“BRI cooperation is entering a new stage: we need a new and more constructive approach rather than waste time on suspicion”, China’s Ambassador to EU Zhang Ming underlines live from European Business Summit 2019 in Brussels

Earlier on today, on the first day of the European Business Summit 2019, which takes place on 06-07 May in Brussels, the organiser devoted a full 4 hour session to the Belt and Road Initiative, composed by some high level discussions and panels with politicians and business leaders. The focus was on BRI’s 6 year […]

Investment and Financing under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): EU and Chinese stakeholders share their views at European Business Summit 2018

The Investment and Financing under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) panel concluded the much promising and enlightening views of the EU and Chinese stakeholders on the visions and actions required for the cooperation between Europe and China under the BRI. The panel discussion commenced with Shada Islam of Friends of Europe asking the German […]

“The Belt and Road Initiative should be mutually beneficial for EU and China and every participating country”, Vice-President Papadimoulis of the European Parliament underscores from European Business Summit 2018

Following Ambassador Zhang’s opening speech at the European Business Summit’s roundtable “Visions and Actions: China-EU Dialogue on the Belt and Road Initiative”, The Vice-President of the European Parliament, Mr Dimitrios Papadimoulis, took the floor to express the European Parliament’s genuine view of the BRI. The European Sting was at the Egmont Palace, where the European […]

China-EU Special Report: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang endorses China’s big investment on Juncker’s plan at 10th China-EU Business Summit

This week amidst the turbulent environment of the EU/Greek crisis, Brussels offered sufficient clues showing that the EU will face the Greek issue rapidly and will go on. China-EU investment relations are increasingly on the spotlight lately and this week culminated with the development of the 17th China-EU Summit and the 10th EU-China Business Summit and on side-events […]

“CETA is a game changer for major trade agreements”. The Sting reports live from EBS 2015

Trade has become one of Europe’s main keys to unlock future growth and so it became one of the hottest topics in Brussels’ finest parlour this year. But the message that European Business Summit wanted to launch in 2015 is that when it comes to trade in Europe, it certainly is not all about TTIP. The […]

A Sting Exclusive: Towards better business opportunities for the EU and its neighbours, Commissioner Hahn live from European Business Summit 2015

Written by Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Trade and economic cooperation are at the heart of the EU’s relations with our neighbours, and they are both in the EU’s and in our partners’ vital interest. We want to make sure the benefits of economic cooperation […]

A Sting Exclusive: “Sustainable development goals: what role for business?” Commissioner Mimica asks live from European Business Summit 2015

Written by Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation & Development In the next few months, the international community will take important decisions that will have a profound impact on how international cooperation and development will be pursued in the years and decades to come. Three major international events will determine the level of ambition and the […]

Europe must regain its place as world leader in digital technology

Written by Markus J. Beyrer, Director General, BUSINESSEUROPE “We cannot solve problems using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” Albert Einstein. Digital is affecting everything we know. It will change dramatically our lives and our economy. It will impact the way we produce, how we work, our approach to information, […]

AIESEC @ European Business Summit 2015: The power of an individual and how we can awaken Europe’s Youth

Written by Gordon Ching, Global Vice-President and Chief Digital Officer of AIESEC International Young people across Europe are facing extreme difficulties in securing high quality employment, leaving many parts of Europe with a lost generation that is does not live up to its potential. While major EU initiatives have given young people a priority, there […]

A Sting Exclusive: “The Digital Economy and Industry are no longer opposing terms”, Commissioner Oettinger underlines live from European Business Summit 2015

Written by Günther Oettinger, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society There are few business sectors emerging as fast as the digital economy. Just a year ago almost no one has ever heard of the taxi company Uber or the hotel substitute service Air B’n’B but now almost everyone knows about these two online services. Greater efficiency, the […]

MasterCard at European Business Summit 2015: A focus on innovation will drive inclusive economic growth for Europe

Written by Ann Cairns, President of MasterCard, International Markets This year’s European Business Summit’s entitled “Europe 4.0 – Delivering a vision for the future of Europe” falls on the same day as the general elections in the UK which could prove crucial for the future of both, the UK and Europe. At a time when […]

A Sting Exclusive: “The competitiveness of Europe depends on a digital single market”, EPP President Joseph Daul highlights live from European Business Summit 2015

Written by Joseph Daul, the President of European People’s Party (EPP) Our lives are digital. This has changed the way we interact, work, produce, consume and live. We must embrace this digital revolution, as it can lead to sustainable growth and jobs for European entrepreneurs, employees and citizens. Our American friends are using new digital services […]

European Business Summit 15th year: Controversy and Constructive Ideas

Written by Arnaud Thysen, General Manager of European Business Summit It began at the turn of a new millennium, a magnet for top policy-makers and the business world, debating how Europe and the world should adapt to rapidly changing times.  Through dot.com booms and busts, the rise of the BRICs, armed conflicts and terrorism – and […]

Leveraging digital for high quality internships

Written by Sisekelo Sinyolo, director of Marketing at AIESEC in Belgium The digital age has brought us an overload of information. A quick search for quality internships on any search engine presents a list of academic articles which detail what defines quality internships. Searching for the use of digital technologies in improving the delivery of […]

“Decisions taken in the coming weeks will shape Europe’s experience of the internet”, Joe Mcnamee from EDRi says live from European Business Summit 2015

Written by Joe Mcnamee, Executive Director of EDRi The European Union has a strong record in regulating the telecommunications market in a way which supports competition and innovation, increasing choice while bringing down prices. Virtually every European citizen and business reaps the benefits every day. Now, we are faced with a new choice, do we […]

JADE at European Business Summit 2015

Written by Alexandru Ene, Vice President – Head of Communications at JADE, European Confederations of Junior Enterprises In 2015, JADE Network gets under the lens during one of the largest concentrations of business and political leaders of Europe with one sole purpose in mind: to challenge opinion leaders to go deeper into the subject of Junior […]

The Bank of China at European Business Summit 2015

Written by He Liqin, General Manager of Bank of China (Luxembourg) S.A. Brussels Branch At this wonderful season when nature wakes up, I am glad to come together with our Belgian friends coming from the industry as well as from commercial areas, to enhance our mutual understanding through a deeper communication. As China’s most internationalized commercial […]

“One Belt One Road”: Its relevance to the European Companies

Written by Kening Zhang, Minister for Economic & Commercial affairs, Chinese Mission to the EU Chinese President Xi Jinping raised the initiative of jointly building the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road in September 2013, since when it has attracted close attention from all over the world. The initiative to jointly […]

Industry 4.0: Championing Europe’s fourth industrial revolution

Written by Adina-Ioana Valean, Vice-President of the European Parliament Historically, the European continent has been at the forefront of all major revolutions that have radically reshaped and refocused the advanced global economies. From the financial-agricultural revolution of the 18th and early 19th centuries and throughout the continuous industrial and technical progress of the last 200 […]

Philippe de Backer of ALDE at European Business Summit 2015 stresses: “Reinvent your business”

Written by Philippe de Backer, Belgian MEP with ALDE, member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy at the European Parliament European industry is in crisis. Production is 10 percent lower since the economic crisis began in Europe and over three million industrial jobs have been lost. Real actions are still missing, despite declarations, […]

“None of our member states has the dimension to compete with China and the US, not even Germany!”, Head of EUREKA Pedro Nunes on another Sting Exclusive

This revealing exclusive interview with Pedro Nunes, Head of EUREKA, was conducted by Carlo Motta at the European Sting’s pavilion during European Business Summit 2014. In the following interview Carlo Motta will be signalled as C.M and Mr Nune as P.N.   C.M.: I am very please to welcome to our booth Mr Pedro Nunes, Head of EUREKA. So […]

Happens now in Brussels: Green Week sets the EU and global climate policy agenda

Brussels is all green this week. The eyes of Europe are focusing these days on the Egg Centre, where the 2014 edition of the Green Week is taking place. The conference centre in Rue Bara is hosting the biggest annual event on European environmental policy, whose theme this year is “Circular Economy, Resource Efficiency and Waste”. […]

European Business Summit 2014 : The Sting Report, Day II – Business, Politics and EBS 2015

Following the Sting’s report on Day I of the European Business Summit 2014, the report of the second day of Brussels’ most prominent conference is following here. As expected, the second day, full of back to back, even simultaneous, sessions all day long, was more interesting than Day I and gave us a glimpse of how European economy will look […]

Arlington, USA: kick-off of the fifth round of the EU-US boxing match

The time for the fifth round of negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, TTIP, has come, and lights were concentrated on Monday in Arlington, Virginia for the fifth round of negotiations. In the week of the European Parliament elections, which could change the Union’s political scene, there might be more news to come for […]

European Business Summit 2014: Sting Report, Day I

It was only last week and the time for the annual most important ‘appointment’ of the European industry had come. The rendez-vous was given at the same place as every year; the 12th European Business Summit that took place this year at the prestigious venue of the Palais d’Egmont in Brussels. The European Sting was Media Partner of the […]

The European Sting @ European Business Summit 2014 – the preview

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 […]

The European Sting @ the European Business Summit 2014 – Where European Business and Politics shape the future

The time for the most prestigious event in Brussels has come. This week on Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 May the heart of Europe is beating at Egmont Palace, where the highest representatives from the European Industry and Business gather. The European Business Summit, the greatest conference for European Industry, is on its way now […]

Bertelsmann Stiftung @ European Business Summit 2014: Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement (TTIP) needs balanced approach

Written by Aart de Geus, Chairman & CEO of the Bertelsmann Stiftung The successful completion of world trade talks on Bali last December is already considered historic. One hundred fifty-nine countries agreed to simplify world trade by having fewer customs regulations and more uniform trade rules. Does that make a Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement, like the […]

Assembly of European Regions @ European Business Summit 2014: Made in Europe – Made of Regions

  Written by Pascal Goergen, Secretary General of the Assembly of European Regions (AER) Since 2013, Assembly of European Regions turns more and more to the business sector with the ambition of creating closer links between private partners and regions throughout Europe, thereby offering them win-win partnerships. In the framework of this initiative, the Assembly recently launched […]

EUREKA @ European Business Summit 2014: Innovation across borders – mobilising national R&D funds for transnational innovation in Europe

Written by Pedro Nunes, HEAD of EUREKA secretariat When it comes to enhancing economic prosperity and growth, there is no factor more important than innovation. Our capacity to innovate has been accelerating since as long ago as the Renaissance. Today patent filings are increasing exponentially: in 2004 the European patent office reported some 180.000 filings, […]

AIESEC @ European Business Summit 2014: The Digital Era: A New Business Frontier

Written by Babajide Okusanya, National Director of Marketing & Communications of AIESEC Belgium We are at the start of the 21st century and technology is evolving faster than we could imagine; driving innovation in all facets of the life – from basic everyday activities to space exploration – technology is fuelling humanity’s progress and growth. All […]

European Young Innovators Forum @ European Business Summit 2014: Europe for StartUps, vision 2020

Written by Kumardev Chatterjee, Founder & President of European Young Innovators Forum Across the globe, there is increasing consensus that now is great time to be an entrepreneur and create a StartUp. Certainly, there are various factors that are fuelling StartUp growth today. Three of the primary factors are less investment in R&D and Innovation […]

European Youth Forum @ European Business Summit 2014: European Youth Unemployment

  Written by Giuseppe Porcaro, Secretary General of the European Youth Forum It cannot have escaped anyone’s notice that youth unemployment is a huge, sometimes seemingly intractable problem that has now menaced this continent’s society for several years. Whilst many other sectors of society are moving out of the economic crisis and unemployment as a whole […]