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We had the pleasure to be invited to this years Media Honeypot in Helsinki, an event created to help build stronger publishers in the fight back against silicon valley behemoths. Since just some weeks ago I joined Welect as Partner for the Nordics this was the perfect event to start talking to Publishers and Mediahouses from all over Nordics and Europe.
Our summary of the event: great organization, speeches, very special participants and best networking of any event we have seen in the last years.
We want to mention above all the following three features:
Media Honeypot invited a variety of speakers: from executive board members of media corporations to experienced investors to startup entrepreneurs. This made for an experience with differing perspectives and topics ranging from future of publishing, eSports and gaming, application of AI, data and Blockchain for media companies, investment strategies, etc..
It was an honor to meet so many experienced, entrepreneurial and open-minded participants with a very humble approach to all other participants which led to many new acquaintances and valuable conversations.
Wow! In the two weeks ahead of the event the Media Honeypot platform invited all participants to connect with each other and agree 20 minute chats in a separated meeting area. Almost everybody I requested a chat with answered which led to more than 10 meetings for the Welect team throughout the event. I have not seen better networking and pitching at any event in the last years.
Thank you to Janina Salo-Glasemann, Heikki Rotko and the whole team – we hope to see you next year!