Spotify's Ek, Avicii Manager Pournouri Announce Symposium Stockholm
April 27, 2015 at 12:36 PM (PT)
SPOTIFY CEO DANIEL EK and AVICII manager ASH POURNOURI announced the inaugural SYMPOSIUM STOCKHOLM, to be held from JUNE 8th-13th in STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN.
STOCKHOLM natives EK and POURNOURI have joined forces for one, simultaneous celebration of music, technology, creativity and innovation in this major entrepreneurial city, which will include the POLAR MUSIC PRIZE, POLAR TALKS, DENNIZ POP AWARDS, SCANDANAVIAN MUSIC SUMMIT, SUMMERBURST FESTVAL and AVICII FEST..
The entire week will culminate in the BRILLIANT MINDS CONFERENCE on JUNE 11th-12th at GRAND HOTEL STOCKHOLM, where the "brightest and most influential" people in the music and tech industries will gather for closed-door forums.
These events will take place alongside numerous planned dinners, receptions, concerts, festivals, showcases and after-parties, providing the opportunity for meeting with thought leaders from around the world.
“STOCKHOLM has long been a hub of innovation and our unique viewpoint has impacted industry, music, technology, and culture. I am excited that we will be able to look at what makes this city the creative capital of the world, and what that means for the future,” said EK.
SWEDEN is home to groundbreaking tech, music and fashion companies and individual innovators, including ERICSSON, SPOTIFY, SKYPE, game companies MOJANG and KING, IKEA, H&M and musicians MAX MARTIN and AVICII.
Some facts about SWEDENl:
- Has the highest income per capita in the global music business.
- ·Alongside SILICON VALLEY, STOCKHOLM has the most billion-dollar listed companies per capita in the world.
- The NORDICS represent 3% of EUROPE's population, but 33% of its billion dollar exits.
- ·STOCKHOLM has 22,000 tech start-ups in the city limits and a population of just over two million.
“SYMPOSIUM will show you why SWEDEN, through its entrepreneurial ecosystem of innovation and creativity, is uniquely positioned to breed tomorrow’s success stories, today,” added POURNOURI. “We are excited to have the top minds in the world come together in our hometown; we expect great ideas and connections to happen.”
Select individuals who are leaders in their fields have already received an invitation to the BRILLIANT MINDS CONFERENCE. Others are welcome to apply online for the chance to attend beginning APRIL 27th. Visit SYMPOSIUM.COM for more information.