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09/03/2021 to 11/03/2021

NEWS: This year there will be no premiere of TWENTY2X, the B2B event for IT decision-makers from small and medium-sized companies in the DACH region. Comprehensive travel restrictions, bans on gatherings and curfews make planning and staging TWENTY2X impossible for organizers, exhibitors and visitors. Furthermore, it is not possible to predict how long these measures will last, since experts agree that the spread of the coronavirus will remain the dominant issue even in the summer months.

"Times of crisis call for a high level of responsibility, flexibility and pragmatic action. As operators of a global marketplace, we are now assuming this responsibility in the interest of our employees, customers and partners as well as the city of Hannover and the state of Lower Saxony. We will not stage TWENTY2X as planned in mid-June 2020," said Dr. Andreas Gruchow, Member of the Managing Board, Deutsche Messe AG.

TWENTY2X will premiere from 9 to 11 March 2021 at the exhibition center in Hannover.

Twenty2x is Europe's first SME-centered tech expo and runs for 3 action packed days (23–25 June 2020) in Hannover, Germany. The event focusses on SMEs in the ICT sector since they are becoming an even more central part of the European Union's industrial strategy. Twenty2x will help them find new business partners and will showcase an increasing focus on the digital transformation in the Business-to-Business (B2B) sector. “We’ve conducted two independent market analyses and ultimately opted for a clear focus on SMEs, as this reflects the current market trends”, as Jutta Jakobi from Twenty2x-organiser Deutsche Messe AG explains. We welcome the increased recognition that SMEs should be the default focus of politics and industry. 

For the whole duration of Twenty2x, Cyberwatching will be hosting an information stand titled “EU innovation in cybersecurity” focusing on EU projects and specifically what they offer to SMEs seeking to internationalise their business. The stand will be featuring the joint participation of four other H2020 initiatives related to cybersecurity and privacy, namely ECHOCYBERWISER.eu, CyberSec4Europe, and SMESEC plus a SME, whose name is INTESI Group.

CYBERWISER.eu delivers a flexible, risk-centred, capacity-building platform, combining a theoretical and practical approach to cybersecurity with innovative features (including a cutting edge cyber range). The project implements customisable training pathways in cybersecurity to fit a broad range of needs and capacity building targets.


ECHO delivers an organized and coordinated approach to strengthen proactive cyber defence of the European Union, through effective and efficient multi-sector collaboration. The project aims at organizing and optimizing the currently fragmented cybersecurity efforts across the EU.


CyberSec4Europe addresses key EU Directives and Regulations, such as the GDPR, PSD2, eIDAS, and ePrivacy, and help to implement the EU Cybersecurity Act including, but not limited to supporting the development of the European skills base, the certification framework and the role of ENISA.


SMESEC proposes a cost-effective framework composed of specific cyber-security tool-kits to support SMEs in managing network information security risks and threats. It is important that SMEs do not only look at cyber-security as an obstacle, but also they understand the business opportunity beyond it.

INTESI Group is an Italian Tech Company that provides consulting services, highly-technological products and advanced cloud solutions. Thanks to the technological expertise gained through the years, they boast an innovative approach to design which enables them to anticipate the market’s trends and needs, creating innovative products and services, driving companies through the ongoing process of transformation.


Don't miss the opportunity to visit our stand!

Find out more about the event and why SMEs are at the heart of the Twenty2x event here.


On the event of the adoption of the draft regulation laying down measures for a high common level of cybersecurity at the institutions, bodies, offices and agencies of the Union, the AI4HealthSec project kicked off a process to provide its opinion.