Back From Davos

Thank you to all participants who attended Back from Davos 2020! We hope to see you all at the European Business Summit in June.


Back from Davos is an exclusive, by-invitation-only annual evening discussion, where EU and national policymakers, business leaders and civil society representatives exchange views on main takeaways from the World Economic Forum that took place in January in Davos.


The 6th edition featured Mauro Ferrari, President of the European Research Council in conversation with Dan Michaels Brussels Bureau Chief for the Wall Street Journal.


During his discussion, President Ferrari captivated the audience with his tales of the week’s long events and focused on the importance of science and research going into the new decade. “Europe must listen to its scientists who listen to their hearts”.


Some other key takeaways from the evening discussion were:
- The transition from the dominant business model of a shareholder focus to a stakeholder focus
-The importance of the role of women leaders and their burgeoning influence in politics with Europe leading the charge with its female leaders
- Innovation in itself is not enough, we need business to bolster innovation to drive it forward... in essence, collaboration is key


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Our Back from Davos distinguished guests include:

 Mauro Ferrari
Mauro Ferrari

European Research Council

 Dan Michaels
Dan Michaels

Brussels Bureau Chief
The Wall Street Journal

 Arnaud Thysen
Arnaud Thysen

Director General
European Business Summits


Due to limited capacity, the seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Thank you for your interest in attending the Back form Davos event.
Unfortunately due to a very high number of attendees and a limited capacity, we have now had to close registration.
Should you wish to be added to the waiting list, please contact Joanna Nowak at

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Practical information


For more information about the Back from Davos conference, please contact:
Carlotta Traverso 


Monday 27 January 2020 at 18:00 - 20:00
Registration opens at 17:30 


Cercle de Lorraine - Club van Lotharingen
Place Poelaert 6 Poelaertplein I Bruxelles