- Young Professionals Summit
Brussels Forum 2017
End of Complacency – Era of Action?
March 23-25, 2017
Brussels Forum is an annual high-level meeting of the most influential North American and European political, intellectual, and corporate, leaders to address pressing challenges currently facing both sides of the Atlantic. For the last 12 years, Brussels Forum brought together global voices to help shape a transatlantic agenda that reflects new global realities, trends and threats. Participants include heads of state, senior officials from the European Union institutions and the member states, U.S. Cabinet officials, Congressional representatives, Parliamentarians, academics, and media.
Set around the theme of End of Complacency – Era of Action? Brussels Forum 2017 attracted a diverse group of stakeholders to discuss and propose concrete solutions to today’s challenges. In light of unfolding global events, this year’s program provided a unique platform for conversations on the rise of populist movements and the state of democracy. The new plenary session design, featuring a ‘theatre in the round’ format, encouraged speakers and the audience alike to share their unique ideas, alternative perspectives and conflicting viewpoints in a more participatory fashion.
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GMF is proud to be joined by our founding partners, Daimler and the Federal Authorities of Belgium, as well as our strategic partner, Deloitte. We are also pleased to welcome BP, Brussels Capital Region, Centrica, Google, and the OCP Policy Center as forum partners. In addition, we would like to recognize our associate partners: AARP, the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia, NATO, and the Wilfried Martens Centre. We also appreciate the support of our dinner program partners: the European Leadership Network, the Foundation for European Progressive Studies, Facebook, the Open Society Institute and Solvay. Finally, we would like to acknowledge the support of our Brussels Forum Young Professionals Summit partners, the European External Action Service, Microsoft, Silver Parker Group and the United States Mission to the European Union.
GMF also thanks Politico as the official digital media partner for Brussels Forum and recognizes SpotMe as the official technology partner.