The Economic Impact of the Internet: measuring and monitoring

EIF Dinner Debate


On a national level, the EU is home to some of the leading Internet enabled nations such as the UK, the Nordic countries and the Netherlands and there are clear indications that some Internet sectors are achieving massive annual growth that by far surpasses the EU's annual GDP.

Yet in 2010 the percentage of the EU’s GDP attributable to the Internet was 3.8% (€ 467B), compared to 4.7% in the United States and 7.3% in South Korea (according to the BCG study, The 4.2 Trillion Opportunity). Join us on July 9th to discuss the policies we need to put in place to ensure Europe achieves its full digitally-driven economic potential and to understand how this economic impact will evolve over the next decade in Europe.


Programme - 09/07/2013

Welcome and introduction:

Lambert van Nistelrooij, MEP and EIF Governor


David Dean, Senior Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Katrine Ellersgaard Nielsen, co-author of the Copenhagen Economics report ‘The impact of online intermediaries on the EU economy

James Waterworth, Vice President, CCIA Europe

Exchange of views with participants
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