Exponential Europe

September 23rd & 24th of 2019, SingularityU will host its very first Belgian Summit. This event will take place in Brussels. Our ambition? To boldly create a bright, global, Pan-European future, together.

The world is becoming more volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous by the day, which means modern leadership requires an positive attitude towards transformation and change. We believe a prerequisite to this optimism, is a deep understanding of the impact of technology on our society and businesses.

Though this process invariably starts with understanding, it most certainly doesn’t end there. As you will undoubtedly have experienced yourself, the massive changes that are occurring impact how society sees and values the world tremendously. This (r)evolution is reflected in every aspect of our lives: government, business, citizenship, education and consumerism – just to name a few.

Traditional approaches to problem solving no longer apply, because the challenges we face have become complex, interconnected structures that influence each other continuously.

The time when a single individual, leader, organization or entity could ‘fix’ things has passed. Today’s level of complexity requires a collaborative approach to all aspects of problem solving. We simply can’t fix things in a linear fashion anymore. The world is changing exponentially and our approach to problem resolution should innovate accordingly.

We would therefore like to invite you on a collaborative journey of exploration. Over the course of 2 days we will present our knowledge, lessons learned and the methods by which those learnings were obtained. Besides a wealth of knowledge on display, we offer experience; proven ways to make sense of an extremely confusing environment, think exponentially and practice active collaboration.

We believe that we have the ability to offer a unique set of tools that give the leaders of tomorrow the insights, attitude and skills to embrace humanity’s grandest challenges.

Changing Perspectives

The SingularityU Brussels Summit is where the world's leading speakers, experts on exponential technologies and inspirators congregate. Gathered there, will be those who are changing and shaping the world in a positive way, providing us with the mindset, knowledge and tools we need in an exponentially changing world.

These developments show no signs of slowing down; in fact, they’re accelerating rapidly. Good. Change is vital to a competitive Europe in a global economy. Innovation improves people's lives and builds better, greener and more sustainable societies. This era is expected to have consequences across the whole of society, for ages to come. We need to unite all relevant actors to tackle the Grand Global Challenges and apply the momentum we create to build a smart, sustainable and inclusive global society.

Many people, organizations and communities are not yet taking full advantage of these technological advancements, or the new economy and innovative business models they offer for that matter. European industry should proudly and boldly build on its strengths and seize the range of opportunities that new technologies offer. Creative application of cutting edge technology will allow European businesses to drive industrial leadership, grow exponentially and benefit society greatly.

The Summit in general and its opening in particular, should embody this positive European spirit. And we can’t think of anyone more suitable to this task than Jean-Claude Juncker. Having served as both President of the Eurogroup and the European Commission, there’s no doubt Mr. Juncker would set exactly the right tone to kick off an extraordinary Summit.

Let us rejoice in this awe-inspiring digital age, and seize the opportunities that a global economy offers, together.

Tickets and pricing

Early Bird Ticket

€ 750,- /p

2-days access to Summit 2019

- sales end on 1 April

Regular Ticket

€ 1.000,- /p

2-days access to Summit 2019

- sales end on 23 September

VIP Ticket

€ 1.500,- /p

2-days access to Summit 2019 + VIP program

- sales end on 23 September

Start-ups

€ 650,- /p

2-days access to Summit 2019

- start-ups established last 3 years
- non-profit organisations

Students/<25yr

€ 250,- /p

2-days access to Summit 2019

- limited availability
- student or younger than 25 years

Group tickets

special discount >5 /

2-days access to Summit 2019

- order 5 tickets, get 1 ticket free!
- sales end on 23 September

Who should attend?

  • A corporate or government executive leading transformation or disruption in your organization.
  • An innovator or entrepreneur using accelerating technologies, aiming to solve a huge challenge.
  • A non-profit working to solve the global grand challenges, wanting to positively impact the lives of many people.
  • A teacher preparing and shaping the next generation for a future that looks nothing like the past.
  • A student looking to explore the abundance of possibilities that lie ahead of you.

Why should I join?

  • Learn from the world’s leading domain experts - speakers and content with clear next steps you can take.
  • Discuss, gain insights and form the future of your industry - keynotes and side sessions.
  • Meet with and learn directly from our new SingularityU Benelux faculty members.
  • Experience and interact with the latest cutting-edge technologies - big tech expo with innovations.
  • Connect and exchange ideas with 900+ European executives, innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, NGOs, students and policy makers.
  • Meet people like you: curious about opportunities to apply the newest technologies, with the intent on growing their business in a changing environment and with the motivation to positively impact the world.

National & International speakers

We will be announcing the line-up for the SU Brussels Summit 2019 soon! 
Keep an eye on our social media channels or subscribe to our monthly newsletter. 

To get an impression of our Summit line-up, please find the SingularityU The Netherlands Summit 2017 line-up below.

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Rick

Tumlinson

Space Revolutionary

Deep Space Industries & New Worlds Institute

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Koert

van Mensvoort

Next Nature Network

Eindhoven University of Technology

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Julian

Savulescu

Philosopher & Bioethicist

University of Oxford

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Rutger

Bregman

Author

Utopia for Realists

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Bas

Lansdorp MSc

CEO & Co-Founder

Mars One

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David

Roberts

Core Faculty

Singularity University

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Shiza

Shahid

Co-Founder

Malala Fund

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Amin

Toufani

Faculty Finance & Economics

Singularity University

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Zayna

Khayat

Innovation Sherpa in Chief

REshape Health Innovation Centre Radboud University

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Nathaniel

Calhoun

Faculty MD of GSP & VC of Global Grand Challenges

Singularity University

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Jaya

Baloo

Faculty Quantum Computing & Security

SingularityU The Netherlands

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Rutger

van Zuidam

Faculty Chair Blockchain

SingularityU The Netherlands

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Nadine

Bongaerts

Faculty Synthetic Biology

SingularityU The Netherlands

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Jane

Zavalishina

Faculty Fintech & Big Data

SingularityU The Netherlands

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Jos

Joore

Faculty Biotech

SingularityU The Netherlands

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Dave

Blank

Nanotech

Chief Scientific Ambassador at University of Twente

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Arash

Aazami

Faculty Energy

SingularityU The Netherlands

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Aaike

van Vugt

Nanotech

SingularityU The Netherlands

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Roeland

Dietvorst

Faculty Neuroscience

SingularityU The Netherlands

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Sid

Vollebregt

Water & Clean-tech

Elemental Water Makers

Do you want to learn from and be inspired by national and international speakers at
the SingularityU Brussels Summit 2019?

Some of the organizations whom attended the Summit in 2017

We believe you can make that difference. We believe you can be the change that this world so desperately needs.

What kinds of policies do we need? What is the impact on our economy? How can we better distribute our wealth evenly throughout the world? Do we need a systems change? What does it actually mean to be human? What is a good life? How can we truly unlock our own potential? These are some of the key questions that need to be answered and will be discussed during the Summit.

What can I expect at the SingularityU Brussels Summit?

We'll introduce you to the themes of accelerating change and help you understand how emerging technologies will impact your industry and regulatory environment. This will enable you to prepare your organization for future developments. We will inspire you with stories of people that already embody this change, leading the way forward into shaping a brighter future. They will share their lessons learned and provide you with the mindset and tools needed to positively impact your life, your business and our society as a whole.

FAQ

Everything you need to know about this event.
  • What's included in the ticket price?

    Tickets for the 2 day program include access to the Summit and catering (lunch, snacks and drinks). Please note that travel arrangements, accommodation, dinners and other activities, such as partner events, are excluded from the ticket price.

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  • Can I order multiple tickets?

    It is possible to order up to 10 tickets. For this you will need to provide the full names and email addresses for each of the tickets ordered. If you're interested in special packages, please contact us at ticketing@subenelux.org

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  • What are the payment options available?

    Payment is done through Eventbrite. We accept iDeal, Mastercard, VISA, Sepa and American Express. Please note that payment is required in advance of the Summit. You will receive a invoice receipt after completing the order. In case of questions, please contact us at ticketing@subenelux.org).

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  • How will I receive my ticket?

    You will receive a confirmation with your ticket via email after completing the order. You can also download the Eventbrite app on your mobile and present your ticket through the app. Please take the ticket, either printed or via the app on your phone, with you on the day of the Summit. Tickets are personal, but in case you would like to transfer this ticket to another person, you can change the ticket details on your profile on the Eventbrite website.  If you have any questions please contact us at ticketing@subenelux.org.

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  • Recommended hotels and special prices

    More information about hotel & logistics coming soon. 

FAQ

Information about tickets and more.
  • Am I eligible for a VAT refund?

    Due to the Summit being held in Belgium, payment of VAT (tax) is required for all attendees. Individuals or companies outside of Belgium can claim a VAT refund at the Belgian Tax Department after the event. More information about this process can be found here.

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  • What are the cancellation options?

    Tickets can not be cancelled and are non-refunded, but can be transferred to another person by editing the ticket details on your profile on the Eventbrite website. 

  • I would like to volunteer for the Summit

    We’re always looking for volunteers to help out in our events. Please provide us with more information about yourself and contact us at info@subenelux.org.

  • My question is not in the FAQ

    You can contact us at ticketing@subenelux.org for further assistance regarding the SingularityU Brussels Summit.

  • Download the Yellenge event app

    During SingularityU The Netherlands Summit we will be using an event app. This app provides you with all the relevant information you need to know about the location, speakers, time tables of your personal program, floor plan, tech expo and much more.

    The event app is called Yellenge and is FREE to download! The Yellenge app is available for iOS, Android, WindowsPhone and BlackBerry.

    Please follow these steps:
    Step 1. Take out your smartphone
    Step 2. Go to the app Store and search for: Yellenge
    Step 3. Download and start
    Step 4. Event Code: sunlsummit17
    Step 5. Enter your email address if requested.

    Note
    ■ The eventcode AND your email address are not cAsE sENsiTiVe. For more information, take a look at the attachment.* When asked for your personal code use the email address you used to register for the event. Thanks in advance for having downloaded the app.

    If you do not wish to install the app, you can open the app your browser:

    Browser link for mobile: http://app.yellenge.nl/
    Browser link for laptop: https://app.yellenge.nl/browser.html

Location and contact

The Egg

Bara Street 175
1070 Brussels
Belgium

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FOR QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT US:

Tickets: ticketing@subenelux.org

Media / PR: press@subenelux.org (Press Kit)

Partner: partners@subenelux.org

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SingularityU The Netherlands aims to educate, empower and inspire businesses to apply technology to address humanity’s grand challenges. We’re always looking for partners for our initiatives that can help us achieve this goal.

Interested in becoming one of the partners during the Summit? Contact us directly or fill in the form on the right to inform you about our Partnership offers. We will contact you at our earliest convenience.

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