Brussels Economic Forum


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

The BEF brings together top European and international policymakers and opinion leaders as well as civil society and business leaders. It is the place to take stock of economic developments, identify key challenges and debate policy priorities.

The Brussels Economic Forum attracts a thousand participants every year, including media representatives, and it provides a major networking opportunity.

BEF 2016 will look at:

In its 16th edition the Brussels Economic Forum (BEF) will focus on the following questions:
What steps are needed to achieve a deeper and fairer Economic & Monetary Union?
Which structural reforms are necessary to foster growth and sustain recovery?
How can the EU be better prepared to cope with economic downturns?
What are the lessons learned from economic adjustment programmes in Member States that were worst affected by the crisis?
How is the Investment Plan for Europe contributing to boosting investment in the EU?

We are delighted to inform you that the 5th Annual Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa Lecture will be given by ECB President Mario Draghi.


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