Unconvention 2017

The Unconvention 2017 was a significant event, which brought together young innovative Europeans as well as role-models and possible supporters for them: successful entrepreneurs, academics, investors, experts, etc. This 5th edition of Unconvention was kept in Brussels and the concentration was firmly on, how the European startups can go global from Europe and how Europe is able to attract the best startups, talents and investments from all around the world. The topics of Unconvention 2017 were: artificial intelligence, smart cities, 4th industrial revolution and autonomous machines.

The agenda of the event included several future-focused experiences:

  • Sessions (about the topics mentioned above)
  • Policy session
  • InnoPitch
  • Virtual Reality Showcase
  • Networking Cocktail
  • EU Drone Awards and VIP Dinner
  • Venture forum

In addition of all this, Unconvention 2017 presented many amazing speakers with high-valued information, experiences and skills. All the speakers have achieved a lot in their careers and therefore they are able to give a lot for their listeners.

These speakers were:

  • Peter Hopwood: Presence and Public Speaking Coach and founder of Hopwood Communications.  
  • Tytus Cytowski: respected legal expert, an attorney and a founder of Cytowski & Partners (an international law firm which focuses on technology and venture capital transactions).
  • David Hoffman: Associate General Counsel and Global Privacy Officer at Intel Co.
  • Paul-Francois Fournier: Head of SEVP BPIfrance Innovation since 2013, committed to have the focus on tomorrow’s industries (IT, environment, healthcare).
  • Dirk Ahlborn: Founder and the CEO of JumpStarter Inc., and a serial entrepreneur with a large experience from almost every business elements.
  • Carol Lee: Partner at PwC in London where she leads technology, media and telecom valuation practise in the UK.
  • Isidro Laso: Head of Start-Up Europe – European Commission, Fellow at Cambridge University, Thought Leader of the United Nations and Lecturer at Polytechnic University of Madrid.
  • Peter van Kemseke: Senior Diplomat, Deputy of the Permanent Representation to the EU as well as Lecturer at KU Leuven.