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“The Future of Made in Europe” with Angela Merkel

“The Future of Made in Europe” with Angela Merkel

At the Digitising Europe Summit on 19 February 2019, high-ranking representatives from politics and business will discuss Europe's digital future. Among them: Chancellor Angela Merkel, Nick Read (Vodafone), Alex Karp (Palantir) and Tom Enders (Airbus).

The Vodafone Institute wants to inspire a debate on how European businesses, governments, academic institutions and civil society can shape the digital transformation of economy, society and policy with the Digitising Europe Summit.

19 February 2019

10 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.

Doors open at 9.00 a.m.

Location: E-Werk, Mauerstraße 78-80, 10117 Berlin


Titled “The Future of Made in Europe – advancing Europe’s vision of a social market economy for a digital age”, the Vodafone Institute’s summit will assemble international business executives, representatives of European institutions, scientists and digital economy experts to discuss a vision for a digital Europe.

The Vodafone Institute for Communications and Society, Vodafone’s European think tank, wants to offer a platform ahead of the European elections to debate challenges, chances and strategies for the economy, society and politics in a digital Europe.

German chancellor, Angela Merkel, will inaugurate the event with a political keynote. Furthermore, numerous experts and executives from the business and start-up world, politics and the sciences debate with 400 high-level guests, e.g.:


Nick Read, CEO, Vodafone Group Plc

Dr. Margarete Schramböck, Minister of Economy, Federal Republic Austria

Philippe Donnet, Managing Director & Group CEO, Generali

Mishal Husain, News Presenter, BBC Television

Valerie Mocker, Director Development & European Digital Policy, Nesta

Joakim Reiter, Head of External Affairs, Vodafone Group

Tom Enders, CEO, Airbus SE

Alex Karp, Co-Founder & CEO, Palantir Technologies Inc

Reiner Hoffmann, President, German Trade Confederation

Prof. Dennis J. Snower, Ph.D., President, Global Solutions Initiative

Dirk Jan van den Berg, Chairman, European Institute of Innovation and Technology

Prof. Luciano Floridi, Professor of Philosophy and Ethics, University of Oxford

Karen Dolva, Co-Founder & CEO, NoIsolation




Representative study on differences in technology acceptance in Europe, Asia and the USA, commissioned by the Vodafone institute 

As part of the Digitising Europe Summit, the Vodafone Institute will present the third part of their international study The Tech Divide, titled “Policy”. The study, compiled by market researchers Ipsos Germany, goes back on the growing divide in technology acceptance between Europe, and the USA and China, respectively. The study aims to find out if these differences correlate with the actual attitudes of representative populations. For this, over 9000 people in nine countries completed an online query.


It is our pleasure to collaborate with a network consisting of inspiring and future-driven cooperation partners to make the summit a pioneering event on the digital future of Europe:

United Europe  

European Institute of Innovation and Technology

Deutsche Welle


If you want to learn more about the Summit, visit the official conference website under For interview inquiries to our experts, press accreditations, and more information on the summit as well as the study media representatives please contact Danyal Alaybeyoglu (Head of Media Relations) under  and Tel. +49 172 240 3359.