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01-04-2020 - 03-04-2020


Semiconductors Enabling a Digital, Secure and Sustainable Future


Date and Time:

1 APR  | 16:00 – 20:00
2 APR |  8:20 – 21:30
3 APR |  8:20 – 13:10

Add to Calendar 2020-04-01 00:00:00 2020-04-03 00:00:00 Industry Strategy Symposium Europe Semiconductors Enabling a Digital, Secure and Sustainable Future #ISSEurope Date and Time: 1 APR  | 16:00 – 20:00 2 APR |  8:20 – 21:30 3 APR |  8:20 – 13:10 Steigenberger Wiltcher's Avenue Louise 71 1050 Brussels Belgika Europe/Brussels public

Steigenberger Wiltcher's
Avenue Louise 71
1050 Brussels


Semiconductors are at the center of the innovative solutions required to develop the Digital Economy and provide a secure and sustainable Digital Future. Only by working together in Europe will we develop the technology and applications required to ensure global competitiveness and solutions to pressing global challenges. ISS Europe is the strategic platform to bring together key stakeholders from the public and private sectors to help design a way forward to meet the high growth, but rapidly changing, needs of this vital market.

ISS Europe will highlight the opportunities and challenges that we all face and illustrate how we can build on European talent and capabilities, to develop the technology, products and services needed to meet our collective economic, social and sustainability goals.


The symposium will deliver high value presentations and extensive networking opportunities covering:

  • How technology can secure solutions to future global challenges
  • How Europe will stimulate strategic progress in key technology areas essential for European competitiveness and security
  • The critical importance of partnerships between RTOs, corporations, SMEs, academia and government in creating innovative technology and exploitation ecosystems
  • What European and national instruments will be available to support collaborative innovation in the future
  • The enormous benefits of working together in collaborative ecosystems enabling European competitiveness and a sustainable society
  • How to take full advantage of the talent and diversity across Europe


Wednesday, April 1, 2020

4:00 pm - 4:50 pm

Registration and Welcome Coffee

4:50 pm - 5:00 pm
Laith Altimime
President, SEMI Europe

Welcome and Opening Remarks

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Executive Panel: Innovations Strengthening European Sovereignty in the Digital Economy

Welcome Note by Dr. Sabine Herlitschka, CEO & CTO, Infineon Technologies Austria AG

Sabine Herlitschka, CEO & CTO, Infineon Technologies Austria AG
Calista Redmond, CEO, RISC-V Foundation
Nitin Dahad, European Correspondent, EE Times
Lucilla Sioli, Director of Artificial Intelligence and Digital Industry, DG CONNECT

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Networking Reception

Thursday, April 2, 2020

8:20 am - 8:50 am

Registration and Welcome Coffee

8:50 am - 9:00 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Semiconductors Driving Global Sustainability

9:00 am - 9:25 am

Market & Trade

9:25 am - 9:50 am

Technology Supporting Global Issues

9:50 am - 10:15 am

How Electronics Contributes to Sustainability

10:15 am - 10:40 am
Thomas Rosteck
Division President-Chip Card & Security, Infineon Technologies


10:40 am - 11:20 am

Coffee Break

Technology Vision

11:20 am - 11:45 am

Vision 2030+

11:45 am - 12:10 pm

New Initiatives

12:10 pm - 12:35 pm
Maud Vinet
Quantum Computing Program Manager, CEA-Leti

HPC, Quantum, Disruptive Computing

12:35 pm - 1:00 pm

Beyond 5G

1:00 pm - 1:10 pm
Technical University of Munich

TUM Hyper Loop

1:10 pm - 2:20 pm


European Leadership in Strategic Electronics

2:20 pm - 2:45 pm

European Political Strategy Center (EPSC)

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Nicholas Balderson
Director Fab 1 Quality, GlOBALFOUNDRIES

Panel: European Leadership in Automotive Electronics

3:45 pm - 4:10 pm

Leading in Market Segments

4:10 pm - 4:35 pm

Coffee Break

Diversity and Inclusion

4:35 pm - 4:50 pm
Jolie Leblanc
Business Strategy Manager, Accenture

Diversity Enabled by Sponsorship and Mentorship

Co-author and co-presenter: Cassandra Melvin, Director of Operations, SEMI Europe

4:50 pm - 5:00 pm
Laith Altimime
President, SEMI Europe

Presentation of Award for Industry Leader in Diversity and Inclusion

5:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Peter Connock
Chairman, Memsstar Ltd.

Closing Remarks : Interactive Summary of the Day with Audience Participation

5:25 pm - 6:30 pm


6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Gala Dinner | Chalet Robinson

Friday, April 3, 2020

8:20 am - 8:45 am

Welcome Coffee

European Partnerships Enabling Innovation and Manufacturing Excellence

8:45 am - 9:10 am
Bert De Colvenaer
Executive Director, ECSEL Joint Undertaking

ECSEL Joint Understaking: Shaping Digital Innovation

9:10 am - 9:30 am
Caroline Bedran
Director General, AENEAS

AENEAS: Promoting collaborative RD&I in Electronic Components and Systems

9:30 am - 9:50 am
Peter van Staa
Vice President Engineering, Robert Bosch GmbH

Important Projects of Common European Interest (IPCEI)

9:50 am - 10:10 am
Emir Demircan
Director, Advocacy and Public Policy, SEMI Europe

European Project for MicroElectronics Training, Industry and Skills (METIS)

10:10 am - 10:30 am


10:30 am - 11:00 am

Coffee Break

11:00 am - 11:05 am

Lucky Draw

European Innovations Fueling Future Applications

11:05 am - 11:30 am
Clara Otero Perez, Senior Director Automotive Systems and Applications
NXP Semiconductors

AI and automotive partnerships in Europe

11:30 am - 11:55 am
Jean-Luc Beylat
Vice President Global Innovation Ecosystem Partnership, Nokia Bell Labs


11:55 am - 12:15 am


12:15 pm - 12:40 pm

Collaboration for Space Exploration

12:40 pm - 12:50 pm
Carijn Mulder
Team Manager, Solar Team Eindhoven

NXP Solar Car

12:50 pm - 1:00 pm

iCAN Competition

1:00 pm - 1:10 pm
Peter Connock
Chairman, Memsstar Ltd.

Closing Remarks: Interactive Summary of the Day with Audience Participation

1:10 pm 1:10 pm -



ISS Registration

Conference Fee

Until January 31:

  • SEMI Members: 1,695 EUR
  • Non-Members: 2,195 EUR

After February 1:

  • SEMI Members: 1,895 EUR
  • Non-Members: 2,450 EUR

Academia, Associations and Research Institutes

Until January 31:

  • SEMI Members: 985 EUR
  • Non-Members: 1,275 EUR

After February 1:

  • SEMI Members: 1,125 EUR
  • Non-Members: 1,495 EUR

Small and Start-up Companies  (with sales revenue below 2M EUR)

Until January 31:

  • SEMI Members: 850 EUR
  • Non-Members: 1,150 EUR

After February 1:

  • SEMI Members: 1,050 EUR
  • Non-Members: 1,450 EUR

Spouse Program

  • SEMI Members: 145 EUR

* Fee price in Euro, VAT excl.
* 25% of the registration fee will be retained by SEMI for the cancellations before February 1st  2020. No refunds will be given after. Substitutes are accepted with written approval by the original registrant. 


Thursday, April 2 | 18:30 - 21:30


Chalet Robinson
Steigerweg 1
1000 Brussels

*The price of Gala dinner is included in the conference fee.

The SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium Europe (ISS Europe), gathers industry experts from around the world to define future market demands and customer requirements to help guide your strategic business plans within the European microelectronics community. The planning data presented at ISS Europe has set the standard for the industry’s most influential organizations for nearly three decades.

Key figures of the event in 2019:

  • 160+ international registered attendees from 20 countries
  • 30+ invited speakers
  • 17 sponsors
  • 29 association and media partners
  • Networking opportunities and B2B matchmaking onsite

Check out the Post Show Report of 2019 event!

ISS Registration


Hotel ISS Europe


Steigenberger Wiltcher's 

Avenue Louise 71
1050 Brussels
Phone:  +32 2 542 42 42

  • Single Room: 219,00€* incl. VAT & Breakfast
  • Double Room: 239,00€* incl. VAT & Breakfast

*A compulsory city tax of 4.24€ per night is applicable. 

Book Now : Booking code is "ISS Europe" 


NH Brussels Louise

Chaussée de Charleroi 17
1060 Brussels

Phone: +32 2 539 0160

  • Single Room: 148,00€* incl. VAT & Breakfast (minimum stay 2 nights)

*A compulsory city tax of 4.24€ per night is applicable. 

Book Now


Hotel ISS Europe


Event Sponsors

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Sponsorship Opportunities

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Industry Strategy Symposium brings influential industry leaders together to address and collaborate on the important issues facing the European microelectronics industry. The Industry Strategy Symposium platform provides networking and all the information needed to align strategies and to grasp on new opportunities. Sponsor now and leave a strong impression of your brand in peoples minds! Check out the sponsorship opportunities here.

  • Build awareness: 70% of the attendees are Executive or Senior Management level
  • Get significant promotion and presence to manufacturers, vendors, government officials, financial analysts, media and others within the European community and worldwide
  • SEMI members receive a 10% discount on all sponsorship



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2019 European SEMI Award

semi award

Since 1989, the European SEMI Award has recognized individuals and teams who have made significant contributions to the European semiconductor industry. The 2019 award will be presented during the Symposium. Click here to learn more!

We Thank our Committee Members

Special thanks to our steering committee members for the realization of Industry Strategy Symposium 2020!

Who are the committee members? Find out here.