1st Digital Sunrise Conference | Cannes, FR Nov 22 – 23, 2012

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Event Purpose & Benefits

You find a place and people to explore alternative growth strategies, ways to expand across Europe despite the problems you may see today and despite the budget limitations everybody has.  We (the DSEU team) learned how even small businesses around the world can compete in foreign markets and it is absolutely not all based on price. We share concepts and strategy models how to create growth plans at a fraction of traditional cost.


Off of the daily problems

Business owner and executives need to leave the beaten path once in a while to see new ways and new opportunities.  We all can’t wait for a magical change in our highly interwoven economy. We are all connected and dependent on each others wealth and health. Attendees are business leaders who want to explore alternatives to grow their business and grow profitability and are meeting extraordinary people from all over Europe.


What’s your takeaway

Aside from listening and discussing ideas with others, the conference material includes alternative business growth model documentation, business growth planning checklists, pan European market research and recommendations that may help you navigate your business towards a pan European growth strategy. You will meet and connect with business people from all over Europe and make more connections than on any other management event – guaranteed.

How any business, whether with 25, 250 or 2,500 employees can grow and expand across Europe at a fraction of traditional expansion cost.



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Day One – November 22

09:30 Keynote – Businesses on the verge to the digital age
10:00 Alternative Growth Strategies – Geographic expansions in a homogenized EU market at minimal cost
11:00 Social business examples from around the world – Social media impact on businesses
Lunch and networking
13:15 Afternoon Keynote
14:00 Case study – How European mid market companies can grow, compete and defend their position against global competition
15:00 How businesses from around the world are entering the highly attractive European market in the next five years
16:00 Inspiration – What 300 managers and business owners motivates to make Europe a better place to work and live.
17:00 Break
19:00 Cocktails
20:00 Dinner




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Day Two – November 23

08:30  Morning Keynote
09:00  Legal considerations when growing and selling into other EU countries
10:00  Pan European Social Media Assessment review. The essence of a 1,000 pages social media market research.
11:00  Management round tables – five business tracks. Discuss and explore best growth opportunities.
     * Southern Europe (ES, IT, FR, BU, RO, GR)
     * Central Europe (DE, NL, BE, AT, HU, CZ)
     * Northern Europe (UK, SE, DK, FI, PO)
Experts Track – What Social Media Strategists need to know and do to seriously help businesses to thrive
Public Sector Track – how governments and gov. agencies, chambers and unions can contribute to the growth strategy.
12:30  Lunch break and networking
14:00 Why some of the most successful top executives from multi billion $ enterprises take time to tweet and share their lives on social networks
15:00 Closing Keynote – Digital Leadership 2014
15:30 Networking




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At this conference you won’t find motivational speaker and those who travel from conference to conference. All speakers are highly skilled and experienced business executives or social business experts. All have one thing in common: They understand Social Media as a means to accelerate a business strategy, not as a marketing tool and gained experience in one of the largest social business projects or grew businesses from scratch to going public.

CEO of Society3 (Social Media Academy,
Social Business Consulting Group, XeeMe)
Highly experienced growth expert in the IT industry.

One of the most experienced Social Business Strategists in the world
Owner/Partner at The Catalyst
Partnership (FR)
Highly experienced business manger from the Financial Industry
Experienced Social Media Consultant
Co-Founder & President at Social Media Academy (DE)
Experienced manager from the Touristic and the Technology Industry. Experience with growth strategies in the entire western world.
Highly experienced social media strategist
Founder, Director and Consultant at Proficio (NL)
Highly experienced business process and growth consultant. Deep experience in government relations and expansions.
Highly experienced business consultant
CEO, Author, Consultant at AixvoxGmbH (DE)
Highly experienced Entrepreneur in the Telecommunications Industry
Experienced Social Media Consultant
Producer Social Media Television
Certified Social Media Strategist &
Media Journalist (DE)
Deep experience in the media Industry
CEO & Founder at Your Ultimate ReSource (UK)
Experience in the publishing industry
Managing Principal at Avaya (UK)
Deep experience in the telecommunication industry
Highly experienced Social Media Strategist
Certified Social Media Strategist (DE)
Deep experience in the High Tech industry
Experienced Social Media consultant

Communication Manager
Certified Social Media Strategist (SE)
Highly experienced marketing manager in the food industry
Very experienced Social Media Strategist


Marketing Manager Urban Outfitter
Certified Social Media Strategist (UK)
Highly experienced marketing manager in the consumer goods industry
Very experienced social media manager
Partner at Whatsonstalbans.co.uk (UK)
Highly experienced sales manager in the retail and whole sales industry
Very Experienced Social Media Practitioner
Head of Marketing at Weider
Wärmepumpen GmbH (AT)
Highly experienced marketing manager from the manufacturer industry
Very experienced social media manager





Meet Executives, Business Owner and top Social Media strategists from across Europe and learn about alternative ways to grow a business today.




This conference is exclusively for business owner, CEOs and first line executives from any of the 27 EU member countries.


Cannes France (Cote d’ Azur)
Marriott Hotel at the famous Croisette

Dates / Times

Conference begin Thursday Nov. 22, 09:30
Conference end Friday Nov. 23, 15:00

Conference Language



Early bird (until September 30th)
Euro 1,900 per person
Euro 1,700 for two or more people from same company
Euro 200 discount for DSEU Business Member

Standard ticket (After September 30th)
Euro 2,500 per person
Euro 2,200 for two or more people from same company
Euro 200 discount for DSEU Business Member

First come first serve – max 170 attendees for this inaugural event



Digital Sunrise Europe

Phone: +49 (30) 2023.8748 (Berlin, Germany)
Marita Roebkes



Hotel Information

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Carlton Cannes currently only Euro 158  / night
The earlier you book, the better the rates.
Rates at the Cote d’ Azur grow over time by up to 500%


Flight Information

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