Business Innovation Observatory Conference ‘Disrupting the future’

This two-day interactive conference that will take place on 25-26 January 2016 at the EGG Conference and Meeting Centre in Brussels (Belgium) will sum up the last 3 years of the Business Innovation Observatory (BIO) and look towards the future of innovation. Around 200 participants are set to attend, including role-model entrepreneurs, serial investors, renowned industry experts and high-level policy-makers.

The main highlights of the conference include:

  • inspiring success stories from companies showcased by BIO in its various studies and reports
  • presentations given by innovative young entrepreneurs about their visions for the future
  • panel discussions with policy makers and business representatives on main drivers & challenges for European innovative companies
  • walking networking dinner & show fair.

The Business Innovation Observatory is an initiative of the European Commission providing regular evidence on the latest innovative trends in business and industry, including how innovative solutions are developed and brought to market, as well as their impact on the economy.

Showcasing for innovative companies

Innovative companies will have the opportunity to showcase their products/services at the walking networking dinner on the evening of 25 January - an event attended by 150 people or more. If you are interested as a company in showcasing your services/products during the conference, please contact the Business Innovation Observatory by sending an email to Applications will be considered case-by-case.  After having confirmed your interest, you will be provided with all the details about logistics. Showcasing is free of charge.

How to register

Places are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. We strongly encourage interested persons to register as soon as possible.


In case of any questions, please send an e-mail to:

Join us and let us be innovative in securing a smart, sustainable and inclusive future for Europe!


24 Jan 2016 to 25 Jan 2016
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