EBS is passionate about your safety. Those who will attend the Summit in person will be provided face masks and hand sanitisers to use at their convenience.   

This year, EBS is different

This year is different; in light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, EBS has decided to make a few changes to our format. As scheduled, the European Business Summit will return to the Egmont Palace on the 16th and 17th of November 2020 as a hybrid event. This new event format will include a limited in-person portion of the event alongside live-streaming of keynote sessions and online engagement (+10,000 viewers over the 2 days of Summit). Since the number of in-person spots is limited, please ensure that you have registered online to guarantee your place. EBS is looking forward to welcoming you all to celebrate our 20th edition together in November. 

EBS 2020's overarching theme, 'Rebooting the European economy: Towards a green, digital and more resilient Union', is based on the importance of sustainability. Businesses play an essential role in finding solutions to better the future of our continent. Through our sessions, including high-level plenaries, expert roundtables, interactive Agora talks, short expert presentations and networking moments, EBS 2020 will highlight a new approach to business and its focus on sustainable transformation and impact that companies have on societies and the environment.

Sustainability at the heart of EBS 2020

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

5 PILLARS FOR EBS 2020

Programme will be organised according to 5 pillars, representing the 5 key issues facing the EU:

Towards a
Sustainable Europe

Reaching a sustainable carbon neutral economy …..

New Economy
Beyond Growth

An increasingly perplexed international landscape …..

European Digital New Deal

The EU is being subjected to unfair competition …..

Social Progress in Europe

 The increased implementation of technologies …..

New Trade Opportunities for the EU

The EU’s trade agreements with countries …..

The list of 2020 speakers will be updated regularly

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European Commission

Ursula Von der Leyen

President of the European Commission

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European Commission

Paolo Gentiloni

Commissioner for the Economy

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European Council

Charles Michel

President of the European Council

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Frans Timmermans

Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal

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European Commission

Margaritis Schinas

Commissioner for Promoting our European Way of Life

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Jutta Urpilainen

Commissioner for International Partnership

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Věra Jurová

Commissioner for Values and Transparency

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European Commission

Thierry Breton

European Commissioner for the Internal Market

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Maria Demertzis

Deputy Director

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European Commission

Janusz Wojciechowski

Commissioner for Agriculture

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European Commission

Didier Reynders

European Commissioner for Justice

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European Commission

Josep Borrell Fontelles

High Representative/Vice-President

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European Commission

Kadri Simson

Commissioner for Energy

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European Commission

Virginijus Sinkevicius

Commissioner for Environment and Oceans

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European Commission

Valdis Dombrovskis

Executive Vice-President for an Economy that Works for People

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European Commission

Nicolas Schmit

Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights

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European Commission

Mariya Gabriel

Commissioner for Innovation and Youth

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European Commission

Phil Hogan

Commissioner for Trade

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European Commission

Michel Barnier

Head of Task Force for Relations with the UK

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Bruegel

Guntram Wolff

Director

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Testimonials from previous EBS Partners

On behalf of BASF, we would like to congratulate you and your colleagues for this fantastic event and for the high level of professionalism

Hanna Luczkiewicz
Senior Manager Trade & Industry Policy - EU Government Relations BASF Group

It was a very successful session and thank you for being so responsive to our needs and your hard work. It was a pleasure working with you.

Anita Jennings
U.S. Mission to the European Union

Thank you for the opportunity to be on the judging panel for the awards. The winners were very impressive.

Celia Moore
Honorary Member of CSR Europe

Just a short note to thank you for the invitation to participate at the panel session yesterday. I enjoyed it, and hope the others who attended also enjoyed it!

Paul Skehan
Head of EU Office Pepsico

No doubt did it surpass the previous EBS events, which already were outstanding, this one was really the best event, of all kind, I attended so far.

Robert Jacquet, MSc, PMP
Founder & Business owner of 1 on 1 Executive Search

  Thank you for the opportunity to share some ideas during the event. I would also like to congratulate you on your very skilful conduct of the debates, which was greatly appreciated.

Philippe R. Scholtès
Managing Director at United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

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