With more than 36,000 attendees in 2022, once again WMF explored the endless possibilities of digital innovation together with attendees, startups, institutions, and companies from more than 49 countries, with more than 100 events between education, business, b2b meetings, networking, cultural spotlights, live shows, and entertainment.
We came together to talk about activism and human rights, with the opening speeches by Linda Sarsour and Siyabulela Mandela. We delved into legal culture and the fight against criminal organizations, with State Prosecutor Nicola Gratteri and DIA (State Anti-Mob Investigations) Director Maurizio Vallone. We observed the evolutions of robotics and ethics concerning AI, with Federico Faggin, and our robot guests Robot Sophia, iCub, and SPOT, and explored the extent of digital professions with Italian Content Creators Giorgia Soleri, Camihawke, and Mattia Stanga. More than 300 companies from around the world chose the Festival's Exhibition Area to introduce themselves to our highly profiled audience, along with startups from Europe, Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Egypt.
The 2022 edition saw an exceptionally engaging World Startup Fest, with the participation of foreign investors and companies from G20 countries, and startups and delegations from Croatia, Greece, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Poland, Spain, France, Portugal, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Israel, and other countries part of our WMF International Network.
All reunited in Rimini, also thanks to the partnership between with ICE - Italian Trade Agency, and 18 Italian Chambers of Commerce Abroad, with the purpose to engage Italy's foreign partners.
Once again, education stayed at the event's core with the most extensive training program in the world thanks to more than 77 courses and workshops in Web Marketing and Innovation.
The #WMF2022 brought together tens of thousands of people, companies, and entities from all over the world, but most importantly brought together ideas, creativity, and skills for building a better future for all.
"We are not an event, we are a tool for society. We are not just a fair, we are a pathway for acceleration. We are not simply a festival, we are activists. We are a platform for building the future. Together."
Cosmano Lombardo - CEO of Search On Media Group and creator of WMF
Join us at WMF 2023 on June 15, 16, and 17 in Rimini