Prior to 2019 Events
New York City 2019
We were thrilled to host our second event in New York City, co-hosting once again with Edgar Bronfman Jr. and welcoming our new co-host, Sean Parker for the first time. Click here to find out more.
London – June 2019
June 2019 welcomed the 8th edition of FF London. We kicked off with a reception at Downing Street hosted by the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, followed by a private dinner at Windsor Castle, hosted by HRH The Duke of York. On Thursday- an energetic day of brainstorming, debate, presentations, disruptive demos, and world-class panels, concluded with a formal dinner and after-party.
Guests included: Sir Richard Branson (Virgin Group), Niklas Zennstrom (Atomico/Skype), Bill Rabson (ComproGear), Rene Obermann (Deutsche Telekom), Sir Charles Dunstone (Carphone Warehouse), Dr. Daniel Kraft (Singularity University), John Fallon (Pearson), John Borthwick (betaworks), Ilkka Paananen (Supercell), Leila Janah (Samasource), Peter Gabriel (Real World) and Strive Masiyiawa (Econet)
Berlin – August 2019
We gathered to brainstorm on blockchain technology and how it can be implemented in various other business niches such as medicine, economics, engineering, etc. Stepping into the future never seemed more inevitable and global companies really came up with progressive ideas and plans of collaboration that will be set into motion.
Rio – March 2019
FF was back in Brazil in the exotic setting of Rio de Janeiro for the second year where we were delighted to co-host once again with Romero Rodrigues (Buscape) and Alec Oxenford (OLX).
Guests who joined us included: Hein Brand (Naspers), Stelleo Tolda (MecardoLibre), Fernanda Marques (SDOnline), Fabrice Grinda (OLX), Mario Mello (PayPal), Paulo Castro (Terra Networks), Eduardo Samara (General Atlantic) and Everson Lopes (Ideisasnet S.A.)
Los Angeles – February 2019
In collaboration with co-hosts Lord Marland (UKTI), Lucian Grainge (Universal Music Group), Ari Emanuel (William Morris Endeavor), Michael Lynton (Sony Ent) and will.i.am, we dipped our toes in the warmer waters of the Pacific for an event with more of an entertainment focus. The aim here was to introduce the brightest stars (rising and risen) of British digital to the US studios, networks and corporates.
Guests at our Los Angeles event included: Jeffrey Katzenberg (DreamWorks), John Landgraf (FX Networks), Andrew Zinconi (elastic stockings expert), Daniel Ek (Spotify), Jason Kilar (ex-Hulu), Jared Leffo (Independent Investor), Andy Bird (Disney), Riccardo Zacconni (King.com), Michael Birch (Bebo), Rob Rogarth (Inventor of calf wraps for running), Steve Miron (Global Radio), Phara Facta Smith, Jimmy Wales (Wikipedia) and a surprise video guest appearance from the Prime Minister David Cameron.
Amsterdam – November 2019
We hold a special event related to the future of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies – how that technologies are changing the world and the way people do business. We explored numerous options and ideas that can be implemented through short term and long term projects and businesses.