18-20 March 2018, Berlin

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DIS USA Tour 2017

12 - 17 November 2017 | San Francisco & Seattle

Immersive, in-depth and meaningful learning
experiences for senior media

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FIPP and VDZ Digital Innovators’ Tour 2017

12-17 November 2017 | San Francisco & Seattle

  • Organisation of all company visits
  • Personal guidance onsite
  • Meeting presentations (where made available)
  • Joint lunches and dinners at selected restaurants included
  • Contact details of people visited
  • Domestic flight from Seattle to San Francisco included

What is the FIPP/VDZ Digital Innovators’ Tour?

The Tour is an exclusive, one-of-a-kind opportunity organised by FIPP, the network for global media, and VDZ, the Germany Publishers Association, to for up to 20 senior-level international media executives to visit cutting edge Internet, tech and media companies on the USA East and West Coasts to explore novel concepts, emerging themes and witness practical innovation first-hand.

Originally started in 2014 as an extension to our Digital Innovators’ Summit, The next DI Tour, our 5th, visits San Francisco and Seattle from 12 -17 November.



Why Seattle and San Francisco?

  • These cities were selected due to a high concentration of interesting companies for the media industry
  • We will visit innovative companies & publishers with interesting business cases
  • We will also be looking at tech companies that have a heavy influence on the media world, ad agencies, interesting startups and other cutting edge organizations
  • Seattle is one of the fastest growing tech metropolises at the moment
  • Silicon Valley is still the headquarter of the technology scene


The people we will target at these organizations include entrepreneurs, founders, thought leaders and senior managers who are taking on the digital challenges of tomorrow.

For further information and reservation you can contact Jennifer Panse:

Jennifer Panse
VDZ Akademie
Haus der Presse
Markgrafenstraße 15
10969 Berlin
Telefon: +49 30 72 62 98 – 113
E-Mail: j.panse[at]vdz-akademie.de

Who will we visit?

With its high concentration of Internet, tech and new media companies, backed by several of the world’s largest VC funds, gain insight from and experience the energy and passion driving San Francisco and Seattle forward. We will visit companies such as:

Who else goes?

Our tours offer an exclusive, intimate opportunity for up to 20 senior level international delegates in media to join. Previous attendees are from companies such as:

axel springer, haymarket, Klambt, knk, Die Zeit, Heise, IDG, Edipresse Group, Bild

Join us in San Francisco and Seattle

A reminder that places for the 5th Digital Innovators’ Tour to San Francisco and Seattle 12-17 November 2017, are limited to maximum 20 people. Sign up before it is too late.


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What do I get?

Joint lunches and dinners

Domestic flight between San Francisco and Seattle

FIPP, VDZ and the organisation team will be on hand all time, allowing you to focus squarely on meetings and the overall experience

Post the tour participants will receive meeting presentations (where made available) and contact details of people visited

What topics will we cover?

Immerse yourself in 1-2 hour, exclusive, off-the-record and in-depth meetings as we cover topics like:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Big data, analytics and audience insight and engagement
  • Voice, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Immersive Storytelling
  • Using innovation labs and design thinking to incubate new media ideas
  • Innovation thinking of new breeds of new high-growth media companies

How much does it cost?

Early Bird: € 3,990 (excl. VAT)
until 12 September

Early Bird: € 4,990 (excl. VAT)
until 12 September

What do previous participants say?

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