Brussels Exchange Forum

“Financing the REAL Economy”

Brussels Exchange ForumIntroduction
Euronext and its partners are pleased to have welcomed you to the Brussels Exchange Forum on the 25th of April 2014 at SQUARE Brussels Meeting Centre.

This one-day professional conference is a new initiative that brings together all decision makers and organisations relevant to the Belgian economy. The theme for 2014 was: Financing the Real Economy.

Photo gallery

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Video summary
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Presentations of the conference
The presentations of the different speakers are added on the program page

Background information

With the recent economical and financial turmoil hopefully behind us, we believe it is necessary to create a new platform that annually offers the opportunity to address and discuss topics that have a major, positive or negative, impact on our businesses and employment.

In order to facilitate and stimulate the growth opportunities for our companies, access to capital is one of the main preconditions.

Therefore, we have presented a debate with academics, captains of industry as well as with subject-experts and decision makers from the financial community on topical issues, framed around three pillars: SME financing, regulation and capital markets.
In the different sessions over the day, we had academics presenting their studies followed by expert debates which contributed ideas to the political decision makers, leading at the end of the day in a lively debate.



  • Creating an annual high-level networking opportunity for academics, entrepreneurs, politicians, authorities, regulators, financial institutions, representative associations, accountants, law firms, etc.
  • Enhancing the knowledge and stimulating the dialogue on issues that affect our ‘real economy’, among all relevant actors of the Belgian economical ecosystem.

A next edition of the Brussels Exchange Forum will be announced in due time.