Unconvention 2017: 

23 – 25 January | BNP Paribas Fortis Chancellery Auditorium | European Parliament 

The seminal 5th edition of the European Young Innovators Forum’s Unconvention in Brussels will bring together young Europeans with innovative ideas from major European innovation hubs and those who can support them to #GrowGlobal: successful entrepreneurs, investors, academics, experts, opinion leaders, top policy makers and corporate executives.

The focus of Unconvention 2017 will be on how European Startups can grow global from Europe and how Europe can attract the best startups, talent and investment from across the globe. Join us to find out more about artificial intelligence, smart cities, 4th industrial revolution and autonomous machines.

Experience the future at the Unconvention event through:

  • Sessions about 4th Industrial Revolution, Artificial Intelligence, Smart Cities and Autonomous Machines world.

  • Policy session at the European Parliament ‘Growing Global in a Post Brexit World’

  • InnoPitch: pitch your innovative idea! Apply here 

  • Virtual Reality Showcase: experience the next big social experience

  • Networking Cocktail at BNP Chancellery Auditorium

  • EU Drone Awards and VIP Dinner at the European Parliament

  • Venture Forum where startups will pitch in front of investors

Andrus Ansip, the Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of the Digital Single Market, Jyrki Katainen, the Vice-President of the European Commission for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, Eva Paunova MEP, Susana Sargento, the winner of the 2016 EU Prize for Women Innovators, Peggy Anne Salz, a world-renowned thought leader in Mobile Marketing are only a few of tomorrow’s change-makers that will join us!
The European Commission, The European Parliament, the U.S. mission to the EU, BNP Paribas Fortis, Deutsche Bahn, Huawei, EU Observer, Startups.be, Startup Lisboa are among our trusted partners that will join us!


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The Unconvention is a unique yearly event that brings together young Europeans with innovative ideas and role-models who inspire, guide and support them: world leading innovators and entrepreneurs, investors, business and corporate personalities, academic and industrial experts, opinion leaders, and, policy and decision makers, to immerse into Innovation Inspiration, Policy and Practice. The Unconvention features motivational keynotes by inspirational, successful, international speakers, panel discussions and interactive sessions, organised workshops, mini-events and networking sessions, and opportunities to interact up close with leaders of innovation and entrepreneurship from both Europe and the USA.

For more information about the agenda, please visit www.unconvention.eu.