Brussels Economic Forum 2017

1 June, 09:00-18:30 | Flagey, Brussels, Belgium

The Brussels Economic Forum (BEF) is the flagship annual economic event of the European Commission.

The BEF brings together top European and international policy-makers and opinion leaders as well as civil society (including Social Platform) and business leaders. It is the place to take stock of economic developments, identify key challenges and debate policy priorities. The BEF attracts a thousand participants every year, broad media coverage, and it provides a major networking opportunity.

The 17th edition of the Brussels Economic Forum (BEF) will focus on:

  • How to fight inequalities in a context of modest growth? Kélig Puyet, Director of Social Platform, will be a panelist.
  • The future of the EU economy at 27
  • Is migration a challenge or an opportunity for the EU economy and society?

More information here. Register here.


07:30-09:00 Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:00-09:15 Welcome Address

09:15-10:00 6th Annual Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa Lecture

  • François Villeroy de Galhau (Governor, Banque De France)

10:00-10:30 Keynote Speech

  • George Soros (Open Society Foundation)

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-12:30 Fighting inequality in a context of modest growth: squaring the circle?

12:30-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:30 The EU economy at 27: towards enhanced cohesion, integration and prosperity

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break

16:00-17:30 Migration: challenges and opportunities for the EU economy and society

17:30-17:45 Closing Remarks

17:45-18:30 Networking drink