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ECIPE Seminar: How to Accelerate the Expansion of the Digital Economy?

July 15 2015
Venue: Science 14 Atrium, Rue de la Science 14b, 1040 Bruxelles
Speakers: Fredrik Erixon, Massimiliano Trovato, Cécilie Philippe, Martina Ferracane, Philippe Legrain, Alastair Reed, Richard Robert, Mariusz Jarzebowski
Time: 09:00

Innovation and diffusion in the digital economy

The digital economy is Europe’s fastest growing economy. New technology and online services are spreading fast throughout the economy, exposing old structures to new competition. Yet, the digital economy could grow faster and Europe is generally not in the forefront of economic digitalisation. What factors are slowing down the expansion of the digital economy – and how can Europe make it grow faster?

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Programme

09:10 Introduction

09:15-10:30

Panel I: Digital Opportunities, Digital Restrictions

Keynote – Fredrik Erixon

Massimiliano Trovato, Instituto Brunoe Leoni

Cécilie Philippe, Institut Economique Molinari

Martina Ferracane, Policy Analyst, ECIPE

10:30-10:45 Coffee/Tea

10:45-12:00

Panel II: What’s Holding the Digital Economy Back?

Keynote – Philippe Legrain

Alastair Reed, Policy Network

Richard Robert, Executive Editor, Paris Tech Review

12:00 Close