“I got a telephone call from Istanbul. My baby’s come home…” to an amazing international gathering. Of course we would not use highly-prized KillerStartup space to inform you of another quirky Tom Waits video release (although that would be fun and he might approve), but we felt we should pass along news of an exciting opportunity in Turkey this October.
Webit Congress, the world’s only international event for the digital, technology and entrepreneurial ecosystem with special focus on EMEA emerging markets, has just announced its conference agenda. And it is rocking!
150+ speakers are to be seen in 7 different conferences and more than 20 streams shall take place on 10-11 October, 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey.
You may see the 2012 Webit Congress conference agenda here.
The event that has been gathering digital, telco and innovation pioneers, investors, entrepreneurs, government representatives and top executives from Google, eBay, Unilever, BBC, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Facebook, Yahoo! and many more in the past four years is growing bigger in 2012. The world leaders will gather together at Webit Congress to discuss the digital agenda of the emerging EMEA.
The congress is unique in the sense that it hosts over 6000 visitors from 60+ countries, 150 speakers from around the world, 7 parallel conferences, Webit Awards Ceremony and trade Expo with 50+ international and local exhibitors in just 2 days. Webit creates an unprecedented networking opportunity for attendees from all around EMEA and the rest of the world.
The Congress focuses on many important fields such as mobile marketing, telco, entrepreneurship, technology, application development, social media, e-marketing / advertising and eCommerce through 7 parallel conferences, an unseen lineup of speakers in the industry and more than 100 hours of total conference program during the 2 days.
This year’s congress in Istanbul will host well-known speakers and top executives from world’s most innovative companies such as Google, Facebook, Adobe, Intel, Mozila, Yandex, PayPal, IBM, Opera, Qualcomm, research and consulting companies such as Forrester, Boston Consulting Group, Arthur D Little, the CEOs and directors of the advertising industry leaders such as Edelmann, OMD, G2, DDB Tribal, LBi, Huge, top brand representatives from Ferrero, Nokia, Renault, digital media reps form TechCrunch, The Next Web, Wall Street Journal; Telecom CEOs from Deutsche Telekom AG, Orange, Azerfone and many more. Ministers and senior government representatives shall challenge the future of eGovernace.
The emerging markets shall be presented on the Congress’s stages by Khalid Omar Al Kaf, Managing Director and CEO at Etihad Etisalat (Mobily), Andrey Sebrant (Director of Product Marketing at Yandex), Isam Bayazidi, Chief Executive Officer at Ikoo, Khedija Hamouda Ghariani, Secretary-General of Arab ICT Organization, Safdar Mustafa, Head of Mobile Media at Al Jazeera Network, Jamil Abu-Wardeh, Writer, producer, director and TED.com speaker, Yves Gauthier, CEO at Mobinil, Rina Onur, CEO of Peak Games, Marta Klepka (Gemius), Odysseas Ntotsikas (CEO Thinkdigital), Branko Milutinovic (CEO at Nordeus), Alexander Galitsky (Managing Partner Almaz Capital Partners) and many more.
Connect with industry leaders
Along with the conferences, workshops and panels, the congress offers great networking opportunities where industry leaders and professionals come together to take their businesses one step ahead through new business leads, collaborations and connections.
“Webit Congress challenges the digital and technology boundaries, draws the trends and opens new business opportunities for the market players from Europe, Middle East, Africa and the rest of the world. This is the only event where such speakers and world’s top executives network with the regional market players and explore business opportunities”, says Plamen Russev, Chairman of the board at e-Academy and Founder of Webit Congress. “Webit plays a pioneering role in the digital and technology world and is here to shape the digital agenda and help the emerging markets become developed ones. We have welcomed more than 5.000 attendees at last year’s Webit and we are expecting over 6.000 visitors from 60 countries at Webit Congress 2012 in Istanbul to join us and draw the digital future of emerging EMEA together” he added.
To register and learn more about Webit’12, the speakers, the agenda and past Webit events, click here.
Further information, please contact:
Elif Güvençer | Edelman
elif.guvencer [at] edelman [dot] com