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September 1, 2020 - September 3, 2020


Semiconductors Enabling a Digital, Secure and Sustainable Future


Date and Time:

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

Add to Calendar 2020-09-01 00:00:00 2020-09-03 00:00:00 Industry Strategy Symposium Europe Semiconductors Enabling a Digital, Secure and Sustainable Future #ISSEurope Date and Time: 1 Sept  | 16:00 – 20:00 2 Sept |  8:20 – 21:30 3 Sept |  8:20 – 13:10 Steigenberger Wiltcher's Avenue Louise 71 1050 Brussels Belgika Europe/Brussels public

Steigenberger Wiltcher's
Avenue Louise 71
1050 Brussels


Postponement SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium Europe in Brussels

After consultation with our board, SEMI has made the decision to postpone the SEMI Europe Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS Europe 2020), originally scheduled for April 1st at the Steigenberger Wiltcher's in Brussels, out of an abundance of caution as the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread. SEMI has always made the health and safety of our members and guests who attend events our top priority.

We are happy to announce that we have rescheduled ISS Europe to take place on September 1st at the same venue, the Steigenberger Wiltcher's in Brussels. SEMI regrets any inconvenience caused by this change, but we would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for your understanding and support during these challenging times.

We look forward to seeing you in Brussels on September 1st.

Please feel free to contact Cassandra Melvin, Director of Operations, SEMI Europe at with any additional questions or concerns.


Richard Salsman
CFO & Vice President Operations

Laith Altimime
President, SEMI Europe

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, September 1, 2020

4:00 pm - 4:50 pm

Registration and Welcome Coffee

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

Welcome and Opening Remarks

5:00 pm - 5:10 pm
Sabine Herlitschka
Sabine Herlitschka
CEO & CTO, Infineon Technologies Austria AG

Welcome Note

5:10 pm - 6:00 pm

Executive Panel: Innovations Strengthening European Sovereignty in the Digital Economy

Pascal Haazen
Associate Partner, McKinsey


Sabine Herlitschka
Sabine Herlitschka
CEO & CTO, Infineon Technologies Austria AG


Calista Redmond
Calista Redmond
CEO, RISC-V Foundation
Nitin Dahad
Nitin Dahad
European Correspondent, EE Times
Lucilla Sioli
Lucilla Sioli
Director of Artificial Intelligence and Digital Industry, DG CONNECT
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Networking Reception

Edwards sponsor

Thursday, September 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

8:50 am - 9:00 am
Fransisco Perez Canado
Acting Director for Trade Strategy and Market Access

Welcome and Opening

9:00 am - 9:25 am
Luis	Neves
Luis Neves
CEO, Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI)

Digital with Purpose: Delivering a SMARTer 2030

9:25 am - 9:50 am

Technology Supporting Global Issues

9:50 am - 10:15 am

Market & Trade

10:15 am - 10:40 am
Thomas Rosteck
Thomas Rosteck
Division President - Digital Security Solutions, Infineon Technologies

Major Challenges for the IT-security Industry in the European Economic Area, Time-window 2020 - 2030

10:40 am - 11:20 am

Coffee Break

Technology Vision

11:20 am - 11:30 am
Ajit Manocha
President, SEMI

SEMI Global Update

11:30 am - 11:55 am
Syed F. Alam
Syed F. Alam
Partner & Managing Director, Accenture

Vision 2030+

11:55 am - 12:20 pm

New Initiatives in Digtal Europe and Infrastructure

12:20 pm - 12:45 pm
Maud Vinet
Maud Vinet
Quantum Computing Program Manager, CEA-Leti

Si based Quantum Computing, Hardware Status

12:45 pm - 1:10 pm
Jean-Luc Beylat
Jean-Luc Beylat
Vice President Global Innovation Ecosystem Partnership, Nokia Bell Labs
1:10 pm - 1:20 pm
Andraž Frelih
Andraž Frelih
Control System Engineer, Technical University of Munich

TUM Hyperloop

1:10 pm - 2:20 pm


Sponsored by Lunch

European Leadership in Strategic Electronics

2:20 pm - 2:45 pm
Slawomir Tokarski
Slawomir Tokarski
Director for Industrial Policy and Innovation, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SME`s

The New EU Industrial Strategy

2:45 pm - 3:10 pm
Jeremie	Bouchaud
Jeremie Bouchaud
Director automotive E/E & Semiconductor service, IHS Markit

Leading in Market Segments: Trends in Automotive Electronics

3:10 pm - 4:10 pm

Panel: European Leadership in Automotive Electronics


Nic Balderson, Director Quality at FAB1, Global Foundries
Dr. Hans-Jörg Vögel, Manager AI, Robotics and Cognitve Systems, BMW Group
Georg Doll, VP, McKinsey

Jeremie	Bouchaud
Jeremie Bouchaud
Director automotive E/E & Semiconductor service, IHS Markit


4:10 pm - 4:35 pm

Coffee Break

Diversity and Inclusion

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

Diversity Enabled by Sponsorship and Mentorship

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

Abstract and Biography of Jolie Leblanc

Abstract and Biography of Cassandra Melvin

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

Presentation of Award for Industry Leader in Diversity and Inclusion

5:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Peter Connock
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

Presentation of the European SEMI Award and Special Service 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 at the Industry Strategy Symposium together with the Special Service Award.

Sponsored by Ebara

Friday, September 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
Bert De Colvenaer
Executive Director, ECSEL Joint Undertaking

ECSEL Joint Undertaking: Shaping Digital Innovation

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

AENEAS: Stimulating Collaborative RD&I in ECS to Deliver a Sustainable Digital Economy

9:30 am - 9:50 am
Peter van Staa
Peter van Staa

IPCEI on Microelectronics – A European Initiative to Shape the Digital Era

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 - 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
Clara Otero Perez
Senior Director Automotive Systems and Applications, NXP Semiconductors

AI and Automotive Partnerships in Europe

11:30 am - 11:55 am
Ruud de Wit
Ruud de Wit
EIMEA SU Head Semiconductors, Henkel Electronic Materials

Enabling Advanced Packaging Materials

11:55 pm - 12:05 pm
Carijn Mulder
Carijn Mulder
Team Manager, Solar Team Eindhoven

Solar Team Eindhoven - Solar Car Presentation

12:05 pm - 12:15 pm
Sohail Nadim
Nadim Sohail
MSc Student, University of Freiburg

iCAN Competition

Co-presenter: Miriam Stadler, BA Student, University of Freiburg

Abstract and Biography of Nadim Sohail

Abstract and Biography of Miriam Stadler

12:40 pm - 1:00 pm
Peter Connock
Peter Connock
Chairman, Memsstar Ltd.

Closing Remarks: Interactive Summary of the Day with Audience Participation

1:00 pm


Sponsored by Lunch


ISS Registration

Conference Fee

Until June 30:

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

After July 1:

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

Academia, Associations and Research Institutes

Until June 30:

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

After July 1:

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

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

Until June 30:

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

After July 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 July 1st 2020. No refunds will be given after. Substitutes are accepted with written approval by the original registrant. 


Thursday, Sep 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 Bruxelles, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 542 42 42

Information is coming soon!

ISS Floor Plan



Hotel ISS Europe


Event Sponsors

DAS Environmental Experts
DB Schenker
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imec logo

Sponsorship Opportunities

Stand out as a Leader! Be the first and find out which sponsorship option better fits your needs!

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. (The overview of this year's sponsorship opportunities of all events by SEMI Europe is available 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

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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.