Seizing the digital opportunity
The digital economy is a major source of growth and innovation. In the last five years alone, it has accelerated Sweden’s competiveness and contributed with an incredible 21 per cent to Sweden’s GDP growth. The internet driven part of the country’s GDP is today amongst the highest in the world.
The most apparent example is perhaps the media and entertainment sector where over 50 per cent of the consumption takes place online.
The digital economy is undoubtedly already very important. But while much progress has been made, steps need to be taken to ensure its full potential.
Therefore The Moderate Party in the Swedish Parliament together with partners have the honour of inviting you to the high level conference – Seizing the digital opportunity – how growth and innovation is created online – bringing together key actors across the digital arena – from politics, business and academia – to debate and identify what needs to be done to ensure this growth potential is met.
Join us to debate critical issues such as:
- What does this important sector need to thrive?
- How will consumers and citizens benefit further from the digital economy?
- Is the current copyright system fit to handle the digital environment?
- What are the roadblocks to continued digital growth and how can they be dismantled?
- How can and should industry and government work together to spur innovation and growth?
Your presence will be highly appreciated. Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this vital conference.
Venue: Andrakammarssalen, Swedish Parliament, Riksplan, Stockholm
Date: 20th of January
(Nota bene: Identification papers needed for entrance - only registered invitees will be admitted)
Light lunch and mingle
Conference start and welcome – Olof Lavesson, Member of Parliament (The Moderate Party)
Opening address – Lucy Küng, Professor Media Management and Economics
Copyright, Creativity and the Creative Economy – Ian Hargreaves, Professor of Digital Economy, Cardiff University
The power of Data; creative use of data to boost innovation & growth – Simon Hampton, Director of European Public Policy and Government Affairs, Google
Looking at the whole value chain: How the content industry, telecom and the state must work together to expand the digital revolution – Eva Hamilton, CEO, SVT
The Economic Impact of a Digital Single Market – Implications for Sweden – Martin Hvidt Thelle, Partner and Director Copenhagen Economics
Panel debate – Removing Roadblocks to Digital Growth – perspectives from the market
Anders Sjöman, VP Communications, Voddler
Elisabet Widlund, CEO, Musiksverige
Georgi Ganev, CMO, Telenor Sweden
Stefan Trampus, Head of Broadband Services, TeliaSonera
Ulf Pehrsson, Global Head of Government and Industry Relations, Ericsson
Moderator: Magnus Höij, IDG
Closing Comments – Lucy Küng, Professor Media Management and Economics