi

Associate Professor of Political Philosophy
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Marco Chirullo

European Commission
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Khalil Rouhana

European Commission
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Walter Weigel

Huawei
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Moez Draief

Huawei Technologies
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Michael Laurier

Symphony Environmental Technologies PLC
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Neville Jackson

Ricardo plc.
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Anibal Ollero

University Seville
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Marco Mensik

CEFIC
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Simon Robert

CSR Quebec
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Mónica Noriega Fernández

CEMEFI
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Walter Tobé

Canon Europe
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Christopher Springham

LM Wind Power
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Hélène Castel

International Food Waste Coalition
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Axel Desmedt

Belgian Institute for Postal services and Telecommunications
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Susana Martins

Universidade Europeia, Portugal
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Maria Alexiou

TITAN Group
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Karel Lannoo

CEPS
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Marina Ross

LLC Nanobarrier
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Julia Fioretti

Moderator
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Sebastian Sass

Nord Stream 2 AG
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Elizabeth Hunker

Serendipia Cooperative
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Thorsten Marquardt

MediaMarktSaturn
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Sebastian Godinot

WWF European Policy Office
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Charles-François Gaudefroy

Unilever
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Joanna Sopinska

Moderator
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Seb Dance

European Parliament
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Zuo Ye

China National Nuclear Power Co. Ltd
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Masao Seki

Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.
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Peter Freedman

Consumer Goods Forum
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Rebecca Christie

Moderator
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Jean-Eric Paquet

European Commission
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Victoria Main

Cambre Associates
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Frank Wouters

EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network
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Simon Bonnell

Nord Stream 2 AG
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Saori Dubourg

BASF
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Jean-Loïck Michaux

Serendipia Cooperative
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Bernard Gilliot

Federation of Enterprises in Belgium
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Emily Waterfield

Moderator
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Femke Groothuis

Ex'Tax
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Simona Bonafè

European Parliament
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Céline Charveriat

Institute for Environmental Policy
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Denis Terrien

Novartex
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Timos Platsas

Microsoft
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Julian Lageard

Intel Corporation
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Hans Daems

Hitachi
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Lisa Lang

ThePowerHouse
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Martin Spolc

European Commission
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Andrea Alberto Lovato

Tenova
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Linda Midgley

PWC
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Dominique Debecker

Solvay
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Alicia García Herrero

Natixis
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Steve Purser

ENISA
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Göran Karlsson

Tata Consultancy Services
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Serge Krancenblum

SGG Group
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Max Mohammadi

Hippogriff
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Joanne Lebert

IMPACT
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Thomas Kjaergaard

Green Network
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Étienne Davignon

CSR Europe
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Wim Mijs

European Banking Federation
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Stefan Crets

CSR Europe
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Giles Dickson

WindEurope
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David Grayson

Cranfield School of Management
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Paula Byrne

CSR Europe
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Florence Rossi

Sodexo
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Stefania Lallai

Costa Cruises
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Alice Pedretti

CSR Europe & Drive Sustainability
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Antoni Ballabriga

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria/ BBVA
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Hans Van Der Loo

Institute of Integrated Economic Research
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Arndt Scheidgen

A.I.S.E
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Prof. Dr. Ing. Heinz Jörg Fuhrmann

Salzgitter AG
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François-Régis Mouton

International Association of Oil and Gas Producers
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Prof. Jean-Pierre Bourguignon

European Research Council