Top executives and world-renown Internet leaders gather at Webit

BASSCOM is a partner of Webit 2010– the biggest event for digital business and marketing in Central-Eastern Europe and the 5th biggest in Europe.

The leading event presents regional and international lecturers from Facebook, Yahoo!, eBay, BBC in Sofia

CEE’s biggest digital industry event – Webit 2010 gathers in Sofia top executives and world-renown digital marketing and advertising leaders. The event takes place on 27-29 October 2010 in the National Palace of Culture. Webit 2010 is organized by e-Academy and  Webit Ambassadors Honorary Board

Brand marketing, digital creative, social media marketing, video advertising, mobile marketing, in-game advertising and online sales will be among the main topics for discussion panels, sessions and specialized presentations during Webit 2010. The Programme features more than 60 sessions, two Masterclasses and great networking possibilities in the special VIP area. Over 70 lecturers, including regional and international executives at Facebook, Yahoo!, eBay, BBC will share the knowledge and know-how of the world’s biggest companies and will explore trends and analysis on the future of the digital business.  

Among the speakers are Facebook VP Blake Chandlee, Yahoo! EMEA Director Marvin Liao; the creative brains behind some of the biggest advertising agencies such as Jon Williams (Grey London) – the most awarded European Creative Director with more than 100 prizes, Scott Seaborn (Head of Mobile Technologies at Ogilvy Group), Andy Fisher (VP of Starcom Mediavest), Chris Copeland (President of GroupM Search). Marketing & advertising directors of some of the world’s biggest Brands will also share their experience during Webit 2010 – Nick Wiggin (Adverising Director, Ericsson), Alex Marks (Marketing Director, eBay). The lecturers’ list also includes top executives from numerous media companies such as Tom Bowman (VP, BBC), the founder of one of the world’s biggest online media groups Cyril Zimmermann (Hi-Media) and many more.  Among them is also Nielsen’s Managing Director of Emerging Markets – Diego Semprun, Russell Buckley (VP, AdMob – a Google company) and more than 60 other presenters.  

“Just like the last edition, this year’s Webit will gather the world’s marketing, advertising and digital elite. We will provide an overview and the best possible information platform and will offer a wide range of topics with the help of world-leading global digital industry professionals. The combination between exhibition and conference programme is what makes Webit a really unique event”, said Plamen Russev, Chairman of Webit’s Organizing Committee and Chairman of the e-Academy Board. 

Alain Heureux, President of the leading digital industry organization IAB Europe announced: “Thanks to its international appeal, Webit has established itself as the biggest CEE event even with its first edition. I believe that it will continue to grow in the future.” 

Webit is one of the leading world forums for the digital industry, which gathers advertisers, marketing, advertising and interactive agencies, traditional and online media. In 2010 the event expects more than 6 000 visitors and tens of exhibitors. The exhibition area accessible after a short and free of charge online registration. The Conference Programme features both free sessions and panels, as well paid ones.  For the first time the registration for such an event offers the option to book separate panels from the Programme.


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