Event Hybrid Press Conference: 400 cities will shape their future at the Brussels Urban Summit

Hybrid Press Conference: 400 cities will shape their future at the Brussels Urban Summit

Date(s) - 02/06/2023
09:30 - 10:45

Press Club Brussels Europe


With 400 participating cities, 1500 participants from 115 countries, 3 plenaries, 25 workshops,

the Capital of Europe will be buzzing during the Brussels Urban Summit (BUS) on 12-15 June 2023.


09:30 – 09:35 Introductory remarks

09:35 – 09:45 Opening remarks by Pascal Smet / Secretary of State of the Brussels-Capital Region, responsible for European and International Relations

09:45 – 09:55 Presentation by André Sobczak / Secretary General, Eurocities

10:05 – 10:15 Presentation by Jordi Vaquer / Secretary General, Metropolis (online)

10:15 – 10:25 Presentation by Aziza Akhmouch / Head of Division, Cities, Urban Policies and Sustainable Development, OECD (online)

10:25-10.30 Presentation by Laurent Brihay / Director of the Press Club Brussels Europe on Practical Aspects for Journalists during BUS2023

10:30-11:00 Questions and Answers

Follow the Conference Online

About the event

The organisers of BUS (Brussels Capital Region, Eurocities, Metropolis and the OECD Champion Mayors for Inclusive Growth Initiative) as well as its media partner Press Club Brussels Europe will be glad to welcome you at the heart of the European district to inform you and provide you guidance about the upcoming global summit, bringing together three international city conferences: the 14th Metropolis World Congress, the Eurocities Annual Conference and the sixth OECD Champion Mayors Summit for Inclusive Growth Initiative.

In order to address the biggest challenges faced by cities, such as climate change, migration, urban growth and inequality, BUS will create a unique opportunity to engage in a strategic global dialogue to help define our common urban future. Join us and learn about how to be part of this unique experience, gain privileged access to the highlights on our agenda, get a better grasp about our world-class participants, and familiarise yourself with our registration process, media corner while gaining direct access to our media representatives who will facilitate your interviews with the world’s most prestigious urban pioneers.

Together, we can create a greener,more innovative, more ediverse and more inclusive future for our cities while allowing ourselves to ask big questions and find big answers as the choices we make in the next few years will determine our futures for decades to come.

For more info please contact: eli.hadzhieva@pressclub.be

Please confirm your participation: secretary@pressclub.be