Forbes will be hosting the first-ever Forbes Under 30 Summit Europe in Amsterdam, on 5-7th September 2018. Building from the success of the Under 30 Summit EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa), which has taken place in Israel for the past two years, the European edition of the franchise will bring together around 300 of the region’s most influential young changemakers, as culled from the Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe lists.
The Under 30 Summit Europe will feature a packed agenda of panels, interviews, performances and keynotes from some of the world’s most successful business leaders, entrepreneurs and disruptors. Partners supporting the Summit include Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands, Startup Amsterdam and The Student Hotel.
“Ever since we launched the first 30 Under 30 Europe list in 2016, we knew that we wanted to hold a dedicated Summit to bring together the talent that we’ve found across the region,” said Randall Lane, editor of Forbes and Chief Content Officer at Forbes Media. “We’ve been working closely with the City of Amsterdam over the past months and are thrilled to announce that the Under 30 Summit Europe will be taking place here in September. A city widely known for its spirit of innovation, diversity, and welcoming culture; this unique business climate is the ideal backdrop for our incredible group of young leaders to come together to share ideas and experiences.”
Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands, Special StartUp Envoy, said of the announcement: “We are very pleased that Forbes chose to host the first European edition of the 30Under30 in Amsterdam. Amsterdam and the Netherlands are home to a growing and lively community of startups. We look forward to welcoming Forbes and its unique and inspiring 30Under30 community and connect them with young and creative entrepreneurs in the Netherlands. Together we can shape the future and find startup solutions for global challenges.”
Ruben Nieuwenhuis, Director of StartupAmsterdam and Chair of the International Advisory Board, Amsterdam Metropolitan Region, Economic Board, commented on the partnership: “StartupAmsterdam is proud to partner with Forbes and it’s 30Under30 community. The entire startup and tech scene in Amsterdam is looking forward to meeting these change makers and industry leaders from around the world. Amsterdam has been defining what’s next for centuries; welcome to the birthplace of the first trade-able stock, the first multinational, Bluetooth, python and WiFi. Making new connections enable us to take the next steps in innovation. Let’s connect!”
The Under 30 Summit Europe announcement comes on the day the franchise launches it 2018 30 Under 30 Europe list (https://www.forbes.com/30-under-30-europe/2018) and is part of the wider expansion of Forbes into the European market, following the successful launch of the CMO Summit Europe, which took place in November 2017.
About Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Franchise
Forbes’ 30 Under 30 franchise is a global platform, which comprises Forbes 30 Under 30 lists featuring young game changers published in print and online all over the world, live summits in the U.S., Asia and Israel, and an Under 30 Channel on Forbes.com. To access Forbes’ 2018 30 Under 30 list, please visit: forbes.com/30under30.
About Forbes Media
Forbes Media is a global media, branding and technology company, with a focus on news and information about business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and affluent lifestyles. The company publishes Forbes and Forbes Asia magazines, as well as Forbes.com. The Forbes brand today reaches more than 117 million people worldwide with its business message each month through its magazines and 38 licensed local editions around the globe, Forbes.com, TV, conferences, research, social and mobile platforms. Forbes Media’s brand extensions include conferences, real estate, education, financial services and technology license agreements.