VDZ Digital Tour Israel
Tel Aviv, 15. - 18. März 2020
When it comes to the topics of artificial intelligence, blockchain solutions, FinTech and cyber security, the Israeli startup scene is worth a closer look. Neither Silicon Valley, New York, London or Chinese metropolises have such a high per capita density of startups as Tel Aviv. Israel has become one of the international hotspots of the tech industry.
Join us on the “VDZ Digital Tour Israel” from March 15th to 18th, 2020 and immerse yourself with us in the unique digital ecosystem. In addition to visits to startups that are relevant to the publishing industry, deep-dive sessions and panel discussions with experts are on the agenda to get to know the current core areas of the booming Israeli startup scene.
An investment-friendly government and an excellent education system, particularly in Tel Aviv, are creating an innovative digital infrastructure that is characterized by a strong entrepreneurial spirit, a multicultural society and a tolerant culture of error. The communicatively closely networked companies in the tech oasis maintain close exchanges with international tech giants, especially US corporations such as Apple or Amazon. This production, which is geared towards the global market, meant that Israel had 19 startup exits beyond the 100 million mark between 2012 and 2018. Reason enough to take a closer look at the prevailing mood of founders in Tel Aviv's start-up scene and its importance for German media companies.
VDZ Digital China Tour
Shanghai, 26 - 29 April 2020
China truly is a land of superlatives: With 1.4 billion people it is the most populous country on earth, a whopping 98% of Chinese are mobile internet users and Alibaba founder Jack Ma is one of the richest people in the world! In a short time, China has experienced an immense development culturally, financially and, above all, technologically. For a long time, Silicon Valley has been synonymous with innovation and inspiration, today we are looking towards the east.
By now we've all heard of internet giants like Baidu, Alibaba or Tencent (BAT). But numerous startups spring up and scale in no time. The country counts 200 unicorns, including Didi, Bytedance and TikTok, which are also internationally successful. China is well on its way to overtaking Silicon Valley and the US and that's why you should already now start to understand the country, the people and the market. We will whisk you away on our study trip "Digital China Tour“ to Shanghai from 26 to 29 April 2020, where you will get an in-depth look at the ecosystem and the digital market in just over 3 days. Company visits are planned among others to Alibaba and TikTok, as well as deep-dive sessions on WeChat and KOLs (Chinese Influencers).
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