Digital Summit 2023

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Digital Summit

Digitisation affects everyone – companies, citizens, scientists and society. The Digital Summit is the central platform for cooperation on shaping the digital transformation.

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Entitled “Digital transformation at a turning point. Sustainable. Resilient. Future-Oriented.”, the Federal Government’s next Digital Summit will be taking place in Jena on 20 and 21 November 2023.

Along with Chancellor Olaf Scholz and the host ministers Dr Robert Habeck (Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action) and Dr Volker Wissing (Federal Minister for Digital and Transport), numerous other federal ministers and high-level representatives from commerce, science and civil society are expected to attend.

The focus: Digital transformation at a turning point. Sustainable. Resilient. Future-Oriented.

Germany is experiencing a “Zeitenwende”. Coping with multiple challenges in a sustainable way, boosting resilience and making the country fitter for the future: none of this is possible without digitalisation.

In a dialogue with experts from business, science and civil society, the Federal Government’s Digital Summit flags up the central challenges, suggests new ways of thinking, and presents potential solutions. In this way, we will progress digitalisation and strengthen Germany’s economy in the course of the transition process.

Jena, the City of Light, as a centre of digitalisation

The state of Thuringia and the city of Jena submitted a persuasive concept and won the race to host the Digital Summit. As an innovative digital and scientific centre, Jena offers the right overarching environment for the 2023 Digital Summit.

Modus operandi: Dialogue forum with the Federal Government

The Federal Government’s 2023 Digital Summit regards itself as a dialogue forum at which stakeholders from government, business, science and civil society interact directly with the Federal Government. The participants gain a wide range of insights, work together on future policies for digital issues, and can thus create visibility for their own interests. To this end, the Digital Summit offers the right blend of innovation, exclusivity and transparency, societal relevance and personal networking.

The Digital Summit is driven by eight platforms working on the issues, projects and exhibits, and preparing them for presentation at the Digital Summit.

The preparation and design of the Digital Summit is oriented to five main principles:

  1. The Digital Summit offers a platform for diverse range of digital issues.
  2. The Digital Summit promotes dialogue with the Federal Government.
  3. The Digital Summit is interactive, international and inclusive.
  4. The Digital Summit focuses on the year’s priority issue.
  5. The Digital Summit takes the host city on board.

Getting There

You can find out more about how to get to the summit here (PDF, 226 KB).

2023 Digital Summit programme

You can find the programme here (PDF, 285 KB).

Contacting the Digital Summit team

The following contacts are responsible for overall coordination of the Digital Summit:

Christian Lipicki
Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action

Dr. Stephan Zaß
Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport

Damian Wald
Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action
Christiane Stadler
Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport

An overview: the platforms of the Digital Summit (in German)

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Platform 1 "Digital networks and mobility"

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Platform 2 "Innovative and sustainable digitisation of the economy"

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Platform 3 "Learning Systems – the Platform for Artificial Intelligence"

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Platform 4 "Digital world of work"

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Platform 5 "Digital administration and public-sector IT"

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Platform 6 "Culture and media"

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Platform 7 "Consumer protection policy in the digital world"

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