New Economy
Leadership Summit

Invitation Only Event

The top tier SUMMIT of WEBIT.FESTIVAL, Chaired by the President of Bulgaria and co-hosted by the Head of the European Commission Representation in Bulgaria. The summit aims to address some of the major challenges the humankind faces in today's Digital age.


The event is invitation only highest level event gathering political leaders (e.g. Presidnets, Vice Presidents and top European political leaders,), top entrepreneurs and founders, Nobel Laureates, scientists and innovators along with top enterprise executives from Europe and rest of the world.

  • 30% Europe’s top
    Policy makers;
  • 35% Enterprise
  • 20% Founders &
  • 15% Scientists
  • 45% Central & Eastern Europe
  • 45% Rest of Europe
  • 06% USA
  • 02% Asia
  • 02% Rest of the World

First Announced Speakers

Some of the previous speakers include

John Vary

Innovations, John Lewis

Kristalina Georgieva

Vice-President European Commission

Rosen Plevneliev

President of Bulgaria

Markku Markkula

President, European Committee of the Regions (CoR)

Eva Paunova

Member of the European People's Party Group, European Parliament

Dr. Philip Boigner

VP - TIG Ecosystem Technology Investment at Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority

Kaspar Korjus

e-Residency Program Director, Enterprise Estonia

Dr.Gen. V K Singh

Minister of State, Ministry of External Affairs of India

Binali Yildirim

Prime Minister Turkey

Andus Ansip

Vice President European Commission

Doncho Barbalov

Deputy Mayor on Finance at Sofia municipality

Yordanka Fandakova

Mayor of Sofia

Dane Stangler

VP of Research and Policy, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Teo Chee Hean

Deputy Prime Minister, Co-ordinating Minister for National Security, Singapore

Vojko Obersnel

Mayor of Rieka

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Previous Attending Companies

Agenda includes:

Day 1: 25 April

10:30-11:00 Cyber Security Track

11:00-11:30 Digital Democracy Track

11:30-12:00 Ageing, Wellbeing and BioTech Track

12:00 - 12:10 Networking Break

12:10-12:40 Disruptive Legislation Track

12:40-13:10 Boosting Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Track

13:10-13:40 Intl. Press Conference

13:40 - 14:40 Lunch Break (+ Leaders Lunch for Platinum Ticket Holders)

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