Webit Congress 2012 held in Istanbul with 6.000 delegates from 72 countries

Webit Congress – the only global event for the new and emerging digital markets was held in Istanbul at Lütfi Kırdar Convention & Exhibition Center with over 180 speakers and approximately 6,000 participants from a record-breaking 72 countries.

Istanbul- October 12, 2012 Webit Congress kicked off with the speeches of Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, Binali Yıldırım, the President of the Turkish Information and Communication Technologies Authority, Dr Tayfun Acarer and the Chairman and Founder of Webit Congress, Mr. Plamen Russev.

The Congress focused on many important fields such as mobile marketing, telco, entrepreneurship, technology, application development, social media, e-marketing and eCommerce through 7 parallel conferences; an unmatched portfolio of speakers in the industry and over 100 hours of conference agenda during the 2 days of the event.

Webit 2012 gathered the digital, telco and innovation pioneers, investors, entrepreneurs, government representatives and C-level executives from global leading companies such as Google, Facebook, PayPal, Adobe, Yandex, IBM and many more.

Attendees at Webit 2012 had the opportunity to attend 7 parallel conferences and benefit from the networking opportunities to grow their business one step further. Those who attended Webit this year had the chance to:

  • Explore the challenges and opportunities in core markets and near-core markets for telco companies and learn the next big thing in the industry with the Telco Conference.
  • Glimpse the future of the rapidly-changing digital world by listening to action-provoking keynotes, backed by comprehensive case studies and know-how alongside with exciting panel discussions at the Digital Marketing and Innovation Conference, which provided an unique chance to get answers from the world's most recognized experts.
  • Connect with industry leaders, clients and partners at the networking areas and expand their business horizons.
  • Get together with the international and local developer communities at the DevCamp and explore the agenda on web & mobile app development.
  • Enjoy unparalleled networking opportunities at the Leaders of the Future and Entrepreneurs Conference while sharing ideas with peers and investors and turning them into a profitable business.
  • Listen to young entrepreneurs who showcased their ideas at the StartUp Challenge Finals
  • Attend the eCommerce conference which offered tips on the future of retail, e-commerce, affiliate marketing, mobile marketing & measurement and SEO, as well as valuable insights on how social media and technology are influencing our behavior.
  • Listen to the Free seminars agenda to gain further knowledge on social gaming, digital advertising and popular topics such as cloud and many more, alongside with how to credibly engage and interact with target audience. These seminars also focused on the future of mobile and app advertising and provided insights on how to develop a mobile app that generates millions of downloads.
  • Attend the famous Webit Party, where the delegates had a unique evening full of entertainment and networking opportunities.
  • See who won the prestigeous Webit Awards.

“We have chosen Turkey and Istanbul for Webit Congress because of its diversified economy, its major role in Europe and EMEA markets as well as its young and active population. Turkey is one of the most powerful economies in the region and we see huge growth potential for the digital ecosystem and R&D exactly here. I believe WEBIT 2012, which hosts more than 180 leaders and 6.000 delegates from 72 countries, is a great step in revealing this potential” said Plamen Russev (www.Russev.com), Chairman of the board at e-Academy and Founder of the Webit Congress.

To learn more about Webit Congress 2012, visit http://www.webitexpo.com/

Useful materials:

Webit Congress logohttp://www.webitexpo.com/en/webit/2012/webit_logo.html
Webit Congress pictureshttp://www.webitexpo.com/en/webit/2012/webit_gallery.html
Webit Congress videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJE9QUSwPRs

Further information, please contact: 

Edelman Turkey
Elif Güvençer - elif.guvencer@edelman.com – 0530 955 45 93
Pınar Farımaz – pinar.farimaz@edelman.com – 0530 955 45 95
Duygu Nergiz – Duygu.nergiz@edelman.com – 0530 955 45 94

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