Over 6000 participants attended the European Business Summit 2020 edition! On 16 & 17 November, EBS2020 live-streamed 30 high-level panels and interactive interviews featuring over 60 high-level speakers from business, policy, civil society, and academia!
Among the highlights of the European Business Summit 2020 edition:
The recordings of the sessions are already available on the agenda section of this website. This page will also provide you with all the information on the speakers and the highlights of each session.
In these challenging times, coming together to debate and discuss Europe’s pressing issues becomes even more important. As it has done for over 20 years, the European Business Summit is uniquely positioned as a debating platform for policy, business, and academia. This year the focus will be on how Europe can unite despite the crisis to reshape our society and boost the economy. In an effort to support the economy, the public sector and the private sector will have to join forces to restore confidence and stability on the continent.
EBS 2020’s overarching theme, “Rebooting the European economy – Towards a green, digital and more resilient Union”, illustrates the importance and impact sustainability has on various sectors of our society. The generational challenges – the green and the digital transitions – will be even more important than before the crisis. Therefore, the horizontal issue of ‘sustainability’ will remain central during the November edition of EBS. EBS 2020 will highlight a new approach to business and its focus on sustainable transformation. Therefore, this summit is incredibly timely, able to reflect the EU recovery plan presented by the European Commission and to showcase the positive contribution of businesses in making Europe a green, digital and a more resilient economic model. Through a series of interactive discussions, structured around three themes, EBS 2020 is positioned to present concrete solutions and to encourage strong commitment from stakeholders to deliver on the economic, environmental and social objectives for a sustainable and inclusive Europe.
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The following list will be updated regulary
for the European Green Deal
Executive Vice-President for Economy and Trade
Commissioner for Innovation and Youth
Special Advisor for Climate
Change Affairs (MEE) of China
Prime Minister of Belgium
Commissioner for International Partnership
Vice-President for Values and Transparency
Commissioner for Justice
European Commissioner for Transport
Member of the European Parliament
Deputy Director-General, DG DEFIS
DG JUST Acting Director General
Professor of Information and Communication
Deputy Director-General DG ENV
Brussels Bureau Chief of The Wall Street Journal
EBS is proud to introduce the European Health Summit entitled “Bolstering healthcare to drive European resilience”, set to take place on 1st December 2020 at the Egmont Palace in Brussels. Why a European Health Summit now? The European Health Summit comes at a critical juncture. The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically brought to light the limited coordination between health systems in Europe. In addition, Europe is under extraordinary pressure on a global scale with increasing R&D relocation to other international regions and the acceleration of adoption of innovative medicines elsewhere. It is now critical, more than ever to stimulate discussions, sharing of experiences, collaboration and creating new partnerships is the key to building a more resilient model of healthcare in Europe to ensure the continued well-being of its citizens. With the European Health Summit, we will discuss how to strengthen the healthcare landscape within Europe to avoid future health crisis and economic downturn. Through this new platform, EBS supports a high-level dialogue among the key stakeholders in both policy and business for a long-term perspective. For more information visit: europeanhealthsummit.eu Interested in partnering with us? Contact: Felicia Balan, Project Manager - email@example.com We hope to see you all in December!
The third edition of the EBS Live Debate was held on 22 September 2020, featuring the views of Paolo Gentiloni, European Commissioner for the Economy, Nick Clegg, Facebook Vice President for Global Affairs and Communications, Daniel Gros, Director, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) and Chupi Sweetman, CEO and Founder of Chupi Heirloom Jewellery. Moderated by Maria Tadeo, Europe reporter for Bloomberg Television. EBS is proud to promote the public-private dialogue that is especially necessary in these challenging times. We would like to thank all participants who followed along and shared their thoughts on Twitter and Facebook. A big thank you to the speakers and moderator for their valuable discussion. This ‘Rebooting the European Economy’ debate focused on the EU recovery plan. During the debate, the Commissioner underlined the current challenge for the EU will be to ensure the quality of financial assistance’s implementation, providing support for public investments and green and digital reforms in order to help the EU Member States come out of the coronavirus crisis stronger. Besides this financial assistance, SME business owner Chupi Sweetman outlined how the EU should support SMEs by providing mentorship and digital guidance. She also reaffirmed how it is necessary for EU entrepreneurs to change attitude towards failures and the financial system needs to allow businesses to bounce back. When discussing the Digital transformation and competitiveness of the EU, Facebook’s Nick Clegg outlined that social media are part of the digital transformation of the economy contributing to the creation of jobs, generating sales and levelling the playing field for SMEs by enabling them to reach their customers even during the pandemic. Europe needs to ensure the proper implementation of the Digital market and to reduce its fragmentation. This fragmentation, as Daniel Gros explained, is mainly due to the fact that Member States each implement the common regulations in different ways. Therefore, the real challenge for the EU is to monitor the homogeneous implementation of these rules by national administrations and supervisors. The full live debate is available to re-watch on our website: https://ebsummit.eu/debate We hope to see you at EBS on November 16 and 17!
EBS 2020 is proud to present its exclusive session focused on water resources management taking place on 16 November 2020. Water scarcity has a significant impact on the European economy, affecting industries such as agriculture, industry, and tourism. EBS 2020’s session titled “Natural Capital or how to reconcile Green and Growth: the example of water resources management” will revolve around the topic of water as an entry point into the broader discourse on climate change and how business models can integrate circularity and biodiversity more effectively on a wider scale. This session will offer an inspiring insight from major key-players such as DG Environment Director-General Fink-Hooijer, MEP Pernille Weiss, and the Western Europe President of The Coca-Cola Company, Tim Brett. The session will be part of the EBS 2020 Theme: “Towards a Sustainable and Resilient Europe”, which aims to speed up the action to reconcile short-term economic growth and long-term sustainability of our natural resources. The EBS2020 edition will be presented as a digital event. All EBS2020 sessions will be live-streamed and participants will have the possibility to matchmake and network with other participants online through the Active Online Pass. Register now! ebsummit.eu/registration Partner with us for EBS 2020! Contact our Partnership Managers for more information: Dafné Forni firstname.lastname@example.org We hope to see you on 16-17 November 2020!