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Business Calendar TEXT: ARNE ADRIAENSSENS | PHOTOS: EUROPEAN BUSINESS SUMMIT
Africa Works! 8-9 April, Rotterdam, the Netherlands In terms of international investment, Africa is uncharted territory to most companies. At the two-day event Africa Works!, however, the many perks of investing on the continent are evident. This year, the conference focuses on the future of the African cities, which are rapidly expanding. In keynotes, workshops and – most importantly – networking, intercontinental deals take shape. www.africaworks.nl
Customer Engagement Summit 10 April, Zaandam, the Netherlands Creating a successful customer experience can be difficult. Especially in a rapidly-changing biotope like the internet. During the one-day Customer Engagement Summit, managers from major companies like ING and Vodafone show you how to keep your clientele satisfied and interested in an interactive and digital way. www.pega.com
World Retail Forum 10-12 April, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Retail happens on many scales and platforms. Annually, the World Retail Forum gathers all those different branches to learn from each other and explore the hidden possibilities of their sector. Among others, managers from Google, IKEA, McDonalds and Esprit take to the stage to share their experience and know-how with the world. www.c-parity.com/world-retail-forum2/
Luxembourg Data Protection Days 6-7 May, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg Since May 2018, privacy on the internet in Europe has been bound by the GDPR regulations. Exactly one year later, the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce looks back on its rocky launch and its effectiveness today. Politicians and stakeholders from the private sector will be present for this free two-day summit of critical yet stimulating discussions. www.ldpd.lu
European Business Summit 6-7 May, Brussels, Belgium Politics and business should not be separate islands. Therefore, the European Business Summit gathers both groups in Brussels to liaise on Europe’s biggest challenges. Among the 178 speakers taking to the stage, big names like JeanClaude Junker and Alexander De Croo stand out. Together, they will mould tomorrow’s Europe. www.ebsummit.eu Issue 64 | April 2019 | 73
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