WMF is the largest Innovation-themed event on a European scale.
A fundamental event for exchanging knowledge and esploring new skills.
The largest event on digital innovation.
An Innovation Festival that confirms itself as the international benchmark for building an equal and sustainable future.
A one-of-a-kind event with an agenda filled with technology, events, and social impact, as well as moments of music, performance, shows and entertainment.
An event that never disappoints in terms of novelty and content. Richer every year.
A magnificent event with which Italy presents itself on the world stage aware that it can make a decisive contribution to international cooperation under the sign of innovation diplomacy.
WMF aims at highlighting the excellence of Italian companies, research, genius, and creativity of our country.
An opportunity to reflect on the role of digital innovation for the economy, as well as for society and culture.
To call it an "event" is reductive because the WMF, from its very first edition 6 years ago to today, has turned into something else, much bigger: a unique training tool, a great opportunity for networking among the protagonists of digital transformation and innovation.
I want to commend the WMF for the great work accomplished in providing such a platform where we can come together, and decide together how to create a better world for all. This Festival is a platform for building the future that brings together, especially young people, who come to discuss how to use technology and innovation to improve the world, addressing global issues like climate change and human rights. Awesome.
Siyabulela Mandela, human rights activist
My name is Linda Sarsour and I am a Palestinian, Muslim, American from New York City, USA. I am also a political activist and I thank WMF - We Make Future for welcoming me here: it takes a lot of courage to give someone like me such a platform. Voices like mine are often rejected, silenced because they are considered controversial.
Linda Sarsour, Human Rights Activist
Let me congratulate the WMF, for its presence here in Emilia Romagna. It is really valuable to us and it is a beautiful gift that you give us. Look at how many of you are here today, look at how many different generations confront each other in this audience, on this stage. It is something important.
Elly Schlein, Vice President of Emilia-Romagna Region
I have been to many conferences and conventions around the world. But nothing compares to #WMF2022. This event was engaging, fun and delivered so well.
Savo Heleta, Professor at Durban University of Tech in South Africa
A great and inspiring event where innovation and technology intersect. A unique opportunity to gain insight into the future and to connect with a growing community of digital entrepreneurs, ready to transform the way we use data and technology for a more resilient society.
Pierre Philippe Mathieu, ESA
It was really interesting, I felt welcomed because it is a Festival that chose to dig deeper into important topics and to have a point of view. This for me is the true soul of a project.
Roberto Saviano, Writer, journalist and screenwriter
Thank you, thank you above all to those who had the great strength and great courage to invite us here, to the Festival, with the premiere of our tour. It is a very strong emotion to tread this stage after a year and a half of shutdown for musicians and workers in the entertainment industry, to whom we want to dedicate every concert this year. Many thanks to Cosmano and all the friends of the Festival.
Roy Paci and Aretuska, Artists and Musicians
For me to be here again with you and all the friends of the WMF is an honour, it is like coming home. You are a wonderful family and you do such an amazing job, especially in shining a light on such interesting start-ups, on the entrepreneurship of young people who come on this stage and pitch really good ideas.
Diletta Leotta, Godmother of We Make Future, TV host and showgirl
I am delighted to open this 9th edition of We Make Future, a festival that once again this year presents itself as one of the most qualified opportunities for discussion on the topics of digital and social innovation. Even in a year of crisis like 2020, in fact, the Festival has confirmed its role as an incubator of ideas and solutions.
Minister Luigi Di Maio, Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
If we want to make future, as your Festival wants to do, we have to plan and have a vision of the future. [...] Since this is the Festival of digital and social innovation, what we are asking ourselves is how the whole society can contribute to this transformation, as consumers, citizens and communities that will have to reinvent themselves.
Minister Enrico Giovannini, Italian Minister of Sustainable Infrastructure and Mobility
It is very exciting for me to be here with you: it is an important feeling, one of the reasons why I am here, so thank you.
Alessandro Borghi, Actor - Winner of the David di Donatello for best leading actor
Last year we saw each other online, this year being here in person is like regaining a lost emotion: it is very, very good.
I Sansoni, Digital Creators
It was so nice, the audience was very warm and showed a lot of interest, we were so excited to see so many people again in person.
The Jackal, Digital Creators
Thank you, thank you to all of you and to those who are following us: I will always cherish this day because it was a starting point for me after an extremely tiring period for all of us.
Andrea Scanzi, Journalist, writer and presenter
The first impression is wonderful: so many people! And then, also incredibly interesting because the topics are the most varied and also covered by speakers who talk in an interesting, short and... interesting way with very interesting topics and interested people.
Elio, actor, comedian, singer and former leader of the group Elio e Le Storie Tese
Five thousand people at the Palacongressi of Rimini who, at the end of my speech on how to fight the mafia (also) via social media, stood up in a round of applause that - I swear to you - wouldn't end.
It is extraordinary to fight all together, in great numbers, against those who love silent people and darkness. Here and everywhere. Without respite. And while I was here talking, in Rome two mob clans were being arrested. #courage #vinciamonoi
Federica Angeli, Journalist for Repubblica
Initiatives such as the WMF Roadshow are valuable initiatives, and I believe they should be multiplied and carried out intensively, as the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other relevant ministries are supporting. I believe that providing opportunities for business meetings, ideas exchange, and operational initiatives between two countries is the best way to encourage the development and growth of the Czech Republic.Mauro Marsili, Ambassador of Italy in Czech Republic
Congratulations on your Festival which is truly extraordinary, it is a boost to our responsibility to innovate in our cities.
Dario Nardella, Mayor of Florence and President Eurocities
The future is at our doorstep, and it takes the shape of technological and digital innovation. As a government, we have decided to embrace it without reservation. That's why we have chosen to hop on board the WMF train, together with 49 other countries, for the largest international event on digital innovation worldwide.Edona Bilali, Minister of Entrepreneurship Protection of Albania
You aimed high, you really did. I'm sorry it wasn't there in person because it would certainly have been a very, very interesting event, but I'm sure you organised it very well to make it just as interesting online. Manlio Di Stefano, Undersecretary of State at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Conte I and II governments
I would like to congratulate the organisers for this which has quickly become the reference event for these issues in Italy. I am extremely honoured to be hosted on the Mainstage where there will be one of the sacred monsters of world informatics, Federico Faggin.
Stefano Quintarelli, Entrepreneur and computer scientist, inventor of SPID
If you are involved in digital marketing in Italy and you have to choose one event and only one event to attend, don't hesitate: catapult yourself to the WMF. Excellent speakers, a rich contents, festival-like cheerfulness, enviable networking and perfect organisation. Luisella Giani, Oracle
Attending the Web Marketing Festival was a unique experience that I hope to repeat in the future. Both the topics addressed and the rooms and structure of the event itself were very interesting. Many thanks to Cosmano and all the staff for their professionalism and for putting on an exceptional event. Thank you very much.
Monica Orsino, Microsoft
The experience at the Palacongressi di Rimini on the 100 steps and the future scenario of the fight against the Mafia, with thousands of people, was truly memorable!
Francesco Morace, Sociologist, essayist, President of Future Concept Lab, Professor of Social Innovation at the Politecnico of Milan and of Culture & Lifestyle at the Faculty of Sociology of the University of Trento
Liliana Segre is not a gift for someone but a common good. We are only guardians trying to make Liliana's message bloom and, with you at the WMF, today we are allies in the blossoming of this message.
Franco Vaccari, Founder and President of Rondine, Citadel of Peace
Second day of the Web Marketing Festival here in Rimini ✌ Today's topics NGOs and communication, digital accessibility for all and in particular for the blind #wmf17 We need events like this!!! Congratulations to all the organisation and participants, to the start-ups and large companies, to the non-profit associations, to the important people who spoke and to the young people being trained.
Giorgia Palmas, Godmother of the Web Marketing Festival, successful TV host and showgirl
Web Marketing Festival: Technology + People + Business = Digital Transformation!
Yuval Dvir, Manager expert in Business Transformation, Head of EMEA Online Partnerships at Google Cloud
The Ministry is participating in the WMF for the 3rd year, aware that it is an organisation that can foster dialogue on digital and technology issues between the public and private sectors. We are trying to foster synergies between the Ministry and the private sector, which must interact with the State to safeguard Italy's cultural heritage. The WMF is a suitable showcase for this purpose. Italian Ministry of Culture
An event that, year after year, acts more and more as an aggregator of all the people and companies that revolve around the "Digital" supply chain, representing a moment of exchange, training, and "contamination" between those working in the sector or those who simply want to approach these issues.
Alessandra Salsedo, Open Fiber
An annual meeting point for web marketing insiders: lots of talks to be inspired by, but above all a family to share and create some new projects with every year. Ramona Caselli, MailUp
WMF Rimini was one of the best marketing events rankingCoach has ever attended. We managed to talk to hundreds of existing, potential and new customers and partners. The organization was superb and the venue excellent. We will be happy to attend again anytime and whoever doesn't is making a big mistake! Nikolay Nedev, rankingCoach
The world has changed before our eyes, the web and technology have invaded our lives, both private and professional. The idea of marking this change with a modern, sparkling and content-rich event - the Web Marketing Festival - was certainly a winning move. I can therefore only appreciate the intelligence, the organisational skills and, last but not least, the friendliness of the "Team Search On" that made it possible to create a success story. Keep on rockin'! Andrea Sparacino, Hoepli Publisher
The Web Marketing Festival has the merit of putting on an extremely complete and stimulating programme every year and of bringing together different and complementary figures from the digital world, something that rarely happens. For us, it was significant to take part in it because we were able to present our products to an audience that was perfectly on target, aware and interested. Fundamental were the advices given by the speakers, both national and international (prominent personalities of the web marketing world, which would not have been possible to hear at other events in Italy). In addition, participating in the Festival gives us direct insight into the needs of those working in the field: fundamental points for developing new solutions and improving our tools. Elizaveta Beresneva, SemRush
As always, the WMF never disappoints expectations and, after 4 years that we choose to be their partner, we can say that, year after year, it is confirmed as one of the best events on the national scene, in the world of digital communication.
Antonella Benedetti, Depositphotos
WMF2022, the best edition ever! Cosmano Lombardo and his team created something unique. It has been a long time since I have seen such a rich event. So many ideas, so many start-ups, investors and industry players. So many handshakes, so much desire to build, to interact, to team up. And then the startup competition in which I had the honour of being among the jurors. Really difficult to vote: a very high level! What does this second day leave me with? Optimism, hope, the desire to go ahead and go higher and higher!
Salvatore Viola, Business Development Manager at Dynamo, Ceo & co-founder at RepUP
Gentlemen, we FINALLY have a great Italian innovation ecosystem event on par with the international ones. Excited to see all these people and all this energy in Rimini at the WMF.
Gianmarco Carnovale, Rome Startup Association
We Make Future is increasingly the national reference event for the entire innovation sector, not just the digital segment. The ecosystem of Italian and international start-ups was the main protagonist of all the days and this is a positive sign for the country: ad maiora!
Giorgio Ciron, InnovUP Director
It was a valuable opportunity for personal and professional growth, arising from the comparison with different players on the innovation scene. Thanks for the excellent organization and initiative, a great way to create a sustainable future together!
Lavinia Carrese, ESG & Financial Analyst Biz Place
Initiatives such as the WMF make it increasingly clear that, in order to build the future of our companies, it is necessary to invest in training new professional figures in the digital sphere and to stimulate contamination with real start-ups, thus effectively initiating the processes of digital transformation and open innovation about which a great deal is said.
Sergio Vinci, Sella Lab
The Web Marketing Festival is a rich, well-organised event that grows year after year. A privileged observatory on new business ideas in the digital sphere.
Giampaolo Pagliuca, Alma Cube
With UniCredit Start Lab we have been among the partners of the WMF since its first editions. We share with the Festival a curiosity and interest in innovation, having always been committed to supporting new entrepreneurship and start-ups. Over the years, the Festival has grown in terms of content quality as well as in the number of participants, a solid example of an enterprising Italy.
Giusy Stanziola, Unicredit Startlab
We are happy to have sponsored the startup competition to support young emerging realities: the awards event was a very interesting and inspiring moment, and at the same time fun.
Federica Bordoni, Aruba Cloud
It is not easy to find the number, variety, and quality of startups comparable to those I saw at the WMF, reflecting an event that is growing year by year, becoming one of the most important in our country not only for innovative marketing, but also for those involved in venture investing.
Augusto Coppola, LVenture Group
Once again this year, the Web Marketing Festival dedicated plenty of space to innovation and digital start-ups, not only with the Startup Competition, but also by allowing new companies, which develop content and services with high growth potential and high technological value, to become protagonists within the event and to present themselves to the most important Italian and international companies, which often have something to learn from young Italian talents.
Gabriele Ronchini, Digital Magics
Festival or trade fair might be simplistic when describing the WMF: to this day, the event is able to attract the biggest projects and the most experienced representatives of the digital and innovation sector. So many stages and so many topics that you would like to follow, set in the beautiful city of Rimini.
Tommaso Guerra, Golee
We returned home with an incredible amount of friendships, experiences and awards that are now the fuel for our desire to work, grow and accelerate. Thanks to the #WeMakeFuture team and all those who made this possible!
Marco Bassoli, Robotizr
The WMF was a great opportunity to meet, both with other startups and with a vast panorama of institutional investors. What we had was the clear certainty that we were not just 'talking' about the future, but that we were doing something that could shape it, and having participated as Startup Stage finalists, winning the I3P prize, we can also say that we concluded this three-day event in the best possible way!
Pietro Bonfanti, Teamsight
Being here is very nice and exciting. We are happy to have been able to showcase a startup like ours, medical, with an implantable device and all its complexities, I want to thank the WMF for this great opportunity.
Emiliano Lepore, Recornea
Absolutely positive to be back in person thanks to the Festival, which brought back a bit of normality for everyone. Excellent that we have returned to this type of dimension that is much more human than the one conveyed by the screen, also thanks to WMF2021.
Umberto Zola, Sumup
We are pleased and proud to have achieved this important recognition. Years of work and research have enabled us to present a solid project on the stage of one of Italy's most prestigious startup competitions and to win over the audience and jury.
Marco F. M. Vismara, lightScience
We received a lot of contacts from possible partners, a great source of visibility. All very interesting.
Jader Manno, Spotter
Expectations were fully met by this online edition of the WMF. For us at ISAAC, it was exciting to follow the event and have the opportunity to actively participate in it; for this, we want to thank everyone who made it possible, from the organizers to the hosts, from the jury to the audience.
Anna Impedovo, ISAAC
Having the opportunity to tell what we are doing in front of thousands of people and the best Venture Capital experts in Italy I think is something unique. The same can be said of all the training sessions, to which we will bring the whole team next year!
Matteo Musa, Fitprime
Participating in WMF Online was a great opportunity and a source of satisfaction for us: we found a very dynamic and professional environment that gave us the opportunity to present ourselves to an audience of potential investors as well.
Francesco Ricciuti, YAPE
It was an exciting experience for Smart Domotics. Chosen among the 6 startup finalists, we had the opportunity to present our company in front of a packed plenary! We have won many competitions in the past, but never before had we experienced such an engaging and enthralling atmosphere.
Raffaele Borgini, Smart Domotics
The WMF was very interesting in terms of offered contents and, above all, for the possible investors involved. The organization of the presentations of the selected start-ups was impeccable, congratulations. We hope to participate in the Web marketing Festival as a success story in the future.
Nicola Fusco, Paladin
The WMF is increasingly becoming a reference for digital marketing in Italy. When people ask us "where did you start from?" we are always pleased to point out that the Rimini stage was our debut! I have seen, this year, a lot more attention and therefore opportunities for start-ups and more and more interest in the digital world; come on, we Italians are also getting busy ;)
Cecilia Nostro, Friendz
Absolutely exceptional experience and very profitable mainly for networking. It was possible to intercept the users most akin to the brand, contact them and organize a call. The leads we collected turned out to be in line with our product and after a follow-up activity in the following weeks, 90% continued their relationship with us.
Mattia Salvi, Aryel
Once again this year, the Web Marketing Festival confirmed itself as one of the most important showcases of the start-up ecosystem in Italy. Lots of start-ups, lots of good ideas, and an excellent network. An ever-growing event!
Cristian Currò, TOMMI
Participating in the Web Marketing Festival Competition was a significant experience for us and an important stage for comparison and testing. It brought us a lot of visibility and many networking opportunities. With deSwag, we want to enrich the fashion world with many new ideas in digital. See you at the next occasion!
Clara Fraccia, DeSwag
The WMF is a unique event on the Italian scene, an important opportunity to gain complete visibility on the evolution of the digital sector and web marketing in particular. For us at Wenda, it is a unique opportunity to promote our innovative IOT solution to a group of highly qualified and important stakeholders.
Antonio Catapano, Wenda
For me, the WMF was a beautiful crossroads between people with different skills and careers. I am deeply convinced that the hybridization of knowledge is necessary nowadays to learn how to deal with complexity. And that is exactly what I took as a positive value during these wonderful days.
Vera Gheno, Sociolinguist
It is not just an event for insiders, as it creates the conditions for ideas to flow and to find the right mood to evolve our company or ourselves. As professionals, we feed on visions, information, and new relationships. At the WMF these three fundamental elements are all there.
The WMF is the event where business, marketing, and new technologies converge (and meet the general public) to reflect on the digital impact on society, promoting new opportunities and awareness to create value and change.
Valentino Megale, Softcare Studios CEO
The WMF is confirmed as the most comprehensive event on digital in the Italian panorama. What is surprising is the level of the interventions and the willingness of everyone to network in order to grow together. The attention to social issues is a demonstration of the values behind the people who animate the event.
Marco Dall'Olio, Mediaset - Infinity
The WMF is an excellent event to deepen your existing marketing knowledge and explore new areas. Due to the broad range of topics and the many excellent speakers, everyone, whether junior or senior, is provided with the necessary know-how. The Expo area offers the opportunity to meet relevant service providers and get in touch with them. Overall the Web Marketing Festival is an event that can’t be missed by anyone who works in marketing.
Matthäus Michalik, Claneo
It's always nice to come back to the Festival, I think there is a widespread atmosphere of intelligence here: it seems to me that there is almost that spirit and energy that the Internet had at its origins as if we are all realizing that we need to reset and start new reflections, and here I have seen that many are profoundly redefining this profession starting from the meanings of this profession.
The Web Marketing Festival has a central role in the innovation scene, because here we debate, we compare. From this two-day event, you will certainly leave enriched, with new ideas and with the inspiration to invent what does not yet exist, building tomorrow.
Marco Gay, VicePresident at Digital Magics S.p.A
An inspiring event that echoes in my destiny. A place where you can be there to be together, compare notes, and plan the next stages of your personal and professional life journey.
Andrea Fontana, Storyfactory
I really loved the vibe at the event. I could feel the passion. Lots of young, smart, and ambitious people with great ideas.
Simone Van Neerven, Vueling Airlines
I experienced this live in Rimini both as a moderator in the E-mail Marketing room and as a speaker in the Marketing Automation room, and I was impressed by the passion and determination with which the entire technical team tackled the 3 days. The energy you breathe at the Web Marketing Festival is that of thousands of participants hungry for knowledge, networking, and living a unique experience in Italy. I can't wait for 2022!
Ilaria Caroli, Inbound Marketing Manager
It is with pleasure that I want to emphasize the sensitivity that the WMF organizers showed towards social inclusion. During the two days in Rimini, they talked about training, entertainment, networking, start-ups, business, and innovation with the proper attention to accessibility and usability. This year the seed was sown, and in the future, I hope the fruit will be harvested.
Giovanni Cellucci, "Francesco Cavazza" Institute - ONLUS
There are many events dedicated to digital and then there is the Web Marketing Festival. It is a fascinating time, where you feel you are participating in something, where passion oozes from every corner, and where the common attitude is a smile. The training offer is wide and deep and rests on a human value base that makes the event unique and special.
Mauro Lupi, Strategy Director - DigitalBreak
Years ago, at the start of the Jenus adventure, I could never have imagined that one day I would be telling such an attentive and knowledgeable audience about my experience on social media. From an organizational point of view, this year's WMF in Rimini was a demonstration of how commitment, professionalism, and dedication to the cause are the perfect ingredients for a winning cocktail. The staff, right from the first second, was impeccable in welcoming the proposals of us speakers, managing to enhance them and make them their own as rarely happens in these events.
Don Alemanno, Creator of Jenus
Year after year, the Web Marketing Festival proves to be more and more complete in its structure and composition, covering all the most important areas of the digital world. I had the pleasure of meeting professionals, communication agencies, and freelancers interested not only in the evolution of this world but also in understanding "the new that is coming", which consists not only of techniques but also of web and digital culture.
Mariano Dotto, Director of Communication Department at IUSVE University
An all-around experience. An opportunity to tell one's story, but also to listen, learn, and update. And that's not all: at every corner, you could breathe the desire to grow. The participants' desire to question themselves, to network, to find the balance between themselves and the complexity of Digital. My only regret? Having missed the past editions!
Antonio Micali, Rai - Radiotelevisione S.p.a
I found it a very interesting event, because so were the participants themselves. It was exciting to see the eagerness to learn and the willingness to improve and share one's knowledge in the digital world. Digital by its very nature is about sharing and networking, all of which were present at the WMF. So see you next year for sure!
Tania Grigolo, O Bag
The Web Marketing Festival meetings have inspired me both professionally and personally, thanks to the focus on social as well as digital issues. I believe that indulging in moments of training and reflection like these is essential for those who, like me, have to deal with a fast-paced and ever-changing job. Contributing as a speaker gave me the opportunity to reciprocate the many notions I learned and made me feel part of this positive organization.
Valentina Lanza, Fini Group
I have participated in the Web Marketing Festival for three years in a row. This year I had the pleasure of being among the speakers. Every year I confirm - without a doubt - how, thanks to a program of always interesting and high-quality talks and an effective and precise organization, it is becoming the reference festival in Italy for what concerns Digital Innovation and Web Marketing. Once again this year, there were many interesting insights that I managed to take away with me at the end of the 3-day event and many opportunities for discussion. Thank you!
Federico Camici, Soundreef
I really enjoyed talking about topics such as Artificial Intelligence, IoT, and CX at the Web marketing Festival. I was impressed by the interaction with the audience and the number and quality of questions asked. An absolute reference event for anyone who wants to do innovative marketing in Italy.
Michela Guerra, SAS
An impeccable organization that made it possible to realize a 'three-day' full of enthusiasm, innovation, substance, and fun. An unmissable event for those who want to keep up with market developments and future trends.
Roberto Francesco Sica, Reply
"The place to be!", albeit in an online version! The WMF is the most important Italian event of the year for Innovation.
Alvise Comin, Marketing and Communication Manager of Danea Soft
My compliments to WMF2020, not only for the rich parterre of speakers and guests but also and above all for the excellent organization.
Giovanni Di Giuseppe, Managing Director of Optimized Group
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RIMINI EXPO CENTRE
International Trade Fair and Festival on Tech and Digital Innovation