The European Sting @ European Business Summit 2014 – the preview

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The prestigious European Business Summit 2014 took place last week at Egmont Palace in Brussels. More than 1650 attendees this year, EU policy makers, businessmen and NGOs paid a visit to the business heart of Europe on 14 and 15 May. The European Sting, official media sponsor of the summit, as a keen follower of Europe’s most significant events and conferences, was also there last week; not just to attend and report on the event but to contribute actively this year to the unique business dialogue by taking 9 exclusive interviews back to back in just a few hours time with some of Europe’s most prominent personalities.

While the complete coverage of the event is undergoing its last modifications, we thought to share with our prominent readers a preview here of some highlights from last week and some exclusive photo material from the Sting interviews that will be very much discussed in Brussels and beyond.

EBS 2014 hosted some of the most prominent European personalities like the President of the European Commision, Jose Manuel Barroso, Emma Marcegaglia, President of BUSINESSEUROPE, the famous writer and economist Jeremy Rifkin, Commissioner Michel Barnier, Tim Bennett, Director General of the Transatlantic Business Council and Hannes Swoboda, President of the Socialists and Democrats. The two last gentlemen were exclusively interviewed by the European Sting at our pavilion on Thursday 15 May.

While the Sting interviews are being edited and polished at the moment, we would like to share with you here a few exclusive photos from our interviews. Stay tuned the coming days and watch first 9 exclusive and very stimulating interviews that will make the tour of the world, as they contain replies to our most challenging and original questions.

1) Snapshot from Interview with Mrs Helen Yohannes, President of AIESEC Belgium


2) Snapshot from Interview with Mrs Hande Ozsan Bozatli, President of Assembly of European Regions


3) Snapshot from Interview with Mr Marian-Constantin Vasile, President of Assembly of European Regions Committee on “Economy and Regional Development”


4) Snapshot from Interview with Mr Tim Bennett, Director General and CEO of the Transatlantic Business Council


5) Snapshot from Interview with Mr Giuseppe Porcaro, Secretary General of the European Youth Forum


6 ) Snapshot from Interview with Mr Pedro Nunes, Head of EUREKA 


7) Snapshot from Interview with Mr Hannes Swoboda, President of Socialists and Democrats Group of the European Parliament


8) Snapshot from Interview with Mr Robert-Jan Smits, Director General of the European Commission for Research and Innovation



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