7 June 2018

About the 2016 Edition

Digital Festival. 21 June 2016

The first edition of the Digital Festival took place in June 2016 in Brussels. The Digital Festival 2016 was an exploration of the technology shaping our interaction with the world.

Hosting over 1,200 delegates, we saw tech experts, Meetup groups, industry leaders and policymakers exchange ideas, form alliances and drive innovation.

Conferences in the EU capital largely focus on policy, legislation and regulation. The Digital Festival’s emphasis was on the contribution of tech to all aspects of life and the entrepreneurship and innovation which is alive and kicking in Europe.

The event shone the spotlight on the cutting-edge digital advances being made in the world. We saw inspirational performances demonstrating the apparently magical application of tech. We were shown the value of supporting our innovators who are finding new ways to turn ideas into reality.

This inaugural event set the standard for the Digital Festival. Stay with us as we scale new heights and explore the digital landscape of Europe.

1200 Registered

94 Speakers &

30 Represented

18 Parallel

5 Workshops,
Labs & Meetups


DF16 Highlights

The Belgian Virtual Reality Meetup hosted its June event as part of the Festival. 150 European-based tech entrepreneurs and startup founders joined the event to explore VR innovations in Europe and globally.

During our European FinTech Lab, 7 leading European FinTech startups presented and explored the innovations and changes they are driving in the field of financial services.

In collaboration with the Digital Leadership Institute, we hosted a hands-on Android Coding workshop dedicated to young people aged 11 and upwards.

Visit the 2016 Website