I was asked recently about my thoughts on the newest event concepts and brands that have caught my eye lately. It’s a tricky question to answer. The tough economic climate for events over the past years has led to considerable consolidation in the industry. Under those…
If you’re looking for a good metaphor for the events industry in 2022, you’ll try hard to find a better example than this week’s Samsung Unpacked. Samsung’s regular flagship event brought their audience to the metaverse for an experience some have called, “rushed and incomplete”…
This summer, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg shared that his social networking company is positioning itself to become a “Metaverse company”. The announcement was met with both criticism and acclaim. Far more responded in bewilderment. What is the “metaverse” anyway? [This might help] But the more observers…
This year we will offer a stage to a variety of startups and companies that are actively tackling one of our time’s biggest issues: climate change! This is not simply a pitch but a chance for ClimateTech Companies to show what they do and get the support and exposure they need and deserve!
More on how to apply for this soon.
The Future of Events
Humans thrive on connection, but the industry has changed. How should people come together for the next generation of events?
Topic Track curated by: Ben Costantini, Event Expert and Founder of Startup Sesame
Not relying on existing technologies, but instead constantly challenging the status quo and causing industry disruption. From artificial intelligence to robotics, blockchain, quantum computing, and beyond.
Topic Track curated by: Sonya Barlow, Founder at Like Minded Females
Sustainability & Cleantech
A wave of innovations in service of helping the climate. How to let it become a Tsunami.
OUT OF THE BOX.NRW is a competition honoring North Rhine-Westphalia’s digital startup scene. It’s an award that shows how tech ideas can be so convincing and thrilling that the community wants to see their favorite startups in the final pitch for a total of 50,000 euros in prize money on September 1st.
The Home of PIRATE
A local deep dive into the NRW Startup Ecosystem. Success stories to share, developments to discuss, and how to raise its global impact.
Topic Track curated by: Thomas Riedel, Tech Expert and Journalist
Logistics & SCM
What innovations are driving logistics and supply chain? How to use it to exchange, grow and innovate.
How to build a great company and a resilient culture you can rely on when the storm comes up. Organizational hacks in terms of structure, hiring, communication well as motivation, and employee happiness are the core of this section.