Organisers & Partners
Forum Europe www.forum-europe.com
At Forum Europe, we've been staging leading European political events for over 20 years. Our in-depth knowledge of the Brussels and EU market makes us the number one choice for companies and organisations staging political and policy events in Europe and beyond.
With offices in the heart of Europe, at La Bibliotheque Solvay in Brussels, our multilingual and dynamic team delivers excellent networking opportunities and high quality content, feeding directly into the policy formulation process. Our operations are divided into two distinct but complementary services:
- Conference Production
- Event Management
We work with a range of clients with varying interests, from large multinational corporations to NGOs and charities – and everything in between. We know that the success of every event depends on forming a strong, close working relationship with our partner or client.
EDiMA, the European Digital Media Association, is an alliance of Internet and new media companies whose members include Amazon EU, Apple, eBay, Expedia, Google, Microsoft, MIH Group, Nokia, Yahoo! Europe, Orange and others. EDiMA’s members provide Internet and new media platforms offering users a wide range of online services, including the provision of audiovisual content, media, E-commerce, communications and information/search services.
EDiMA represents Internet platform businesses in EU policy formation, on matters affecting the online environment and believes EU policy should maximise the development of new online services and business models to the benefit of innovators and EU consumers. Accordingly, EDiMA follows and is engaged at EU-level in regulatory and policy developments relating to content online, intellectual property rights in the online environment, the liability regime for Internet intermediaries, consumer rights issues related to E-Commerce and the use of online platforms, and more broadly, the development of a European Digital Single Market facilitating innovative online services. EDiMA supports policy initiatives that are pro-consumer and promote innovation and growth in the Internet sector and digital economy.
Analysys Mason www.analysysmason.com
Analysys Mason is a trusted adviser on telecoms, technology and media. We work with our clients, including operators, regulators and end users, to:
- design winning strategies that deliver measurable results
- make informed decisions based on market intelligence and analytical rigour
- develop innovative propositions to gain competitive advantage
- implement operational solutions to improve business efficiency.
We work extensively in the fields of spectrum management and spectrum auctions, including detailed analysis of radio spectrum value, award strategy, auction support, technology co-existence and interference analysis.
With over 250 staff in 12 offices, we are respected worldwide for our exceptional quality of work, independence and flexibility in responding to client needs. For 25 years we have been helping clients in more than 100 countries to maximise their opportunities.
Council is a thinktank, consultancy, accelarator and forecasting group. Council hosts the full range of opinions on what will be a small avalanche of disruptive innovations. They go through the full range of emotions and conceptual breakdown that comes with grasping the territory, the full logistical, business, social and philosophical implications of the Internet of Things. Council thinktank aims to grow into a positively critical counterpart to these negativities in focusing on the quality of interaction and potentialities of IOT for social, communicative and economic (personal fabrication, participatory finance, alternative currencies) connectivity between humans, humans and things and humans and their surroundings. Council highlights a personal history of locative media & hybrid spaces, by professionals of the i3 (Intelligent Information Interfaces) days, as well as the latest tools and applications, workshops on key issues, short keynotes and time for debate and discussion.
EMOTA, the European Multi-channel and Online Trade Association, is the umbrella organisation of at present 23 national associations representing the interests of e-retailers and multi-channel distance sellers.
EMOTA members’ associate companies offer a competitve range of goods and services including clothing, books, consumer electronics, cosmetics, furniture, gardening articles and wines. As early adopters of online technology, they have seen their internet operations make impressive progress over the past few years. In some European markets the internet is already, by some distance, the dominant channel.
EMOTA listens to opinions and ideas of its members, European lawmakers, business leaders and consumers, and builds consensus by combining the best of what distance sellers need to remain successful and what their costumers need to be satisfied.
The .eu domain ranks amongst the ten largest top-level domains in the world, connecting 500 million people in 27 EU countries to a single online identity.
More than three million .eu names have been registered since the domain first opened for registration in 2005.
The .eu top-level domain is operated by EURid, the not-for-profit organisation appointed by the European Commission as the .eu Registry.
EURid works with over 850 accredited registrars and provides support in the 23 official languages of the European Union. With headquarters in Brussels (Belgium),
EURid also has regional offices in Pisa (Italy), Prague (the Czech Republic) and Stockholm (Sweden). For more information, please see: http://www.eurid.eu
Our mission: Aggregate and connect the ideas, people and companies of the Internet of Things.
We are passionate about the convergence of the physical world with the digital, and everything that will accompany that shift. The emerging term "Internet of Things" seems to best represent these changes taking place and the term Postscapes is inspired from a future of networked landscapes and its possibilities. Our goal is to serve the need of those interested in learning or taking advantage of IoT technologies with timely news, resources, events, and education.
Qualcomm Atheros www.qca.qualcomm.com
Qualcomm Atheros, the networking and connectivity subsidiary of Qualcomm, is a leading provider of wireless and wired technologies for the mobile, networking, computing and consumer electronics markets. With its broad connectivity portfolio, Qualcomm Atheros provides its global customer base with high-performance, end-to-end solutions, featuring Wi-Fi®, GNSS Location, Bluetooth®, Ethernet, HomePlug® powerline and passive optical networking (PON) technologies. For more information, visit www.qca.qualcomm.com.
Debating Europe www.debatingeurope.eu
Friends of Europe and Europe's World, in partnership with the European Parliament, Microsoft and Gallup, are proud to announce an innovative online debate platform that lets YOU submit YOUR policy ideas directly to Europe's leaders on the vital issues shaping our future: Growth, Green, Tech, Global and Future. We put ideas and suggestions straight to influential thinkers and policymakers for their support or criticism. The outcomes will be synthesised into policy recommendations to be presented to Europe's political leaders and summarized in Europe's World.
Europe's World www.europesworld.org
Published every 4 months, Europe’s World is the only independent Europe-wide policy journal, produced in association with some 150-plus leading European think tanks and academic institutions.
Since its launch 5 years ago, Europe’s World has established itself as the premier ideas platform for new thinking on political, economic and social issues.
Our 100,000 readers, drawn from politics, business, the media, academia, think tanks and NGOs, are a powerful and influential audience, who value Europe’s World for its thought provoking articles, Europe-wide outlook and lack of national or political bias - EW - What they say...
To date, over 800 of today’s most respected thinkers and influential leaders have contributed articles firmly strengthening Europe’s World’s reputation as the leading forum for ground-breaking ideas, and proving beyond doubt that great minds don’t think alike.
European Commission - DG CONNECT www.ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda
The European Commission's Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology helps to harness information & communications technologies in order to create jobs and generate economic growth; to provide better goods and services for all; and to build on the greater empowerment which digital technologies can bring in order to create a better world, now and for future generations.