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3 - 6 November 2020|Hilton Hotel,Frankfurt

ACCELERATING ECONOMIC RECOVERY WITH DIGITAL PLATFORMS & ECOSYSTEMS

How Europe can fightback with new business models and breakthrough innovation

Incorporating ‘FINANCE 4.0 – enabling a new economy, for all’

COVID-19 update

We're looking forward to welcoming our attendees, sponsors and speakers at Platform Economy Summit Europe 2020 in Frankfurt in November. Platform Economy Summut is a controlled, curated private business meeting of 300 senior business professionals.

Our number one priority is the safety of our delegates and colleagues, and there are always measures in place at our venues to safeguard your health and safety. There are extra measures in place for 2020 in light of developments with COVID-19.

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The world's biggest platform economy event

Time for a business model revolution in Europe

As we recover from the Covid crisis and enter more deeply into the 4th Industrial Revolution unprecedented threats and opportunities persist, for all businesses in all sectors.

The world's 7 most valuable companies run platform business models. They have proved relatively resilient during the pandemic and are likely to emerge stronger than ever. None are European. 70% of the ‘Unicorn’ billion dollar start-ups are platform businesses. Only a small proportion were born in Europe. Europe’s share of the world’s top 100 public companies is declining in both number and value.

The summit helps leaders define bold new strategies that drive new growth, value and resilience as we emerge from the crisis.

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Helping European business and society thrive

Cutting-edge strategies, ideas, case studies and insights that you can take back to your organisation.

The 2020 summit agenda is focused on:

  • how we need to re-think growth strategies and business models in light of the crisis
  • how digitalisation and platform business models can be harnessed more effectively to accelerate recovery, for the benefit of business and society
  • how corporate and government leaders, investors, policy makers and entrepreneurs can best respond, in order to stimulate new growth, value and productivity
  • how leaders can dramatically enhance their innovation and growth strategies, in parallel with keeping their businesses afloat
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Unique gathering of leaders and experts

The 2020 summit will again bring together 300+ senior corporate decision makers, entrepreneurs, experts, investors, and government policy makers from the most important and innovative organisations across Europe and beyond.

Meet and network with dynamic corporate leaders from across multiple sectors - including transportation, financial services, life sciences, retail, industrial manufacturing, energy, software and tech, telecoms, and more.

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Insights from strategy and corporate innovation experts

The 2020 summit will feature 60+ expert speakers, including the world's leading experts on business model transformation, platforms and ecosystems.

Explore the new strategic opportunities (and threats) from platforms and ecosystems.

Learn how in practice to manage parallel transformation and innovation: protect the present and create the future

Who spoke in 2019?
Platform Strategy Executive Workshop

Taking place prior to the main summit, this half-day training session will provide you with a comprehensive introduction into how to create a transformative platform strategy.

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Platform Innovation Masterclass

Taking place following the main summit, this intensive hands-on training will teach you how to design, build and launch powerful platform businesses.

Learn more about the masterclass

Stand out from the crowd


We'll provide you with the opportunity to connect with industry leaders from across the Europe.

Whether you want to get your voice heard, get your brand seen or meet the people that matter to you - we can help.

Contact james.roberts@informa.com or call +44 (0)20 7017 7944 for more information.

Highlights from Platform Economy Summit Europe 2019


Watch the video to see the highlights from Frankfurt ...

The numbers that matter

300+
senior corporate leaders from across Europe and beyond
64%
of attendees are SVP level or above
#1
the world's leading event on the platform economy

Why is the Platform Economy Summit so important?

Here's just a few of the reasons why this topic is so critical for senior corporate leaders ...

6
the world's 6 most valuable companies run platform business models. None are European.
30%
of global economic activity is predicted to be mediated by platforms in 10 years' time.
60%
of the ‘Unicorn’ billion dollar start-ups are platform businesses.
92%
of executives believe their current business models are not economically viable through digitization.
2%
fewer than 2% of incumbents have an effective platform strategy today.
85%+
of corporate digital investments generate zero/negative EVA. Make sure yours isn't one of them.

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New growth playbook

Helping you prepare for the summit

The New Growth Playbook™ is a new online video-based learning programme for senior executives and their teams on the role of platforms in enabling business model transformation. New holistic framework, in-depth case studies, and actionable next step checklists. Ideal as a 'warm up' for the Summit, or for colleagues who can't attend.