CSW Europe 2015: Brussels to host conference on crowdsourcing and collaborative economy

Crowdsourcing Week (CSW)’s European flagship conference will take place in Brussels, Capital of Europe at Chancellery Auditorium (1 Rue de la Chancellerie) and Co.Station (Place Sainte Gudule), from 19 to 23 October 2015.

The weeklong conference will unite European and global decision makers, platforms and practitioners who are harnessing the new connected economy to address issues centred on government, finance, business and non-profit organizations.

CSW Europe 2015 is ready to tackle the main talking points in this new crowdsourcing ecosystem, through keynote presentations, active dialogue on panel discussions and interactive workshops – all designed to provide participants with hands-on learning experiences.

Other unique elements of the conference will include live crowdfunding rounds in collaboration with supporting partner MyMicroInvest and an exclusive European Forum for Entrepreneurial Finance supported by the European Commission. Conference tracks will include the following headline topics relevant for Europe:

  • Crowdfinance & Crowdfunding
  • Collaborative Innovation
  • Smart Cities & Mobility Solutions
  • Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies
  • Collaborative Approaches for Energy Transition & Governance
  • Financing of Innovative Entrepreneurial Companies

Epi Ludvik Nekaj, Founder and CEO of Crowdsourcing Week says, “Our main focus, for CSW Europe 2015, is to not just highlight the latest innovations with networked crowds, but to script an action plan for government, business and citizens, the main stakeholders of the crowd economy in Europe”

Yvan De Cock, Head of Corporate & Public Bank Belgium and Member of the Executive Committee of BNP Paribas Fortis says, “Crowdsourcing Week deals with themes which can drive profound changes in our society. Therefore, BNP Paribas Fortis is honoured to support Crowdsourcing Week for the second year in a row. As a bank, located right in the heart of Europe and part of a large, international group, we believe it is our role to accompany our clients and to support innovation and change.”

CSW Europe 2015 will present cutting edge content with a European perspective. Global crowdsourcing experts and stakeholders who will take the stage during the week include: Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium & Minister of Development Cooperation, in charge of the Digital Agenda; Arnaud Mourot, Director, Ashoka Europe; José Zurstrassen, Executive Chairman MyMicroInvest; Zenia Tata, Executive Director, Global Expansion, XPRIZE; Ken Webster, Head of Innovation, Ellen MacArthur Foundation; Shana Smeets, Country Manager, Benelux, Blablacar among many others.


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