The 7th edition of the NEM Summit will be held on September 29-30, 2014 in Brussels, starting at the European Commission (Charlemagne building), then going on at Flagey, with a General Assembly, keynote speeches, and workshops organised by various projects and institutions.
The NEM Summit, organised every year since 2008 by the NEM Initiative in close cooperation with leading industrial and academic players worldwide, is the “not-to-be-missed” annual event for all those interested in Future Internet developments and in the fast paced evolution of the European media industry. Sigma Orionis is proud to bring its support to the organization of the NEM Summits since 2008. For the 2014 edition, the two Summit General Chairs will be Jean-Dominique Meunier, NEM Chairman, and Roger Torrenti, CEO of Sigma Orionis.
NEM is the Horizon 2020 European Technology Platform (ETP) dedicated to content, and the acronym’s meaning has recently been changed to stand for “New European Media” (formerly “Network and Electronic Media”), with the strapline: “Connected media & content for innovation and creativity in digital Europe”.
Shorter than previous editions, the NEM Summit 2014 will be an occasion for participants to be more involved, as a whole afternoon will be fully dedicated to creativity workshops and hands-on sessions, where attendees will be able to try and test cutting-edge technologies brought by European players.
The very first part of the event, held at Charlemagne building will include the European Commission DG CONNECT G1 Unit (Converging media & content) Information Day. This will be followed by the NEM General Assembly at Flagey, which will gather many ICT clusters, universities, federations, associations, SMEs, and large companies. The first day will finish with a networking cocktail shared with the community of @diversity (an European project on innovative ideas for the cultural and creative sector in Europe) where attendees will be able to meet new potential partners from ICT and creative industries.
The second day will be divided into two big parts. In the morning, the NEM technology session will be composed of interesting keynote speeches on technology, market and business trends. In the afternoon, the NEM Creativity Workshops, organised by third party projects or companies in the various rooms of Flagey, will create an opportunity for NEM participants to discover their technologies, leading the Future of Europe in the field of connected media.