On-site participants will be provided face masks and hand sanitisers to ensure the safety of our exhibitors, visitors and staff during the event.

HYBRID EVENT
EBS 2020 has been redesigned

Adapting to this challenging year, the European Business Summit will be held on the 16th and 17th of November 2020 as a new innovative hybrid format.

What is a hybrid format? This means that the event will include a limited in-person portion alongside live-streaming for online viewers. The session formats hosted at the Egmont Palace will be high-level panels and interactive interviews. While respecting all sanitary measures, this event will gather speakers from business, policy, civil society and academia alongside on-site VIP participants.

For those who prefer to stay at home, you have two EBS online options available. Thanks to its digital platform, EBS offers online participants the option to matchmake and network with other participants both online and on-site through EBS Active Online Participation. All sessions will be live streamed on the platform to reach thousands of people (+10,000 viewers over the 2 days of Summit).

Kindly note that the number of in-person seats is limited, so please ensure you have registered online to join us at the Egmont Palace.

EBS is looking forward to welcoming you all to celebrate our 20th edition in November.

5 PILLARS FOR EBS 2020


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.

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 …..


EBS 2020 SPEAKERS

The following list will be updated regulary

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European Commission

Ursula Von der Leyen

President of the European Commission

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European Commission

Frans Timmermans

Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal

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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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Belgian Government

Alexander De Croo

Prime Minister of Belgium

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European Commission

Margaritis Schinas

European Vice-President

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European Commission

Jutta Urpilainen

Commissioner for International Partnership

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European Commission

Vera Jourova

Commissioner for Values and Transparency

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European Commission

Thierry Breton

European Commissioner for the Internal Market

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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 Economy and Trade

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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

Michel Barnier

Head of Task Force for Relations with the UK

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European Commission

Adina Valean

European Commissioner for Transport

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European Parliament

Pernille Weiss

Member of the European Parliament

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