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WSA GLOBAL CONGRESS 2020 VIENNA

HACK THE GAP - DIGITAL SOLUTIONS FOR THE UN SDGS

MARCH 9-11, 2020

 

The WSA Global Congress Vienna focussed on the part that digital innovation plays in creating sustainable social change and impact world-wide. The congress featured the Winners of 2019 - the 40 global winners in the 8 WSA categories and the WSA Young Innovators Winners. This event connected them with international thought-leaders, ICT experts and local stakeholders to enable a sustainable and transformative knowledge transfer, a unique learning journey!

 

  • Meet and interact with speakers, thought-leaders, start-ups and mentors from all over the world
  • Be inspired by the WSA Innovation pitches by the WSA Global Top 40 and WSA Young Innovators in front of a high level experts jury
  • Inform yourself on the latest trends of innovative digital content on a global scale at the international thought leadership keynotes and innovation shots
  • Learn from other’s experience and work together in an interactive process
  • Renew and enhance your skillset in hands on workshops on topics like entrepreneurship, sustainability, blockchain, creativity, design thinking
  • Engage in new networks & in a high level knowledge transfer between international and local stakeholders
  • Develop new and sustainable partnerships for social franchising & explore a unique global exchange and learn from true leaders
  • Celebrate global innovation with social impact at the festive Gala & experience exciting side tracks by the WSA partner
  • Contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Agenda
  • Face 2 Face meetings for social franchising

 

 

The Founder of The Institute of Technological Ethics Henry Dobson from Australia shared insights on ethics in technology, while Max Schrems from Austria talked about privacy issuses in internet, and P@SHAs Jehan Ara from Pakistan shared how entrepreneurship can create jobs in countries.

 

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The WSA Innovation Pitches by  the 40 global winners in the 8 WSA categories and the WSA Young Innovators offered a unique provide overview of how of digital innovation solves the challenges of the 21st century and how social innovation and entrepreneurship play a key role to have a sustainable impact on society.

 

 

 

  • The Justifiable Ask: What Investors Want to Hear

    by Andy Libermann, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Santa Clara, CA, USA in partnership with Imfino, Impact Financing Organization, Austria

  • WSA BARCAMP FOR TECH-PRENEURS

    in partnership with Talentgarden Vienna facilitated by Stefan Bauer, Innovation School Director, Talentgarden Vienna, Austria

  • INDUSTRY 4.0 and IoT – Demo presentation and networking meeting 

    in partnership with Vienna Business Agency and Atos

  • SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS at THE UN HQ Vienna -  Roundtable meeting and discussion

    in partnership with UN Information Service Vienna, moderated by WSA Boardmember Matteo Landi, CEO MyChef, Italy

  • STORYTELLING & MARKETING CLINIC

    by Mathias Haas, Supersocial, Austria and- Victoria Masso, Behavioural Hacking, Venezuela

  • Josef Umdasch Research Prize Pitches 2020

    by Umdasch Group, Umdasch The Store Makers

 

MORE ON THE WSA ACADEMY HERE!

KEY PARTICIPANTS

 

The WSA Global Congress is not just a conference, it is a networking and learning journey open to everyone interested to meet and exchange with an international crowd of changemakers and ICT experts. From learning about start-up eco-systems throughout the world, to intense networking and matchmaking, the event will connect international thought-leaders, ICT experts and local stakeholders with young social entrepreneurs to enable a sustainable and transformative knowledge transfer.

 

WSA VIENNA 2020 KEY PARTICIPANTS!

WSA GLOBAL CONGRESS 2020 VIENNA PATRONS

Bernd Spalt

CEO

Erste Group Bank

Austria

Moez Chakchouk

Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information

UNESCO

Tunisia

Leonore Gewessler

Federal Minister for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology

The Austrian Federal Government

Austria

Sebastian Kurz

Federal Chancellor of Austria

The Austrian Federal Government

Austria

Peter Hanke

City Councilor for Finance, Economics, Digitization and International Affairs

City of Vienna

Austria

LI Yong

UNIDO Director General

UNIDO

China

Margarete SCHRAMBÖCK

Minister of Digitalisation and Economics

Minister of Digitalisation and Economics Austria

Austria

LOGISTICS

 

VENUES

 

The World Summit Award Congress 2020 Vienna was held in the following Venues:

 

 

 

HOTEL

 

The WSA National Experts, Winners and guests were hosted by Hotel Schani, Future Hotel - an energy efficiency and sustainable building, that collects rain water, uses LED light systems, conventional heating and cooling systems and more measures that have helped them cut energy consumption by 41% compared to conventional hotels.

 

 

 

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HOSTING PARTNERS

KINDLY SUPPORTED BY

MEDIA PARTNERS

 

STRATEGIC PARTNERS

Catch a short glimpse at WSA Global Congress Cascais 2019!