Following on the great success of Social Media Week February 2011, the next iteration of Social Media Week has spanned the globe this this week, with today being the last day, with simultaneous events in cities from all over the world. Confirmed locations include returning cities like Milan, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Bogota, and São Paulo, plus new entrants from Rio de Janeiro, Moscow and of course BEIRUT.
With each successive iteration, Social Media Week has grown exponentially, leading up to the February 2011 edition, which hosted simultaneous events in nine cities with over 600 events, 30,000 attendees worldwide, and generating more than 300M impressions online, made it the largest distributed conference in the world.
Far more than just a conference, Social Media Week is one of the world’s most unique organized events, providing through a series of interconnected activities across the world a global and local perspective on emerging trends in social & mobile media across all major industries.
Social Media Week Beirut (SMW Beirut) is organized for the first time in Beirut, brought to you and produced by 90:10 Group Middle East. With an important number of speakers representing the most important web companies such as Facebook and Google, SMW Beirut is aimed to be a unique and innovative social media week, happening over 5 days, with more than 30 events in different venues in the city, giving access to as large audience as possible, connecting people & content around diverse and rich themes, with speakers and participants from different horizons, bringing to all the learning experiences for a better understanding of social media in each of industry sectors.
“Unlike many traditional conferences, Social Media Week strives to maintain a model where free access to content, programming and events is made possible by support from partners and sponsors,” says Patrick Atallah, Managing Partner at 90 10 Group. “It is important to generalize the use of social media and to show that every company, regardless of their sector, should enter the world of social media and that a simple website is no longer enough to be visible online.”
You can get a full access to the program at the following address: http://socialmediaweek.org/schedule/
Registration is FREE but places are limited.