KickStart Europe 2018: Launch of a New Annual European Data Center, Cloud and Connectivity Summit

RAI Amsterdam
The first event of this new series of summits, KickStart Europe 2018, will take place on 24 January 2018 at RAI Amsterdam.

Digital Gateway to Europe (DG), a government and industry-backed initiative based in the Netherlands, has announced their launch of a new annual industry event, KickStart Europe. The first event, KickStart Europe 2018 will take place on 24 January 2018, at RAI Amsterdam. The conference will provide data center, cloud and connectivity industry stakeholders with a wide range of educational, networking and business development opportunities.

KickStart Europe 2018 would bring together an array of industry professionals, including developers, investors, designers, and suppliers to explore the emerging trends and technology shaping the digital industry. Offering a host of expert panel sessions and presentations from leading analysts and C-level executives, the event will provide attendees with expert insights and predictions regarding the future of the European cloud, connectivity and data center markets.

The conference will feature thought-leaders and influencers from such companies as Vertiv, Eurofiber, CBRE, NIBC and Grass Consulting, among others.

“Over the course of the past year, we’ve witnessed more data generated than in the cumulative history of mankind,” said Stijn Grove, Managing Director of Digital Gateway to Europe. “A great deal of this data was generated in Europe as our economy has become fully data-driven. However, with double digit growth there are many challenges for the industry, which is why we’ve created the KickStart Europe summit – as a means to provide the digital industry with a platform for education and collaboration to maintain pace with evolving trends.”

In addition to educational sessions, KickStart Europe 2018 will provide networking opportunities for international industry professionals with extended breaks and an evening social event. Sponsors of KickStart Europe 2018 include NIBC, Vertiv, NHN/Agriport, Caransa Groep, Unica, CBRE, AC Nielssen and ICTroom.

For more information about KickStart Europe 2018 and to view a detailed program, visit

About Digital Gateway to Europe

Digital Gateway to Europe is the government and industry-backed initiative to promote the Netherlands as international data hub. The initiative is supported by organizations and businesses from the digital infrastructure: data centers, Internet Exchanges, cloud providers and connectivity providers.

As an independent organization, Digital Gateway to Europe would be able to help foreign companies in many ways to prepare launch or expansion in the Netherlands by organizing events such as trade missions, launchpads and other meetups. Scale-ups, start-ups and enterprises who would like more in-depth information regarding the Dutch digital economy can consult their Digital Gateway to Europe knowledge database.

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