The British Chamber of Commerce for Luxembourg is pleased to invite you to an Evening Business Forum on "Your Digital Life" along with our fifth Annual Members' Trade Fair on Wednesday 10th October, 2012 at BGL BNP Paribas Banque, Monterey Agency. (Entrance: corner Bd. Royal and rue Notre Dame, Parking available at 26 Bd. Royal).
We are delighted to announce that Xavier Bettel, Mayor of the City of Luxembourg will open the event.
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Following up on successful events focused on Dematerialization of Media and Services, Commercial Considerations of Social Networks, and Leading the Way in Social and Mobile Networking, our next Evening Business Forum will explore “Your Digital Life”. While previous events have covered the impact of new technologies on services, communications and networking, “Your Digital Life” will look at the impact of technology on the bricks and mortar world in which we all live, centering on the four main pillars of our lives:
The Home: The expansion of high-speed bandwidth availability will radically change the goods and services which we consume at home. “Your Digital Life” is an expectation that goods and services be delivered to you wherever you are, and not just to a physical box or location. Luc Welter, Head of Marketing and Innovation at P&T LUXGSM, will present P&T’s concept of the digital home, providing universal cabling to the home as well services such as “Tele vun der Post” and mobile access to television on tablets and mobile phones with Zattoo.
The Office: Technology has rendered it possible to work from home, but also to manage aspects of private lives at work. The concept of “At work” or “At home” is now often replaced with a location-independent “Available” or “Away/Offline” status. Companies have been pressured to accommodate this new work/life integration. In addition, the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend means many employees don’t want multiple devices for different environments, but rather their preferred devices, configured for work or play whenever they need. Frederic Hoyer, Business Development Manager,Avaya will present their experiences in BYOD and accommodating the digital lives of employees.
The Car: If we spend the majority of our lives at home or at work, the time we spend in the car can be a source of pure pleasure or intense frustration. Hard disks for music storage, built-in internet hotspots, RSS/Twitter/Facebook/E-Mail feeds, connectors for iPad and other mobile devices, have turned cars into mobile offices or mobile extensions of our digital lives. Marc Lucas, Fleet Account Manager, Arnold Kontz Group BMW will present their strategy of technological innovations from the inside of the car.
Shopping: Our digital lives now accompany us to the remaining bastions of bricks and mortar, grocery stores and physical package delivery. We can now order online, show a virtual loyalty card at check-out, scan barcodes with the camera on our phones, and maintain virtual shopping lists updated by family members from wherever, whenever. Those goods, once ordered, have to be delivered or picked up somewhere. Robert Thiemann, Managing Director of BPM Luxembourg, will present the logistics which power our online shopping experiences at places like Auchan and Cactus, as well as a virtual postbox service.
The evening will be moderated by Eric Auchard, Editorial Innovation Director, Reuters
Combined with the forum there will be a Members' Fair, at which Chamber members will have stands presenting their businesses.
17.00 Doors open for Exhibitors to prepare stands
17.30 Doors are open to the public
18.00 - 18.15 Welcome address by Xavier Bettel, Mayor of the City of Luxembourg
18.15 - 19.45 Speakers and roundtable discussion with Questions & Answers
The cost of attending this event for non-exhibitors is BCC Members: €25 and Non-Members: €35PAYABLE IN CASH AT THE DOOR. Please note cancellations must be received in writing no later than Noon 8th October 2012. WHERE NO WRITTEN CANCELLATION IS RECEIVED WE REGRET WE WILL HAVE TO CHARGE FOR THE COST OF THE EVENT.
If you wish to attend this event please complete the registration form below and return it to the Chamber Secretariat to confirm your reservation.
TO BCC MEMBERS ONLY
The Trade Fair is an initiative by us to provide you with an opportunity to exhibit your company or business to the public combined with the Forum. The objective is to offer visibility to companies and individuals who are members of the British Chamber of Commerce for Luxembourg to the general public.
Space and a table with two chairs will be provided to the participating BCC members. Exhibiting members will be invited to display their products, brochures and advertising material on their stands providing you the opportunity to let people know what products and services you offer.
There is no fee for exhibiting at this event and free entry to the Business Forum is included (two persons per stand), however, there will be a penalty charge of Euros 75 for no shows. SPACE IS LIMITED SO PLEASE RESPOND TO THE SECRETARIAT email: firstname.lastname@example.org AS SOON AS POSSIBLE IF YOU WISH TO HAVE A STAND.