The business focus is also coming to the conference arm of the event, which is greatly expanded and more closely aligned to the exhibition. CeBIT Global Conferences (CGC) is becoming more central, and this well-respected IT conference is moving from the Convention Center to the middle of the action in Hall 8. The topics are Mobile, Trust & Security, Smart Cities – Smart Infrastructure, Industrial Internet, Datability: Cloud & Big Data, Game-changing Technologies and Social Business.
CGC is now fee-based and offers a correspondingly high-caliber program on every day of the fair, with more than 130 prestigious speakers on three different stages.
It includes an accompanying exhibition for the topics under current discussion, quality offers for executives, broad networking opportunities, and much more. Some 1,000 seminars, presentations and forums are held under the CeBIT umbrella. Nearly every one of the eight topic clusters and six special displays also has its own forum.
Special target groups are also catered for at CeBIT: The Global Sourcing Area for Devices & Accessories for buyers and dealers. Planet Reseller remains, as does the Public Sector Parc. Recruiting and the Tec2You initiative are being greatly expanded.
Last but not least, the new calendar is 100 percent business, with CeBIT 2014 to be held from Monday thru Friday, and with enhanced offerings such as free cloakroom and WLAN service.