ISE Major Innovation Event: CEBIT 2018

Jun 2018
Time: 7:00am

The ISE project is organising a free delegation visit to CEBIT 2018, Europe’s biggest festival for Innovation and Digitisation. This two night visit is the first event aimed at member companies of one of the ISE cross-border clusters. The clusters provide a forum for businesses and experts from the 4 ISE countries (UK, France, Belgium & the Netherlands) to meet together, collaborate and attend a series of bespoke cluster events.

Further details on the ISE clusters can be found here. Companies are invited to express an interest in attending CEBIT with the ISE project but please note that limited spaces are available. 

CEBIT 2018 aims to help participants to business, find leads and come away with new ideas. The event includes exhibits, conferences and networking around the theme of the digitisation of business, government and society from every angle. Its four sections – d!conomy, d!tec, d!talk and d!campus – represent an entirely new approach for 2018 but the show will help any company wishing to better understand the opportunities in the digital world.

Why attend?

  • Visit a world-leading innovation and digitisation event
  • Get to know other ISE cluster companies from Belgium, France and the Netherlands
  • Future Match: Book free B2B matchmaking meetings facilitated by Enterprise Europe Network 


Tuesday 12 June:

07.00 Depart Maidstone by minibus

08.15 Arrive London City Airport & Check in for Flight

10.00 KLM Flight to Hannover via Amsterdam

14.00 Arrive Hannover

14.40 Transfer to Hotel & Check in

17.00 Welcome to Networking event with businesses from the 4 ISE countries

17.05 2 minute pitch from each participant

18.00 Informal networking session

19.00 Networking dinner at hotel

Wednesday 13 June:

09.00 Coach transfer from Hotel to Hannover Messe

10.00 Visit CEBIT (Free time at show and pre-arranged B2B matchmaking meetings)

19.00 Participate in evening activities at CEBIT

21.00 Coach Transfer to hotel

Thursday 14 June:

08.45 Check out of hotel

09.00 Coach transfer to CEBIT

10.00 Visit CEBIT (Free time at show and pre-arranged B2B matchmaking meetings)

15.00 Coach transfer to Hannover Airport to check in for flight

18.15 KLM flight to London Heathrow Terminal 4 via Amsterdam

20.55 Arrive Heathrow

21:30 Minibus transfer to Maidstone

22:30 Arrive Maidstone

This programme is being organised through the EU funded ISE Project and is subject to de minimis state aid regulations.

To express an interest in attending this cross-border programme, please contact

Intended for: ISE Cluster members from the 5 ISE regions: Kent, East & West Flanders, Hauts-de-France, the SW of the Netherlands