CEBIT 2018
EU Conference

Driving the Digital Economy and Society in Europe

Conference by the European Commission, Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology, and Deutsche Messe on the progress towards the creation of a Digital Single Market in the European Union.

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.

High-level conferencce

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.


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Thomas Mosch

Thomas Mosch

Deutsche Messe
+49 511 89 - 33574
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