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16-19 September 2019|Frankfurt Marriott Hotel,Frankfurt

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

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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 summit agenda is 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

Join 400+ 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

Hear from 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's speaking?
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.

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Keynote address from the European Union Commissioner


Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner, Digital Economy and Society of the European Union will be providing the opening keynote speech at this year's Platform Economy Summit Europe.

She'll provide insight on how the European Union is planning to stimulate and regulate the market to support innovation and productivity, as well as manage potential harms.

Limited free places for CEOs and CFOs


New for 2019, we have a limited number of free places available for CEOs and CFOs from European companies with an annual turnover of €500 million or more. 

All free places are subject to validation. Contact Victoria Wells at victoria.wells@informa.com or call +44 (0) 20 7551 9640 to apply for your free place today.

The numbers that matter

400+
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 ...

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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