The Next Web announces the 9th edition of TNW Conference Europe in Amsterdam. Opening by Mrs Neelie Kroes.

2,500 attendees will travel to Amsterdam on April 24 and 25 , to discuss the latest technology trends, learn about best business practices and meet the influencers of tech & innovation. The Next Web Conference is the breath of fresh air bringing together the world’s leading thinkers, promising global startups and inspiring brands to do business and share innovative ideas with the world. Are you ready for tomorrow?

What's new

After selling out at 2,000 attendees last year we've decided to expand the conference. We’re redesigning the format, doubling the number of speakers and creating room for 2,500 people to do business and explore technology trends, their business and culture. 

The content at TNW2014 ranges from visionary keynotes on the tech-focused future of our world, to inspiring sessions on leadership, digital innovation & creativity and hands-on sessions on marketing, publishing, design & development.

Be prepared for an unusual show with tons of insights, valuable business, new friends and ridiculous stuff you’ve never seen at a conference before. After all, we are the team that brought you cows on stage and speakers serving cocktails.

Announcing the first speakers

This year we have the honor to welcome one of Europe’s most inspiring fighters for digital innovation: Neelie Kroes. As Vice President of the European Commission she leads the Digital Agenda and for the past 3 years she has been supporting entrepreneurship and pushing for a connected digital society through open data.

She’ll be speaking at TNW Europe 2014, together with other new speakers Luis von Ahn (Duolingo) and Matt Ruby (Vooza). These are just the first of about 50 speakers you’ll see on stage in Amsterdam in April. Follow the updates on our speaker page.

Party with the Oranges

The icing to the cake; this year’s conference will be followed directly by the infamous Dutch Kings Day! See you in April and bring your Orange outfit.

"“Everything from the venue to the futuristic-looking production level to the variety of top-notch speakers to the engaged participants make The Next Web a fabulous conference.”" Gary Shapiro, CEO Consumer Electronics Association
"“TNW Conferences are the opposite of the generic nature of many technology events around the world. TNW provides passion, intelligence, personality and, above all, fun. If you only go to one international technology conference a year, I'd choose The Next Web Conference. You won't regret it.”" Andrew Keen, Bestselling Author: Digital Vertigo & The Cult of the Amateur.
""TNW is the best breed of event. Smart attendees, provocative talks, and masterful execution. There are few things I travel around the world for, but TNW is one of them."" Tim Ferriss, Bestselling Author: The Four Hour Work Week
""TNW conference is a different breed than everyone else on the scene. It's professional, it's curated, it's insightful and it thinks long term. I'm glad I've been able to be a part of it."" Ryan Holiday, Director of Marketing for American Apparel & Bestselling Author
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