via Press release
Singapore / Brussels / New York (April 7, 2014) – Crowdsourcing Week (CSW) announces the CSW Summit in Brussels on June 5-6, 2014, the first in a series of global summits planned for 2014. The two-day summit with BNP Paribas Fortis as a premier partner will be the first of its kind in Brussels. The event will connect an expanding and highly networked crowdsourcing community in Belgium to European and global innovators in crowdsourcing and open innovation.
Building on CSW’s conference 2014 theme, “Crowd Impact: Empowering Transformation”, the CSW Summit Brussels will explore the crowd tactics, tools and the numerous ways customer-led innovation is transforming businesses, marketing, government, finance and more.
“We are thrilled and honoured to partner with BNP Paribas Fortis to bring our summit to Brussels and forge connections between private and public sectors and the emerging crowd economy”, says Epi Ludvik Nekaj, CEO and founder of Crowdsourcing Week. The two-day conference will feature talks, panel discussions and interactive sessions led by experts in crowd innovation and finance and will include Darren Westlake (CEO at Crowdcube), Sean Moffitt (Managing Director at Wikibrands), Wim Soens (Director of Innovation, Research & Development at CogniStreamer), Shelley Kuipers (CEO and founder of Chaordix) and many other pioneers.
In a time of unprecedented connectivity, organizations, governments, and billion-dollar industries are embracing the crowd. This new business environment is all about efficiency, openness, and shared value.
“BNP Paribas Fortis believes that banks have an important role to play in the emerging open & collaborative economy, and it is looking at extending its internal innovation and co-creation initiatives towards customers and business partners”, says Yvan De Cock, Head of Corporate & Public Bank Belgium of BNP Paribas Fortis.
The CSW Summit Brussels will introduce business leaders to crowd-powered tools that will help them accelerate innovation in a challenging business climate. The Summit will take place at one of the most renowned innovation hubs, Living Tomorrow in Brussels.
For more information on the Summit, the extensive list for speakers and registration, please visit our website: http://crowdsourcingweek.com/get-started/brussels/
About BNP Paribas Fortis
BNP Paribas Fortis is part of BNP Paribas. It offers the Belgian market a comprehensive package of financial services for private individuals, the self-employed, professionals and SMEs. The bank also provides wealthy individuals, corporations and public and financial institutions with custom solutions for which it can draw on BNP Paribas’ know-how and international network.
BNP Paribas has a presence in 75 countries with more than 180,000 employees, including more than 140,000 in Europe. It ranks highly in its three core activities: Retail Banking, Investment Solutions and Corporate & Investment Banking. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail banking model across Mediterranean basin countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Investment Banking and Investment Solutions activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas and solid and fast-growing businesses in Asia-Pacific.