About the Summit

The Azerion Summit will be hosted in the charming city of Venice, Italy on the 11th & 12th of April 2019. Taking place at the JW Marriott Venice, located on the private island Isola delle Rose, it serves as the perfect meeting point for a broad spectrum of high-level leaders, business owners and speakers across the European online entertainment and advertising ecosystem. With today’s fast-changing world where the rise of digital economy lies at the heart, we’ll zoom in on the accompanying consequences, opportunities and challenges as well as how to stay relevant locally in a world of global technology giants. By these means we hope to spread ideas, spark unexpected connections and create opportunities for you to stay #aheadofthegame.

World-class talks, high energy debate, fast-paced activity, surprising team challenges, relaxed networking, entertainment, fun and, of course games. All of this surrounded by the breathtaking environment of Venice and enough great food and drinks to make sure you make it through the summit.

Two days full of inspiration, fun and disruption of thought patterns are awaiting you. We are absolutely sure you’ll love it!


Day 1 Thursday, 11th April 2019

12:00 - 13:30 Welcome Luncheon in Sagra Rooftop restaurant

13:30 - 14:00 Opening at the Conference Center by Sebastiaan Moesman

14:00 - 14:30 Coffee "Choose your topic" in the Foyer
Write down your input on the whiteboard

14:30 - 15:15 "Acceleration in the era of chaos & change", Keynote by Igor Beuker

15:15 - 16:15 UnConference sessions

16:15 - 16:45 Coffee break

16:45 - 17:30 "Great Call! Risk Taking and Decision Making in an Uncertain World", Keynote by former professional Poker player Caspar Berry

17:30 - 18:00 Wrap up and Closing

Free Time

19:30 - 22:00 Gala Dinner at Rose Bar
Dress Code "Cocktail"

From 22:00 Drinks,Live Music & “Casino Royale” @ The Church

Day 2 Friday, 12th April 2019

08:00 - 10:00 Breakfast

10:15 - 10:45 "You thought you were doing O.K.", Keynote & Live Demo by Wouter Slotboom

10:45 - 11:30 “Changing the Game: How Fun & Failure Help Us Succeed”, Keynote by Gabe Zichermann

11:30 - 12:30 Panel discussion

Agency Track: “How to stay ahead of the Game – sustained relevance as an Agency”

Moderation: Alex Stil, President EMEA [m]Platform by GroupM

12:30 - 13:15 Venetian Lunch

13:15 - 15:00 Tiramisu Bake off
Cooking class competition

15:00 Summit concludes


Caspar Berry

Former professional Poker Player & Entrepreneur

Igor Beuker

Speaker, Publicist, Entrepreneur & Investor

Sebastiaan Moesman

Board Member Azerion

Gabe Zichermann

Gamification Expert, Speaker & Author

Laurent Foisset

Founder & CEO Monolith

Alex Stil

President [m]Platform EMEA

Julian Childs

SVP International, Insider Inc.

Thijs Muller

CEO, Havas Media NL

Wouter Slotboom

Security Trainer, Ethical Hacker & Speaker

Mara Negri

Business Development & Partnerships Director, Mediamond

Anders Mikkelsen

Nordic Media Director, Artefact

Who is going?

Havas Game Distribution Adpulse Dailymotion
Voidu Admoove Google Skyscanner Dentsu Aegis Network
Carat Markplaats Sanoma Sublime Talpa Network
Adux Sellbranch Improve Digital
Publicis GroupM Semilo SpilGanes
Widespace Omd Quantum Advertising Himedia



JW Marriott Venice
Isola delle Rose, Laguna di San Marco
30133 Venezia VE, Italy
T: +39 041 852 1300

Access and Transfer

Located on its own private island in Venice, Isola delle Rose, the hotel can only be reached by boat.

From Marco Polo Venice Airport:
After you collect your luggage, you are kindly requested to go directly to the Hospitality Transportation Desk at the Arrival Terminal. You will get a voucher for a private water taxi at the pier, located 10 minutes’ walk from the airport. From the pier, the water taxi will escort you to the JW Marriot Venice Hotel.


Simone Fuellemann

Marketing & PR Manager

+49 173 186 36 00

Kim Valk

Event Manager

+31 (0) 613753544

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