The "First Stakeholder Forum" in the context of the implementation of the "Digitising European Industry" initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the European Commission will take place 31. January and 1. Feburary 2017 at Grand Hall Zollverein in Essen.
The German Secretary of State, Matthias Machnig, and Commissioner Günther Oettinger will deliver opening speeches. On the first day, high-level policy debates will highlight different aspects of the digitisation of the industry and Industry 4.0, whereas the second day will focus on national initiatives for the digitisation of the industry and Industry 4.0 and will include workshops on digital innovation hubs, digital industrial platforms, standardisation, skills for the digital age, IT security and regulatory challenges.
An exhibition area will offer the possibility to get more information on national and European initiatives, and showcase successful examples of the use of digital technologies.
Further information can be found under www.ec.europa.eu. Please register here.