17th EBAN Winter Summit held in Luxembourg

October 24, 2018

From 22 to 23 October 2018, the 17th EBAN Winter Summit brought together a community of highly dedicated investors and entrepreneurs at BGL BNP Paribas’ offices in Luxembourg-Kirchberg.

The EBAN Winter Summit is one of the two main annual events of the European Business Angel Network (EBAN) and highlights the most important issues and best practices in the early stage investment sector. Under the theme “Better Together: How to shape a more sustainable and innovative world”, the 2018 edition brought together some 50 renowned speakers and more than 400 attendees from all over the world to participate in the many mentoring sessions, workshops and conferences on offer.

“BGL BNP Paribas is extremely proud to host the 17th edition of this leading international event. I am convinced that innovation and sustainable development go hand in hand,” said Geoffroy Bazin, Country Head of the BNP Paribas Group and Chairman of the BGL BNP Paribas Executive Committee.

The event was co-hosted by Lux Future Lab (founded by BGL BNP Paribas), EBAN, LBAN (Luxembourg Business Angel Network) and the EIPP (European Investment Project Portal) of the European Commission, with the support of the Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy as well as EY (gold sponsor) and Arendt (silver sponsor).

EBAN is the pan-European representative of business angels and comprises more than 150 member organisations in over 50 countries. The organisation represents a sector whose investment is estimated at EUR 7.5 billion per year, thus playing an essential role in Europe’s future, especially in the financing of young innovative enterprises.

Further information is available on the websites www.eban-luxembourg-2018.com and www.eban.org.