EVENT: “Digitisation and Industry 4.0: the role of SMEs in the transformation of Europe’s economy ”

Milan, October 26th 2016 (SMAU Exhibition: Studio TV)

The initiative is an opportunity for micro enterprises and SMEs, as well as other stakeholders, to discuss and exchange existing practices and perspectives at European level about the digitisation and Industry4.0 and their main implications for SMEs.

SMAU, the most important Italian trade fair for the ICT sector, hosts European ICT business talks and a dedicated public Round Table on Digitisation/Industry4.0 and SMEs. 

“The manufacturing sector in the European Union accounts for 2 million enterprises, 33 million jobs and 60% of productivity growth. We stand on the brink of a new industrial revolution, driven by new-generation technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, big data and data analytics, robotics and 3D printing. They open new horizons for industry to become more adventurous, more efficient, to improve processes and to develop innovative products and services. Recent studies estimate that digitisation of products and services can add more than €110 billion of annual revenue in Europe in the next five years.”  Source: European Commission website: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/digitising-european-industry 


Hour 11 am.       Welcome to SMAU. Get together and networking session with the participation of National and European Associations , On.Vinicio Peluffo Member of Italian Parliament and Peter von Wesendonk Milan German Consulate

Hour 1 pm – 2.00 pm Light Lunch

Round Table

Hour 3 pm           Welcome and Introduction by Angelo Dottore, CNA ICT

Hour 3.05 pm    Impulse statements

Oliver Grün, European DIGITAL SME Alliance – President

Marco Manfroni, European Commission – Unit GROW.F.3 – KETs, Digital Manufacturing and Interoperability

Christoph Krause, Kompetenzzentrum Digitales Handwerk I West Koblenz, Zentralverband des Deutschen Handwerks – ZDH

Hour 3.25 pm    Panel discussion and questions from the audience.

Moderation by Sebastiano Toffaletti, European DIGITAL SME Alliance

Hour 3.40 pm   Conclusions by Fabio Massimo, CNA ICT President


For information and registrations please contact: office@digitalsme.eu, +32 22307599