2016 Aftermovie

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What's new for 2017

A new age of tech events has begun.

When 10,000 tech leaders descended on Amsterdam to share ideas and business cards in a setting that felt more like a Coachella for co-founders and coders than a conference, we knew that something special had just begun.

Next year we’re going to redefine the conference experience all over again. In May 2017, 15,000 entrepreneurs, developers, marketing managers, CEOs and policymakers will visit Europe's leading tech festival. They're all looking to stay on top of the latest trends, meet their next client or partner, and connect with other people interested in the future of technology, innovation, marketing and imagination.

Gary Vaynerchuk

Founder, Vaynermedia
Gary Vaynerchuk

An incredible lineup of speakers, and the set up and production of the conference was absolutely mind-blowing. I even paused mid-talk to applaud them because this event was off the charts.

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 5000m2 of business floor – all built around our open-air food courts. 

In good company

Industry-defining brands have helped make TNW Conference into what it is today. These are just a handful that have attended before.

  • Google
  • Accenture
  • Adyen
  • Aws
  • Financial Times
  • IBM
  • Microsoft
  • PayPal
  • Softlayer
  • Spotify
  • T-Mobile
  • Uber
  • Vice
  • WeTransfer
  • Dropbox
  • Samsonite
  • EQT Ventures
  • Motherboard

Past Speakers

  • Casey Neistat

    Casey Neistat


  • Ryan Holiday

    Ryan Holiday

    Best-selling author

  • Danae Ringelmann

    Danae Ringelmann

    Founder, Indiegogo

  • Alicia Glen

    Alicia Glen

    Deputy Mayor, New York City

  • Joanna Stern

    Joanna Stern

    Tech Columnist, WSJ

  • Julie Zhuo

    Julie Zhuo

    VP Product Design, Facebook

  • Jason Fried

    Jason Fried

    Co-founder, Basecamp

  • Jessica Walsh

    Jessica Walsh

    Partner, Sagmeister & Walsh

  • 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

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.