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Investing in Europe: Building a Coalition of Smart Cities & Regions

Brussels, 7 February 2017 The Smart Europe Third Industrial Revolution long-term economic development plan was formally announced by Maros Sefcovic, Vice President of the European Commission, Markku Markkula, President of the Committee of the Regions, and Jeremy Rifkin on February 7th 2017. Mr. Rifkin is currently advising the European Commission on the deployment of the…

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Official Unveiling of the Third Industrial Revolution Roadmap Next Economy for the Metropolitan Region of Rotterdam and The Hague

Jeremy Rifkin meets with Ahmed Aboutaleb, Mayor of Rotterdam, and Maros Sefcovic, Vice President of the European Commission Rotterdam, 3 February 2017 Mr. Rifkin joined with Ahmed Aboutaleb, Mayor of Rotterdam, and Maros Sefcovic, Vice President of the European Commission in Rotterdam to present the Third Industrial Revolution Strategy Study. The Metropolitan Region of Rotterdam…

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European Central Bank / European Commission Conference

Frankfurt, 31 January 2017 On January 31st 2017, the European Union launched the digital Third Industrial Revolution Smart Europe economic modernization plan with a conference hosted by Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank, called “Into the Future: Europe’s Digital Integrated Market.” Mr. Rifkin delivered a keynote address on transforming the European Union into…

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PCMA Convening Leaders

Jeremy Rifkin giving a keynote at PCMA’s Convening Leaders conference that was held in Austin Austin, 10 January 2017 Jeremy Rifkin gave a keynote speech at the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) annual “Convening Leaders” conference. Mr. Rifkin spoke to 4,500 leaders in the global meetings, convention, and business events industry.

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North American International Auto Show

Detroit, 9 January 2017 Mr. Rifkin joined Mark Fields, CEO of Ford, in Detroit to give a keynote speech at Ford’s “Cities of Tomorrow” symposium at the North American International Auto Show. The event also marked the announcement of the forthcoming film, The Third Industrial Revolution: A New Story for the Human Family. The film,…

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Official Unveiling of the Third Industrial Revolution Strategy Study for the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Jeremy Rifkin shakes hands with Deputy Prime Minister Schneider at the occasion of the Luxembourg Sustainability Forum, November 14, 2016, in Luxembourg. Luxembourg, 14 November 2016 At the occasion of the Luxembourg Sustainability Forum, Mr. Rifkin presented Etienne Schneider, Deputy Prime Minister of Luxembourg, with the Third Industrial Revolution Strategy Study. The Grand Duchy of…

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Invest and Connect: 7th European Summit of Regions and Cities

Bratislava, 9 July 2016 Mr. Rifkin joined Maros Sefcovic, Vice President of the European Commission for Energy Union, and Markku Markkula, President of the Committee of the Regions, in Bratislava to give a keynote presentation and showcase the Third Industrial Revolution flagship regions of Hauts-de-France and the Metropolitan Region of Rotterdam and The Hague. The…

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Herman Van Rompuy Lecture

Brussels, 13 April 2016 Mr. Rifkin was invited to give the first annual Herman Van Rompuy lecture in honor of Herman Van Rompuy, the first President of the European Council, and his work on the European project. Mr. Rifkin spoke to European leaders about the opportunities and challenges brought on by a Third Industrial Revolution Smart…

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World Travel and Tourism Council

Dallas, 6 April 2016 The WTTC Global Summit is established as the key annual event in the Travel and Tourism calendar – a place where people meet, where business is done, and ideas exchanged. The Summit agenda addressed the major issues that are critical for political and industry leaders and was attended by some of the sector’s…

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Chinese Academy of Sciences

Beijing, 25 March 2016 Dr. Wang Yi, Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, presented Mr. Rifkin with a Certificate of Appointment, certifying that Mr. Rifkin has been appointed as a member of the International Advisory Board of the Institutes of Science and Development at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. During this trip to…

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Daimler Campus Connectivity

Dusseldorf, 21 March 2016 Jeremy Rifkin joined Wolfgang Bernhard, CEO of Daimler Trucks & Buses, in Hamburg to give a keynote speech in front of hundreds of journalists. The keynote speech preceded a live demonstration of Daimler’s new driverless trucks platooning on the Germany motorway.

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DLD Conference

Munich, 17 January 2016 The DLD (Digital, Life, and Design) Conference is Europe’s hottest digital innovation conference and has been named ‘one of the two most important innovation conferences in Europe’ by The Economist. Mr. Rifkin gave a keynote address to over 800 invited guests and 220 journalists.

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