The end-to-end diversification of publisher models

It's been a big year for publishers with GDPR further disrupting the way we do things and it has forced publishers to completely rethink the way that they do business. From diversifying their approach to platforms, to exploring non-traditional revenue streams and seeking better results in user-targeting, the DNA of the industry is evolving.

At the Digiday Publishing Summit Europe, we'll hear how publishers are building successful consumer revenue products, halting the attrition of (and growing) their ad revenue and rethinking the ways that they reach their audiences. Join us for the chance to learn from industry leaders through smart, honest discussion and develop meaningful connections with senior executives.

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Speakers

  • Anna Bateson
    CHIEF CUSTOMER OFFICER
    THE GUARDIAN
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  • Andrey Boborykin
    EDITORIAL director
    TRIBUNA DIGITAL
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  • Claire Blunt
    COO & CFO
    HEARST
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  • Robert Bradley
    VP, DIGITAL COMMERCIAL STRATEGY & INNOVATION
    CNN INTERNATIONAL
  • Leo Brown
    director, AUDIENCE & DATA, INTERNATIONAL
    LIVE NATION
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  • Julio Bruno
    CEO
    TIME OUT GROUP
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  • Benjamin Cohen
    CEO
    PINKNEWS
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  • Niall Coen
    CEO
    SNACK MEDIA
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  • Jess Davies
    UK EDITOR
    DIGIDAY
  • Emily Dreeson
    HEAD OF AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT
    HIGHSNOBIETY
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  • Jean-Christophe Demarta
    SVP, GLOBAL ADVERTISING
    THE NEW YORK TIMES
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  • Ulrika Ek
    CEO
    NYHETER24 GRUPPEN
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  • Nick Flood
    DEPUTY MANAGING director, DIGITAL
    DENNIS
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  • Richard Holden
    DEPUTY HEAD OF PRODUCT
    THE ECONOMIST
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  • Dr. Moritz Holzgraefe
    HEAD OF GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS
    AXEL SPRINGER
  • Oliver Kagan
    director, CUSTOMER SUCCESS EMEA
    OPERATIVE
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  • Scott Messer
    VP & GM, MEDIA
    LEAF GROUP
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  • Brian Murphy
    HEAD OF PRODUCT, AD REVENUE
    INSTART
  • Nat Poulter
    COO
    JUNGLE CREATIONS
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  • Michelle Powell
    HEAD OF MEDIA
    THE TELEGRAPH
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  • Samuel Profumo
    CHIEF DATA OFFICER
    GROUPE FIGARO
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  • Josh Rucci
    ADVISOR TO CEO
    DOW JONES
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  • Christoph Schmitz
    PRODUCT DEVELOPER, SUBSCRIPTIONS
    ALLER MEDIA
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  • Ryan Skeggs
    GENERAL MANAGER
    GIVEMESPORT
  • Leo Urushibata
    director OF CONTENT OPTIMISATION
    CNN INTERNATIONAL
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  • Alex Volker
    SVP, AD EXCHANGE
    ADTELLIGENT
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  • Jeroen Wijering
    CO FOUNDER AND CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER
    JW PLAYER

Agenda

Monday, October 15

  • 1:30 p.m.
    Registration
    Gran Salo Gaudi Foyer, Ground Floor
  • 2:00 p.m.
    Opening Remarks & State of the Industry
    Gran Salo Gaudi 1&2, Ground Floor

    Reflecting on the industry since we last met, Jess Davies will recount the extraordinary year that the industry has had and what trends have taken hold.

    • Jess Davies

      UK EDITOR

      DIGIDAY

  • 2:15 p.m.
    How to be Brand Passionate & Brand Agnostic
    Gran Salo Gaudi 1&2, Ground Floor

    Hearst is the parent to some of the most influential titles in the world and has had to completely rework the way it operates to drive efficiency throughout the organisation. From diversifying revenue to launching products which resonate with individual brand audiences, Hearst has had to figure out how to be both brand agnostic and brand passionate.

    This session will look at how they are able to centralise systems to drive effectiveness and feed innovation at a company level, while not losing the passion for their individual audiences and allowing them to tailor individual brand strategies.

    • Claire Blunt

      COO & CFO

      HEARST

    Moderator
    Lucinda Southern
  • 2:35 p.m.
    Building a Paywall That is About More Than Simply Charging for Your Content
    Gran Salo Gaudi 1&2, Ground Floor

    Tales of successful subscription models are becoming more common place, but one recurring part of the narrative is to figure out the version that works for your audiences – some publishers use flexible models, some personalise with AI tools, some try metered paywalls.

    Aller Media Norway will share how they are now scaling their digital subscription operation from a MVP for Dagbladet that grew out of hand, to a scalable and flexible subscription proposition for the whole of Aller Norway.

    • Christoph Schmitz

      PRODUCT DEVELOPER, SUBSCRIPTIONS

      ALLER MEDIA

  • 2:50 p.m.
    Quality – the New Transparency
    Gran Salo Gaudi 1&2, Ground Floor

    While the industry focus for the last 18 months has been on transparency, there is now a shift in emphasis. Buyers are demanding a focus on quality inventory, but what does ‘inventory quality’ encompass? This session will explore what it means and what can be done to address it.

    • Bill Swanson

      CRO, EMEA

      PUBMATIC

  • 3:00 p.m.
    Interpreting User Trends as the Road to Diversifying
    Gran Salo Gaudi 1&2, Ground Floor

    Snack Media is not afraid to experiment with new verticals and products, all of which are underpinned by a deep understanding of their user behaviour. This session will focus on how they interpret data to get a better understanding of where they should diversify, what products to focus on and where new monetization opportunities lie.

    • Niall Coen

      CEO

      SNACK MEDIA

  • 3:20 p.m.
    Networking Break
    Gran Salo Gaudi Foyer, Ground Floor
  • 3:35 p.m.
    The Long-Term Outlook of Data Protection for Publishers
    Gran Salo Gaudi 1&2, Ground Floor

    As far as data protection, GDPR is only the tip of the iceberg and is proving to present a multifaceted challenge to publishers. From a business/operational perspective, publishers are being pulled in different directions by their peers, their supply chain partners and industry trade bodies, and with murky interpretations and mostly perfunctory attempts at compliance, the industry is still figuring out what it all means.

    From the IAB framework, contextual targeting and evaluating the role of CMPs, this session will look at the prognosis for publishers post-GDPR.

    • Samuel Profumo

      CHIEF DATA OFFICER

      GROUPE FIGARO

    • Scott Messer

      VP & GM, MEDIA

      LEAF GROUP

  • 3:55 p.m.
    See Beyond Views
    Gran Salo Gaudi 1&2, Ground Floor

    The days of using views as the primary metric for video are over. Understanding how audiences react to video will ensure publishers maximise the impact of their content and optimise video creation. JW Player co-founder, Jeroen Wijering will share data insights around editorial and commercial video helping creators take out the guesswork in their video strategy.

    • Jeroen Wijering

      CO FOUNDER AND CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER

      JW PLAYER

  • 4:05 p.m.
    The Sense in Snapchat
    Gran Salo Gaudi 1&2, Ground Floor

    The jury is still out on Snapchat as it requires a unique approach to content and has not yet established itself as reliable revenue stream. Enter PinkNews.

    Having launched on Snapchat in July, CEO Benjamin Cohen will share the rationale behind taking PinkNews to Snapchat, what they have learned, how clients have reacted and give some honest feedback on how much of a revenue opportunity this really is.

    • Benjamin Cohen

      CEO

      PINKNEWS

  • 4:20 p.m.
    Growing Commerce Revenue to Complement Your Content Strategy
    Gran Salo Gaudi 1&2, Ground Floor

    Selling more than your content to your audiences may not have previously been the role of publishers, however it’s proven a reliable revenue stream that can complement your content strategy and serve as a value-add for audiences.

    • Nat Poulter

      COO

      JUNGLE CREATIONS

    Moderator
    Lucinda Southern
  • 4:40 p.m.
    Working Groups
    Gran Salo Gaudi 1, 2 & Lobby Ground Floor

    These tried-and-tested interactive sessions will give you the opportunity to deep dive into one of the challenges facing your organization. The topics of the working groups are:
    - Data privacy
    - Platforms 2.0
    - User targeting

    • Emily Dreeson

      HEAD OF AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT

      HIGHSNOBIETY

    • Michelle Powell

      HEAD OF MEDIA

      THE TELEGRAPH

    • Leo Brown

      DIRECTOR, AUDIENCE & DATA, INTERNATIONAL

      LIVE NATION

  • 5:10 p.m.
    Publisher Town Hall
    Salo Granado, 2nd Floor

    Publishers only.

    This is your opportunity to discuss some of the challenges submitted to the Digiday Challenge Board. Come prepared to interact with your peers and turn challenges into opportunities.

  • 5:40 p.m.
    Sandbox Presentations
    Salo Granado, 2nd Floor

    Hear directly from Digiday's partners on the latest innovations in tech.

    5:40 p.m. - Operative

    5:50 p.m. - Tubular Labs

    • Oliver Kagan

      DIRECTOR, CUSTOMER SUCCESS EMEA

      OPERATIVE

    • Roxanne Greene

      STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIP MANAGER, EMEA

      TUBULAR LABS

  • 6:00 p.m.
    8-Minute Meetings
    Salo Pau Casals, Ground Floor

    The 8-minute business meetings connect VIP publishing delegates with innovative technology platforms and publishers. They are designed to help your team build valuable new relationships and ultimately, close business deals.

  • 7:00 p.m.
    Cocktail Reception
    Local & Terraza, First Floor
  • 8:00 p.m.
    Dinner with Strangers

    No plans for dinner? Digiday has made a group reservation at Restaurant Arola located inside the hotel. With their Michelin star chef, Argi Arola, the menu is full of Mediterranean tapas and small plates. So come enjoy this relaxed atmosphere while you have a great meal looking over the sea. Sign up at the Digiday registration desk. Costs at your own expense.

  • 9:30 p.m.
    Digiday After-Hours

    You won't want to miss having one of these sophisticated cocktails at P41 Bar & Coctelarium. It's located with the Hotel Arts Barcelona, and a perfect setting for a nightcap. So come relax with your colleagues after the first day of the event. Costs at your own expense.

Tuesday, October 16

  • 8:30 a.m.
    Breakfast
    Local & Terraza, First Floor
  • 8:55 a.m.
    Opening Remarks
    • Jess Davies

      UK EDITOR

      DIGIDAY

  • 9:00 a.m.
    Town Hall Review with Nielsen
    Gran Salo Gaudi 1&2, Ground Floor

    Recap the themes from the publisher townhall and how they correspond to the Digiday challenge board.

    • Paul Barnard

      SENIOR DIRECTOR

      NIELSEN MARKETING CLOUD, UK & GERMANY

    • Tom Flaye

      VICE PRESIDENT

      NIELSEN MARKETING CLOUD, UK & GERMANY

  • 9:10 a.m.
    Transforming an Iconic Brand into a Content Powerhouse With a Diverse Revenue Base
    Gran Salo Gaudi 1&2, Ground Floor

    Since 1968, Time Out has been known for inspiring people to make the most of the city with its high-quality content, curated by expert journalists. In recent years, this iconic brand has been transformed into a global content powerhouse and while much has changed one thing hasn't: content is still king. It is at the heart of everything Time Out does, its websites, magazines, advertising solutions, live events, e-commerce and Time Out Market, the world's first food and cultural market based on editorial curation. This successful diversification across digital and physical channels makes Time Out the only global brand you can read, eat, drink and enjoy.

    • Julio Bruno

      CEO

      TIME OUT GROUP

  • 9:30 a.m.
    Getting Closer to Brands: A Shift in Brand-Publisher Relationships
    Gran Salo Gaudi 1&2, Ground Floor

    The dynamics of publisher-agency-client relationships are evolving. Whilst agencies still play an important role to play in this dynamic, publishers are often working directly with clients to deliver campaigns. Balancing both client and agency relationships can be acutely challenging, but done correctly, it can deliver exceptional results. How does this change the way that publishers deliver campaigns and what's the best route for navigating this growing landscape?

    • Ryan Skeggs

      GENERAL MANAGER

      GIVEMESPORT

    Moderator
    Jess Davies
  • 9:50 a.m.
    Axel Springer’s Data Privacy Update
    Gran Salo Gaudi 1&2, Ground Floor

    Even before the GDPR came into force, Axel Springer conducted extensive tests to analyze and maximize the opt-in rates for data usage for its digital units. On the occasion of the ePrivacy Regulation, Dr. Moritz Holzgraefe will give an overview of the current discussion, of the measures introduced by Axel Springer in the course of the GDPR and of the “Opt in and Transparency-Layer”, an open source project of the digital publisher.

    • Dr. Moritz Holzgraefe

      HEAD OF GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS

      AXEL SPRINGER

  • 10:10 a.m.
    AI is Transformative & You Should Be Using It Now. Here's How.
    Gran Salo Gaudi 1&2, Ground Floor

    The full extent of machine learning's application to publishing remains to be seen, but as it stands publishers can stop revenue loss and maximise ad inventory by injecting AI into their current operations. From improving viewability, managing invalid traffic and restoring impressions lost to ad-blocking, Brian Murphy of Instart will get into the data on how machine learning can maximise revenue by up to 20%.

    • Brian Murphy

      HEAD OF PRODUCT, AD REVENUE

      INSTART

  • 10:20 a.m.
    Media, But Also Consultants
    Gran Salo Gaudi 1&2, Ground Floor

    CNN has responded to ever greater complexity in the advertising ecosystem by creating CNN Reach - a new unit within CNN International Commercial to specialize in smart targeting of audiences and campaign optimisation on CNN platforms and beyond. In this session, Rob Bradley and Leo Urushibata go under the bonnet of how CNN Reach works, why it was created and why publishers need to evolve and offer more to clients by introducing such consultancy services.

    • Leo Urushibata

      DIRECTOR OF CONTENT OPTIMISATION

      CNN INTERNATIONAL

    • Robert Bradley

      VP, DIGITAL COMMERCIAL STRATEGY & INNOVATION

      CNN INTERNATIONAL

  • 10:40 a.m.
    Networking Break
    Gran Salo Gaudi Foyer, Ground Floor
  • 10:55 a.m.
    Engagement: The Route to Programmatic Success
    Gran Salo Gaudi 1&2, Ground Floor

    Tribuna Digital is one of the wave of rising sports publishers which have embedded themselves alongside the game on a global scale. By encouraging user-generated content, keeping audiences on platforms and running a lean operation, the publisher is expanding entirely funded by programmatic. This session will look at how they measure engagement, and how they use that data to fuel both their growth and commercial strategy.

    • Andrey Boborykin

      EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

      TRIBUNA DIGITAL

  • 11:15 a.m.
    How Do Subscriptions Actually Work?
    Gran Salo Gaudi 1&2, Ground Floor

    Piano’s CEO, Trevor Kaufman, discusses data-driven observations for how users (and publishers) react when a subscription model is deployed.

    • Trevor Kaufman

      CEO

      PIANO

  • 11:30 a.m.
    The New York Times on Ad Efficiency
    Gran Salo Gaudi 1&2, Ground Floor

    The New York Times has made headlines in the past few years due to the unprecedented success of their subscription proposition, however ad revenue is still an important part of their revenue base. In this focus session, you will hear how the Times is experimenting with new measurement techniques to calculate ROI on ad spend and to use this as a starting point for not only optimising their display offering, but also figuring out where they can diversify.

    • Jean-Christophe Demarta

      SVP, GLOBAL ADVERTISING

      THE NEW YORK TIMES

  • 11:50 p.m.
    Working Groups
    Gran Salo Gaudi 1, 2 & Lobby Ground Floor

    These tried-and-tested interactive sessions will give you the opportunity to deep dive into one of the challenges facing your organization. The topics of the working groups are:
    - Data privacy
    - Platforms 2.0
    - User targeting

    • Emily Dreeson

      HEAD OF AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT

      HIGHSNOBIETY

    • Michelle Powell

      HEAD OF MEDIA

      THE TELEGRAPH

    • Leo Brown

      DIRECTOR, AUDIENCE & DATA, INTERNATIONAL

      LIVE NATION

  • 12:20 p.m.
    Publisher Town Hall
    Salo Granado, 2nd Floor

    Publishers only.

    This is your opportunity to discuss some of the challenges submitted to the Digiday Challenge Board. Come prepared to interact with your peers and turn challenges into opportunities.

  • 1:00 p.m.
    Lunch
    Arola, Second Floor
  • 2:00 p.m.
    VIP Afternoon Activity with Taboola

    Taboola knows how to take advantage of their time in Barcelona, as we have a fun & cultural afternoon planned.  By invite only. Bus departs from hotel lobby at 2:00 p.m.

  • 2:00 p.m.
    Afternoon Break

    This is time to spend how you see fit, but Digiday has some great suggestions for you to participate in while making the best of your trip.

    Afternoon Suggestions:

    Hotel Pool & Beach Access: Take this time to relax and catch up on emails by their infinity pool over looking the ocean. Or head down to the beach to dip your toes in the sand.

    Sagrada Familia: This is the unfinished cathedral designed by Antoni Gaudi, a must see in Barcelona and one of the architect's most spectacular works. Only 15 minutes from the hotel!

    Mercado de la Boqueria: This is the most famous market in Barcelona, and was founded in 1840 as a small pig market. Now it has over 250 stands, with casual restaurants and bars where you can taste the very best of traditional Spanish cuisine. Was also recognized as the 'best fresh market' in the world by CNN.

  • 5:30 p.m.
    Strategic Dialogue with Josh Rucci
    Salo Granado, 2nd Floor

    This private, publishers-only dialogue features an industry thought leader, and as the name suggests attendees can ask them anything.

    Josh Rucci is currently advisor to the CEO of Dow Jones and was previously general manager and global head of media distribution for Bloomberg Media. Knowledgable in global media markets, this is your opportunity to get some honest advice from an industry figure who has worked with some of the world's top news media organizations.

    • Josh Rucci

      ADVISOR TO CEO

      DOW JONES

    Moderator
    Lucinda Southern
  • 6:00 p.m.
    8-Minute Meetings
    Salo Pau Casals, Ground Floor

    The 8-minute business meetings connect VIP publishing delegates with innovative technology platforms and publishers. They are designed to help your team build valuable new relationships and ultimately, close business deals.

  • 7:00 p.m.
    Cocktail Hour
    Local & Terraza, First Floor
  • 8:00 p.m.
    Dinner with Friends

    We're in the beautiful city of Barcelona, and Digiday will be making a group reservation at one of the local restaurants down the road, Xiroi Ca la Nuri. It has an amazing Mediterranean menu, with views over looking the water. Sign up at the Digiday registration desk. Costs at your own expense.

  • 9:30 p.m.
    Digiday After-Hours

    After dinner, we'll head over to Cocktail Smar for a night cap. This establishment opened its doors after the Olympic Games in 92 and it's known for it's large terrace over looking the beach. You'll be sure to hear the local Spanish music, but also a little bit of Salsa & Merengue. Enjoy your last night of the Summit at this upbeat, fun bar. Costs at your own expense.

Wednesday, October 17

  • 8:30 a.m.
    Breakfast
    Local & Terraza, First Floor
  • 9:30 a.m.
    Opening Remarks
    Gran Salo Gaudi 1&2, Ground Floor
    • Jess Davies

      UK EDITOR

      DIGIDAY

  • 9:45 a.m.
    Inside The Guardian’s Reader-First Strategy - the How, the Why & the What
    Gran Salo Gaudi 1&2, Ground Floor

    The collapse of ad reliant revenue models has been difficult for almost all publishers, but for none as publicly as industry mainstay, The Guardian. Two years into their much-talked-about three-year plan, revenues are up. The Guardian’s chief customer officer, Anna Bateson will join UK Editor of Digiday, Jess Davies to discuss the evolving success of their supporter model.

    • Anna Bateson

      CHIEF CUSTOMER OFFICER

      THE GUARDIAN

    Moderator
    Jess Davies
  • 10:05 a.m.
    Tackling Subscriber Churn by Understanding Your Customers
    Gran Salo Gaudi 1&2, Ground Floor

    The Economist has long been the poster child for successful subscription models and has recently launched their new app to reduce churn in their subscriber pool. Hear from the mastermind behind the new app on how they developed this product with user feedback and how this has helped to reduce subscriber churn.

    • Richard Holden

      DEPUTY HEAD OF PRODUCT

      THE ECONOMIST

  • 10:25 a.m.
    The 5 Biggest Header Bidding Trends That Take us to 2019?
    Gran Salo Gaudi 1&2, Ground Floor

    What are the hottest trends to hit header bidding this year? Today, the increasing number of tools publishers have at their stack to optimize their inventory has shifted the way they sell. Server-Side Header Bidding, Wrappers, UAM, Video Header Bidding, etc.

    • Alex Volker

      SVP, AD EXCHANGE

      ADTELLIGENT

  • 10:35 a.m.
    Working Affiliate Revenue into Your Model
    Gran Salo Gaudi 1&2, Ground Floor

    For Swedish publisher Nyheter24-Gruppen the past two years have seen affiliate revenue grow to around 25% of their total revenue, with the expectation that it will continue to grow. This stable revenue stream is not without its challenges; this case study will consider this alternate revenue stream from an operational perspective.

    • Ulrika Ek

      CEO

      NYHETER24 GRUPPEN

  • 10:55 a.m.
    A Pivot to Car Dealer? Dennis’ Buyacar.co.uk Story
    Gran Salo Gaudi 1&2, Ground Floor

    When Dennis announced in 2016 that they would be owning the customer transaction, the industry had questions. It was one of the first major commerce moves made by a publisher. Now two years on, deputy managing director of digital Nick Flood will share their incredible story as well as an insight into how they work with Amazon as one of their biggest affiliate partners.

    • Nick Flood

      DEPUTY MANAGING DIRECTOR, DIGITAL

      DENNIS

  • 11:15 a.m.
    Working Group Session Reports
    Gran Salo Gaudi 1&2, Ground Floor

    Hear feedback from the working group session leaders. Learn what key challenges were raised, what opportunities were discussed and how they chose to tackle it all head-on.

    • Emily Dreeson

      HEAD OF AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT

      HIGHSNOBIETY

    • Michelle Powell

      HEAD OF MEDIA

      THE TELEGRAPH

    • Leo Brown

      DIRECTOR, AUDIENCE & DATA, INTERNATIONAL

      LIVE NATION

    Moderator
    Jess Davies
  • 11:35 a.m.
    5 Things We've Learned
    Gran Salo Gaudi 1&2, Ground Floor

    We’ll summarize the event with the top themes that have emerged through three days of content.

    • Lucinda Southern

      UK SENIOR REPORTER

      DIGIDAY

Activities

  • Monday
    8 PM - Dinner with Strangers

    No plans for dinner? Digiday has made a group reservation at Restaurant Arola located inside the hotel. With their Michelin star chef, Argi Arola, the menu is full of Mediterranean tapas and small plates. So come enjoy this relaxed atmosphere while you have a great meal looking over the sea. Sign up at the Digiday registration desk. Costs at your own expense.

    9:30 PM - After-Hours Hangout

    You won't want to miss having one of the sophisticated cocktails at P41 Bar & Coctelarium. It's located with the Hotel Arts Barcelona, and a perfect setting for a night cap. So come relax with your colleagues after the first day of the event. Costs at your own expense.

  • Tuesday
    8 PM - Dinner with Friends

    We're in the beautiful city of Barcelona, and Digiday will be making a group reservation at one of the local restaurants down the road, Xiroi Ca la Nuri. It has an amazing Mediterranean menu with views over looking the water. Sign up at the Digiday registration desk. Costs at your own expense.

    2 PM - VIP Afternoon Activity with Taboola

    Join us for an afternoon experience with Taboola. By invite only. Bus departs from hotel lobby at 2 p.m. 

    2 PM - Afternoon Suggestions

    This is your free time, but you can look to participate in one of Digiday's suggestions to make the best out of your time in this beautiful city. Head over to the pool or beach and take this time to relax and catch up on emails. Their infinity pool over looks the ocean, or head down to the beach to dip your toes in the sand. Visit Sagrada Familia, the unfinished cathedral designed by Antoni Gaudi. This is a must-see in Barcelona and is located only 15 minutes from the hotel. Or head over to Mercado de la Boqueria, the most famous market in Barcelona. It was founded in 1840 as a small pig market. Now it has over 250 stands with casual restaurants and bars where you can taste the very best of traditional Spanish cuisine. Sagrada Familia was also recognized as the 'best fresh market' in the world by CNN.

    9:30 PM - After-Hours Hangout

    After dinner, we'll head over to Cocktail Smar for a night cap. This establishment opened its doors after the Olympic Games in 92 and it's known for it's large terrace over looking the beach. You'll be sure to hear the local Spanish music, but also a little bit of Salsa & Merengue. Enjoy your last night of the summit at this upbeat, fun bar. Costs at your own expense.

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