All around the world we are seeing the rise of the App Economy – jobs, companies, and economic growth created by the production and distribution of mobile applications (“apps”) developed for smart-devices. Since the introduction of the iPhone in 2007, the App Economy has grown from nothing to a powerful economic force that rivals existing industries.
We would like to discuss with you this recent development and its future potential. The roundtable is jointly organized in partnership with Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) based in Washington, D.C. The occasion is the recent publication of a comprehensive study on the European App Economy by PPI Chief Economic Strategist, Michael Mandel. Mandel will briefly present the key findings of his study, as well as an exclusive excerpt focused on the German market. This will be followed by a response from the German perspective by Corinna Visser, who is Editor-in-chief of the leading start-up magazine Berlin Valley.
Thursday, September 8, 2016, 6.30-8.30pm
Das Progressive Zentrum
Werftstraße 3, 10557 Berlin
After these two contributions, we would like to engage in an exclusive discussion with our speakers and the participants, including entrepreneurs, politicians, employees of think tanks, start-ups, and the press. Laura-Kristine Krause, Policy Fellow at Das Progressive Zentrum and Advisor at Bernstein Public Policy, will be the chair of the roundtable.
The event will take place with the friendly support of the SAP SE software corporation.