After a year of unprecedented turbulence, the EU is again on the verge of losing trust amongst its citizens as we weather a recession and challenging economic circumstances.

Join us on 16 March for the annual Edelman Trust Summit panel debate, this year we will focus on "Trust in the EU". Our General Manager, Gurpreet Brar, will lead the conversation on the findings of the 21st annual Edelman Trust Barometer, a year-on-year vigorous analysis of trust across businesses, media, governments, and NGOs conducted in 27 markets globally.


Our Trust Barometer shows similar concerns to those which arose after the financial crisis, such as inequality between expectations and disinformation bubbles being on the rise. And so with this backdrop how does the European Union ensure citizens across Europe continue to have confidence in the future of the Union.


  • 12:15 - 12:20 Welcome and introduction by Gurpreet Brar, COO, Edelman Public Affairs and General Manager, Edelman Brussels
  • 12.20 - 12.35 Keynote speech
  • 12.35 - 12.50 Trust Result by Kirsty GrahamCEO, Edelman Public Affairs, Global Chair, Health
  • 12:50 - 13:40 Moderated discussion and Q&A
  • 13:40 – 13:45 Closing remarks

Confirmed speakers:

  • Professor Baron Peter Piot, Director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Special Advisor to the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen

  • Frank Heemskerk, Secretary General of the European Round Table for Industry (ERT)

  • Luca Visentini, Secretary General of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)

  • Seana DavisSocial Media Correspondent and Misinformation Specialist

More speakers will be announced soon so stay tuned and register now for what is expected to be a lively debate.

See you there!