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Speakers at our recent events included:

Mr Farid YakerMr Farid Yaker

Programme Officer, United Nations Environment Economy Division

spoke at Driving Sustainability in European Public Procurement

Mr Evangelos OuzounisMr Evangelos Ouzounis

Head of Secure Infrastructures and Services Unit, ENISA

spoke at The 9th Annual Internet of Things European Summit

Mr Thomas BeckerMr Thomas Becker

VP Governmental and External Affairs, BMW Group

spoke at Connected Cars Europe 2018

Mr Jeremy RollisonMr Jeremy Rollison

Director of EU Government Affairs, Microsoft

spoke at The 9th Annual Internet of Things European Summit

Mr Pearse O'DonohueMr Pearse O'Donohue

Director, Future Networks, DG CONNECT, European Commission

spoke at The 9th Annual Internet of Things European Summit

Paul AdamsonPaul Adamson

Chairman, Forum Europe

spoke at Huawei's 2018 Academia Salon

Mr Jozef  SvrcekMr Jozef Svrcek

Director, Martes Specure International

spoke at Connected Cars Europe 2018

Mr Chen DongMr Chen Dong

Head of Industry Development of Wireless Emerging Marketing., Huawei

spoke at The 2nd Annual CIS & CEE Spectrum Management Conference

Mr Takorn TantasithMr Takorn Tantasith

Secretary General, National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission, NBTC, Thailand

spoke at The 4th Annual Asia Pacific Spectrum Management Conference

Patrick van NiftrikPatrick van Niftrik

Chair, ITU Working Group, ESOA

spoke at The European 5G Conference 2018

Mr Etienne  GoosseMr Etienne Goosse

Director General, European Payments Council

spoke at The 9th Annual European E-Commerce Conference

Dr Max CragliaDr Max Craglia

Lead Scientist, European Commission Joint Research Centre

spoke at Artificial Intelligence 2018

Mr Gulam  AbdullayevMr Gulam Abdullayev

Chief adviser of the Telecommunication sector, Ministry of Transport, Telecommunication and High Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

spoke at The 2nd Annual CIS & CEE Spectrum Management Conference

Ms Irena BednarichMs Irena Bednarich

Director Corporate Affairs, Continental Europe, Middle East and Africa, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

spoke at Public Sector Transformation: High Performance Computing and AI in the public sector

Mr Henrik HololeiMr Henrik Hololei

Director General, DG MOVE, European Commission

spoke at The 4th Annual Future of Transport Conference

Mr Gerry OberstMr Gerry Oberst

Senior Vice President, Global Regulatory and Governmental Strategy, SES

spoke at The 4th Annual Asia Pacific Spectrum Management Conference

Cora JungbluthCora Jungbluth

Senior Expert International Trade and Investment, Bertelsmann Foundation

spoke at 10th Brussels Wednesday Social

Past Events - 2018

December 2018

6 December 2018

Brussels, Belgium

Health Equity Pilot Project

 

The Health Equity Pilot Project (HEPP) funded by the European Parliament and managed by the European Commission aimed to focus on health inequalities by identifying inequalities in nutrition and physical activity and alcohol consumption and outcomes, as well as the evidence of effective interventions. More information on HEPP can be found here.  

4 December 2018

Brussels, Belgium

The 4th Annual Future of Transport Conference

 

Forum Europe’s 4th Future of Transport Conference will focus on the technological innovations revolutionising the transport sector and redefining Europe’s mobility systems. Participants will debate the best ways to truly realise the opportunities offered by connected and autonomous vehicles, what can be done to realise a sustainable and multi-modal European transport system and to implement future-proof intelligent infrastructure based on secure 5G connectivity. The conference aims to address the question: what does the future of transport in Europe look like and how can the positive impact of technological innovation be realised?

November 2018

27 November 2018

Brussels, Belgium

Celebrating Retail & Wholesale

 

The high-level conference takes place in the context of EuroCommerce’s 25th anniversary as well as 25 years of the EU Single Market. It will highlight success stories in retail & wholesale and the benefits it brought to consumers and business customers.

27 November 2018

Brussels, Belgium

Driving Sustainability in European Public Procurement

 

This high-level Forum Europe conference debated how public procurement is conducted at national and EU levels, delivering concrete outcomes that those involved in procurement and the provision of public services will value.

22 November 2018

Brussels, Belgium

Huawei's 2018 Academia Salon

 

Since its launch in 2016, the Huawei Academic Conference has built a reputation of bringing together leading academics from outside the normal Brussels ‘bubble’, with EU policymakers and industry representatives. 

Focusing on ‘Delivering European Leadership in AI’, the 2018 Academia Salon will be looking at the building blocks that need to be in place to ensure that we can maximise the huge potential that AI offers; and at how to best take advantage of our region’s world-class research facilities and highly skilled vertical markets.

21 November 2018

10th Brussels Wednesday Social

 

In cooperation with the European Movement International (EMI), EuroCommerce and Forum Europe, METRO invites you twice a year to a “Wednesday Social” in Brussels at Concert Noble. The wednesday social will start in the afternoon at 16:00 with welcome coffee. There will be panel debates, keynote interviews and a buffet dinner to finish. This event is free to attend, please register your place on the event website.

8 November 2018

Brussels, Belgium

The 6th Annual European Cyber Security Conference

 

Gathering leading policy-makers, industry players and high level cyber security & defence experts, this conference will explore Europe’s response to a dynamically evolving global risks landscape and what remains to be done to ensure that we are better prepared to face these threats.

 

 

October 2018

18 October 2018

Brussels, Belgium

Artificial Intelligence 2018

 

This new Forum Europe conference will provide a platform for high-level policy debate around Artificial Intelligence. The event will explore issues such as the ethical implications of AI as well as how industry and government can enhance AI development across Europe.

4 – 5 October 2018

Washington D.C., US

The 6th Annual Internet of Things Global Summit

 

The 6th Annual Internet of Things Global Summit returned to Washington D.C on 4 - 5 October. This series of discussions, idea sharing, and networking provided an opportunity to join the debate from the inside as key policy makers and leading industry stakeholders addressed the opportunities and benefits IoT brings, investigated the IoT ecosystem in the United States and globally, and how we can harness its incredible potential.

Over the course of the two days, plenary sessions included room-wide discussions with an interactive format, and multiple networking opportunities.

2 – 3 October 2018

Washington D.C., US

The 7th Annual Americas Spectrum Management Conference

 

The leading meeting place of the year for key senior stakeholders and policymakers across the region, this event provides a regular interactive platform for discussion on the most pertinent issues and developments affecting spectrum management policies.

This event is part of the Global Spectrum Series.

September 2018

19 – 20 September 2018

Almaty, Kazakhstan

The 2nd Annual CIS & CEE Spectrum Management Conference

 

Hosted by the Ministry of Information and Communication of the Republic of Kazakhstan, The 2nd Annual CIS Spectrum Management Conference is set to take place in Almaty, Kazakhstan between 19 and 20 September 2018. The event will provide a high-level meeting point for stakeholders across the region and beyond to discuss topical issues relating to the management and co-ordination of spectrum policy across the region.

The event is part of the Global Spectrum Series.

18 September 2018

Brussels, Belgium

Public Sector Transformation: High Performance Computing and AI in the public sector

 

Now in its 4th edition, the Public Sector Transformation Conference is the leading platform for public sector innovators in Brussels. AI and HPC are creating unprecedented opportunities for the public sector and over the course of the day, we will explore the new efficiencies and services these advances are bringing to European citizens, with a focus on critical areas such as safety, smart cities and healthcare.

5 – 6 September 2018

Buenos Aires, Argentina

The 5th Annual Latin America Spectrum Management Conference

 

Hosted by the Ministry of Modernization of Argentina, the 5th Annual Latin America Spectrum Management Conference will provide a meeting point for spectrum stakeholders to come together and discuss key issues relating to the management and coordination of spectrum policy across the region.

The conference is part of the Global Spectrum Series, the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of regional Spectrum Management policy conference.

July 2018

17 – 19 July 2018

Bangkok, Thailand

The 4th Annual Asia Pacific Spectrum Management Conference

 

Organised alongside our event partners ITU and APT, the 4th Annual Asia Pacific Spectrum Management Conference will provide a meeting point for spectrum stakeholders to come together and discuss topical issues relating to the management and coordination of spectrum policy across the region. 

June 2018

7 June 2018

Brussels, Belgium

Brussels Tech Summit

 

The Tech Summit (formerly the Digital Festival) was launched in Brussels in 2016 and has gathered over 1000 people each year, creating a space in the heart of Europe and EU law-making where people can get excited about and be inspired by tech again by exploring its significant impact on people and society.

 

"This event presents a great opportunity to celebrate the best and brightest, inspiring others to achieve greater things." 

 

The Summit provides a unique opportunity to connect with fellow digital enthusiasts working at the most creative and vibrant edge of European tech. By bringing people together ranging from the smallest start-ups, to regulators, to the biggest corporates, we can start to bring the digital and tech worlds to life for those who influence it and regulate it.

May 2018

29 – 30 May 2018

Durban, South Africa

WWRF 5G Huddle, Durban, South Africa

 

The 5th Annual 5G Huddle will take place in Durban, South Africa on 29 & 30 May 2018. Hosted by The Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF) with the support of The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), this will be the first time a 5G conference of this scale has taken place in the Southern Hemisphere - a very exciting move for the event and for everyone associated with it.

 

The world is now less than 2 years away from the first commercial deployment of 5G, and the reality of this new dawn is fast approaching. Against this backdrop, the focus of the 5G Huddle this year will be on ‘5G For All’ and on delivering a 5G infrastructure that meets the needs of all use cases and is fully inclusive including needs of developing countries. 

17 May 2018

Brussels, Belgium

Connected Cars Europe 2018

 

This conference will gather a wide-range of high-level experts of the Connected Mobility sector to look at how future-proof and sustainable smart transport systems can be developed in Europe. Over 20 speakers will discuss how the right regulatory framework can be promoted, examine solutions for the delivery of the adequate digital and physical infrastructures, explore how business models are being challenged thanks to data innovation, and finally will address consumer trust issues related to cybersecurity, use of data, liability and ownership – all fundamental topics to address for the socio-economics benefits of connected cars to be realized.

15 – 16 May 2018

Brussels, Belgium

The 9th Annual Internet of Things European Summit

 

Now in its 9th year, the Internet of Things European Summit is the leading event focusing on the current policy and industry developments affecting the field of the Internet of Things.

 

The event brings together leading industry stakeholders, including large telcos, hardware manufacturers, software developers, cloud providers, entrepreneurs, consumer advocates and the key decision makers to explore the current IoT ecosystem in Europe, and addresses the impact that IoT will keep having on the European society.

April 2018

12 April 2018

Marrakech, Morocco

The 4th Annual Middle East and North Africa Spectrum Management Conference

 

The 4th Annual MENA Spectrum Management Conference is organised by Forum Global, in collaboration with ITU and The Arab Spectrum Management Group. The event is taking place as part of the Global Spectrum Series.  

 

The conference will provide a high-level meeting point for stakeholders across the Middle East, North Africa and beyond, to discuss topical issues relating to the management and co-ordination of spectrum policy across the region. 

March 2018

8 March 2018

The Hotel, Boulevard de Waterloo 38, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

The 9th Annual European E-Commerce Conference

 

This conference looked at what the current ecommerce landscape looks like in Europe, how it is expected to develop, and what key opportunities are emerging for all players of the sectors – including SMEs – to address the existing challenges.

8 – 9 March 2018

Nairobi, Kenya

The 3rd Annual Sub-Sahara Spectrum Management Conference

 

The 3rd Annual Sub-Sahara Spectrum Management Conference is jointly organised by ITU and Forum Global, and is taking place as part of the Global Spectrum Series.  

 

For the 3rd consecutive year, the conference will provide a high-level meeting point for stakeholders across Sub-Saharan Africa and beyond, to discuss topical issues relating to the management and co-ordination of spectrum policy across the region. 

6 March 2018

Cruelty Free International - 5th Anniversary

 

Join Cruelty Free International on 6 March 2018 in Brussels to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the full EU cosmetics testing and marketing bans.

February 2018

12 – 13 February 2018

Steigenberger Wiltcher's Hotel, Avenue Louise 71, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium

The European 5G Conference 2018

 

The European 5G Conference will take place on 12th & 13th February 2018 at the Steigenberger Wiltcher’s Hotel, Brussels. Focussing on aspects such as connectivity, use case and deployment models, this two-day event will bring together high-level stakeholders to meet and discuss the roadmap ahead as we continue the journey towards the Gigabit Society. 

1 February 2018

16th Annual European Financial Services Conference

 

 

This year’s conference will explore the development of the Capital Markets Union (CMU); uncertainties created by Brexit; and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead as work continues towards the development of a full EU financial Single Market.