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Final call: Off the record meetings with US tech giants

The innovation hubs of Seattle and San Francisco have arguably the highest concentration globally of the most innovative companies on planet earth today, with some of them even having eyes set on capturing space!


DI Tour 25 October ()


FIPP, the network for global media, and VDZ, the Association of German Magazine Publishers, brings you the opportunity to join us for a week of exclusive, immerse and meaningful off the record meetings with several innovation movers and shakers on the USA West Coast.

With only a few places remain on the Tour and time running out to book, now is the time to take action should you still want to join. The 5th Digital Innovators’ Tour is scheduled for 12-17 November 2017. Contact Jennifer Panse at with your questions, learn more here and/or sign up here.

Join the Tour

You will meet with companies including Airbnb, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Matter VC, Microsoft and Slack, as well as Geekwire, Medrona Ventures, Algorithmia, and more. With only 3 more meetings to be confirmed, see the agenda for the visit here.

Get first-hand insight:

The tour is designed to offer you first-hand insight into next generation innovation from companies and people that matter. Off the record meetings allow for honest, frank and in-depth discussion, covering topics of importance to your business such as:

  • 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


With its high concentration of Internet, tech and new media companies, backed by several of the world’s largest VC funds, experience the energy and passion driving Seattle and San Francisco forward. Have lunch and dinner at places frequented by those at the forefront of driving the next tech revolution. See landmarks.


Senior colleagues in media from around the world will share in the experience. Network, re-cap and share ideas during lunches and dinners. Combine collective wisdom to develop a list with key action points for the industry and your businesses from the meetings in our final wash-up meeting.

Sign up here. If you have any questions, get in touch with Jennifer Panse at VDZ in Berlin at or call her on +49 (0)30 72 62 98 – 113.

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