VDZ and FIPP, joint organisers of the Digital Innovators’ Summit (DIS), are today announcing that the 2020 edition will be postponed until September. This is due to the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 virus outbreak.
We take the health and wellbeing of our attendees, speakers and business partners very seriously. The position in relation to the outbreak has significantly deteriorated in recent days, with public gatherings, mandatory quarantine and travel restrictions in place in a number of countries.
With more than 60 speakers and several hundred delegates from 30+ countries ready to attend, and with support from committed sponsors large and small, we believe it is in everyone’s interest to postpone rather than cancel the summit.
We have therefore decided to run DIS 2020 in parallel with the 43rd FIPP World Media Congress in Estoril, Portugal, September 14th-16th 2020. All existing delegate registrations will remain valid and, to thank you all for your patience and understanding, we will in addition provide free access to the FIPP Congress.
Please expect communication to everyone shortly. This will be the first DIS held outside Germany but this is only a temporary measure. 2021 DIS will be back in Berlin.
For any immediate questions, please get in touch with the following FIPP and VDZ staff members:
- Delegates -- James Hewes, FIPP President and CEO, James[at]fipp.com; Lutz Drüge, MD Print and Digital at VDZ, l.druege[at]vdz.de
- Speakers -- Cobus Heyl, FIPP Chief Content Officer, Cobus[at]fipp.com; Lolita Lux, PM Print and Digital at VDZ, l.lux[at]vdz.de
- Sponsors -- John Schlaefli, FIPP Chief Revenue Officers, John[at]fipp.com; Benjamin Schroth, Head of Partnerships at VDZ, b.schroth[at]vdz.de