This public and free event organised on a yearly basis by the European Commission and a Member State (French Ministry of Economy and Finance for the 2018 edition) targets all stakeholders interested in the digitisation of industry.
The Forum aims to bring together all the different actors involved in the digital value chain, such as the European Commission, Member States, national initiatives, industry representatives, SMEs, academia and Digital Innovation Hubs to share experiences, exchange best practices and discuss the implementation of the DEI initiative.
The agenda of the event includes:
- The French Minister Bruno Le Maire and European Commissioner Mariya Gabriel will open the Forum. This will be followed by high-level policy presentations and discussions in a plenary session.
- Dedicated parallel workshops involving a broad range of stakeholders, focused on the themes of Digital Innovation Hubs, Public-Private Partnerships, financing instruments for digitisation, digital skills, and rolling out of digital industrial platforms.
- An exhibition area will also offer the possibility to get first-hand information on national initiatives on digitising industry, exchange best practices, organise presentations for small groups, and showcase successful examples of the use of digital technologies.
The conference will have a specific focus on SMEs and it will conclude with a plenary session.
The event will take place within the large 4-day Global Industrie 2018 trade fair.
You can register here for the event.