The eighth Weekend Media Festival, the largest gathering of the regional communication industry, has opened its doors at the old tobacco factory in Rovinj on Thursday. In two days, under the sponsorship of Adris grupa, 4000 participants was be able to choose from over 60 lectures, panels, presentations, workshops and concerts, as well as hang out all day, exchange ideas and develop new projects.
„In the past few days, the region has experienced strong dissections, but the Weekend has offered only good vibes. I believe that despite the logistical problems, everyone will eventually come to Rovinj, and we as organizers have offered help in getting here. We have two very intense days ahead of us, with plenty of exciting lectures and panels, great concerts and parties, but most of all, the creative networking that has become the foundation of Weekend Media Festival“, announced the Festival director, Tomo Ricov.
The conference part of the Weekend started yesterday. The leaders of informative programs of all three Croatian national televisions crossed their spears at the „Life after 7:30“ pane, Scott Thwaites talked about the Twitter experience being one of the most exciting networks in the world, and Lynne Montgomery spoke on the potential of Generation Y. The highlight of the morning program was most definitely a panel discussion on digital business models which featured Anthony le Roux, General Manager for Uber, Eastern Europe.
The 8th Weekend Media Festival once again featured the revue of advertising agencies BalCannes, this time in cooperation with the global Epica awards, as well as the regional SoMo Borac awards the best digital projects in eight categories.
The music program stars this year was Osijek-born and raised rapper Kandžija and his band Gole žene, the new sensation on the block Miki Solus as well as Zagreb veterans Kawasaki 3P.
With over 130 lecturers, panelists and workshop leaders, this year’s Weekend Media Festival has over 500 journalists as well as over 400 students from the entire region.