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16-19 September 2019
Frankfurt Marriott Hotel,

Time for a business model revolution!

Drive new growth, value and productivity with new platform and ecosystem strategies

The world's biggest platform economy event, supported by the World Economic Forum

Stand out from the crowd

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@knect365.com or call +44 (0)20 7017 7944 for more information.

Platform Economy Summit Europe 2018 highlights

"A fantastic opportunity to see not only where we are on the global stage with platforms, but also to think about what it means at the European level"

Mark Spelman, Head of Thought Leadership, World Economic Forum

"The platform economy is the biggest economic revolution since the invention of the social market economy. We need more European platforms. It is an excellent idea to have this Summit."

Peter Altmaier, Minister of Economic Affairs, Germany

Watch the video to discover more take-aways like this from the inaugural Platform Economy Summit in Berlin.

See the photos from 2018

Here are just a few snaps from Europe's first major platform economy event. 

300+ senior corporate leaders came together in Berlin to meet, network, and kick-start a business model revolution for Europe.

The 1st Platform Economy Summit in Europe

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.

This Summit helps leaders define bold new strategies that drive new growth, value and productivity.

The power of digital platforms and ecosystems

It's critical for all leaders to fully understand the dynamics of platform-based business models and how best to manage, incorporate, co-exist and/or compete with them.

Understand the broader socio-economic impact too and help guide government policy.

Unique gathering of leaders and experts

The event brings together - for the first time - the world's leading experts on business model transformation, platforms and ecosystems with Europe's most innovative organisations.

Learn from the world's best!

Specially curated content and interactive format

New analysis, case studies and best practices shared via an engaging and interactive format.

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

Helping European business and society thrive

Stimulating corporations, 'mittelstand', digital natives, entrepreneurs, investors, governments and trade unions to re-think how to growth, create value and collaborate.

Additional training options

In-depth online and face-to-face training options for teams planning platform-based strategies and ventures: before and after the Summit.

senior corporate leaders in attendance
of the ‘Unicorn’ billion dollar start-ups are platform businesses
Europe's first event on the platform economy

What can you expect from the Platform Economy Summit?

Understand the power of platform business models. Create new growth strategies. Identify the skills, structures and tools to compete.

Take a look at the video to find out what you can expect.

Post-event training: Platform Innovation Masterclass

Taking place after the main conference, this in-depth, expert led training will provide insights on the practicalities of investing in, creating and incorporating platform based business models into existing enterprises.

Led by Simon Torrance, Senior Advisor & Author, New Growth Playbook, with Matthias Walter, Founder, Platform Innovation Kit

Stand out from the crowd

We'll provide you with the platform 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@knect365.com or call +44 (0)20 7017 7944 for more information.

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.

2018 Founding Summit Sponsors