Who we are


About European Business Summits

The European Business Summits is a leading organisation that creates and supports thematic networking and debating summits in Brussels including its biggest and most prestigious event – the annual European Business Summit – which has become a landmark event attracting thousands of participants.

Our primary objective is to bridge the gap between business and politics, fostering discussions on the most challenging European issues through diverse formats such as panel discussions, exclusive interviews, and interactive debates with high-level speakers.

Partnering with esteemed international press organisations like Bloomberg, CNBC, the Financial Times, Euronews, the International New York Times and more, EBS offers a neutral platform for industries, policymakers, NGOs, think tanks, research centres, and other stakeholders to forge ideas and solutions for the Europe of tomorrow.

Our mission statement

Our mission is twofold: we aim to bring politics and business together in order to provide them with an opportunity to debate and pursue their common goals, giving a voice to all sides of the debate. The other priority of EBS is to provide European institutions with a platform where they can place their top priorities in the spotlight and advance the development of new pieces of legislation through discussion with a variety of actors and stakeholders.

Arnaud Thysen
Director General

A family of events

To provide a vital contribution to the ongoing dialogue, EBS is uniquely positioned in favour of cooperation and interaction between the business community, political authorities, universities, think tanks and research centres of Business associations.

With over 20 years of legacy of working with businesses and policymakers, EBS is well set to play its role as a platform of debate and collaboration between all the stakeholders of the economy.

With this in mind as the driving force behind the shaping of the Summit, over the years EBS has increased its scope accordingly by enlarging its range of stakeholders and establishing a long-term dialogue with them. Today, the EBS family has grown to 9 events every year, including the flagship European Business Summit: Belgium House in Davos, Clean Energy Summit, European Defence & Security Summit, Ukraine’s Future Summit, EU Digital Summit, European Health Summit, European Health Task Force, EU-Africa Business Summit.

Each thematic summit focuses on a variety of relevant policy issues in European politics and beyond.

We are meeting in challenging times, called to face the Russian aggression to Ukraine, the Covid-19 recovery and a new energy crisis.

I’m grateful that the European Business Summit tackles these issues with a programme full of excellent speakers.

Ursula von der Leyen
President of the European Commission

Check the 2024 Agenda