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EUnited panel debate, live robot demos and networking dinner: The European robotics industry – fit for the future?


28 Sep 2022 16:30 to 20:30


Scotland House Conference Centre Brussels, 6 Rond-Point Robert Schuman
1040  Brussels


Innovation & Enterprise

Event Location


Event Description

On Wednesday 28 September, EUnited - the European Engineering Industries Association, invites you to explore, together with renowned experts from industry, academia and the European institutions, the future of the robotics industry in key regions (Europe, Asia, and North America) at our in-person panel debate and networking dinner in Brussels.


A high-level panel with speakers from industry and the European institutions will discuss the challenges and opportunities for the robotics industry in Europe. Participants will also be able to experience three live showcases of robot exhibitions by renowned manufacturers KUKA, Energy Robotics and TruPhysics.



16.00 CET – Registration

16.30 CET - Welcome address:  Wilfried Eberhardt, Chairman of EUnited Robotics & Chief Marketing Officer at KUKA AG.

16.40 CET - Video messages:  Xiaogang Song, Secretary General of China Robotics Industry Alliance (CRIA), and Jeff Burnstein, President, A3 Association for Advancing Automation, USA.

17.00 CET – panel debate begins

Panel Moderator: 

Patrick Schwarzkopf, Director of EUnited Robotics

Panel speakers:

  • Marc Dassler, CEO & Co-Founder, Energy Robotics
  • Florian Schnoes, iiQKA Platform Manager, KUKA
  • Gwenole Cozigou, European Commission, Deputy Director-General 1 - DG GROW
  • Isabelle Barthès, Deputy General Secretary, industriAll European Trade Union

18.30 CET – networking buffet dinner & live robot exhibitions:

The panel debate will conclude with a Q&A session. The live robot exhibitions will then begin and participants will be able to simultaneously interact with the exhibitions while enjoying an informal buffet-style networking dinner.

20.30 CET – conclusion of event


Practical information: 

Attendance is free of charge, but pre-registration is required via our registration link. 

For any questions about the event, please contact Eleanor Mee (


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