European Industry Day
Industry is changing faster than ever, driven by rapid technological change. European companies, citizens and policy-makers need to prepare for the changes that are leading the new industrial revolution. The European Industry Day saw 400 participants, key industrial players, global trend shapers and high-level policy makers debated the future of European industry. The event opened with a video message from Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen, and Commissioners Elżbieta Bieńkowska and Carlos Moedas participated in person. Representatives of traditional and new sectors, entrepreneurs, innovators, start-ups and the tech community shared the stage with key EU political leaders.
The Commission fully supported the industry and continues to make a strong contribution to jobs and growth in Europe. The Commission acted by establishing industrial competitiveness into all major policy initiatives from the Investment Plan and Horizon 2020 to the Single Market Strategy, from circular economy to Digitising European Industry. The Commission’s strategic approach to industrial competitiveness aims to empower businesses, citizens and entire regions to be fit for the future.