Webit.Festival Europe Brings together World Leaders in Business and Politics in Sofia, June 2018
The tenth anniversary edition of Webit.Festival Europe will be held on 26 and 27 June this year, announced the organizers. The most influential forum for innovation, politics, investment, digital economy and entrepreneurship in Europe in 2018, the festival will be a gathering point for leading world businessmen and innovators, investors, as well as politicians, commissioners, prime ministers and ministers from Europe. The invitation for participation comes personally from the first humanoid robot Sophia.
"I can not wait to meet you at Webit.Festival Europe in Sofia - the digital capital, and I am glad to have the opportunity to speak to more than 7,000 guests attending and participating in the festival, including ministers, business and academic leaders from all over the world, we will gather to rediscover the future of Europe! " , says Sophia in a video message on the social network Facebook.
Sophia is the most modern and famous robot of Hanson Robotics, endowed with remarkable expressiveness, aesthetics and interactivity. It can simulate a full range of facial expressions, track and recognize faces, look at people in the eye, and conduct natural conversations with them.
The lady robot made her debut on the SXSW in March 2016. Since then she has become a highly sought-after media personality. Her interview for CNBC in addition to her interviews have gathered millions of views. She appears in the most widely watched TV shows and is a member of panels of some of the most prestigious conferences in the world. And this year she will be a special guest at the tenth anniversary of Webit. Festival Europe 2018.
The festival is becoming a pride for Bulgaria because it attracts top leaders not only from the world of technology, but also from business and politics. Guests and participants of Webit are prime ministers, mayors, and representatives of major European cities, entrepreneurs and executives of some of the most innovative global companies.
Among the confirmed top lecturers at the festival are the Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman, Maurice Lévy, President and CEO of Publicis Groupe, Carlos Moedas , European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Prof. Dr. Udo Helmbrecht - Executive Director of the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA); Mounir Mahjoubi, France's Minister of Digital Affairs; Sharon Burrow, Secretary-General of the Federation of Trade Unions; Mari Kiviniemi - Deputy Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development; Catherine Carlton - Mayor of Menlo Park, California in 2014 and 2015; Matt Brittin - President of Europe Business Operations of Google; Andrew Tsao - Executive Director of Silicon Valley Bank and many others.
The festival will consist of over 10 parallel thematic conferences, the themes of which cover the future of healthcare, digital skills and education, technology, women in business and politics, infrastructure 4.0, media in the 21st century and others. The conferences are targeted to visitors and some of them will have exhibition areas where companies and solutions will be presented by and for the particular industry.
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