The Visionary 2019 Summit, under the theme of the Digital Future, will discuss future of businesses through technology change on Nov 27 in Istanbul.
“We plan to raise social, economic and political awareness through the summit,” said Muhammet Ali Ozeken, event head, while addressing a news conference. The event being held under the auspices of the Turkish presidency will bring together a number of national and international businesspeople.
“We received online applications of 7,250 people so far for the summit, and we expect more,” he said. Noting that participation has risen over the years, he said they hosted nearly 3,000 people in the first edition of the summit while the second edition attracted more than 4,000.
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He said that the forum will also run a business-to-business programme – the visionary exchange. Turkey’s Deputy Minister for Industry and Technology Mehmet Fatih Kacir, and other senior officials will inform the participants about the state’s digital transformation and investment objectives and activities.
George Friedman, founder of online publication Geopolitical Futures, and Dirk Ahlborn, co-founder of Hyperloop, will deliver speeches at the event. A number of panel discussions will be held, including on digital ecosystem of commerce, digital economy and future of money, future of cities and national resources, national technology initiative and digital Turkey, and our values in digital future.