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MID3M+ 2023

Jan 19-21 – France
The new Midem (MID3M+) will be designed by and for music professionals, thus pursuing the stated ambition to represent the entire global music ecosystem: artists, producers, managers, publishers, artist and label services, artistic directors, show producers, entrepreneurs but also brands, media, researchers, engineers… To this end, the MuSee+ (Music Seekers+) community will be created, the first business club and think tank of the music industry, which will initially bring together the top 100 decision-makers of the sector who, as founders and lifetime members of MuSee+, will be closely associated with the definition of the editorial line and the DNA of MID3M+.

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Amsterdam AI Summit 2023

Feb 8-9 – Netherlands
The Amsterdam AI Summit will deep dive into 2 areas – Deep Learning and Enterprise AI. The summit will showcase the opportunities for advancing trends in deep learning and their practical, ethical, and real-life impacts. Hear from a wide range of industry leaders, from expert practitioners to senior executives, about how AI can be implemented within your overall business strategy.

4FYN 2023

Feb 27- Mar 2 – Spain
4YFN and UNDP are joining forces again to support women start-up entrepreneurs based in the Arab region who are using technological solutions to advance the Sustainable Development Goals.

MWC Barcelona 2023

Feb 27- Mar 2 – Spain
This year, Fira Barcelona was packed with imagination, inspiration, and cutting-edge innovation. Despite the challenges, we hosted expert thought leadership, iconic brands, and participants from almost 200 countries and territories. Whether you flew in or logged on, we hope you enjoyed the event.

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Hello Tomorrow Global Summit 2023

Mar 9-10 – France
Hello Tomorrow Global Summit will convene the deep tech ecosystem once more to connect all key players – startups, investors, private & public organizations, researchers, universities & incubators – through this edition. Meet the startups that are transforming a wide range of industries. Touch, feel, and see for yourself the technologies that are enabling this change.

SXSW 2023

Mar 10-19 – USA
South by Southwest (SXSW) dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of tech, film, music, education, and culture.

TNW Valencia 2023

Mar 30-31 – Spain
Valencia is Spain’s fastest-growing entrepreneurial ecosystem — and has the most startups per capita of anywhere in the country. It’s rapidly becoming the Mediterranean’s startup powerhouse. And, in 2023, TNW València is set to bring the heart of tech to the region.

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Startup Grind Global Conference 2023

Apr 11-12 – USA
Overall, 15,000 community members both live and online will come together to learn about and explore the next wave of the web, bridging the gap between web2 and web3, building human-centric products, impacting diverse communities, and more.

EU-Startups Summit 2023

Apr 20-21 – Spain
The EU-Startups Summit 2023 will gather over 2,000 founders, startup enthusiasts, corporates, angel investors, VCs, and media from across Europe. The event is a great opportunity for networking, with a dedicated networking app, and a meeting point for aspiring entrepreneurs and investors who are aiming to build international tech companies.

TechChill Riga 2023

Apr 26-28 – Latvia
Having grown from a small grassroots movement of like-minded tech enthusiasts, TechChill celebrates the best of the Baltic startup community by annually bringing together 2,000+ attendees, including the fastest-growing startups, most innovative corporations, investors active in the region and talented tech enthusiasts. TechChill is organized by a non-profit foundation of the same name, empowering the Baltic startup ecosystem throughout the year.

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PODIM 2023

May 15-17 – Slovenia
Podim is one of the most influential startup & tech events in the CEE region, based in Slovenia, where innovation meets business opportunities, capital and knowledge. Summit 2023

May 24 – Belgium
The Summit is bringing together 1,800 thinkers and doers to help shape the best possible future for the European innovation ecosystems. The key focus will be on sustainable growth.

Infoshare 2023

May 24-25 – Poland
This is where visionaries and engineers come together. Join a truly innovative community and get inspired by the rapidly changing world of technology.

Latitude59 2023

May 24-26 – Estonia
Latitude59 is one of the flagship startup & Tech events of the world’s first digital society. But behind the long and flashy tagline, participants will be glad to find an intimate event with quality at its core. It’s the beloved highlight of the year for the whole Estonian tight-knit startup community.

ChangeNOW 2023

May 25-27 – France
The ChangeNOW summit is one of the best accelerator events for a better world. Over 3 days, the summit puts the spotlight on the most concrete and innovative solutions to face the world’s biggest challenges.

Dublin Tech Summit 2023

May 31-Jun 6 – Ireland
One of Europe’s fastest-growing Tech conferences, DTS sits at the heart of the international tech scene with Dublin now the EMEA base for some of the biggest global tech companies.

Since a few years I work as a photographer for the MS Dockville Festival in Hamburg, Germany. I share here a few photos from that special music festival.
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Money20/20 EU 2023

June 6-8 – Netherlands
In Amsterdam, they facilitate 3 remarkable days of the right conversations, the right connections, and the right discoveries which enable individuals and organizations of all sizes to achieve their goals and grow. C-level executives, renowned speakers, innovators, and disruptors from across the world drive change in the future of money.

South Summit 2023

June 7-9 – Spain
They have met in Madrid for almost ten years, but have also seen each other in Bilbao and Valencia, in Mexico and Colombia, in person and online. Their objective was (and still is) very clear: to be the reference hub that shapes the future via initiative, entrepreneurship, open innovation, and business opportunities.

VivaTech 2023

June 14-17 – France
VivaTech acts as a powerful global catalyst for digital transformation and startup growth. Every year they bring together, in Paris and online, business leaders, startups, investors, researchers, and innovators to ignite positive change in business and for society.

TNW Conference 2023

June 15-16 – Netherlands
The Next Web (TNW) Conference is where industry leaders and tech enthusiasts alike come together, to explore how tech will shape the world of tomorrow. You’ll get insights from industry pioneers, and meet international tech executives, policymakers, startups, and scale-ups.

PIRATE Summit 2023

Jun 27-29 – Germany
PIRATE Summit focuses on real life experiences, authentic connections, peer learning, and is characterized by its festival-like atmosphere. An environment for people to let their guard down, engage in meaningful ways, renew old friendships, start new ones, and just be themselves!

Turing Fest 2023

Jun 28-29 – Scotland
Turing Fest enables you to learn and connect with the best in tech, gain practical insight into the art and science of building, growing, and leading successful startups and high-growth tech businesses – see for yourself!

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Bits & Pretzels 2023

Sep 24-26 – Germany
Started as a small founder’s breakfast with 80 participants, Bits & Pretzels quickly developed into one of Europe’s leading founders festivals – attracting some of the world’s greatest companies, speakers and entrepreneurs alike!

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World Summit AI 2023

Oct 12-13 – Netherlands
Fearless, forward-thinking, and innovative, World Summit AI is one of the world’s leading events in AI and Tech and hosts some of the brightest AI brains, leading industry speakers, and influencers from business, science, and technology over two days, all in one place!

European Blockchain Convention 2023

Oct 24-26 – Spain
Join 5,000+ attendees in a 3-day event and don’t miss the opportunity to meet with the startups, investors, corporates, and developers that are changing the world. Right in the heart of Barcelona, the event will feature 300+ speakers across a variety of panels, keynotes, workshops, and fire-side chats on the current state of Blockchain, Crypto, DeFi, NFTs, Metaverse, and Web3.

Valencia Digital Summit 2023

Oct 26-27 – Spain
Valencia Digital Summit (VDS) is a global 360 high-impact platform that showcases disruptive solutions from the best innovative talent and creates business opportunities by fostering connections between key players, hence boosting the tech and innovation ecosystem. Curated throughout the year by Startup Valencia, VDS has become the annual meeting point that entrepreneurs, innovators, startups, corporations, investors, and policymakers cannot miss.

Karri Saarinen presenting at Nordic Design
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Web Summit 2023

Nov 13-16 – Portugal
Web Summit 2023 will be one of the largest Tech events in the world, bringing together founders and CEOs of technology companies, fast-growing startups, policymakers, and heads of state to ask a simple question: Where to next?

Slush 2023

Nov 30-Dec 1 – Finland
Slush 2023 is all about connecting founders with what and whom they need while building a new, inclusive, and more purposeful culture of entrepreneurship.


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