20 March 2017
In 2015, the European Commission presented its strategy for creating a Digital Single Market in the European Union by removing regulatory barriers and moving from 28 fragmented national digital markets to a single one.
The strategy includes 16 individual initiatives which will support the development of EU-wide telecommunications networks and cross-border digital services and stimulate a new wave of innovative European startups. The European Commission’s principal objectives are to provide European citizens with the best possible digital services and to create a large digital single market for European companies.
The DRIVING THE DIGITAL ECONOMY & SOCIETY IN EUROPE conference is held annually at CeBIT. Featuring prominent speakers from industry and politics, it will track progress along the road to a digital single market in the context of global technological and social trends and developments.
The conference is aimed at CeBIT exhibitors and visitors with an interest in Europe's future as a center of excellence for innovative technologies. Attendance is free of charge for CeBIT exhibitors and visitors. However, all attendees are required to register.
Japanese reception at 6:00 p.m.
The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation warmly invites all participants to enjoy Japanese delicacies after the conference.