Webit Virtual, the first fully transformed virtually and the world’s biggest thought leadership virtual events platform.
Some of the world’s forward thinkers say, our society shall never be the same after the coronavirus pandemic and humanitarian crisis. One of the implications was the canceling of thousands of events. Webit Foundation also had to make the unthinkable decision—to cancel the celebration of the in-person edition of the Webit Festival 2020, which was planned to be celebrated in June, in Valencia. (stay tuned for more news) But the cancellation notice came with surprising news from the Webit Foundation – making the announcement of Webit Virtual.
The brave steps that were taken for the last few months by the Executive Chairman of Webit—Dr. Plamen Russev and the whole team of Webit Foundation to fully transform Webit Festival into a Global Virtual Platform and Global Thought Leadership Network, proved that the challenging times can bring even greater opportunities for growth for those who are able to stay tuned with the moment. A good example of this is that Forbes featured Webit as the first fully transformed virtually and called it “the world’s biggest thought leadership virtual events platform” and there is a lot of substance in this generous statement as each Webit Virtual event brings together over 9,000 concurrent virtual attendees and over 20,000 in total per event. These numbers multiplied by the number of events we host each month (12+) brings 250,000+ virtual attendees (monthly) to our events. The Webit community database grew by 150,000 people, reaching out currently to over 900,000 digeraty, policymakers, innovators, investors, and media from all over the world.
This is the reason WEF invited the Webit Foundation along with WHO as their strategic partner to support their initiatives through our extensive (if not the biggest, definitely one of the biggest in the world) network of innovators.
Driven from its mission to improve the state of well-being and to collaboratively create the desirable future for all Webit Foundation and particularly Webit Virtual hosts every Tuesday at The Thought Leadership Summit global thought leaders. (such as Tim Draper; Guy Kavasaki; Bertrand Piccard; Adam Cheyer; Bruce Schneier) The Leading Media Forum is hosted every Thursday, where some of the top global journalists and leaders in the media world (Executive Editors CNN, Business Insider, VentureBeat; Managing Editors The Economist, Forbes, Mashable; Senior Correspondents Financial Times, Al Jazeera, etc.) are invited to make an overview on and analysis of the most pressing and important issues for the society and the latest tendencies on a global scale.
Coming next аt Webit Virtual Program is Money & Fintech Week from June 30th-July 2nd, which will bring the important topic and discussions about “COVID-19 impact on Fintech Industry – major trends and opportunities”. The special guests of the Thought Leadership Summit on Tuesday, June 30th, include Richard Davies, CEO for Banking Revolut and Bassim Haidar, Founder and CEO Channel of VAS, hosted by Dr. Plamen Russev as usual and with the special Q&A moderator for this edition—Angela Antetomaso. (Correspondent & TV Presenter Forbes) On Thursday, July 2nd, Webit Virtual studio will host leading media representatives, including Kristina Lucrezia Cornèr, Managing Editor at Cointelegraph; Ankush Chibber, Managing Editor at Mashable Middle East; Simone Filippetti, Financial Journalist, and Correspondent at Il Sole 24 Ore and Angela Antetomaso Correspondent & TV Presenter at Forbes.
In addition to this Webit, as always, is focused now only on providing valuable content, but on providing real solutions by supporting the innovation and startup ecosystem with the help of one of its initiatives—Founders Games Investors Demo Day that is hosted at Webit Virtual Studio every Wednesday at 17.00 CET. The startups selected by the Webit Startup Committee will receive access to the ecosystem of corporations, investors, and global leaders not only during Webit Festival but also during WEF.
The biggest honor and appreciation for the commitment during the last 13 years is that on a global scale Webit Foundation starts to play a greater and more important role in improving the state of well-being for all, in creating the new world and bringing closer the desirable future based on sustainability, resilience, and inclusion as common values of the Global Webit Community.