Preparations are in full swing for the 7th edition of the Web Marketing Festival, the International Digital and Social Innovation Festival that will take place on the 20th, 21st and 22nd of June at the Palacongressi of Rimini.
Web Marketing Festival 2019: What’s Special About It?
The 7th edition of the Web Marketing Festival will take place on the 20th, 21th, and 22nd of June at the Palacongressi of Rimini. Last year the event recorded more than 18.000 attendances in three days, more than 60 events, 400 exhibitors and sponsors, 400 among speakers and guests from every corner of the world.
This year, through the training and the realization of art, culture, music, show, entertainment, business and networking events, space will be given to topics related to innovation: Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, 5G, Open and Social Innovation, Digital Transformation, Advertising, Climate Change, Cyberbulling, Social Media, Blockchain and many others.
Making training its core and addressing issues related to digital and social innovation, the WMF is the accelerator of the innovation process for the country and the society, the result of a co-creation work carried out with companies, people and institutions. The commitment of the Festival has been the fil rouge of the past editions and the key on which the WMF19 is built, as announced by the commercial spot tv that is broadcasting on the Mediaset and La7 network.
Among the more than 70 events scheduled, there will also be training events and initiatives realized by sponsors and partners, such as ARXivar’s Hackathon on Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain, the training rooms signed by Aruba and SEOZoom and, contests, workshops, parties and meetings aimed at business matching. Particular attention will be given to a series of event entirely dedicated to the world of startups and entrepreneurship: among the exhibition areas, there will be an “Innovation Technology Area” dedicated to the most original technological innovations, in which research institutes, makers, startups and innovative PMI will exhibit their prototypes, smart technologies and projects.
There will also be the Startup Competition, now in its 6th edition, and confirmed, with over 1,500 pitch candidates and €750.000 in prizes awarded in the previous editions, as the largest competition between startups in Italy: among the winning startups of the past years, there are some success cases such as TOMMI, Friendz, JustKnock and FitPrime.
Topics, Mainstage, and guests
The confirmations are joined by important innovations, which will expand the thematic range of the 2019 Web Marketing Festival. Within the training rooms, each of which will represent a single event on a specific topic, and on the Mainstage of the Festival, the presence of the IIT, Italian Institute of Technology, has already been confirmed.
Among the addressed topics, a focus will be given to Artificial Intelligence, Digital transformation, augmented reality and Aerospace innovation, thanks to the testimony of Chiara Cocchiara, aerospace engineer and researcher of the European space agency
EUMETSAT included in the 30 under30 Forbes list. Entrepreneurship, research and market trends, advertising and digital marketing strategies, but also about the Third Sector, cyber-bullying, climate change are some of the topics that will be discussed by
Pietro Milillo, researcher, and scientist for NASA who has conducted important research about the melting of the glaciers.
In order to promote accessibility, and make the panels totally inclusive, all the Mainstage talks will also be translated into the Italian Sign Language (LIS). The Festival’s Mainstage – after having hosted guests like Neri Marcorè, Elio, Cristina Chiabotto and Giorgia Palmas, together with representatives of business leaders such as Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Oracle and Lego, will again be the frame of inspirational talks held by expert speakers, which will focus on the most innovative topics and their impact on society.