Europe's Digital Industry Capital Extends an Invitation to the 8th Berlin Web Week

BERLIN, Germany, April 29, 2015 /CNW/ - For one week, Berlin will be the international hotspot for everything relating to the Internet, the digital industry, start-ups and digital media. More than 25 international conferences, barcamps, trade shows, pitches, hackathons and forums will take place from May 4 to 10. Flagship events include: re:publica, MEDIA CONVENTION BERLIN and Heureka Conference as well as VideoDays, a pre-event being held in Berlin for the first time this year on May 1 and 2. Along with these flagship events, numerous other events will also showcase the diversity of the Berlin web scene - events like the Startup Safari, a recruiting event; Webmontag Berlin, a platform to stimulate dialogue among developers; as well as the Startupbootcamp. For an overview of all the events, please visit http://berlinwebweek.de/?lang=en. More than 18,000 visitors from around the world participated in Web Week 2014. The Berlin Web Week is a project by the Senate Department for Economics, Technology and Research and Berlin Partner for Business and Technology.

Highlights of the flagship events 

re:publica 2015: Finding Europe 

re:publica is Europe's leading event for the digital society. Since 2007, it has developed into a "community-wide conference" with 6,000 participants. For #rp15, 450 speakers from 45 countries are expected for more than 300 hours of events on 16 stages. re:publica has expanded by partnering with MEDIA CONVENTION Berlin. Subconferences such as Global Innovation Gathering (GIG), City of the Future, #FASHIONTECH BERLIN and re:cord MusicDay will focus on specific themes. http://re-publica.de/en/press-0

MEDIA CONVENTION Berlin 

This year, MEDIA CONVENTION Berlin will be presenting itself in an even more international, innovative and multi-faceted light. In cooperation with Medienanstalt Berlin-Brandenburg and re:publica, numerous events relating to film, television, platforms, digitization, regulation and new journalism formats are set to take place on three stages on May 5 and 6. http://mediaconventionberlin.com/en


HEUREKA Conference 

After the success of last three HEUREKA conferences, this one-day event, which will be held on May 5, 2015, will include distinguished speakers, interactive workshops and start-up pitches in the fourth round. HEUREKA Conference has set itself the task of taking young companies to the next level. In addition, the event will provide information on key factors for sustained success, encourage networking with entrepreneurs and facilitate exchanges with powerful investors and media representatives. http://heureka-conference.com/home

VideoDays - #VD15Berlin 

For the first time ever, VideoDays will also take place in Berlin this year, on May 1 and 2. It is the largest YouTube meeting in Europe and the largest YouTube show in the world. On May 1, CommunityDay, fans will have the opportunity to meet famous YouTube stars. On May 2, ShowDay, there will be a live show during which many famous YouTube acts will take the stage. On this occasion, the popular PlayAwards will also be awarded in Berlin to the most successful YouTube channels. Up to 6,500 visitors are expected in the Arena Berlin. http://videodays.eu/

http://www.berlin-partner.de/en

SOURCE Berlin Partner for Business and Technology

For further information: Annabell Dörksen, Spokeswoman Berlin Partner, Cell: +49-1577-3998-123, annabell.doerksen@berlin-partner.de

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