Business Bridge Europe
Business Bridge Europe is a consulting company public affairs and advocacy consulting company focusing on the European Union and certain aspects of international relations.
Offering personalized and customized services, performed exclusively by its partners, BBE’s considerable experience in European Affairs and thorough knowledge of the European environment makes it a highly effective operator in Brussels.
Business Bridge Europe is a public affairs and lobbying firm focusing the European Union and certain aspects of international relations.
BBE is a “niche” company with personalized and customized services.
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BBE provides the full array of classical services of a Public Affairs firm without the standardized approach of multinational lobbying firms.
BBE has a thorough knowledge of the working of the EU institutions (Commission, Parliament, Court of Justice, European Investment Bank, Social and Economic Committee, Committee of the Regions) , the decision making mechanisms as well as the legislative and regulatory labyrinth.
The founders of Business Bridge Europe have been present for more than thirty years in the institutional, professional and representative milieu in Brussels. With the passing of time, they have been able to build an extensive and diverse network of privileged contacts.
The long experience of these media, acquired mainly from the inside, allows BBE to effectively manage relations with journalists and, in particular, with the very large press corps accredited with the European institutions.
The partners of Business Bridge Europe have the necessary experience to develop and implement effective and tailored strategies of representation and defense of the interests of their clients. Their wide network allows them to introduce their clients easily to the EU decision makers ( Commission civil servants, MEP’s, medias, etc..) as well as to the main public representatives of the Member States of the EEE.
Business Bridge Europe’s partners have combined their experience in order to create and organize events in their respective fields of competence and that can be useful to their clients in their strategies of development.
BBE partners are familiar with situations where enterprises, associations or public organizations are suddenly thrust into the public and media limelight, often in a manner out of their control. They have a long and deep experience with crisis communication which they can conduct with accuracy, rapidity and effectiveness.
Based on its experiences, BBE is competent to give technical training aimed at helping those professionals to speak the language of Brussels. The art of communicating clearly and effectively and in the appropriate tone is an essential survival tool in a variety of situations including press interviews, conferences, speeches, etc.
BBE assists its clients in the identification of the various types of financing potentially available to them, particularly from the Commission, the European Investment Bank, and its subsidiaries. BBE can also advise you on the procedures to follow in order to qualify for these grants and loans. It can also guide you in the all-important search for partners.
BBE makes its experience, competences and connections in the EU environment available for general type training in institutional mechanisms and public affairs or for more specific types of education.
As they have chosen to be the personal interfaces of their clients and to take on the promotion and the defence of the interests which have been entrusted to them, BBE partners have decided to limit the perimeter of their activities.
They offer their services also in new industrial fields, provided they can offer a genuine added value to their clients, to benefit them and to establish a close relationship with them.
EU transport policy; New air traffic management (SESAR); Greener aviation - Clean Sky; EFSI and EIB potential financial support; States aids issues; International competitiveness and trade issues; etc.
EU Energy Policy (gas market’s organisation; Electricity market design; Energy efficiency and saving; Energy renewable sources; reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, ecodesign, etc.); EU Nuclear energy; Coal-fired power plant sector; Security of energy supplies; Energy transport; EU R&D Energy Programme; EU financial support to new infrastructures (EFSI, BEI); EU Programme “Connecting Europe”; Storage (batteries, hydrogen, etc.); Energy Union governance; EU international and bilateral agreements; etc.
Circular Economy; EU legislation on waste and recycling; reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and Implementation of SEQE-UE 4; etc.
EU competition rules; Taxation; Veterinary regulation; EU feed regulation; Equines identification and tracing; Equines transports in EU; EU doping and fraud regulations; horse welfare; horses trade; European rural policy; etc.
Horse races; Lotteries; EU anti-money laundering regulation; integrity of sports (prevention and fight against betting-related match-fixing; Online betting; EU Regulation on fairness and transparency in online platform trading; Protection of consumers and fight against gambling addiction; etc.
Non-tariff barriers to trade (licences, standards, import deposits, administrative delays, conformity matters, etc.); Defence against unfair commercial competition (dumping, subsidies, Counterfeiting, brands protection, etc.); Negotiation of bilateral agreements between EU and third countries; etc.
EU copyright legislation’s reform (Draft Directive EU 14 September 2016); Link tax; Potential consequences of Brexit (trade mark and designs laws); etc.
Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) and European Defence Agency activities; European Defence Industrial Development Programme; European Defence Fund; Dual use technologies; Cyber security; Aeronautic and drones; Space and defence; Borders’ surveillance; etc.
EU Programmes (Galileo, Copernicus, STT, GovSatcoms, etc.) ; EU space R&D programmes; Launchers; Applications based on spatial services and data; satellites of telecommunication; Legal and funding framework of private-public initiatives; international competitiveness and export issues; bilateral agreement between EU and foreign countries; space & security-defence; space exploration and orbit operations projects; etc.
Business Bridge Europe is a consulting company active in Public Affairs and lobbying. It focuses its know-how on the EU domain and certain aspects of international relations.
BBE offers a wide array of services: monitoring, business intelligence, lobbying, communication, crisis management, media campaigns, pursuit of EU funding, business representation, events organization, and training in European Public Affairs.
BBE combines, case by case, expertise in high level economic intelligence and lobbying, mastery of the dossiers, mobilizing of information sources as well as pertinent contacts with decision makers and influential actors, particularly the international press accredited with the EU with which it enjoys a privileged relationship.
BBE bases its expertise on :
Business Bridge Europe is proud to gather a team of experts cumulating tens of years of experience with the European institutions as well as extended knowledge in our fields of expertise. Their complementary backgrounds allow them to offer complete yet focused coverage of the various competence required to fully satisfy our clients.
All the members of BBE team come from different countries, they speak fluently several languages and are experts in European and international affairs.
Our goal is to defend and represent the interests of our clients at the highest political level and to guide our clients on how to reach them.
BBE’s golden rule: Winning!
Has been active for the last twenty years in the European domain. She has held operational functions in the EU institutions. This gave her a thorough understanding of the decision making processes of the EU as well as privileged contacts with a variety of decision makers. This makes her an effective guide in the EU maze. The positions she held in several international consulting groups have made her an expert of the institutional world and qualify her as a recognized specialist in lobbying and crisis communication.
Highly experienced media figure with an unusually wide network of contacts in the political and economic world, including at the highest level. He is focused on media communication, messages conception and editorial campaigns. He is a skilled gatherer of business intelligence, particularly as regards the research and treatment of EU-related information. He is also a skilled and experienced organizer and moderator of debates and conferences.
Marta Pabian has Master’s Degrees in European Political and Administrative Studies at the College of Europe in Bruges and in Political Science at the International School of Political Science at the Silesian University of Katowice. She gained experience on interinstitutional issues within the Permanent Representation of Poland to the EU and the DG GROW of the European Commission.
Member of the Business Bridge Europe’s team, as EU Policy Analyst, Marta is specialised in the EU decision-making mechanisms as well as the European legislative process. She is working in the fields of space, aeronautics & defence policies, as well as innovation & energy policies. Furthermore, she drafts reports and analysis for various clients and performs business intelligence activities.
Timothée Fechner is a ten-year experienced consultant in EU public affairs.
He first gained knowledge of the EU decision-making processes and got acquainted with the various tools implemented in every solid public affairs and lobbying strategy. He also developed knowledge of various industrial sectors (medical devices, automotive, agri-food...). He then joined Business Bridge Europe in 2015 and specialised in energy policy, horse racing and games and betting.
Throughout his various positions, he also gained experience in organising high-level tailor-made political events.
Graduated from the University College London, Jorge Coelho de Jesus, specialised in the EU Foreign Affairs, EU-NATO relations, Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) and space. He enjoys over two years of experience in the European Parliament that allowed him to understand the mechanisms of this institution, fully involved in the co-decision legislative process and active in the EU foreign policy. In addition to that, Jorge has been also following, with a great professional interest, the Brexit negotiations.
Francesco holds an MSc in Public Policies from the LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome and has studied at the Radboud University (the Netherlands) during his Erasmus exchange. He previously worked at the Conference of European Directors of Roads where he gained experience on transport and environmental related policy and regulatory issues. He works on circular economy as well as on digital policy. He is an Italian and Portuguese native speaker; he is fluent in English and proficient in French.
Given her 20 years of experience as responsible of the production and sponsorship of events for broadcasting television, Isabelle coordinates BBE events from A to Z according to the clients’ and policy-makers’ needs. She is also BBE’s administration manager.
Emmanuel Beer is the author of the company’s visual identity, graphic design and event creator. From the logos and posters, to our website’s graphic image as well as the corporate communication and events corporate identity, Emmanuel is behind all BBE’s visual brand for over ten years now. The creative flair, the up-to-date mastering of the tools, the great understanding of the sector’s identity and his senior-level expertise make him a perfect member of our team.
Nicolas Stoop accompanies organizations and leaders aiming to gain an additional weigh in the social and political debate taking place in the social medias. He is always present next to the customers to help them get ahead by integrating their social networks strategy into their overall influence strategy (government relations, lobbying, press relations, public relations, crisis management, reputation building, etc.).
The Business Bridge Europe’s Partners as well as their associates and collaborators are committed :
To abide by high ethical norms. They intend to prove their integrity and honesty in all their relations with public officials, the institutions they represent as well as with their clients and all other actors in political, economic and social life.
To ensure a high degree of transparency while simultaneously showing a very strict respect of the confidentiality required by their clients and interlocutors. In this respect, they will take all the necessary measures so as not to represent conflicting or competing interests without the express agreement of the parties concerned.
To not use the confidential and insiders data obtained in the framework of their activities at the expenses of their clients interests or for personal benefit.
Business Bridge Europe has more than ten years experience in organising international level conferences and has become a major actor in the field.
Bringing together key institutional actors at national and EU levels with stakeholders from the private sector involved in various key sectors of the international economy.