Early updates on Gran Canaria Business Week 2014

Dear friends of Gran Canaria Business Week,

The first Gran Canaria Business Week, GCBW13 was a success, with 50+ participants. Big thanks to everyone!

Many new connections have been made, new business opportunities have come up, new partnerships, even new employment opportunities as a result of the conference.
We have laid the foundation to build a great yearly business conference, and more events in Gran Canaria.

The next GCBW14 Internet Marketing conference is set to January 2-7. 2014.
Maspalomas January 2-3. 2014, Las Palmas January 6-7. 2014.

Anyone who is doing anything related to internet marketing anywhere should be at GCBW14.

These are some early updates, we are working on many more things:
- Todd Michael Heater will do a intensive Google ecosystem workshop.
- Edward Timmon will present The Canary News and present some exciting new opportunities.
- Like last year Lex Thoonen round off the conference with a open session on “Business in Gran Canaria”.
- Alex Bramwell will speak on “You too can work online and live in paradise”
- We will do some serious photo sessions, including individual photo sessions for participants to use in their own social media.
- Richard Clarke will present his Walking App and speak on app development www.walking-app.com
- Hans Lysglimt Johansen will present on “Event marketing through social media”. Hans will also speak about the various upcomming events in Gran Canaria.
- Open webmasters session, have the conference give feedback on YOUR website live. This is a great interactive session.
- In Las Palmas we are planning a session on work opportunities in Norway.
- Thomas Gramstad will help organize #gcbw14.
Thomas is the president of the Norwegian Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Thomas will also give presentation on “Open Money / Bitcoin – p2p currencies”
- We have a early bird special price, and we will have special price for local friends. The goal of the conference is to have people fly in to attend.
- GCBW has made a media partnership with The Canary News.

What we want from YOU:
- Please set the dates in your calendar: January 2-7. 2014.
- Please sign up as “Going” on the GCBW14 Facebook event, this spreads over time in Facebook.
- Share on social media, we will start spreading more material from late summer, use the hastag #gcbw14
- Talk to people about GCBW14
- Contact us with any ideas and suggestions
- Pitch the conference to any journalists/media/calendars (print/tv/radio) you have relationships with. This is essential to do early as many media have a long planning horizon.

“Like”, “Share”, “Comment”, “Follow” on the pages. :)

- GCBW is produced for YOU.

How can YOU benefit from GCBW14?
Network, who to meet and talk to?
Business opportunities, give and take.
Present your product/business in a stand?
Participate in the print flyer as a sponsor and social media marketing drive?
Other creative ideas.

We are working on several marketing initiatives for the conference.
We will contact a large number of media outlets and travel related businesses in Northern Europe with our press material.

Twitter hastag: #gcbw14

Please do forward this email to anyone you think should see it.

See you at #GCBW14

Regards, :)

Gran Canaria Business Week

Si Viva Espana

Hans Lysglimt Johansen
Mobile: +(47)92410510