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Platform Economy Summit is on hiatus in 2020

Platform Economy Summit is on hiatus in 2020|


How Europe can fight back with new business models and breakthrough innovation

Incorporating ‘Finance 4.0 – the new platform for the new economy’

2020 update

Platform Economy Summit will not be running in 2020 .To find out more about other strategy and innovation events click here.

The world's biggest platform economy event

Time for a business model revolution in Europe
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. 

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
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:

  • Re-thinking growth strategies and business models in light of the crisis
  • Harnessing digitalisation and platform business models to accelerate recovery, for the benefit of business and society
  • Stimulating new growth, value and productivity
  • Enhancing innovation and growth strategies, in parallel with maintaining BAU
View the 2019 agenda
Insights from strategy and corporate innovation experts
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

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Unique gathering of leaders and experts
Unique gathering of leaders and experts

The 2020 summit will again bring together - virtually this year - 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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Platform Strategy Executive Workshop
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
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

Highlights from Platform Economy Summit Europe 2019

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

The numbers that matter

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

Jonathan Larsen

Chief Innovation Officer

Ping An

What we're talking about here is not going to go away. It's going to become the paradigm of much of our economy for the next couple of decades.

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 ...

the world's 7 most valuable companies run platform business models. None are European.
$60 Trillion
of global economic activity is predicted to be mediated by platforms in 5 years' time.
of the ‘Unicorn’ billion dollar start-ups are platform businesses.
of executives believe their current business models are not economically viable as their sector digitalizes.
fewer than 2% of incumbents have an effective platform strategy today.
of corporate digital investments generate zero/negative EVA. Make sure yours isn't one of them.


Platform Economy Summit Europe provides the platform to connect with hundreds of senior decision-makers. Tell us your business goals. We'll help you achieve them.

Contact or call +44 (0)20 7017 7944 for more information.

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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.