What went down in 2017


Last year we won the award for Best European Business Conference. This year we redefined the conference experience all over again when 12,500 entrepreneurs, developers, marketing managers, CEOs and policymakers visited Europe's leading tech festival.

Making the right connections at an event at this scale is key for doing business. This year our tech team went wild, building a whole new suite of tools for us to double down on networking, matchmaking, pre-scheduled meetings and the ability to introduce new intimate speaker formats. Nobody went home empty-handed.

Bringing together great content and great people in an incredible setting, injecting some custom-built networking technology, and topping it all off with an unrivalled feeling of intimacy is how we guarantee amazing business and an awesome time.

Jack Constantine

CDO, Lush Digital
Jack Constantine

TNW Conference is not a conference, it's the highlight of the year. Jam packed full of insightful perspectives from well curated inspirational speakers. I'm always excited to see what's in store for my team.

Our story

The year was 2006...

A lot has changed in 11 years. Back in 2006, TNW Co-founders Boris & Patrick were celebrating being able to find 300 technology and internet enthusiasts to attend the first ever edition of The Next Web Conference. 

Now we're an unmissable fixture in the European tech scene, bringing together a week of side events and a 2-day conference consisting of 7 Stages of content, 250 game-changing exhibitors and 3000m2 of business floor – all built around our open-air food courts. 

In good company

Industry-defining brands that have helped make TNW Conference into what it is today. 

Past Speakers

  • Alicia Glen

    Alicia Glen

    Deputy Mayor New York City

  • Ryan Holiday

    Ryan Holiday

    Best-selling author

  • Casey Neistat

    Casey Neistat


  • Danae Ringelmann

    Danae Ringelmann

    Founder Indiegogo

  • Joanna Stern

    Joanna Stern

    Tech Columnist WSJ

  • Julie Zhuo

    Julie Zhuo

    VP Product Design Facebook

  • Jessica Walsh

    Jessica Walsh

    Partner Sagmeister & Walsh

  • Jason Fried

    Jason Fried

    Co-founder Basecamp

  • Ryan Leslie

    Ryan Leslie

    Founder Superphone

  • Kevin Rose

    Kevin Rose

    Co-founder Digg

  • Joe Gebbia

    Joe Gebbia

    Co-founder Airbnb

  • Werner Vogels

    Werner Vogels

    CTO Amazon

  • Julia Hartz

    Julia Hartz

    Co-founder Eventbrite

  • Travis Kalanick

    Travis Kalanick

    Co-founder & CEO Uber

  • Gary Vaynerchuk

    Gary Vaynerchuk

    Founder Vaynermedia

  • Tim Ferriss

    Tim Ferriss

    Best-selling Author

  • David Allen

    David Allen

    Best-selling Author Getting Things Done

  • Steve Huffman

    Steve Huffman

    Co-founder & CEO Reddit

2016 aftermovie

A new age of tech events has begun

TNW Conference 2017 is set to be 50% bigger and 100% better. We look forward to seeing you there.