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September 2020|Venue TBC

Driving new growth and value with platform and ecosystem strategies

Europe's leading event on business model transformation

If you don't have a platform strategy, you don't have a strategy

Stand out from the crowd

Want to sponsor the Platform Economy Summit Europe in 2020?

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

Key insights from Platform Economy Summit Europe 2019

"Value capture is all about the data your control and interactions you enable"

Sangeet Choudary, Co-Author of Platform Revolution, explored the future of platform economies and how geopolitics may begin to see the effects.

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"All digital business models are based on network effect"

Marshall van Alstyne, Professor, MIT discussed how the platform economy and changing business models have rapidly changed the way value is created and captured, and what the networking effect has to do with this.

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"The digital platform business model is amazing at fixing inefficiencies"

Cristian Citu, Digital Transformation Lead at World Economic Forum, explored how a strong public-private sector collaboration will help public services leverage the platform economy to great effect.

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Highlights from Platform Economy Summit Europe 2019


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The world's biggest platform economy event

Time for a business model revolution in Europe

As we enter the 4th Industrial Revolution unprecedented threats and opportunities emerge, for all businesses in all sectors.

The world's 6 most valuable companies run platform business models. None are European. 60% 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 productivity.

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Helping European business and society thrive

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

The 2019 summit agenda was focused on:

  • how digitalisation and platform business models are impacting 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
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Unique gathering of leaders and experts

The 2019 summit brought together 300+ senior corporate decision makers, entrepreneurs, investors, and government policy makers from the most important and innovative organisations across Europe and beyond.

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

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Insights from platform strategy experts

The 2019 summit featured 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 from those at the forefront of the platform economy revolution.

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 2019 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.

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.