WEBIT FESTIVAL EUROPE

9-10 May 2018

THE FIFTH EUROPEAN FREEDOM
The Free Movement of Data

Webit.Festival Europe is the leading event for digital economy and technology in Europe with special focus on the Central and Eastern Europe and the untapped potential of the region. The event gathers 5100+ people from over 90 countries.


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About Webit.Festival


Webit.Founation is non-for-profit organization.

Webit Foundation commits its annual funds (from the profits of the Webit Series of events) to foster the development of the startup and innovation ecosystems in the regions our global events take place.

Every Webit event (5 annual) attracts over 2000 grant applications by startups. A global committee selects the top 5% and provides them with grants including free access to Webit, free exhibition booths, free marketing and opportunity to connect and network with the global business and policy leaders we host. We also provide (at every event) an award of up to €200 000 for the winning startup in our Founders Games.


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WEBIT FESTIVAL Europe


5100+ Attendees
90+ Countries
300+ Speakers
over 100 pitching Startups at Founders Games



Why attend?



Enterprise
Leaders

Webit.Festival is the platform, connecting corporate and brand leaders with founders, innovators and disruptors from all over the world and gives them a broader view on the development of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the region.


Startups

Webit.Festival offers startups not only free expo table, festival tickets and opportunity to meet unparalleled selection of top enterprise leaders and investors, but also a chance to win €200 000 seed investment.


Investors

Webit.Festival gives investors а unique chance to watch the pitches of over 100 startups, selected from more than 2450 applicants. With over 93% startup failure overall rate, the selected Webit startups for the Founders Games’s semi-finals in the past several years have less than 30% failure rate.


Government representatives and municipality administrators

Government representatives and municipality administrators attend our event to exchange experience on integrating smart technologies and the digital transformation of the society and public institutions.





Who attends?



Previous Partners


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Some of the previous speakers include

Enterprise Leaders

Eric Klinker

President and Chief Executive Officer at BitTorrent Inc.

Jeffrey Puritt

President and CEO, TELUS International

Javier Perez

President, MasterCard Europe

Andrew Ng

Chief Scientist of Baidu; Chairman and Co-founder of Coursera

Founders

Justin Kan

Founder of Twitch & Justin.tv; Partner at Y Combinator

Mark Shuttleworth

Founder of Ubuntu and Canonical

Nicolas Cary

Co-founder, Blockchain

Gareth Williams

Founder & CEO, Skyscanner

Marketing & Innovation

Jason Jercinovic

President & Global Brand Director, Havas Worldwide

Mariano A. Bosaz

Global Digital Director, The Coca-Cola Company

Paul Misener

VP, Global Innovation Policy and Communications, Amazon

Raja Rajamannar

Chief Marketing Officer, Mastercard Worldwide

IoE

Sridhar Iyengar

CEO, Elemental Machines

Gary Shapiro

President & CEO, Consumer Electronics Association

Bernd Heinrichs

Managing Director IoT EMEAR, Cisco

Martin Woolley

Technical Program Manager, Bluetooth SIG

Developers

Michael 'Monty' Widenius

Founder & CTO, MariaDB Foundation; Founder MySQL AB

Vasil Denchev

Chief Software Architect of Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab, Google

Norman Judah

CTO, Worldwide Services and IT, Microsoft

Mika Uusitalo

CTO, Director of Technology, Europe, Nokia Networks

Security

Raj Samani

Chief Scientist, McAfee

Marc Jones

CTO, SoftLayer, an IBM Company

Nader Henein

Regional Director, Advanced Security Solutions – Advisory Division, BlackBerry

Dr. Andreas Mitrakas

Head of Unit – Data Security & Standardisation, ENISA

Education

Simon Nelson

CEO, FutureLearn

Conrad Wolfram

Director of Strategic and International Development at Wolfram Research

Norihisa Wada

Executive SeVP & CMO EdulLab

Christine Major

Director Global Solutions, Discovery Education

Health

Prof. Moran Cerf

Prof. of Neuroscience and Business, Kellogg School of Management

Prof. Shafi Ahmed

Consultant Surgeon & Co-founder, Virtual Medics & Medical Realities

Dr. Lisa Latts

Deputy Chief Health Officer for IBM Watson Health

Dr. Clemens Suter-Crazzolara

VP Product Management for Health and Precision Medicine, SAP

Investors

Christoph Auer-Welsbach

Partner, IBM Ventures

Praveen Paranjothi

VC investor, European Investment Fund

Bruce Aust

Vice Chairman, NASDAQ

Dmitry Chikhachev

Co-founder & Managing Partner, Runa Capital

Mobility

Jambu Palaniappan

Regional General Manager EEMEA, Uber

Dirk Ahlborn

CEO, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies

Frank Salzgeber

Head of Technology Transfer Programme Office, European Space Agency (ESA)

Sohaila Ouffata

Investment Principal BMW i Ventures

International Organizations

Malcolm Johnson

Deputy Secretary General, ITU

Kristalina Georgieva

CEO, World Bank

John Higgins

Director General, Digital Europe

Hila Cohen

Private Sector Partnerships Lead, Innovation Accelerator at World Food Programme

Smart Cities

Luisella Giani

Digital Director EMEA, Oracle

Amr Salem

Global Managing Director for Smart Cities, Internet of Everything, Cisco Systems

Julie Alexander

Director, Urban Development, Siemens

Manon Jutte

Strategist Energy Transition, Alliander

Yordanka Fandakova

Mayor of Sofia

Ljubo Bešlić

Mayor, Mostar

Prof. Flavia Marzano

City Councillor for Roma Semplice, Rome

Hermano Sanches Ruivo

Councilor and Member of the Paris Agency for Development

Policy Makers

Rumen Radev

President of Bulgaria

Binali Yildirim

Prime Minister Turkey

Dr. Wan Gang

Minister of Science and Technology, The People's Republic of China

Andrus Ansip

Vice President European Comission

Rossen Plevneliev

President Bulgaria (2012-2017)

Ilias Iakovidis

Adviser in DG Connect, EU Commission

Martin Kern

Chief Operating Officer / Interim Director, EIT

Kaspar Korjus

e-Residency Program Director, Enterprise Estonia



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Why Exhibit?


During Webit.Festival Europe 2017 more than 130 exhibitors took advantage of the chance to present their exciting new products and services in front of a targeted audience of more than 5000 guest from 90+ countries. This gave them the chance to expand their client base and market share, increase their brand exposure and meet face-to-face with their current and future clients and partners. Our third party statistics from а traffic measurement system shows that more than 23 000 persons had the Opportunity to See (OTS) our exhibitors for the two days of the event with a conversation ratio of 90.7%. Learn More

Why sponsor?


The partnership opportunities at Webit.Festival are designed for companies, media and associations, looking to connect and network with the highest level of digital industry professionals. All Partnership packages provide great branding opportunities both prior and during the event and give you the chance to reach your targeted audience, position your brand in a unique way, gain international recognition, take advantage of world-class networking opportunities and add value to your audience and members.


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