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The Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg at the CeBIT fair in Hannover

24 March 2017

On March 23th, 194 students and 16 teachers of the 2ème of Lycée de Garçons Luxembourg went to Hannover within the frame of the initiative «LGL@CeBIT 2017». The aim of this initiative was to raise the awareness of the students for entrepreneurship and to better prepare them for the digital careers of tomorrow.

This approach received the support of the Chamber of Commerce, Digital Lëtzebuerg, the Fedil, ICTLuxembourg, the SCRIPT and numerous sponsors among which BCE, e-Kenz, ENOVOS, Köhl, Luxair, LuxConnect, Post Group, QB Designs and RTL. The Minister of Education (Ministre de l’Éducation Nationale, de l’Enfance et de la Jeunesse), Claude Meisch accompanied the students in their ambitious program to explore the fair. Drones, robots humanoids, self-driving buses, virtual reality and many other technologies of the largest global high-tech fair were fascinating a large number of students.

In hall 11 the job fair «Job & Career» of the CeBIT was specifically designed for professionals of the digital industry looking for new challenges. Within this frame and on the initiative of LuxConnect, the Ministry of Economy (Ministère de l’Economie) and the Department for Media and Communication of the Ministry of State (Service des Médias et des Communications du Ministère d’Etat) together with the Chamber of Commerce, ABBL, ACA, ALFI, the Fedil, ICTLuxembourg and the House of Training had put in place a national group under the name of «Digital Lëtzebuerg» to allow companies as ADEM, CFL, Docler Holding, Encevo, KPMG, Paul Wurth, Post Group, and Telindus to meet talents and experts looking for a job and to manage this way to attract qualified skills to Luxembourg.

In the same hall the Chamber of Commerce had organized a «National Start-Up Pavilion»  under the Luxembourg banner in order to support Luxembourg start-ups in their efforts to become international players. At this collective booth visitors from all around the world could discover services and technologies « made in Luxembourg ».

In this frame, Mr Nicolas Schmit, Labour Minister (Ministre du Travail, de l’Emploi et de l’Economie solidaire) accompanied the Luxembourg delegation.

Next year the CeBIT will come in a new design and take place from 11 to 15 June 2018.

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