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European Business Summit 2013


14 May 2013 22:00 to 15 May 2013 22:00



Event Type

XL - Congress, convention


EU Priorities 2020

Event Location


Event Description

The European Business Summit (EBS), is Europe's key meeting place for business leaders and decision makers. Every year, the EBS attracts more than 2,000 participants from over 60 countries, European Commissioners, Prime Ministers, high-level officials and about 200 journalists. This year’s summit will take place on the 15th and 16th of May 2013 at the Cinquantenaire (EU Quarter) in Brussels.

The theme of the 2013 summit is “Unlocking Industrial Opportunities – An EU Strategy for Competitiveness”. This deals with the challenge of the re-industrialisation of Europe and the promotion of competitiveness through innovation. The event will take place in the Cinquantenaire, on the 15th – 16th of May 2013.

The summit will take a look at the various issues affecting industry in Europe through horizontal sessions and more specific, sectorial panels.


Speakers at EBS 2013 include:

  • Hermann Van Rompuy, President of the European Council
  • José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission
  • Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship
  • Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for the Digital Agenda
  • Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for Environment
  • Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action
  • László Andor, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
  • Karel De Gucht, European Commissioner for Trade
  • Jürgen R. Thumann, President of BUSINESSEUROPE
  • William E. Kennard, US Ambassador to the EU
  • Leif Johansson, Chairman of the European Round Table of Industrialists
  • Pascal Lamy, Director-General of the World Trade Organisation
  • Peter Löscher, President and CEO, Siemens
  • Helge Lund, CEO Statoil
  • Henryka Bochniarz, President of Polish Confederation of Private Employers Lewiatan
  • Giorgio Squinzi, CEO of Mapei and President of Confindustria
  • Peter Praet, Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank

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