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Forum Europe

Forum Europe

At Forum Europe, we've been staging leading European political events for over 20 years. Our in-depth knowledge of the Brussels and EU market makes us the number one choice for companies and organisations staging political and policy events in Europe and beyond.

With offices in the heart of Europe, at La Bibliotheque Solvay in Brussels, our multilingual and dynamic team delivers excellent networking opportunities and high quality content, feeding directly into the policy formulation process. Our operations are divided into two distinct but complementary services:

- Conference Production

- Event Management

We work with a range of clients with varying interests, from large multinational corporations to NGOs and charities – and everything in between. We know that the success of every event depends on forming a strong, close working relationship with our partner or client.

Knowledge Partner

Centre for European Policy Studies

Centre for European Policy Studies

Founded in Brussels in 1983, the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) is among the most experienced and authoritative think tanks operating in the European Union today. CEPS serves as a leading forum for debate on EU affairs, but its most distinguishing feature lies in its strong in-house research capacity, complemented by an extensive network of partner institutes throughout the world.

CEPS’ funding is obtained from a variety of sources, including membership fees, project research, foundation grants, conferences fees, publication sales and an annual grant from the European Commission.

To carry out state-of-the-art policy research leading to solutions to the challenges facing Europe today.
To achieve high standards of academic excellence and maintain unqualified independence.
To provide a forum for discussion among all stakeholders in the European policy process.
To build collaborative networks of researchers, policy-makers and business representatives across the whole of Europe.
To disseminate our findings and views through a regular flow of publications and public events.

Complete independence to set its own research priorities and freedom from any outside influence.
Quality research by an international staff of more than 30 people drawn from eighteen different countries.
Formation of nine different research networks, comprising research institutes from throughout Europe and beyond, to complement and consolidate CEPS research expertise and to greatly extend its outreach.
An extensive membership base of some 120 Corporate Members and 130 Institutional Members, which provide expertise and practical experience and act as a sounding board for CEPS policy proposals.

Programme Structure:
CEPS carries out its research via its own in-house research programmes and through collaborative research networks involving the active participation of other highly reputable institutes and specialists.

Research Programmes:
Economic & Social Welfare Policies
Energy, Climate Change & Sustainable Development
EU Neighbourhood, Foreign & Security Policy
Financial Markets & Institutions
Justice & Home Affairs
Politics & European Institutions
Regulatory Policy
Trade Developments & Agricultural Policy

Research Networks/Joint Initiatives:
European Capital Markets Institute (ECMI)
European Climate Platform (ECP)
European Credit Research Institute (ECRI)
European Network for Better Regulation (ENBR)
European Network of Economic Policy Research Institutes (ENEPRI)
European Policy Institutes Network (EPIN)
European Security Forum (ESF)

In the context of its research programmes and networks, CEPS organises a variety of activities, involving its members and other stakeholders in the European policy debate, national and EU-level policy-makers, academics, corporate executives, NGOs and the media. These activities include task forces, conferences, lunchtime membership meetings, briefings, training seminars and major annual events (e.g. the CEPS Annual Conference).

Platinum Sponsor

AEGPL - European LPG Association

AEGPL - European LPG Association

AEGPL is the sole representative of the LPG industry at European level, representing national LPG Associations as well as distributors and equipment manufacturers from across Europe.

Our mission is to engage with EU decision-makers and the wider policy community in order to optimise the contribution that LPG - as a clean and immediately available energy source - can make to meeting Europe's energy and environmental challenges.



Airbus is the leading aircraft manufacturer with the most modern and comprehensive family of airliners on the market, ranging in capacity from 100 to more than 500 seats. Over 11.800 Airbus aircraft have been sold to more than 340
customers worldwide and more than 7,500 of these have been delivered since the company first entered the market in the early seventies.
Airbus’ alternative fuels strategy is to be the catalyst to speed up the commercialisation of sustainable alternative aviation fuel.Airbus’ premise is based on establishing local sustainable “value chains” around the world, because the company believe that multiple feed-stock solutions will co-exist. So far six value chains are established.Airbus is an EADS company.



Boeing is the world's leading aerospace company and builds some of the most environmentally progressive airplanes. As part of its commitment to innovation and continuous improvement, Boeing is working collaboratively with industry, academia and government on developing and evaluating the viability of low-carbon sustainable fuel sources for use in aviation.



ExxonMobil is the world’s largest publicly traded integrated petroleum and natural gas company. We operate facilities and market products globally, explore for oil and gas on six continents, and employ around 80,000 people, including 16,500 engineers and scientists. For more than 125 years, ExxonMobil has been a leader in the development of energy sources and technology. We are committed to helping meet the world’s energy needs while addressing the challenge of sustainability – balancing economic growth, social development, and environmental protection.

Around the world, more people are seeking access to energy and the economic and social progress it enables. Providing energy to meet growing demand while protecting the environment requires an integrated set of solutions – emphasising the power of technology to increase energy efficiency, help address climate change risks, and develop all economical energy sources to meet the needs of today  and future generations. ExxonMobil uses innovation and technology to deliver energy to meet the world’s growing demand. Our extensive research programmes support operations, enable continuous improvement in each of our business lines, and explore new and emerging energy sources and technologies. Globally, we have invested more than $4 billion in research and development over the past five years.

Gold Sponsor

The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking

The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking

The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) is a unique industry-led Public Private Partnership between the European Commission, Industry and the Research Community.

As the first public-private instrument established under the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan), with a ring-fenced budget of nearly one € billion between 2008 and

2013, the FCH JU brings public and private interests across Europe together, with the aim of speeding up the development of fuel cells and hydrogen technologies in Europe to enable their commercial deployment between 2010 and 2020.

The main goal of the FCH JU is to define and implement, together with its members, a targeted research and development program for fuel cells and hydrogen technology across multiple applications areas, such as transport and refueling infrastructure; hydrogen production and distribution; stationary power generation and combined heat and power as well as material handling, back- up power and portable applications. Horizontal activities including pre-normative research, harmonized regulation, codes and standards, socio-economic research, technology and life cycle assessments, market support, public awareness and education are also covered.


Media Partner

Pike Research

Pike Research

Pike Research, a part of Navigant Consulting’s global Energy Practice, is a market research and consulting group that provides in-depth analysis of global clean technology markets.  The team’s research methodology combines supply-side industry analysis, end-user primary research and demand assessment, and deep examination of technology trends to provide a comprehensive view of the Smart Energy, Smart Utilities, Smart Transportation, Smart Industry, and Smart Buildings sectors.



Thursday 29 November, 2012
09.00 to 17.30




Renaissance Hotel

Rue du Parnasse 19

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