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About Crowd Dialog Europe

Crowd Dialog Europe is an unique and independently organized event in partnership with the EU Commission, the county of Steiermark, the City of Graz and the WKO Steiermark.

With top-level experts and country patrons from all 28 EU member states the goal is to bring together bright minds to give inspiring talks and discussions, that are idea-focused, and on a wide range of subjects that reflect crowd-based disruption. Stakeholder from all 28 European member states represented by dedicated Country Patrons will gather in Graz from the fields of practitioners, academia and politics to foster learning, inspiration and wonder – and provoke conversations that matter.

Crowd Dialog Europe is a yearly full-day event being curated by numerous CrowdSourcing and CrowdFunding associations, with an audience of about 400 delegates. After Helsinki, Finland in 2015 now the city of Graz, Austria will be the hosting partner for Europeans leading gathering of great minds to discuss crowd-based disruption as well as the present and future effects on businesses, states and its people.

CrowdSourcing - Future of Work

How will a heterogenous group of people combined with an ongoing digital transformation change the way we think about work? Gaining towards an integrated crowdsourcing definition we will explore how to harness the power of crowdsourcing for most relevant practical implications in a mostly mobile engagement environment.

CrowdFunding - Alternative Financing

What is the status quo and taxonomy for alternative financing models in Europe? Can they fulfill the promise of a quickly growing segment, and how can growth begin to attract institutional investors? On the cusp of becoming mainstream, we will discuss and discover the possible risks and chances and reflect most aspects for a relevant regulatory framework to master the ambitious challenges.

CrowdInnovation - Collective Innovation

How to foster innovation including a swarm of heterogeneous people and simultaneously engage united collaboration? Let´s explore with the leading experts how a practical implementation framework can unleash dramatic new opportunities for industry innovation in most diverse sectors. United in a jointed endeavor, we are aiming to develop and discuss a possible european future roadmap for CrowdInnovation.

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Mrs. Axelle Lemaire
Minister for Digital Affairs France


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Crowd Dialog Europe 16 - the European Crowd experts united in knowledge in Graz Austria at 8th Sep

Crowd Dialog Europe gathers the European Crowd experts from all 28 EU member states in Graz, Austria After premiering the event series last year in the Finnish capital Helsinki,  the Who's Who of European crowdsourcing, crowdfunding, and crowdinnovation-scene will meet in the capital of Styria. More than 300 representatives from business, academia and politics will discuss and challenge the most current findings and changes in the industry. The event will be held under the motto "United Knowledge - beyond limits".

Participants from all 28 European members countries will meet on September 8th in Graz, Austria  for the second international event of the Crowd Dialog Europe series. Delegates and Participants will gain insight into the phenomenon of swarm-based innovation processes, alternative financing scenarios and future of work models for practical insights to potential new business fields as well as an international context on trends and its relation to praxis.

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Capital Markets Union: Commission supports crowdfunding as alternative source of finance for Europe's start-ups.

The European Commission is today publishing its report on the EU crowdfunding sector, part of the Capital Markets Union Action Plan. Supporting innovative ways of connecting savings to growth and diversifying the funding sources for European businesses is crucial to improving growth and job creation in Europe. The report finds that crowdfunding remains relatively small but is developing rapidly. If appropriately regulated, it has the potential to be a key source of financing for SMEs over the long term. EU Member States have begun to put in place national frameworks to support the growth of the sector and ensure investors are appropriately protected. These national frameworks are broadly consistent in terms of the objectives and outcomes they seek to achieve, but are tailored to local markets and domestic regulatory approaches. As crowdfunding remains largely local and the sector is changing rapidly, there is no strong case for an EU level framework at this juncture. The Commission will keep developments in the sector under review, and meet twice per year with regulators and the sector. This will ensure the Commission is able to respond in a timely manner if further steps to support regulatory convergence are needed, both to promote the development of the sector and to ensure appropriate investor protection.

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Founder of Crowd Dialog. Head of the Board German CrowdSourcing Association and member of the European Crowdfunding Stakeholder Forum at European Commission

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Oliver Gajda

European Crowdfunding Network, Brussels, Executive Director and Founder | Lendery, London, Co-founder | Slingshot Return, Hamburg, Co-Founder | European Crowdfunding Stakeholder Forum at the European Commission, Brussels

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Günther Oettinger

EU Commissioner Digital Economy & Society

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Irene Demetriou-Rotsides

Country Patron and Delegation Leader for Cyprus - CEO and Founder of Crowdfunding Cyprus

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Flemming Binderup Gammelgaard

Country Patron and Delegation Leader for Danmark - Chairman and Co-Founder Danish Crowdsourcing

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Bruno Schneider - Le Saout

Country Patron and Delegation Leader for France - Thought Leader alternative financing

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Martin Střecha

Country Patron and Delegation Leader for Czech Republic - Thought Leader alternative financing

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Malcolm Ross

Country Patron and Delegation Leader for Malta - Founder of SmarterStart

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Blaz Golob

Country Patron and Delegation Leader for Slovenia - President Foresight Europe Network FEN

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Reinhard Willfort

Country Patron and Delegation Leader for Austria - CEO of Innovation Service Network

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Andreas Pages

Country Patron and Delegation Leader for Switzerland - Head FinTech Swisscom

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Diyan Mihaylov

Country Patron and Delegation Leader for Bulgaria - Chief Product Officer of Crowdio

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Marko Gregović

Country Patron and Delegation Leader for Croatia

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Per Clingweld

Country Patron and Delegation Leader for Sweden - Member Growth at Nova

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Daniel Oliver

Country Patron and Delegation Leader for Spain - Presidente Asociación Española de Crowdfunding

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Petra Dzurovčinová

Country Patron and Delegation Leader for Slovakia - Slovak Alliance for Internet Economy

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Julia Groves

Country Patron and Delegation Leader for the UK - Head of Crowdfunding at Downing LLP

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Aki Kallio

Country Patron and Delegation Leader for Finland - Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Finance of Finland

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Spyros Arsenis

Country Patron and Delegation Leader for Greece - Coordinator of the act4Greece at the National Bank of Greece

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Michael Faulkner

Country Patron and Delegation Leader for Irland - CEO at CoFunder

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Luc Colebunders

Country Patron and Delegation Leader for Belgium

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Ronald Kleverlaan

Country Patron and Delegation Leader for Netherlands - Founder of CrowdfundingHub

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Henri Laupmaa

Country Patron and Delegation Leader for Estonia - Founder of Fundwise and Hooandja

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Rotem Shneor

Country Patron for Norway - Associate Professor and Project Leader Nordic Crowdfunding Alliance

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