By this time, attendees and speakers are on their way to Brussels for the CSW Europe 2015. With the participation of top level Belgian government ministers in this unique and comprehensive 5-day crowd economy conference. Join us as we debate and discuss the opportunities, challenges and the future of the crowd innovation in Europe — we are talking 5 big reasons to add your voice to the dynamic conversation!

How can banks stay relevant in this changing world?

Tuesday, October 20.

Yvan de Cock of BNP Paribas Fortis will discuss the future of banking in this changing world. How can banks stay relevant and keep up with the emerging technologies? BNP Paribas Fortis is known as an industry leader and also an adopter of crowdsourcing paradigm – learn how the crowd finance and revolution of digital banking will change the way we transact as crowd economy becomes part of our daily lives.

Will crowds 3.0 be Robots?

Tuesday, October 20.

We have seen some prototypes of robots being used in the manufacturing and production industries. Perhaps, 20 years ago robots are rather fictitious not until Siri, Cortana and Google’s speak became our BFFs and assistants for us end-users. Be ready to be disrupted as Dr. Bram Vanderborght shares why robotics has the potential to turn societal challenges like ageing and healthcare costs into economic opportunities.

Can governments and citizens work together in the era of a digital revolution?

Wednesday, October 21.

We are pleased to have one of the Belgian ministers, Alexander De Croo to speak and present a keynote on what can governments do to maximize the impact of the digital revolution on economic growth, job creation and well-being.

How can we create a positive disruption from the crowd and mobility? 

Wednesday, October 21.

Is sharing economy all about billion-dollar evaluations and platforms? What if it goes beyond the ride-sharing apps and on-demand services? Who’s who is Europe’s mobility equation? What if there’s a way where we can create a positive disruption with the crowd and mobility to build better, smarter and sustainable cities across Europe? Join us in one of the most exciting panel discussions as Els Ampe, Member of Parliament, Brussels and Alderman for Mobility & Public Works, City of Brussels, and other mobility and sharing economy thought leaders from Uber, BlaBlaCar, CarAmigo, Moovit, and De Lijn will discuss more of these in the spotlight.

How can we build community brands with body and soul?

Thursday, October 22.

The crowd economy wouldn’t be complete without the people –  the most important element in the ecosystem. Join Arnaud Tasiaux, Christophe Fauconnier and Femke van Loon of Innate Motion and Steve Jennings of Better Ventures and learn how to build a community that takes ownership of the purpose, push, and inspire a company to follow with commitment, services, and tools.

Smart House, Dumb Home

Thursday, October 22.

We are moving towards a future of smart everything: watches, thermostats and cars. But who controls the technology? Who writes the code and who owns the data? The problems with the internet of things, and what we could do about it. This Hot-Topic talk by Sarah Gold, will answer your burning questions about how the future will play out.

Ok I gave you 6 reasons! But who is counting?

And there’s more!

Exciting Announcements coming to CSW Europe 2015

The Things Network will launch a very exciting product on Oct 21 that will enable their community in building an open and free IoT data network dramatically.

CarAmigo has a very exciting update to share that will undoubtedly stir the mobility equation in Europe.

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Get your last-minute registration for CSW Europe in Brussels, Oct 19-23, 2015. Take a look at the agenda and don’t miss the opportunity to network and connect with the best European minds on the crowd economy.