The impact of the use of digital technologies and new business models on the construction equipment industry within Europe, and the design of suitable EU regulations to cater for it, will be discussed at the CECE CEMA Summit in Brussels, Belgium on 23-24 September 2015.
Construction machines are getting smarter with every generation, supporting what today is called ‘smart construction jobs’. In a networked world, construction machines, operations, services and people are connected. ‘Big data’ has made its way into the business: machines are talking to each other, the soil and other conditions on job sites can be surveyed with high-precision tools on operator seats, intelligent machine control equipment is able to automatically control blades or buckets, so that operators can perform high-precision work; construction data will be stored and can be used for other machine appliances. Machines are more and more getting tailored for a specific job and for a specific customer.
At the CECE-CEMA Summit, organised by the European construction and farming equipment trade associations, the industry will put these exciting developments in the public spotlight, and reflect on their impact on the regulatory framework, which will have to keep up with the new realities. Will Europe be able to provide the right regulatory framework and the necessary incentives to support the investments companies are making in order to be at the forefront of innovation? The industry calls for a competition-fit framework to help master the transformation into the new, digitally driven world, integrating new developments and providing stability where it is needed.
Industry panellists will discuss with politicians how EU regulators can support the ‘smart machine’ trend and establish the right framework to unleash the potential of machines’ manufacturers in Europe. The high-level policy event is held on September 23, 2015, in Concert Noble in Brussels and will be followed by the CECE information sessions Economic Forum and Technical Forum the following day.
Registration for the summit is open. For more information, please visit www.cece-cema-summit.eu