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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.
 
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    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.

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    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.

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    2020: A SPECIAL YEAR

    With the simultaneous onset of the new EU Commission and the new members of the European Parliament, EBS 2020 will offer the opportunity to meet new policymakers and to discuss the key issues facing Europe.

    The overarching theme for EBS 2020 is sustainability. Through its 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.

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.

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European Parliament

Philippe Lamberts

Member

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Chairman

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European Economic and Social Committee

Baron Philippe De Buck

Member

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Former Chairman of the Board

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Vice President & Head of Public Affairs

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European University Association

Lauritz B. Holm-Nielsen

Vice- President

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Chairman

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Chairman, KBC Group

Thomas Leysen

Chairman, Umicore

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European Commission

Karel De Gucht

Former EU Trade Commissioner, State Minister

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International Institute

Yves Leterme

Former Prime Minister of Belgium & Secretary General

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European Parliament

Malcolm Harbour

Former MEP

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CEO Sioen Industries

Michèle Sioen

Former President FEB

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Embassy and Consulates of Belgium in Denmark

Leo Peeters

Ambassador

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Cabinet to His Majesty the King of Belgians

Baron Frans Van Daele

Honorary Ambassador, Former Head of Cabinet

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Bruegel

André Sapir

Senior Fellow