The Summer Summit returns on 20 June to Brussels and online. 

Europe’s economic security hinges on its access to critical technologies and on its innovative power. To promote this security, we need successful European companies, scalable markets, and strong alliances with like-minded nations. Today, Europe faces an alarming shortage of leading tech firms, comprising only 11% of the world’s top tech companies and a mere 8% of unicorns. It’s time to address this common challenge with urgency.

Join us to explore how we can shape a more secure economic future for Europe.

Keynote speaker

Confirmed speakers

Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl

Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl
Director General, 
DIGITALEUROPE

Denis Redonnet

Denis Redonnet
Deputy Director General,
DG TRADE,
European Commission

Luuk van Middelaar

Luuk van Middelaar 
Founder,
  Brussels Institute of Geopolitics

Overview

This summer is a pivotal moment for Europe’s digital decade strategy. The AI and Data Acts are likely to be concluded soon, setting up the policy framework that could make or break Europe’s competitiveness and resilience for the next ten years. Small changes now will have a huge impact years down the line. Meanwhile, 2023 is the year of skills and the 30th anniversary of the Single Market – the twin transition cannot succeed if we don’t get this right. As the Swedes prepare to pass the Council Presidency baton to the Spanish, this is crunch time for the digital decade. We gather top policymakers and industry experts to discuss these topics and more.

As well as focusing on the key elements of these proposals, the summit will also look forward at our policymaking itself. DIGITALEUROPE will share insights from its regulatory sandbox on the AI act, which has been tested on 10 of Europe’s fastest growing scale-ups. You don’t want to miss it.

Event replays

Meet the speakers

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Didier Reynders
European Commissioner 
for Justice

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Alexandra van Huffelen
Minister for Digitalisation, Netherlands

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Carme Artigas
Secretary of State for Digitization and Artificial Intelligence, Spain

Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl

Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl
Director General, DIGITALEUROPE

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Vint Cerf
Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google

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Renate Nikolay
Deputy Director-General, DG CNECT, European Commission

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Damian Boeselager
Member,
European Parliament

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Amaryllis Verhoeven
Head of Unit, Digital Transformation of Industry, DG GROW, European Commission

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Brando Benifei
Member,
European Parliament

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Andreas Schwab
Member,
European Parliament

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James Waterworth
Director, EU Policy,
Amazon

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Lucile Blaise
Global President, Sleep & Respiratory Care, ResMed

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Laetitia Cailleteau
AI and Data lead for Europe and Global Lead for conversational AI, Accenture

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Chris Ruff
Director for Political Outreach & Communications, DIGITALEUROPE 

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Ray Pinto
Senior Director for Digital Transformation Policy, DIGITALEUROPE

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Alberto di Felice
Director for Infrastructure, Privacy & Security Policy, DIGITALEUROPE

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Aleksander Tsuiman
Head of Regulatory (Privacy & Product), Veriff

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Dr Sabine Grapentin
Senior Legal Counsel, Siemens Healthineers

Agenda

Note: All session timings below are in Central European Summer Time (CEST)

12:15 – 13:20

Networking lunch

13:20 – 13:40

Welcome and insights from our AI regulatory sandbox

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Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl
Director General, DIGITALEUROPE

Chris Ruff, Director for Political Outreach & Communications, DIGITALEUROPE

Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl, Director General DIGITALEUROPE

13:40 – 14:25

Panel: Artificial Intelligence

Moderated by: Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl, Director General DIGITALEUROPE

Alexandra van Huffelen, Minister for Digitalisation, Netherlands

Brando Benifei, Member, European Parliament

Laetitia Cailleteau, AI and Data lead for Europe and Global Lead for conversational AI, Accenture

Aleksander Tsuiman, Head of Regulatory (Privacy & Product), Veriff

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Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl
Director General, DIGITALEUROPE

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Moderator: Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl
Director General, DIGITALEUROPE

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Brando Benifei
Member, European Parliament

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Alexandra van Huffelen
State Secretary for Digitalisation, Netherlands

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John Neuffer
President & CEO, Semiconductor Industry Association

14:25 – 15:05

Fireside chat: 30 years of the Single Market

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Andreas Schwab
Member, European Parliament

Moderated by Ray Pinto, Senior Director for Digital Transformation Policy, DIGITALEUROPE 

Andreas Schwab, Member, European Parliament

Amaryllis Verhoeven, Head of Unit, Digital Transformation of Industry, DG GROW, European Commission 

James Waterworth, Director, EU Policy, Amazon

15:05 – 15:15

Keynote speech

Vint Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google

15:15 – 15:50

Networking Break

15:50 – 16:30

Keynote Conversation

Carme Artigas, Spanish Secretary of State for Digitalisation and Artificial Intelligence

16:30 – 16:45

The Expert View – Unlocking the power of data to revolutionize healthcare

Lucile Blaise, Global President, Sleep & Respiratory Care, ResMed 

16:45 – 17:25

Panel: Data Act – B2B sharing: a leap into the unknown, what next?

Moderated by: Alberto di Felice, Director for Infrastructure, Privacy and Security Policy, DIGITALEUROPE 

Renate Nikolay, Deputy Director General, DG CNECT, European Commission

Damian Boeselager, Member, European Parliament

Dr Sabine Grapentin, Senior Legal Counsel, Siemens Healthineers

17:25 – 17:40

Closing Remarks

Didier Reynders, European Commissioner for Justice

17:40

Cocktail Reception

Jennifer Yokoyama
Deputy General Counsel, IP Group & Chief IP Counsel, Microsoft​

Summer Summit 2023

Session Replays

2023 Keynote Speakers

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Didier Reynders
European Commissioner 
for Justice

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Alexandra van Huffelen
Minister for Digitalisation, Netherlands

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Carme Artigas
Secretary of State for Digitization and Artificial Intelligence, Spain

Venue

The in person element of the event will take place at the MGallery Le Louise, Brussels. In person places are strictly limited and by application only, so please only arrange travel to the event once you have confirmation from the event team following your application. 

The event will be live streamed, and details of how to join the online platform will be sent in the week prior to the event to those registered for virtual participation.

If you are interested in knowing how you can get involved in the #DESummerSummit, or for any information, please contact

Kivanç Akil, Associate Director for Events & Executive Coordination

+32 473 36 17 54 / kivanc.akil@digitaleurope.org  

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