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President Ursula von der Leyen opens EU Industry Days to discuss role of industry in EU economic recovery

Europe's biggest flagship annual event on industry, EU Industry Days, will take place in a virtual format from 23 to 26 February.

This fourth edition will take stock of the current economic and social context due to the pandemic across industrial ecosystems, and discuss how European industry is transforming to become greener, more digital and more competitive in a changing global environment.

Following a welcome address by Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton, President Ursula von der Leyen will open the conference.

European Parliament President David Sassoli, Executive Vice-Presidents Frans Timmermans, Margrethe Vestager and Valdis Dombrovskis, Commissioners Mariya Gabriel, Nicolas Schmit, Kadri Simson and top EU industry leaders will also attend.

Since the first edition in 2017, EU Industry Days has become the EU’s main platform for an open stakeholder dialogue and discussion on industry’s challenges and opportunities.

This year will notably feature the latest developments from Industrial Alliances and the relaunch of the Clean Energy Industrial Forum.

A new European Data 4 Healthy Recovery hackathon will be organised, dedicated to solving the most pressing smart health challenges in Europe. There will also be the launch of a new and enhanced version of the European Cluster Collaboration Platform, bringing together partners to work on a green and digital transition and Europe’s economic recovery. 

Register for EU Industry Days 2021.