European Conference on Innovation and e-Business

The European Conference on Innovation and e-Business will take place on 26-27 May 2005 in Brussels. The event is organised by the European Commission and will bring together high-level policy makers in Europe, researchers and practitioners with the objective to debating how e-business and innovation are linked.

Both themes have attracted a lot of public attention in recent years and now seem to converge. e-Business is part of the modernisation of enterprises and enabling new ways of doing business. A central focus of the Conference will be how to design policies that address e-Business and innovation in a complementary manner, thus helping enterprises to restructure and to move into new fields.

The Conference will discuss the key success factors for innovation and e-Business and reflect on the best possible ways to facilitate the management of change. Participants are invited to bring in their personal experience and to challenge traditional policy responses, with the view to reorienting them towards the real needs of enterprises.

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Practical Information

Dates & Venue

26-27 May 2005
Charlemagne Conference Centre – Room S3
Rue de la Loi 170
B-1040 Brussels

(closest metro station : Schuman)


Participants should register as soon as possible, using the registration on line facility available at the following URL address: The deadline for registration is 13 May 2005.

Registration procedure for this conference is subject to data privacy rules.

Registrations will be handled on a “first-come, first-served” basis. Due to the limited capacity of the conference room, the European Commission reserves the right not to accept registrations over that capacity.

All participants registered by the deadline will receive a confirmation letter and the conference badge.


There are no registration fees for participating in the conference.

Welcome Desk

A Welcome Desk will be available at the conference venue on Thursday, 26 May 2005 from 8.30 am until the end of the conference. Participants are invited to collect the conference documentation at this desk. The conference will start at 10.00 am and is scheduled to end by lunch time on Friday 27 May 2005.

Travel and Accommodation

Participants are expected to organise their travel and accommodation. The European Commission will not reimburse these expenses.


Interpretation will be provided from and into German, English, Spanish, French and Italian.

For further information about the conference, please contact:

European Commission
Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry
Communication and Information Unit
Ph: +32.2.2951409
Fax: +32.2.2991926
E-mail: [email protected]