CECIMO will organise a high-level videoconference “From crisis to opportunity: Digital solutions for a sustainable economic recovery” on 25 February 2021, from 10:45 to 12:15 in the framework of this year’s EU Industry Days.

EU Industry Days is Europe’s flagship annual event on industry. It is the main platform to discuss industrial challenges and co-develop opportunities and policy responses in an inclusive dialogue with a wide range of partners.

This event will focus on the uptake of new digital technologies and their impact on economic, social, behavioural, and business opportunities, areas that are critical to enable economic growth and sustainable development. The event will also discuss how to ensure and maximize the benefits of digital technologies for a sustainable economic recovery.

The conference is meant to be an exchange of views on the new business processes and models needed to speed up the uptake of disruptive technologies in European manufacturing. We will address the issue of cultural change as well as other challenges companies and their workers face while implementing and using digital solutions.

Programme & Speakers

See the full event programme below. We are very pleased to confirm an exciting line-up of speakers who will be sharing their views on digital technologies and their impact on a sustainable economic recovery. 

10:45 - 10:50 Opening Session & Scene Setting

Moderator: Daniel Michaels, Brussels Bureau Chief, Wall Street Journal 

10:50 - 10:55 Welcoming remarks

Dr Hans-Martin Schneeberger, President of CECIMO and Chairman of the board of directors of Schneeberger Holding AG

10:55 - 11:25 Introduction of panellists
  • Anne-Marie Sassen, Acting Head of Unit, Digital Transformation of Industrial Ecosystems, DG CONNECT, European Commission
  • Dr Christian Liedtke, Head of Strategic Alliances, KUKA AG
  • Marie Langer, CEO, EOS GmbH
  • Dr Thomas Schneider, Managing Director of Research and Development, TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG. 
  • Elena Santiago Cid, Director General, CEN and CENELEC 
11:25 - 12:00 Panel discussion
12:00 - 12:10 Q&A
12:10 - 12:15 Concluding remarks

Moderator: Daniel Michaels, Brussels Bureau Chief, Wall Street Journal


To join CECIMO Conference, you need to register via the official page of the EU Industry Days 2021. Once you create your profile, you will be able to join us on  25 February at 10:45.