As part of the Hannover Messe Digital Days, the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce and its Enterprise Europe Network, are organising the cross-border digital event “My Global Village - Greater Region Community” on Thursday afternoon, from 15:20.

This online event will be held in the presence of Jean Rottner, President of the Grand Est Region (France) and of the Summit of the Executives of the Greater Region, Corinne Cahen, Luxembourg's Minister for the Greater Region, and Jürgen Barke, Secretary of State of the Saar (Germany) in charge of economy, labour, energy and transport.

Between speeches, round tables, connected studios, pitch sessions and virtual B2B meetings, the cross-border event aims to access the expertise and innovative solutions of cross-border territories of excellence, invite participants to accelerate their development in collaborative mode and take advantage of an original and immersive live business experience.

The proposed programme targets innovative companies, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and startups from the five territories of the Greater Region as well as other cross-border regions of the European Union (EU). Many large-regional economic players are also associated with this digital event which wishes to highlight territorial economic complementarities, develop intelligent synergies and optimise the potential of our respective territories through coordinated collaborations and shared initiatives.

15:20 – 15:30: Warm up with Sabrina Sagramola, Manager International Affairs, EU Services & Cooperations at the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, and Marc-Lionel Gatto, CEO of MLG Events and General Commissioner of the “MyGlobalVillage – Village Francophone” concept
15:30 – 15:35: Welcome Address by Cindy Tereba, Director International Affairs at the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce 
15:35 – 16:00: Opening Addresses from Jean Rottner, President of the Executive Summit of the Greater Region and President of the Regional Council of the Grand Est, Corinne Cahen, Luxembourg's Minister for the Greater Region, and Jürgen Barke, Secretary of State, Ministry of Economics, Labour, Energy and Transport of Saarland
16:00 – 17:15: Connection to the MyGlobal Connected Studios: Cross inspirations, smart visions, futuristic concepts, digital cross-border connections & success stories: An original digital concept for leveraging knowledge sharing in the Industry 4.0 Community
16:00 – 16:15: Introductive Warm-up Exchange & Zoom on the KMØ: A unique eco-system dedicated to the digital transformation in the industry sector with Patrick Rein, Director General of KMØ Mulhouse Alsace, Caroline Porot from 42 Mulhouse Grand Est, KMØ Campus, and Clément Callens, Head of the Division - Industry of the Future at Cetim Grand Est
16:15 – 17:15: Zoom on the digital connected studios: Insight on the major key trends and development perspectives in the Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0, featuring insights from: Jean-Jacques Bernardini, Head of Pole Europe at Grand e-Nov, Innovation Agency of the Grand Est; Lisa Petit, Project Manager International Networking and Startups, Alliance Industry 4.0 Baden-Württemberg, VDMA Baden-Württemberg; Arnaud Lambert, Director of DIH Luxembourg; Dr. Marian Köller, CEO of Digitalagentur Niedersachsen; Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirt.Ing. Leenhard Hörauf, Group leader assembly system technology and plant planning at ZeMA  - Zentrum für Mechatronik und Automatisierungstechnik gemeinnützige GmbH; Dr Bahaa Roustom, Deputy Head, Marketing & Business Development at CESM – Industrial Research and Development Company; Prof. Dr. Martin Ruskowski, Chairman of the Executive Board of SmartFactoryKL; Pascal Torres, Conseiller Technique, OSMOSE, Alliance des Techs & des Industries Côte d’Azur; Joris Merckx, CEO of Thorpark; Thibaud van Rooden, International Affairs Executive, Pôle MecaTech, le pôle de compétitivité wallon en Génie Mécanique
17:15-18.15: Pitching Session Focus on the entrepreneurial potential of the Greater Region & EU Cross Border Regions - An Excellence model of European
Integration (in English) 
18:15 – 19:30: Closing Round Table 
18:15 – 18:20: Welcome Address by Sabrina Sagramola, Manager International Affairs, National Coordinator – Enterprise Europe Network-Luxembourg, Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce
18:20 – 18:30: Introductory Keynote Speech by Michèle Detaille, Chairman of FEDIL – The Luxembourg Voice of Industry and Vice-President of BusinessEurope
18.30 – 19:30: Panel Discussion: Disruptive Industrial trends, challenges and outlooks influencing the landscape of tomorrow’s industry, featuring: Thomas Kallstenius, CEO of Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST); Patrick Rein, Director General of KMØ Mulhouse Alsace; Professor Dr. h.c. Axel Haas, CEO of Arend Prozessautomation GmbH; Cripsin Waymouth, Deputy Head of Unit for “Industrial Forum, Alliances, Clusters” Unit within the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs; Prof. Dr. Antonio Krüger, Managing Director and Head of Research Unit Cognitive Assistance Systems at DFKI - German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
19:30 onwards: Digital Networking Reception: Virtual Business Networking in the Industry Community via the Spatial Chat Platform
To register for this event, visit The event will be streamed this afternoon via the Swapcard platform.