ABOUT EBS

Created 20 years ago, the European Business Summit has gone from strength to strength becoming a prestigious 2-day event, attended by over 2,000 participants.

WHO WE ARE

The European Business Summit is a renowned organisation that creates and supports networking and debating events in Brussels, including its biggest and most prestigious event – the annual European Business Summit. Our main goal is to bring business and politics together and to stimulate thinking on the most challenging European issues. Through its events and publications, EBS delivers an inspired and informed contribution to policy-making in Europe. EBS is supported by the FEB (Federation of Enterprises in Belgium) and BUSINESSEUROPE, and is proud to acknowledge the high patronage of His Majesty the King of the Belgians.

OUR MISSION


Our mission is twofold. First, we aim to bring politics and business together to provide them with an opportunity to debate and pursue their common goals, by giving a voice to both sides. Second, we aim to provide the European institutions with a platform to highlight their top priorities and accelerate the development of new pieces of legislation through discussions with a variety of European actors and stakeholders.

EBS ANNUAL SUMMIT


The annual European Business Summit is one of the most far-reaching and influential debating and networking platforms in Europe, held annually at the Egmont Palace, Brussels. This event attracts over 2,000 participants and 250 high-level speakers. The European Business Summit gives business representatives the opportunity to engage in a dialogue with key EU decision-makers and to demonstrate that business can play a key role in the development of solutions to the most pressing issues in Europe.

2020: A SPECIAL YEAR


Due to the COVID19 situation, EBS 2020 took place online. With the simultaneous onset of the new EU Commission and the new members of the European Parliament, EBS 2020 offered all participants the opportunity to reach out new policymakers and discuss the key issues facing Europe through the online matchmaking tool.

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

HONORARY COMMITTEE

Thanks to the accumulation of good repute, high calibre standards and an extensive professional network, the EBS Honorary Committee benefits from the endorsement of respected individuals from key institutes and businesses.

Engie

Jean Pierre Clamadieu​

Chairman

European Economic and Social Committee

Baron Philippe De Buck

Member

Solvay

Baron Daniel Janssen

Former Chairman of the Board

UCB

Didier Malherbe

Vice President & Head of Public Affairs

European University Association

Lauritz B. Holm-Nielsen

Vice- President

Tata Sons

Natarajan Chandrasekaran

Chairman

Chairman, KBC Group

Thomas Leysen

Chairman, Umicore

European Commission

Karel De Gucht

Former EU Trade Commissioner, State Minister

International Institute

Yves Leterme

Former Prime Minister of Belgium & Secretary General

European Parliament

Malcolm Harbour

Former MEP

CEO Sioen Industries

Michèle Sioen

Former President FEB

Embassy and Consulates of Belgium in Denmark

Leo Peeters

Ambassador

Cabinet to His Majesty the King of Belgians

Baron Frans Van Daele

Honorary Ambassador, Former Head of Cabinet

Bruegel

André Sapir

Senior Fellow