Gaia-X European Parliament Reception

On 23 January 2024, Gaia-X invites you to a cocktail reception at the European Parliament in  Brussels, Belgium, co-hosted by MEP Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Shadow-Rapporteur on the European Strategy for Data and the MEP Dragoş Tudorache, Rapporteur on the AI Act.

This event will spotlight Gaia-X’s pivotal role in shaping Europe’s data-sharing future, emphasising compliance with EU data privacy laws. The discourse will align with key EU projects like SIMPL and DSSC, fostering connections among policymakers, stakeholders, and the public for future collaborations in the European data governance landscape.


  • 18:00 – 19:00: Welcome Reception
  • 19:00 – 19:10: Opening and Welcome – MEP Miapetra Kumpula-Natri & MEP Dragoş Tudorache
  • 19:10 – 19:20: Pierre Chastanet, Head of the Unit for Cloud and Software, European Commission
  • 19:20 – 19:30: Gaia-X Strategy – Ulrich Ahle, Gaia-X CEO
  • 19:30 – 19:40: SIMPL Project – Klaus Ottradovetz, Distinguished Expert, Member of the Eviden Scientific community at Eviden International Germany GmbH
  • 19:40 – 19:50: DSSC Project – Boris Otto, Professor for Industrial Information Management at TU Dortmund University and Executive Director at Fraunhofer ISST
  • 19:50 – 20:00: Q&A Press & Audience
  • 20:00 – 21:00: Networking Reception

This reception provides a unique opportunity to connect with policymakers, stakeholders, and industry leaders. Explore the potential for synergies, share perspectives, and contribute to the ongoing dialogue that will shape the future of European data governance

To attend, please register here by 15 January 2024.


  • After 15 January 2024, we cannot consider any registrations, as your registration details need to be sent to the EP security one week before the event.
  • The participation is limited to 100 attendees. If you register but can’t attend, please send us a cancellation email. Your consideration is greatly appreciated!
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