EU Industry Days 2022

During the EU Industry Days 2022, Orgalim actively participated in numerous sessions. You can read about the discussions and access the recording below. Feel free to pass them along to colleagues who may be interested.


The coming 8-11 February, the European Commission will host its 2022 edition of EU Industry Days, its flagship event for industry.

The 2022 edition aims to stimulate discussions across industrial ecosystems on their way to their green and digital transition. The programme will take place as a hybrid event between 8-11 February 2022, with all plenary sessions scheduled on Thursday, 10 February 2022.

​​​​​​​As in the previous years, Orgalim partners with this important event, joining the main policy programme as follows:

EU Industry investing in the green, digital and resilient economy, Plenary 

10 February 2022, 13:15-14:15 (CET)

This session brings together important industrial stakeholders, EU policymakers, investors and economists to zoom in on opportunities, enablers and challenges of an ongoing transformational change of the EU industry. It will shed light on a business case - new partnership models and investment opportunities to accelerate the twin transition towards a green, digital and resilient economy.

Orgalim President Rada Rodriguez will join this plenary session, which will be moderated by Maive Rute, Deputy-Director General of DG GROW, European Commission. Other speakers include:

  • Anna Cavazzini, Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee Chair, European Parliament  

  • Radosław Kwiecień, Board Member of the Polish National Development Bank   

  • Gerd Müller, Director General of UNIDO  

  • Alessandro Profumo, President of the AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD) and CEO of Leonardo  ​​​​​​​


Uptake of Advanced Manufacturing

9 February 2022, 11:30-12:30 (CET)

Europe is a world leader when it comes to advanced manufacturing (AM), providing the tools for other sectors to produce and deliver products to their customers. This also includes helping them with their digital and green transformations. To maintain this leadership, Europe needs to value, invest and enable its further growth. In the context of the Industrial Forum, a dedicated discussion is taking place on putting forward such use cases, discuss the challenges and opportunities and help industries and policy makers to take the right actions. 

With this session, we aim to have an interactive debate between speakers representing parts of the AM industry to discuss: 

  • Why AM is crucial for Europe’s wider economy,

  • Give examples of steps taken by companies to adopt and integrate new technology in production chain processes

  • Necessary improvements to increase the deployment of advanced manufacturing technologies

  • How to get engaged in the Industrial Forum discussion on AM​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


Our Director General Malte Lohan will be opening this session, and Christoph Luykx, our Policy Director, will moderate the panel discussion. Speakers include:​​​​​​​

  • Matthias Boelke, Vice President Strategy Industrial Automation at Schneider Electric, Chair of Orgalim Executive Forum for Advanced Manufacturing

  • Linda Dijkshoorn, CEO at EV Biotech

  • Filip Geerts, Director General at CECIMO

  • Thomas Schneider, Global Head of R&D at TRUMPF

  • ​​​​​​​Amaryllis Verhoeven, Head of DG GROW Unit G3 - Digital Transformation of Industry, European Commission

  • Dieter Wegener, Speaker of the Leadership Group on Industry 4.0 for ZVEI and Vice-Chair of DIGITALEUROPE’s Digital Manufacturing Executive Council​​​​​​​


Addressing EU strategic dependencies in a co-creative way

9 February 2022, 11:30-12:30 (CET)

Joel Jonsson from our member Teknikföretagen, the Association of Swedish Engineering Industries, will take part in this session. He is one of Orgalim's appointed members to the Industrial Forum Task Force on strategic dependencies. Other speakers include: 

  • Doreen Fedrigo, Industrial Transformation Policy Coordinator, Climate Action Network  Europe

  • Rick Huisman, Senior Policy Advisor, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, The Netherlands 


Unlocking cross-border and cross-ecosystem investments: a European ambition

9 February 2022, 11:30-12:30 (CET)

Mervi Karikorpi from Technology Industries of Finland, and one of Orgalim’s appointed members to Industrial Forum Task Force 4, will join this session, together with:

  • Lisa Lang, Director EU Policy & Affairs Orchestrator

  • Slawomir Tokarski, Director at European Territorial Cooperation, Macro-regions, Interreg and Programmes Implementation 


How will industrial ecosystems contribute to the strategic autonomy of the EU and the well-being of Europeans? 

9 February 2022, 13:15-14:00 (CET)

Oliver Blank from our member ZVEI, the German Electro and Digital Industry Association, and Orgalim delegate on the Consultative Commission on Industrial Change, will join this session organised by the European Economic and Social Committee. Speakers include:

  • Dirk Bergrath, Member of European Economic and Social Committee

  • Sandra Parthie, Member of European Economic and Social Committee

  • Monika Sitarova, Vice President of Consultative Commission on Industrial Change

  • Laura Tirkkonen-Rajasalo, Regulatory Director at Sulapac Ltd


Data-driven green transition

11 February 2022, 13:45-14:30 (CET)

Disrupting current ways of doing business is necessary to cut emissions substantially and to increase the GHG handprint of European industries. Data sharing and collaboration within value chains and cross-ecosystems open new business opportunities, enhance circular economy and resilience. The session shares concrete examples and practices of how industries and businesses of varying size co-create low carbon and circular business models and solutions by deploying data and going digital. This session is organised with Technology Industries of Finland (TIF).

Jaakko Hirvola, Chairman of Orgalim and CEO of TIF will moderate this event. Panellists include:

  • Johan Harvard, Relationship Management Director of Combient Group

  • Maija Hovila, Chief Analytics Officer of Kone Corporation 

  • Üllar Jaaksoo, Founder and Managing Partner of Greenergy Datacenters

  • Wolfgang Weber, CEO of ZVEI, Member of the Orgalim Board of Directors​​​​​​​


The full programme is available here. Don’t forget to register.

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