On the 26th and 27th of October, leading tech companies from around the world are gathering in Luxembourg for Tomorrow Street’s flagship event: Arch Summit 2022. Taking place in the heart of Europe, the two-day event aims to highlight innovation with impact and empower new opportunities for corporates and startups alike.
Arch Summit 2022
Hosted at the heart of Europe’s thriving innovation ecosystem, the event will be held at Luxexpo The Box and is bringing together over 80 multinational tech companies as well as more than 100 exciting scaleups and startups. During the two days, over 4000 attendees will gather to meet and network with corporate executives, investors, and innovators from across the globe, exploring new opportunities and business partnerships.
Innovation with Impact – The time is now!
Arch Summit will fuel innovation that has an impact on people and society – harnessing the power of connection to make it happen. The programme centres around three core themes: Digital Society – connecting people, communities and things for a smarter digital lifestyle; Inclusion – enabling an accessible digital future for all; and Planet – reducing environmental impact and achieving a sustainable future.
Exhibitors will gain a unique opportunity to showcase their tech solutions, not only to international investors but also to an audience of multinational companies that includes Vodafone’s global ecosystem of partners, customers and suppliers. Investors have the chance to enrich their portfolio, gaining access to a curated pipeline of high-quality scaleups and startups to find business-ready solutions that support digital transformation and elevate revenue potential.
For companies interested in setting up a base in Luxembourg, key individuals from Luxembourg’s tech ecosystem will be there providing a perfect chance to ask important questions and build the right network.
This year, Arch Summit is introducing a new feature called ‘Event Communities’ designed to optimise networking and meaningful interactions. These ‘communities’ will be based on technology and industry tracks and comprised of corporates, scaleups, investors and ecosystem influencers. One aspect of this will involve curated tours to introduce corporates to scaleups in their areas of interest.
The programme itself has an exciting lineup of keynote speeches, discussion panels and masterclasses on a wide range of tech topics. The key event tracks include Business Transformation, Supply Chain, Health, Financial Services, Cybersecurity and Energy. The diverse speaker list, made up of influential leaders from global corporations, governments, tech startups and NGOs. To name a few:
- Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Luxembourg;
- Franz Fayot, Minister of Economy, Development Cooperation & Humanitarian Affairs of Luxembourg;
- Nick Read, Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone;
- Sophia Kianni, Founder of Climate Cardinals and a climate change activist;
- Greg Williams, Editor-in-Chief of Wired Magazine
- Rana el Kaliouby, Author of Girl Decoded and Co-Founder and CEO of Affectiva
- Patricia Ithau, CEO, WPP Scangroup PLC
- Johan Wibergh, CTO of Vodafone
- Serpil Timuray, CEO of European Cluster, Vodafone
- Vinod Kumar, CEO of Vodafone Business
- Joakim Reiter, Chief External and Corporate Affairs Officer
Vodafone’s ‘Renewable Power Challenge’
And lastly, scaleups/startups have the opportunity to participate in Vodafone’s ‘Renewable Power Challenge’. This challenge seeks new or better ways of powering sites in rural or remote areas without access to power grids, or where there are frequent power outages – while avoiding the use of fossil fuels on-site.
Organisations looking to apply should register for an account and submit their proposal through the Vodacom-owned platform here. Shortlisted companies will have the opportunity to showcase their solution at Arch Summit 2022. Then, successful finalists will be invited to move towards a Proof of Concept (PoC) stage at sites within a Vodafone Group entity, including Vodacom Group markets in Africa and Vantage Towers sites in Europe.