European Paper Week, CEPI's annual event, was very successful and marked a record number of attendance. More than 400 industry representatives gathered in Brussels for three intensive days and left full of inspiring ideas, new contacts and good memories.
Never before did European Paper Week bring together such a large number of prominent speakers. With Industry 4.0 being the overriding theme of the event, the keynote speaker was renowned economist Jeremy Rifkin, author of 20 books about the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, the workforce, society, and the environment. In an energetic dialogue with Commissioner Vice-President Maroš Sefcovic, he presented his theory of the Zero Marginal Cost Society via a live video link from the United States. You can listen to Mr. Rifkin's speech here and Mr. Sefcovic's here.
Commissioner for Digital Economy & Society, Günther Oettinger, gave the Commission’s view on Industry 4.0 and the future of industry in Europe, while Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan, joined the dinner and congratulated outgoing Chairman Gary McGann.
European Paper Week also celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Forest-based Sector Technology Platform. European Commissioner Carlos Moedas, responsible for Research, Science and Innovation, congratulated the Platform for its achievements.
You can view all presentations, photos and other materials published during EPW at: http://www.cepi.org/EPW/2015