Mission Growth: Europe at the Lead of the New Industrial Revolution
29.05.2012 Ways for a radical reshape of European industry to make it robust, sustainable, and growth-oriented will be discussed a high level conference in Brussels, organised by the European Commission, on Tuesday 29 May. It will focus on how we can boost our industrial competitiveness and innovation capacity to generate growth and create jobs in Europe.
Europe is facing an economic and social situation unprecedented since the end of World War II. Along with the need to create new jobs and boost our competitiveness, we are facing other vital challenges: the number of ageing European citizens in the context of a growing world population, increasing pressure on the availability of raw materials and energy supplies, and the need to counter climate change and preserve ecosystems.
These formidable challenges should be seen as an opportunity for a positive transformation, as a chance to create demand for new goods and services, and to create more jobs.
The Commission has reacted by bringing growth objectives higher in the ranking of our priorities. Industry is a major part of the real economy producing real values. At a time when Europe is facing a severe economic and social crisis, all efforts need to be undertaken to secure a modern, low carbon and competitive industry in Europe, aiming straight at a new industrial revolution.
These and other ideas to speed up the way to a new industrial order will be discussed at a European Commission conference on 29 May in Brussels. José Manuel Barroso, Antonio Tajani, Jeremy Rifkin together with key European leaders and CEOs will discuss the steps needed to make Europe more innovative, catch up competitors and recover the path of robust and sustainable growth.
The morning discussion includes two panels: The first with CEOs of leading European industry and the second with European politicians. In the afternoon three forums with prominent speakers and key stakeholders will go in depth discussing three topics: financing of the new industrial revolution, boosting the market demand for new products and skills for the new industrial revolution.