From the event website:
DLD Brussels 17 will shed a spotlight on the implications of the digital age on the economic, political, and cultural spheres of Europe – a continent with boundless opportunity, undergoing major transitions.
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DLD stands for Digital – Life – Design and explores how the digital age fundamentally changes our life, society and business.
On January 19-21st, 2017, DLD celebrated its 13th anniversary in Munich, Germany, shortly before the WEF in Davos.
Founded in 2005, DLD started as in intimate gathering of friends. Since then it has developed into an interdisciplinary, internationally connected platform for people who have changed or will change the world – with their creativity, their business model, their research findings or their personal involvement in a cause close to their heart.
DLD events are hosted around the globe (Tel Aviv, New York, Palo Alto, Berlin, Brussels etc.) every year to connect business and creative leaders, as well as opinion formers.
Guests and speakers have previously included Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, Yahoo's Marissa Mayer, Google's Eric Schmidt, YouTube’s Chad Hurley, Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, entrepreneurs like Sean Parker, Arianna Huffington or Troy Carter, net-a-porter founder Natalie Massenet, author Paolo Coelho, curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, architects Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas and Norman Foster, artists like Ai Weiwei, Yoko Ono, Olafur Eliasson and Taryn Simon, superstars Lady Gaga and Alanis Morissette but also Nobel laureates Daniel Kahneman and Martti Ahtisaari, scientists Craig Venter, and Sebastian Thrun or VCs such as Reid Hoffmann, Ben Horowitz, Jim Breyer or Peter Thiel.
DLD is a key driver in the European Media world. Over 180 journalists from opinion forming media such as New York Times, IHT, The Economist, Guardian, Fortune, Financial Times, FAZ, FOCUS, Spiegel, CNBC will be attending the conference.
DLD created over 528 Million quality media contacts in 2013. DLD is part of Germany’s most renowned publishing house Hubert Burda Media with over 250 lifestyle magazines such as InStyle, ELLE, Bunte, Focus, Harper’s Bazaar or Playboy.