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CES Unveiled in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Thursday, October 17, 2019  |  9:30-17:00*
Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, Netherlands

CES Unveiled is a full-day technology event that features an informative and thought-provoking conferences program. Industry experts and thought leaders will share insights across the categories of tech for good and resilience.

The event concludes with a four-hour Exhibition and Networking Experience. Attendees and media can tour the exhibit floor and witness the latest game-changing technologies.

Conference programming is open to all registered media, attendees and exhibitors.

7:45 – 8:45

TechLeap.NL & RVO Startup Breakfast (By Invitation Only)

ROOM: Administratie Zaal, First Floor

Presented by: TechLeap.NL & HRH Prince Constantijn van Oranje, Special Envoy, TechLeap.NL

A breakfast session with the 50 chosen Dutch tech startups who will be unveiled during CES Unveiled Amsterdam and who will be showcasing and launching their products at CES 2020 in Las Vegas. 

08:30 – 9:30

On-Site Registration and Badge Pickup

Room: Beursfoyer

Light refreshments will be provided.

8:45 – 9:15

EuroNext Opening Bell

ROOM: Grote Zaal, Ground floor

Presented by: Brainport Network

Join us to open the Euronext Amsterdam markets.

PRESENTED BY

Mona Keijzer, State Secretary of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, CTA

9:30 – 9:40

Welcome Remarks

ROOM: EFFECTENBEURSZAAL, GROUND FLOOR

PRESENTED BY

Femke Halsema, Mayor of Amsterdam

9:40 – 10:25

CES 2020 Preview and Trends in Technology

Room: Effectenbeurszaal, Ground Floor

Hear from CTA executives and understand new industry trends and developments to be seen at CES 2020. Catch breaking CES news.

PRESENTED BY

Karen Chupka, EVP, CES, CTA
Steve Koenig, VP, Market Research, CTA
Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, CTA

10:25 – 11:05

Open for Innovation – The Unicorn vs the Next European Deep Tech Champion

Room: Effectenbeurszaal, Ground Floor

As the Internet Economy enters its next stage of maturity, the new frontier will be science-based deep tech. Europe, with a very strong science base, has a natural advantage in this new frontier. Will this allow it to become a global player creating deep tech unicorns or will it continue to lag behind the United States and China? This panel will explore what policies lead to innovation and whether creating these unicorn companies should always be the end goal.

MODERATOR

HRH Prince Constantijn van Oranje, Special Envoy at TechLeap.NL

Panelists

Gillian Tans, Chairwoman, Booking.com
Mona Keijzer, State Secretary of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
Dr. Andreas Olmes, Partner, High-Tech Gründerfonds

11:05 – 11:15

Remarks

Room: Effectenbeurszaal, Ground Floor

PRESENTED BY

Pete Hoekstra, U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands

11:15 – 12:00

Creating a Global Marketplace for 5G

Room: Effectenbeurszaal, Ground Floor

5G is poised to disrupt industries from healthcare to transportation. Meet the companies who are betting on 5G and the next steps and opportunities they face.

MODERATOR

Steve Koenig, VP, Market Research, CTA

Panelists

Babak Fouladi, Chief Technology and Digital Officer, KPN

12:00 – 12:10

Tech Driving Change That Matters

Room: Effectenbeurszaal, Ground Floor

Technology can affect change faster and in more meaninful ways than were possible before. Hear about programs driving positive and long-lasting change across the world.

12:10– 12:20

Unveiling of Dutch Breakthrough Technologies at CES 2020 

Room: Effectenbeurszaal, Ground Floor

Presentation of breakthrough technologies and the Netherlands startup delegation to CES 2020.

Conversation with

HRH Prince Constantijn van Oranje, Special Envoy at TechLeap.NL
Karen Chupka, EVP, CES, CTA

12:20 – 12:30

Closing Remarks

Room: Effectenbeurszaal, Ground Floor

12:30 – 17:00

Exhibition and Networking Experience

Room: Grote Zaal, Ground Floor

See the latest technologies from more than 65 companies and network with industry professionals. Both established brands and budding startups will showcase across emerging technology and trends, around the theme tech for good including: 

  • artificial intelligence (AI)
  • AR/VR
  • enterprise solutions
  • health and wellness
  • resilience
  • smart cities


Light refreshments will be provided.

12:30 – 17:00

Leaders in Tech Tours

Room: Grote Zaal, Ground Floor

PRESENTED BY

Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® & Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (EZK)

12:30 – 13:30

CEO Round Table Lunch (By Invitation Only)

Room: Mendes da Costa Kamer, First Floor

PRESENTED BY

Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®

A private lunch meeting with a focus on how innovation can be supported across regions.   

12:30 – 13:30

Deep Tech Investor Lunch (By Invitation Only)

Room: Administratie Zaal, First Floor

PRESENTED BY

Brainport Network

A discussion on strategies for growing deep tech companies with investors and selected startups and scaleups. 
 

13:30 – 14:30

Deep Tech Investor Pitches- Part I

Room: Veilingzaal, First Floor

PRESENTED BY

Tech Tour & Brainport Network

Learn from leading investors like Kees Koolen (former CEO Booking.com, CEO Koolen Industries), Oliver Kahl (Fluxunit - OSRAM Ventures), Tonino Greco (Sony Europe Venturing), and Friedhelm Dorsch (TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG), as they share what they look at when analyzing a company and which segments they invest in. Then join the pitches of some inspiring entrepreneurs and see if matches are made on the spot! If you are a deep tech entrepreneur, this is the place for you to be.

Find more information about the pitches and apply for a presenting slot online.

Deadline for company applications: 23 September.

13:30 – 14:30

The European Innovation Council Roadshow – €3 Billion Funding Available Until 2020!  

Room: Berlage Zaal, First Floor

PRESENTED BY

EU Commission

SPEAKERS

Stéphane Ouaki, Head of Unit, EID Task Force, Financial Instruments, European Commission

Between 2018 and 2020, a total amount of around €3 billion will be provided via the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot to fund the most talented innovators and help their companies scale up and expand beyond European borders. The EIC roadshow will explain how the European Innovation Council pilot works and how entrepreneurs can access the funding. 

 
 

13:30 – 14:30

Looking Ahead to 2030: How to Prepare the Future Workforce

Room: Effectenbeurszaal, Ground Floor

PRESENTED BY

TomTom & FutureFactor

SPEAKERS

Corinne Vigreux, Co-Founder, TomTom

One thing is for certain, jobs in 2030 will not be the same as they are today. In our digital world, we need to be comfortable with industry disruption, and prepare to unlearn, and then completely relearn. This session will dive into the skills needed to prep the next generation, address how to tackle gender bias in AI, and challenge you to ask “Does the future workforce include me?”

13:30 – 14:30

Corporate Venturing in the Next Global Tech Wave

Room: Keurzaal, Ground Floor

PRESENTED BY

Corporate Venturing Network

Companies need to reinvent themselves every 8-10 years and corporate venturing offers the tools to make this happen by creating new business opportunities. This session will help you gain insights into the broader scope of corporate venturing and explore the entrepreneurial activities aimed at creating new businesses within or in close cooperation with a large organization. Learn about the different flavors of corporate venturing and our view on its next wave. 

14:45 – 15:45

Financing the Future: The InvestEU Perspectives – €650 Billion Funding Available Until 2027!

Room: Berlage Zaal, FIRST FLOOR

PRESENTED BY

EU Commission

SPEAKERS

Florentine Hopmeier, Member of Cabinet Vice-President Katainen, European Commission

InvestEU leverages deep pockets to finance innovation. You will hear how the money will reach SMEs and entrepreneurs focused on innovation, research and digitization. Learn from entrepreneurs who managed to get access to 10M+ funds for their startups/scaleups.

14:45 – 15:45

Women in Tech Power Break- How to Crack the Next Frontiers in Tech?

Room: Administratiezaal, First Floor

PRESENTED BY

SparkOptimus & ImpactCity

To enrich our daily lives we have to unite, break silos and make smart use of AI & Robotics. So how do you choose your own path, be a leader and make disruption work in the next decade? The Women in Tech Power Break inspires, drives these conversations, and shows how to put disruption theory into practice — by females in tech.

14:45 – 15:45

Open Office House with International Trade Counsellors & NL Embassy Startup Liaisons

Room: Mendes da Costa,First Floor

PRESENTED BY

TechLeap.NL & TradeCounsellors.NL

Looking to scale into the European, US or Asian markets? International Trade Counsellors and NL Embassy Startup Liaisons from all Paris, London, Berlin, San Francisco and Singapore will be holding office hours on the floor and can help guide you with your exploration of new markets.  

14:45 – 17:00

Conquer a Corporate! Pitch You Solution to Leading Global Companies

Room: Keurzaal, Ground Floor

PRESENTED BY

NL Chamber of Commerce (KVK)

Leading corporates including KPN, Kia Motors, T-Mobile and OCE invite you to participate in a challenge where innovation is key. Beginning September 23rd, new challenges in collaboration with CES will be available on the open innovation platform. Engage on this platform now and meet up during CES with the corporate innovation leaders to explore a potential collaboration.

14:45 – 15:45

Deep Tech Investor Pitches- Part II

Room: Veilingzaal, First Floor

PRESENTED BY

Tech Tour & Brainport Network

Learn from leading investors like Kees Koolen (former CEO Booking.com, CEO Koolen Industries), Oliver Kahl (Fluxunit - OSRAM Ventures), Tonino Greco (Sony Europe Venturing), and Friedhelm Dorsch (TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG), as they share what they look at when analyzing a company and which segments they invest in. Then join the pitches of some inspiring entrepreneurs and see if matches are made on the spot! If you are a deep tech entrepreneur, this is the place for you to be.

Find more information about the pitches and apply for a presenting slot online.

Deadline for company applications: 23 September.

16:00 – 17:00

Ask Me Anything- EU Financing Experts Offer Personal Advice

Room: Administratiezaal, First Floor

PRESENTED BY

European Commission

SPEAKERS

Hubert Cottogni, Director, Head of Mandate Management, European Investment Fund

Come with your specific questions on EU funding to experts from the European Commission, the European Investment Bank, the European Investment Fund and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO).

16:00 – 17:00

Deep Tech Investor Matchmaking  (By Invitation Only)

Room: Veilingzaal, First Floor
One-on-one meetings between entrepreneurs and investors. 

16:00 – 17:00

Exclusively for CFOs (By invitation only)

Room: Mendes da Costa kamer, First FLOOR

PRESENTED BY

CFO.Community

CFO.Community will meet at CES Unveiled in Amsterdam for their own round table discussion and meet-up with an interesting keynote speaker. Attendees will all be CFOs, finance executives at tech-enabled company (internet, software, clean-, bio-, health tech), financed by some form of investment capital, or incur some form of rapid growth. If you act as CFO of a company that meets one of these criteria, you are more than welcome to join.

16:15 – 17:00

Bringing Together Science and Entrepreneurship

Room: Berlage Zaal, First Floor

PRESENTED BY

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (EZK)

The 10 winning start-ups from the Academic Startup Competition organized by TechLeap (former StartupDelta), VSNU (Association of Universities The Netherlands) and ACTI (The Netherlands Academy of Technology and Innovation) will share lessons learned from the startup ecosystem in the US and will highlight how science can contribute in creating businesses with social impact.

17:00 – 19:00

CFO.Community Meetup (By invitation only)

Room: KEURZAAL, GROUND FLOOR

PRESENTED BY

CFO.Community

Casual get-together exclusively for CFOs and other finance executives at tech-related companies that operate in The Netherlands. 

17:00 – 18:30

Closing Reception

Room: Effectenbeurszaal, Ground Floor

PRESENTED BY

Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®

*Event schedule and room locations are subject to change.

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