New Date For EBS 2020: 16-17 November 2020

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We are excited to announce that the 20th edition of the European Business Summit (EBS) entitled ‘Transforming Business for a Sustainable Europe’ will take place on 16-17 November 2020, at the prestigious Egmont Palace in Brussels. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the date of EBS has changed from its original date but remains within the calendar year of 2020 in celebration of our 20th year. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and maintain the safety of our participants and partners as the highest priority.

EBS 2020’s overarching theme, ‘Transforming Business for a Sustainable Europe’, is based on the importance of sustainability in business. Through our sessions, including high-level plenaries, expert roundtables, interactive Agora talks, short pitch presentations and networking moments, EBS 2020 will highlight a new approach to business and its focus on sustainable transformation and impact that companies have on societies and the environment.

During this years’ special edition celebrating the 20th anniversary of EBS, and in close cooperation with CSR Europe, EBS 2020 will focus on sustainability and highlight a new approach to business and the impact companies have on societies and the environment, the programme will be organised according to 5 pillars, representing the 5 key issues facing the EU:

  • Towards a Sustainable Europe
  • New Economy Beyond Growth
  • European Digital New Deal
  • Social Progress in Europe
  • New Trade Opportunities for the EU

Hope to see you all in Brussels on the 16-17 November 2020! #EBS2020

Partner with us for EBS 2020! Contact our Partnership Managers for more information:
Dafné Forni dafne@ebsummit.eu

Avisa Memariani avisa@ebsummit.eu

 

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Final programme announced for Spring Talks edition of EDIS 2020!

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As we are approaching the Spring Talks edition of the European Defence Industry Summit, we wanted to share a little more on the programme and speakers for the event.

This years’ the panels of the Spring Talks will start at 2pm. They begin with “Growing Closer to a Defence Union?” Political ideas such as ‘strategic autonomy’ or initiatives such as Permanent Structured Cooperation are paving the way to a closer European Defence Union. Which priorities need to be considered looking ahead? Speakers include Pierre Delsaux, Deputy Director General DG DEFIS, European Commission; Georgios Bikakis, Director for Concepts and Capabilities, European Union Military Staff; Katalin Cseh, Member of the European Parliament; Emilio Fajardo, Industry, Synergies & Enablers (ISE) Director, European Defence Agency and expertly moderated by Teri Schultz, Freelance Journalist, National Public Radio and Deutsche Welle.

Following this session, EDIS will feature a session on “European Defence Fund-How to Fund Cooperative Capability Development?”. The EU needs to put resources behind its strategic autonomy. It will require a credible vision on cooperative public-private efforts, prioritizing EU financial instruments for innovation, linking R&D initiatives at national level with European-level initiatives such as the European Defence Fund, and identifying the capabilities and technologies that member states need the most. Speakers include Alain Alexis, Head of Unit DG DEFIS, European Commission; Paul Taylor, Senior Fellow, Friends of Europe; Tomáš Kopečný, Deputy Minister of Defence, Industrial Cooperation Division at the Czech Ministry of Defence; Pauline Massart, Deputy Head, CEIS Brussels Office; and moderated by Sebastian Vagt, European Affairs Manager, Friedrich-Naumann Foundation for Freedom.

Our third and final panel for the day will detail “Transatlantic Defence Industrial Cooperation”. The EU faces a series of choices on how to foster future transatlantic cooperation in defence technologies. Will the EU share industrial arrangements and ensure open and accessible defence and security markets? How can the EU and the US collaborate in standards and certification, and promote the best available technologies – regardless of their origins? Featuring Christina Wilén, Defence Counsellor, Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU; Gordon B. Davis Jr., Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment, NATO; Lukas Mandl, Member of the European Parliament; Rudy Priem, Chair of the AmCham EU Security, Defence & Space Committee; moderated by Bruno Lété, Senior Fellow for Security and Defence, The German Marshall Fund of the United States.

Have you not yet registered? Join us by registering here: http://defencesummit.eu

We hope to see you on 5 March 2020 to the Egmont Palace in Brussels!
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Speakers Announced for the European Defence Industry Summit Spring Talks edition

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Now in its 3rd year, the annual European Defence Industry Summit returns on 5 March 2020 to the Egmont Palace in Brussels with a Spring Talks edition.

This years’ the Summit Spring Talks edition will focus on critical areas such as the European Defence Union, the European Defence Fund, EU-NATO dialogue, transatlantic defence cooperation, investing in cutting-edge technology and equipment, as well as cybersecurity.

Speakers for the panel discussions will feature:

  • Camille Grand, Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment at NATO
  • Lukas Mandl, Member of the European Parliament, Vice-Chair of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE)
  • Tomáš  Kopečný, Deputy Minister of Defence, Industrial Cooperation Division at the Czech Ministry of Defence
  • Rudy Priem, Chair of the AmCham EU Security and Defence Committee

With expert moderation by Teri Schultz, freelance journalist for National Public Radio and Deutsche Welle.

The Summit will begin at 2 pm and will be followed by a networking cocktail reception.

For more information and registration visit: defencesummit.eu
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Back from Davos shed new light on the role of Research and Science

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Back from Davos returned to the Cercle de Lorraine in Brussels for its 6th edition on 27 January 2020. Participants and speakers had the chance to exchange views based on the main takeaways from the World Economic Forum in Davos.

The distinguished speaker Mauro Ferrari, President of the European Research Council shared an exciting new perspective on Davos in conversation with Dan Michaels, Brussels Bureau Chief for the Wall Street Journal. President Ferrari captivated the audience with his tales of the week’s long events and focused on the importance of science and research going into the new decade. “Europe must listen to its scientists who listen to their hearts”.

His passion was apparent throughout the discussion. Some other key takeaways from the evening discussion were:

  • The transition from the dominant business model of a shareholder focus to a stakeholder focus
  • The importance of the role of women leaders and their burgeoning influence in politics with Europe leading the charge with its female leaders
  • Innovation in itself is not enough, we need business to bolster innovation to drive it forward – collaboration is key

We would like to thank all the participants and speakers who came to share their thoughts. Don’t miss our pictures now available on Flickr: http://bit.ly/3aPlfOD

Hope to see you all again on the 10 & 11 June 2020 for the 20th anniversary of the European Business Summit! #EBS2020

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Speaker Announced for Back from Davos 2020

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The 6th edition of the annual Back from Davos will feature Mauro Ferrari, President of the European Research Council in conversation with Dan Michaels, Brussels Bureau Chief for The Wall Street Journal. The event will be held on 27 January 2020 at the Cercle de Lorraine in Brussels.

Back from Davos is an annual by-invitation-only event bringing together EU and national policymakers, business leaders and civil society representatives to exchange views based on the main takeaways from the World Economic Forum in Davos.

This year’s World Economic Forum is focused on ‘Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World’ and will prioritize six key areas: ecology, economy, technology, society, geopolitics and industry.

To learn more about our event visit the website: ebsummit.eu/davos/
Contact carlotta@ebsummit.eu if you would be interested in attending this prestigious event.

Are you interested in partnering with us for the next edition of the event? Email partnerships@ebsummit.eu for details.

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Save the date for the European Defence Industry Summit 2020

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The European Defence Industry Summit returns for it’s 3rd year on the 5 March 2020 at the prestigious Egmont Palace in Brussels.

This year, the focus of the event will be on the future of European defence integration. Sessions will cover different topics ranging from cybersecurity and cyber defence, to the European Defence Fund, the Transatlantic Defence Industrial Cooperation and how SME’s can break defence procurement barriers.

The conference will start at 2 pm and will be followed by a networking cocktail reception.

For more information and to reserve a seat go to: defencesummit.eu

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6th edition of Back from Davos 2020 will focus on sustainability

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The 6th annual Back from Davos returns on January 27th at the Cercle de Lorraine in Brussels. This year’s evening discussion will focus on the themes of world cohesion and sustainability based around the discussions at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

This annual by-invitation-only event will bring together EU and national policymakers, business leaders and civil society representatives to exchange views based on the main takeaways from the World Economic Forum taking place on 21-24 January 2020.

This year’s World Economic Forum is focused on ‘Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World’ and will prioritize six key areas: ecology, economy, technology, society, geopolitics and industry.

To learn more about our event visit the website: http://ebsummit.eu/davos/
For more information or to participate please contact: carlotta@ebsummit.eu

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The 5 pillars for EBS 2020

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During this years’ special edition celebrating the 20th anniversary of EBS, the programme will be organised according to 5 pillars, representing the 5 key issues facing the EU:

  • Business Perspective on Macroeconomy – In an increasingly perplexed international landscape, deteriorating trade relations have a direct impact on the European economy. New ideas such as clean technology and artificial intelligence are expected to generate economic growth whilst responding to environmental challenges and new societal demands.
  • Towards a Sustainable Europe – Reaching a sustainable carbon-neutral economy has become a key objective for the incoming European Commission. Replacing the current linear economy with a circular economy while implementing widespread eco-friendly practices is essential to the future of the planet. Key to this endeavor is the greater use of renewable and clean energy technologies and a greater capacity to recycle.
  • European Digital New Deal – Facing American and Chinese domination in the digital sphere and the struggle for legislation to adapt to the various changes, many would argue that the EU is being subjected to unfair competition.. In the face of these challenges, the EU must imagine a new type of regulation able to coerce these quasi-monopolies, while enabling innovation and ensuring the permanence of our core values.
  • Social Progress in Europe – Social tensions fueled by growing inequalities and an increased concentration of wealth are on the rise. The increased implementation of technologies and digitalisation worldwide have the potential to create greater risks, threatening privacy and job security. – Can you add a sentence that is more positive?
  • New Trade Opportunities –  for the EU As the EU’s trade exchanges are set to further increase in the coming years, there is a need to boost efforts to raise awareness of these opportunities within trade agreements and to step up enforcement action so that they deliver on their promises.

Hope to see you all in Brussels on the 10-11 June 2020! #EBS2020

Would you like to partner with us for EBS 2020? Contact our Partnership Managers:
Jamie Nuttall jamie@ebsummit.eu
Dafné Forni dafne@ebsummit.eu

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‘Transforming Europe for a Sustainable Future’ is the new theme for EBS 2020

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The European Business Summit is proud to announce the new theme for its 2020 edition: ‘Transforming Europe for a Sustainable Future’.

In June 2020, the European Business Summit (EBS) will celebrate its 20th anniversary. As the newly elected European Commissioners and the new Members of the European Parliament take their place in office for the next mandate, this anniversary edition will offer novel content and formats, ameliorated visibility and increased networking opportunities.

EBS 2020’s overarching theme, ‘Transforming Europe for a Sustainable Future’, is based on the importance of sustainability in business. Through our sessions, including high-level plenaries, expert roundtables, interactive Agora talks, short pitch presentations and networking moments, EBS 2020 will highlight a new approach to business and its focus on sustainable transformation and impact that companies have on societies and the environment.

Hope to see you all in Brussels on the 10-11 June 2020! #EBS2020

Would you like to partner with us for EBS 2020? Contact our Partnership Managers:
Jamie Nuttall jamie@ebsummit.eu
Dafné Forni jamie@ebsummit.eu

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