18-20 March 2018, Berlin

with the main Summit 19-20 March


DIS 2018

18 - 20 March 2018

“The DIS is the essential platform
for quality media businesses
to share innovation and insight”

Main Summit
19 - 20 March
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Sign up for DIS2018 - Europe’s leading media event

Created by FIPP, the network for global media, and VDZ, the association for German publishers Digital Innovators' Summit (DIS) in Berlin is the annual event in Europe for media companies to attend. A premium event now in its 11th year, DIS is the essential platform for quality media to share insights and innovation. Join us in 2018. Don’t wait too long to book though! Our discounted Early Bird Rate is available until 14 February.

Why DIS?

The international English language summit not only gives attendees the chance to hear and interact with key media influencers, it also presents an unparalleled opportunity to network with peers both at the conference, and more informally at social events organised by DIS. And what a great city to socialise in! Berlin really has heart beat. A cosmopolitan, innovative, exciting city that boasts an incredibly rich culture and diverse nightlife. It's also home to leading international media companies like Axel Springer and more recently has become one of the most vibrant startup hubs in the world. 600 colleagues from more than 30 countries attend DIS every year. Join them!

Knowledge | Networking | Experiences

In July, the FIPP and VDZ teams met outside Berlin to consider feedback from previous delegates (we do take it to heart!), to develop our thinking for DIS2018 and to make sure we bring you a Summit showcasing cutting-edge thinking, providing experiential opportunities and offering a platform for in-depth networking and social activity. DIS2018 will be spectacular. Join us in Berlin in March 2018! Sign up today to benefit from our discounted Early Bird Rate, ending February 14th.


Organised and hosted by

Speakers in 2018

Pauli Aalto-Setälä
Chief Executive Officer
Aller Media Oy

Stuart Adamson
Thomas Cook Media & Partnerships

Johan Åhlund
Natural Language Interaction Entrepreneur and Domain Expert
Founder and CEO, jabberBrain

Tomas Bella
Executive Board Member and Head of Online Activities
Dennik N

Stefan Betzold
Managing Director Digital

Benedikt Böckenförde
Founder and CEO
Visual Statements

Hans-Christian Boos
Managing Director

Margaret Ann Dowling
Founder, Create and Translate.org
Ambassador & Founder, Singularity University Warsaw Chapter

Matt Egan
Editorial Director: US and UK

Breton Fischetti
Senior Director: Insider Picks
Business Insider

Luca Forlin
Head of Strategic Partnerships
Google Play Newsstand

Bernhard Glock
Senior Vice President

Dominik Grau
Chief Innovation Officer
Ebner Media

Jenny Griffiths
Founder and CEO
Snap Tech

Mike Hewitt
Managing Director
Adaugeo Media

Maureen Hoch
Acting Editor
HBR.org, Harvard Business Review

Donata Hopfen

Gary Liu
South China Morning Post

Francesco Marconi
Strategy Manager and AI Co-lead
Associated Press

Will McInnes
Chief Marketing Officer

Molly Miller
Chief Content Officer
ALM Media

Matthew Monahan
Head of Sales & Product
Arc Publishing, Washington Post

Hilmar Mulder
Chief Editor
Libelle - Sanoma

Dr. Markus Peschl
Professor of Cognitive Science and Philosophy of Science
University of Vienna

Grzegorz Piechota
Research Associate
Harvard Business School and University of Oxford

Hannah Ray
Head of Visual Storytelling and Social Strategy
Condé Nast International

Melissa Rosenthal
Executive Vice President
Cheddar Inc.

Louise Roug
International Director
Huffington Post

Ingo Rübe
Chief Technology Officer
Burda Magazine Holding

Kerstin Schiefelbein
Visual Statements

Vivian Schiller
Editor in Chief, Weber Shandwick
Director, Scott Trust

Juan Señor
Innovation Media Consulting Group

Daniel Sieberg
Head of Journalism Operations, Co-Founder

Mark Stencel
Co-Director of The Reporter's Lab
Journalism Instructor, Duke University

Kevin Turpin
National Journal - Atlantic Media

Oliver von Wersch
Founder and CEO
vonwerschpartner Digital Strategies

Sara Wilkins
Digital Editor
ALT. - Egmont Publishing

John Wilpers
Senior Director
Innovation Media Consulting

Jenny Woods
Head of Social Media Listening

Troy Young
Global President
Hearst Digital Media


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Who attends?

The Digital Innovators’ Summit attracts senior executives and key decision makers from magazine and digital media groups from around the world.  Attendees include CEOs, Managing Directors, Publishers, Editors as well as executives from Business Development, Interactive, Marketing and Sales. Here are just a few of the companies that have had attendees at DIS.

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