We teamed up with SME Europe and the European People's Party to hold an event at their annual party congress on SMEs and the Future of Work.
Online platforms are central in the digital transition of economies and societies, and the pandemic has strengthened their role. However, SMEs face challenges and risks in operating on online platforms. The lack of digital skills and the need to adapt business models can pose significant barriers. There are also risks related to digital security, competition distortion and possible lock-in effects. The event therefore brought together politicians, policy and industry experts, in order to create an open dialogue and exchange on learnings and further ideas with regards to the challenges and opportunities for SMEs as regards to platform work.
The Business Forum was dedicated to the "Tech for Good" topic and connected politicians, industry leaders, innovators, and change-makers to take a deep dive into new forms of cooperation; highlight cutting-edge technologies that foster progress; and create sustainable solutions which support the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.
We led a session on “Innovating for society: When business meets purpose.” This looked at how businesses create additional value for society by driving sustainable projects.
Full agenda: https://www.subf.com.ua/program/
Watch a recording of the event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9bH5Ow50RM
We welcomed some of the leading speakers and practitioners from the Platform Economy to Sweden for our Nordic Platform Economy Innovation Summit. We hosted 100+ attendees from Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, UK, Ireland and Spain to name but a few. We were also delighted to have representatives from industry, public authorities, government and the trade unions.
The key themes of the Summit were: 1) Instant Delivery & Transportation; 2) Financial Inclusion for Gig Workers; 3) RESKILL & UPSKILL: Navigating Human Resources and the Future of Work.