“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 […]

“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 […]

“Austerity was not the alternative!”, President Hannes Swoboda of the European Socialists and Democrats on another Sting Exclusive

  This revealing exclusive interview with President Hannes Swoboda, President of the Progressive Alliance of European Socialists and Democrats (S&D), 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 President Swoboda as H.S.   C.M.: I am very pleased to […]

“Will TTIP solve the massive EU-US unemployment? Absolutely not!” A revealing Sting Exclusive with Tim Bennett from the Transatlantic Business Council

This revealing exclusive interview with Mr Tim Bennett, Director General and CEO of the Transatlantic Business Council (TABC), 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 Tim Bennett as T.M. C.M.: It is a pleasure and honour to have here […]

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 […]

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 […]

Assembly of European Regions @ European Business Summit 2014: The European regions on the path to recovery

  Written by Marian-Constantin Vasile, President of AER Committee on ‘Economy and Regional development’ The European Union is emerging from a lasting crisis. This longest-ever recession seems to end, while the EU28 GDP grew by 0,2 in the third quarter of 2013. The upturn in business sentiment and confidence indicators suggests that structural reforms, macroeconomic governance […]

AIESEC @ European Business Summit 2014: European Youth, Change Now Patiently

  Written by Dries De Schutter is currently National Director for Campus Recruitment and Projects for AIESEC in Belgium   In only two weeks’ time the European Business Summit is happening in Brussels. In our office that means that all eyes are turning in that direction. As a youth-run organisation we are looking expectantly forward […]

Intel @ European Business Summit 2014: Better decisions now, the new business dashboard 

Written By Christian Morales, Vice President and General Manager Europe, Middle East and Africa, Intel Corporation We’ve never had more information coursing through our businesses. Data presents an unprecedented opportunity to make better decisions and be more responsive to customers, suppliers and markets. It can be overwhelming, though. Many companies struggle to make sense of it, […]

JADE @ European Business Summit 2014: Youth Unemployment – a drive to Entrepreneurship

  Written by Florentina Anghel, European Public Affairs Manager at JADE Youth unemployment is one of the most discussed topics nowadays, all major policy makers having this issue as top priority for the upcoming years strategy. Moreover, students became more and more concerned about their future career and try to act proactively, by getting involved in […]