The 2020 edition of ICT Spring took place in a "phygital" (partly in person, part digital) way in line with COVID-19-related sanitary measures on 15 and 16 September 2020.
The reinvented 2020 edition of the international tech summit took place from the European Convention Center Luxembourg (ECCL), with a total of 11,293 unique views on www.myictspring.com. The many summits and side events (AI/Digital, Fintech, Space Forum, European Security Forum and Digital Supply Chain Europe) were broadcasted by BCE and available worldwide.
Most international guest speakers took the stage live from Luxembourg City, with others sharing their presentations via Zoom, allowing experts to exchange and discuss the latest trends in the fields of digital, financial technologies, cybersecurity, space and supply chain. Thanks to these technologies, the organisers welcomed (in Luxembourg or virtually) renowned speakers such as Peter Sondergaard (Sondergaard Executive Group), Jean-Jacques Dordain (Spaceresources.lu), Liv Boeree (speaker, astrophysicist, philanthropist and poker champion), Purva Khera (International Monetary Fund), Alba Isabel Serrano-Garcia (Airbus), Craig Jones (Interpol), and many more.
Participants could follow these presentations from their office or home or visit the virtual exhibition area, where 64 companies showcased their solutions and innovative services. A random networking tool also allowed all participants to discuss with their peers, foster emulation and build partnerships.
Kamel Amroune, CEO of Farvest Group, commented: "The government of Luxembourg actively supported us, notably through the keynote speeches of Xavier Bettel, Franz Fayot, Pierre Gramegna and Marc Hansen. Since the creation of the event, the aim of ICT Spring has been to promote the country of Luxembourg and its numerous innovations, top talents and unique expertise". He added: "ICT Spring will never be the same, as this new format will allow us to develop even more opportunities for our partners and all the visitors, whether they are present in Luxembourg or at home, on the other side of the world".