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Gaia-X Presents Second Edition of Market-X Conference & Expo: Showcasing the real-world impact of Gaia-X Up-and-Running Projects

Brussels, Belgium, 28 February 2024 – After the resounding success of last year’s event in Vienna, Gaia-X will host the 2nd edition of the Market-X Conference & Expo in partnership with the Gaia-X Hub Germany on 12 March 2024. The event is a pivotal segment of the Data Spaces Symposium (DSS), taking place at the Science and Congress Center Darmstadt from 12 to 14 March 2024 in Darmstadt, Germany.

Ulrich Ahle, Gaia-X, CEO, stated: “Join us for the 2nd edition of the Market-X Conference & Expo to witness the business value of sharing data in a trustworthy environment. Together, we aim to foster collaboration, create new market value, and boost widespread adoption.”

“I’m excited to announce that the Gaia-X Hub Germany is co-organizing the Market-X event for the first time in Germany, held during the Data Space Symposium in Darmstadt on March 12, 2024! Immerse yourself in Gaia-X, explore industry projects, and connect with the community. The Gaia-X Hub Germany is thrilled to be part of this milestone event.” added Jan Fischer, Hub Coordinator, Gaia-X Hub Germany.

The Market-X Conference & Expo promises to be an inspiring showcase of user stories and business cases, all powered by Gaia-X. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the Gaia-X Framework and the Gaia-X Digital Clearing House while experiencing the real-world impact of Gaia-X Up-and-Running Projects.

Roland Fadrany, Gaia-X COO, added: “During the Market-X Conference & Expo, we will showcase how Gaia-X Digital Clearing Houses benefit both providers and consumers. Join us for a one-day journey to discover how they implement, operate, and realise business values based on Gaia-X. Together we can establish trust within European and global data-driven value chains.”

This year, Market-X will focus on showcasing stories of innovation and business impact from the Gaia-X community. Participants will gain valuable perspectives from successful stories, enhancing their understanding of Gaia-X’s transformative potential. By sharing compelling testimonials, the aim is to raise awareness and support the applicability of the Gaia-X solutions in projects and use cases and show the business value of sharing data in a trustworthy environment.

In the Expo area, a specially designed environment for networking and community building within the Gaia-X ecosystem, attendees will have the chance to engage with industry leaders, innovators, and peers. Visit the Gaia-X booth to learn about the recently launched Gaia-X Endorsement Programme and the newest projects recognised as Gaia-X Lighthouse Projects.

Moreover, the event will feature Tech Talks, where attendees can delve into topics such as decentralisation using IPFS, Gaia-X onboarding, first credentials issuance, or policy reasoning on Gaia-X credentials.

Market-X Conference & Expo is an integral part of the Gaia-X movement — an initiative aimed at creating an open ecosystem for data sharing and collaboration that will shape our lives in the years to come.

For more information, including registration details, agenda and speakers of the event, visit the event website.

About Gaia-X:

Established in 2021 as a privately funded not-for-profit Association, Gaia-X brings together an international industrial, academic, and political community with the aim of building a common standard for transparent, controllable, and interoperable technologies in order to enable the creation of common data spaces, and in doing so boost the European data economy.

Open to anyone but aligned to the European values of human-centricity, transparency, openness and sovereignty, Gaia-X’s ambition is to deliver unprecedented opportunities for innovative data-driven business models, reducing the dependency from non-controllable technologies.

About the Gaia-X Hub Germany:

Since its establishment in 2020, the German Gaia-X Hub has been dedicated to informing German businesses, administrations, and organizations about the economic potential and benefits of the emerging Gaia-X ecosystem. The hub promotes the development and use of Gaia-X in Germany. It brings together stakeholders from science, business, politics and society to exchange experiences, gain insights and jointly put them into practice.


Cosmina Gantner
Communications Director
Gaia-X European Association for Data and Cloud