Software: Strengthening the EU Economy

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BMW Brand Store Brussels

Boulevard de Waterloo 23-24

1000 Bruxelles

Belgium

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Software: Strengthening the EU Economy
Report launch & reception – 11 October 2018 from 17:00
BMW Brand Store (Boulevard de Waterloo 23-24, Brussels)

From apps to AI, software improves our lives. Join us on 11 October in Brussels to explore how the software industry contributes to economic growth, creates jobs, and drives innovation across the Europe. The discussions will kick off at 17:30 and be followed by a cocktail reception.

At the event, the latest European ‘Economic Impact of Software’ study will be launched with data and analysis from The Economist Intelligence Unit for Software.org: the BSA Foundation, an independent nonpartisan research and educational institute.

The event will bring together representatives from a wide range of sectors impacted by the EU's digital shift to discuss software's role as an engine for growth and innovation across the country.

Program

17:00 - Registration & welcome drink

17:30 - Welcome

  • Moderator, Brian Maguire
    Journalist / Producer EBX MEDIA

17:45 - Keynote address

  • Eric Peters
    Senior Adviser at the Cabinet of Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society

17:55 - Launch of “The Growing €1 Trillion Economic Impact of Software”

  • Chris Hopfensperger
    Executive Director, Software.org: The BSA Foundation

18:05 - Software across sectors: The future impact of software in Europe

  • Samantha Grenville
    Global Head, Corporate Public Policy Practice & Consulting Director, North America, The Economist Intelligence Unit
  • Georgios Petropoulos
    Research Fellow, Bruegel
  • Chris Hopfensperger
    Executive Director, Software.org: The BSA Foundation

18:45 - Q&A

19:00 - Reception

Register now and join us for the software discussions and drinks on 11 October.

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BMW Brand Store Brussels

Boulevard de Waterloo 23-24

1000 Bruxelles

Belgium

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