On 10 and 11 May 2016, the Grand Duchy will be the focal point of the ICT world – with ICT Spring Europe, which brings together the sector's professionals in Luxembourg. About 150 speakers from globally renowned companies - including Apple, Canal +, Renault, PayPal, BMW, SES, Monster and KPMG - will make the conference a key European event in the ICT sector.
In the Grand Duchy, spring doesn't just mean good weather It also provides an opportunity for relaunch, innovation and exchange of ideas - and ICT Spring Europe provides one of the best venues in Europe for sector specialists to get together. On 10 and 11 May 2016, some 6,000 participants from more than 70 different countries will be taking part in a multitude of conferences on ICT-related topics, including human resource management, finance technologies (FinTech), health technologies (HealthTech), and space.
Speakers include Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, Secretary of State of the Economy Francine Closener, and leading characters and decision-makers who are international stakeholders in ICT fields.
Young people enthusiastic about the Morpheus Cup
The Morpheus Cup IT championships for universities and graduate schools will be held at the same time as the conference. 200 teams have been chosen to participate in the final round, which is to take place in the Grand Duchy. Their projects must be of public interest, offering a digital solution to a genuine problem in one of 19 categories, at the team's choice. The projects will be submitted not only to a jury but also to the European Commission and to a selection of 200 European investors. The trophy will be awarded on 10 May.
A fertile environment for ICT
The 7th edition of the event, held at the European Convention Center Luxembourg in Luxembourg-Kirchberg, perpetuates the success of previous editions.
The Grand Duchy - an innovative driving force in ICT? Of course! Indeed, in recent years the Grand Duchy has become a world-class centre for information and communication technologies, offering many jobs in this field.
Due to its infrastructures and first-rate telecommunications network, as well as its culture of trust and security as reflected in its suitable legal framework, the Grand Duchy is home to many 'stars' of the ICT sector, including Amazon, iTunes, eBay, PayPal, tigo, Yapital, Rakuten and Skype.(Article written by the editorial team of the portal www.luxembourg.lu)