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Socrates Gala Ceremony, 17.12.2019, Oxford, UK

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EBA-Oxford-2019-12-17-0421Oxford Summit of Leaders has been hosted by Europe Business Assembly since 2000. This is the annual hallmark of international business and academic high-class events, which traditionally gather together the remarkable national companies and outstanding professionals from different industries and fields of study.

Summit of Leaders 2019 was held on 17 December 2019 in ancient Oxford Townhall. The seasonal atmosphere of the upcoming Christmas and New Year holidays has brightened the Summit and provided for the wonderful vibes and the productivity to all event participants.

This year Summit of Leaders went under motto «Leaders Who Define The Future, Future That Defines Leaders». Traditionally the Summit agenda was focused on leadership and innovative advancements in many spheres, where modern life trendsetters and outliers operate and succeed.

It would not be so successful without a strong support of the Official Partners to the Summit:

  • EBA-Oxford-2019-12-17-0381Przedsiębiorstwo Budownictwa Ogólnego Dach Bud Sp. z o.o., Poland;
  • Hertz Chemicals PVT LTD, India;
  • Tan Tao University, Vietnam;
  • Invoice Laguna, Mexico;
  • ASADI (Asian School of Architecture & Design Innovations), India
  • Ispahani Islamia Eye Institute & Hospital, Bangladesh;
  • S. K. Diawuo Limited, Ghana
  • Toch Yan Hemorrhoid Clinic, Cambodia

Regional establishment from 56 world countries presented their companies, ways of doing business, innovations and competitive advantages that have evolved them on top of their industries on the national scale.

C-level management had an opportunity to communicate and exchange opinions with peers in the cross-cultural environment. Oxford Debate for academia became a benchmark of the Summit, too. It covered 4 major topics, that were challenging but interesting for 4 basic Summit audiences:

  • «University of the Future» for higher education managers and scientists.
  • Medicine of the Future for leading medical professionals and clinics.
  • Social Role of Business in the Society for CEOs and seniors.
  • How To Make a City Comfortable for Life, Desirable for Tourists and Attractive for Investors. This topic touched city managers, government representatives, corporations aimed at global expansion, as foreign direct investors and community contributors.


In their speeches, multiple presenters highlighted the best practices that have helped them reach the number 1 rank in their regional industry niche. Prospective investors, businessmen, higher education institutions could network and discuss the recent challenges in the aristocratic background of the Oxford Townhall rooms, richly decorated with old oil paintings and luxury antiques.

The Socrates Ceremony added much to the upper-class atmosphere of the traditional British protocol function.

EBA-Oxford-2019-12-17-2134The Parade of Rectors, as well as a profound honoring of the best businesses, managers, academia representatives with prestigious European Awards, made the day for many outstanding personalities and advanced organizations. The high-end sitting dinner with black tie and exceptional gowns produced an unforgettable event atmosphere for all attendees.


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