Bristows’ Chris Holder and Vikram Khurana are attending the European Robotics Forum 2016 in Ljubljana, Slovenia this year. Slovenia has launched the European Robotics Forum 2016, the most important European event in the field of robotics, attended by 700 European robotics experts. The event was opened by the representatives of European institutions and the Slovenian Government, who pointed to the importance of digitised industry, the smart specialisation strategy, research investment and innovation in robotics. Robotics has a tremendous impact on our economy and society. Robots are known to save costs, to improve the quality of products and working conditions, and to minimise resources and waste. From today’s €22bn worldwide revenues, robotics industries are set to achieve annual sales of between €50bn and €62bn by 2020. In the field of industrial robotics, which is currently growing at 8% p.a., Europe’s share of the world market is about 32%.