VidCon announced today the first slate of speakers who will comprise the Industry Track at VidCon Europe — the online video gathering’s first venture overseas to be held in Amsterdam in April. VidCon offers three attendee Tracks — Community, Creator, and Industry — with the latter being geared toward online video professionals.
VidCon co-founder Hank Green will kick off the programming slate with a keynote address, followed by remarks from the CEOs of three of Europe’s biggest digital networks: Ashley McKenzie of Brave Bison, Paola Marinone of BuzzMyVideos, and Matthew Heiman of Diagonal View. Nikolas Schriefer, co-founder of live events crowdsourcing platform Stagelink, will discuss how to cash in on new media through non-traditional projects, and the popular creators HelloRasmus of Denmark and Canadian travel vlogger Cailin O’Neil will discuss how brands can best make use of Snapchat.
VidCon Europe will also host panels tackling the growth of Facebook video as well as the emergence of virtual reality. The Lad Bible founder and CEO Solly Solomou and MetDaan co-founder and CEO Illirian Krasniq will discuss how they built two of the world’s biggest Facebook video channels, while Andrew Hawken of Mesmerise and Jan-Phillip Mohr of Hashplay will share how to tell great stories in VR.
Finally, Nick Hayward, CEO of digital studio The Narrative, will lead a conversation about how digital and traditional media can work together in the future, featuring Conde Nast Britain head Will Harris and Studio71 managing director Ronald Horstman.
“These are just a few of the more than 50 in-depth panels, keynotes, master classes, and more coming to VidCon Europe’s Industry Track in April,” said editorial director Jim Louderback in a statement.