EU: A Global Actor?
Meet with Federica Mogherini High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice-President of the European Commission - High-level discussion on the EU as a Global Actor
May 24, 11:45-12:30
Is the “European Parliament the beating heart of change in Europe?
Meet with Antonio Tajani, President, European Parliament
Closing Plenary Session - May 24, 17:15-18:15
Brexit: Will Europe make an example of the UK
Meet with Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer
Closing Plenary Session - May 24, 17:15-18:15
Are the new taxation rules killing business?
Meet with Pierre Moscovici, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs
Taxation session - May 23, 15:15-16:25
What does China have to offer?
Meet with Shi Yulong, Director of Institute of Spatial Planning & Regional Economy, National Development and Reform Commission, P.R. China
Discussion on 23 May 13:30-16:30
Can we decarbonize Europe using Hydrogen?
Meet with Mauro Petriccione, Director General of DG CLIMA
High-level round table on 24 May, 18:30-20:00
Within the critical global trade context: How can Europe react?
Meet with Cecilia Malmstrom, European Commissioner for Trade
Roundtable on Trade- 24 May starting at 14:15
Who will win the European Leadership Awards?
European Awards Gala May 23, watch the live-stream on Euronews at 20:00
- Mazars and ABIS establish Middle-Market Leaders Lab
- President Tajani at European Leadership Awards ceremony!
- Didier Reynders to talk EU with HRVP Mogherini!
- Conversation with Krisztian Imre
- Conversation with Florin Badita
- Huawei as main partner of EBS 2018!
- Politics, Policy and People - The Parliament Magazine Confirmed as Media Partner of EBS 2018
- HRVP Mogherini on the EU as a global actor!
- Conversation with Barbara Nowacka
- "Belt and road initiative" roundtable at EBS 2018!
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.
About the EBS
The European Business Summit is a leading annual platform where key figures from different sectors meet together to discuss current global trends and challenges and their effect on the European Union. With 200 high-level speakers, 50 interactive debates and unique networking opportunities, EBS has become a landmark event in Brussels, attracting 2000 attendees each year.
EBS 2018 main themes
Europe as a global economic leader
The EU’s role in achieving Sustainable Development Goals, promoting pro-environmental policies and ensuring gender equality.
Trade opportunities in an uncertain environment
Strengthening trade relations and opening up to new markets.
EU governance and leadership in a changing world
The impact of digitalisation on the EU’s internal and external actions.
Join our plenary sessions, roundtables, interactive Agora talks and Meet the Expert conversations.
08:30-18:30 | Europe Room
09:00-10:30 | Arenberg Room
10:45-12:15 | Arenberg Room
12:15-13:30 | Arenberg Room
13:30-16:30 | Tapestry Room
14:00-15:00 | Europe Room
14:00-15:15 | Arenberg Room
15:15-16:25 | Europe Room
09:00-10:45 | Arenberg Room
10:00-11:30 | Europe Room
11:00-12:30 | Arenberg Room
14:15-15:00 | Arenberg Room
14:30-16:00 | Blue Room
15:00-17:00 | Arenberg Room
18:30-20:00 | Tapestry Room
General Networking Lunch - 23-24 May
General Cocktail Reception - 23 May-24 May
Business Leaders' Dinner - 23 May
European Leadership Awards Dinner - 23 May
Mission of China Networking Lunch (By invitation only) - 23 May
Lunch (by Invitation): Belgian Business for Europe - 23 May
Belgian Power Event ( By invitation only)
Breakfast Briefing: Nord Stream 2 - Progress Report and Outlook ( By invitation only)
Business Leaders' Lunch - 24 May
Hydrogen Cocktail Reception - 24 May
Brussels SDG Summit
CSR Europe returns to the European Business Summit for the second time with a daylong Brussels Sustainable Development Goals Summit on May 23. This year’s main theme will be about impactful partnerships. It will start off with a plenary session during which the CSR’s White Paper on Sector Collaboration and partnerships for SDGs will be launched. Register now at https://www.brusselssdgsummit.org/ and join the debate!
Success based on cooperation
Every year our partners take an active part in the creation and the shaping of the EBS. Their involvement gives them an opportunity to highlight their priorities in front of a diverse, influential audience, thus allowing them to make an impact on the EU decision-making process.
EBS welcomes partnerships with a variety of companies, institutions and associations, thus reflecting the broad spectrum of perspectives to be voiced at the EBS 2018.
Discover our new visibility package and join the debate at the European Business Summit!
European Leadership Awards ceremony at EBS Gala Dinner!
Join us for the grand finale for the first edition of the European Leadership Awards! The long-awaited verdicts of the jury will be announced during an exclusive gala ceremony broadcast live by Euronews from the Egmont Palace in Brussels. Do not miss out on this unique opportunity and buy your ticket now!
WATCH THE EUROPEAN BUSINESS SUMMIT VIDEO
The European Business Summit offers a wide range of possibilities and opportunities to both its participants and guests. For a dynamic look at the atmosphere and calibre of the event and to help you to envision you or your company at the summit, take a look at the EBS video:
The European Business Summit takes place in the majestic Egmont Palace in Brussels.
Egmont Palace, Place du Petit Sablon 8 bis, 1000 Brussels
In order to facilitate the registration process, please present your confirmation letter on the day of the event. All guests are asked to pass through security.
By public transport:
Nearest metro stop: Porte de Namur (Line 2 and 6)
Nearest tram and bus stop: Petit Sablon (93, 92, 95, 27)
There are two car parks close to the Egmont Palace:
Interparking “Sablon-Poelaert” (Place Poelaert)
“2 Portes” (Boulevard de Waterloo, 2a)