4000 participants connecting at a concept tailored to their needs
The Investors' Café, held in the Committee of the Regions Jacques Delors Building in Rue Belliard 101 in Brussels, acts as a unique forum for communication and meeting place between private and public companies and regions and cities, enabling them to discover the rich diversity and economic attractiveness of European regions/cities and to identify investment and job creation opportunities.
Some 4000 participants are expected to attend and visit Investors' Café including: elected politicians from regional and national authorities, MEPs, European Commissioners, officials from EU institutions and from regional and local administrations, representatives of the banking sector, public and private companies, business entrepreneurs and corporations. The Investor's Café is a service to European entrepreneurs and representatives of the regions and cities, enabling them to forge links with a view to opening up opportunities for partnership.
Everybody registered already for any of the OPEN DAYS workshop has access to the Investors' Café with his/her badge. Only those not registered for workshops have to register seperately for a visit via this link. Upon arrival you will receive a badge valid for visits between 6 and 9 October. During that period, the Investors' Café opening hours are:
|Monday 6 October
|Tuesday 7 October
|Wednesday 8 October
|Thursday 9 October
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List of Investors' Café exhibitors
What is the Investors´ Café composed of?
Investors´ Café consists of three main elements:
I. Real café
It will be a real café in the Committee of the Regions headquarters at 99-101 Rue Belliard in Brussels. Participants will find a comfortable location for meeting decision makers and experts, in small groups or tête à tête over tea or coffee. For more formal private meetings, rooms will also be available at close hand.
II. Exhibition – Stands grouped in thematic villages
The focal point of Investors´ Café will be 6 thematic villages of altogether approximately 120 stands. They will create an exhibition area with stands for partners of Investors´ Café to highlight their investment potential and priorities. These thematic villages will enable investors and regions and cities to develop two thematic topics from the OPEN DAYS 2008 as follows: Thematic topic "Innovating regions: Promoting research, technological development and innovation" will be developed in the following thematic villages:
- knowledge society
- research & innovation and attracting talent
Thematic topic "Sustainable development: Regional responses to climate change" will be developed in the following villages:
Blue chip companies, banks and financial institutions will have a specific point to centralise all their networking activities: Business Area. On top of that private companies can have an individual stands to present their specific expertise in one of the villages if they desire so.
III. Sessions (Workshops/Seminars/Debates)
The third aspect of the Investors’ Café project is the programme of 40 sessions, as it is a communication tool and a forum for discussion. About 40 seminars, workshops and debates will be scheduled in the Committee of the Regions building during the three days in which partners from the Investors' Café will come to compare their experiences and points of view, focusing on these six discussion themes.
A unique networking opportunity
The Investor's Café is a channel for disseminating information as it will provide everything that elected representatives and investors need to achieve the objective of bringing the benefits of European competitiveness to everyone. Officials and other experts from the European Commission working in different Directorates-General will be there to assist partners from the Investors' Café with details of Community policies linked to the objectives of growth and job creation. The main European financial institutions and banks will present participants with their own information and resources.
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