Euronews Group Chairman Michael Peters will speak at the EU-Startups Summit on May 12-13 in Barcelona!

On May 12-13, we will finally bring back the annual EU-Startups Summit as an in-person gathering! The event will happen in beautiful Barcelona, and you will have the chance to network and connect with more than 1,600 startup enthusiasts, investors and entrepreneurs from all over Europe, learn from influential and internationally successful founders, as well as experience an exciting startup pitch competition!

Today, we are announcing the next superstar speaker who is joining our lineup: Euronews Group Chairman (and former CEO) Michael Peters! At the EU-Startups Summit, Michael will give a talk on digital transformation in media, insights from Euronews, and the future of European media.

Launched in Lyon in 1993, Euronews is Europe’s leading international news channel bringing journalism that is “unapologetically impartial” to 440 million homes across 160 countries. Euronews was created out of a desire to create a strong, independent European news channel. Now, as one of the only international news media sources with a European perspective, Euronews is watched across the world and trusted as a verified source of truth.

The flagship English language edition of Euronews features live anchored news shows and provides audiences with a diverse array of factual programming on business, technology, science, climate, travel and culture. The media industry is fundamental in keeping us all connected, particularly in the startup community. By keeping us up-to-date with the breaking headlines, the freshest innovations and the latest ideas in business, tech, society and science, the media conglomeration is a key part of the European startup ecosystem and the European community more widely.

As CEO of Euronews (from 2011 to 2021) and then Group Chairman (since December 2021), Michael has launched the news network to global heights: Euronews shares the European voice on an international stage in 15 different languages with 11 offices around the world and a thriving network of 400+ journalists.

On the main stage at this year’s EU-Startups Summit, Michael will share incredibly valuable insights into the future of the European media industry, exploring how digitalisation has changed communications. He will also share his entrepreneurial journey of leading and growing one of Europe’s most iconic businesses on a global scale and the experience of launching different editions of Euronews, and sister brands like Africanews. We can’t wait!

To make sure you don’t miss the chance to hear from one of Europe’s leading media innovators and thinkers, as well as take part in 2-days of unbeatable startup action, secure your ticket now!

In the meantime, keep an eye on our dedicated event page to stay up to date on all the latest details about the Summit, and check out this quick video which will give you some insights into what’s to come.

A taste of what’s to come: 

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