SOURCE: Somesso

March 04, 2009 11:35 ET

Corporate Social Media Conference Calls for 'New Ways of Thinking' as Society Goes Digital

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND--(Marketwire - March 4, 2009) - SOMESSO (, the pan-European Corporate Social Media Conference that explores the role of business activity and communications online, announced today that its 2009 event will take place May 15 at the Emirates Stadium in North London.

Following a successful debut in Zurich, SOMESSO's second year sees the conference deal with the challenges of using digital tools in ways that benefit organisations financially, while generating social capital. Focusing on the application of new ways of thinking as a crucial component of driving digital strategies, SOMESSO will tell the story of the 'next generation' enterprise's evolution within the context of our rapidly digitising media.

SOMESSO London brings together the thought leaders in the industry to explore these topics. Both the event and the SOMESSO Web site aim to be a 'think and do' tank -- a space where attendees and interested parties can develop new approaches and methods of using social technologies that resonate with both internal and external communities.

Confirmed speakers include:

--  Stowe Boyd -- Social Media Blogger and Front Man for The /Messengers
--  Ross Mayfield -- Chairman, President and Co-Founder of Socialtext
--  Lee Bryant -- CEO, Headshift
--  Jason Goldberg -- VP XING Applications Platform / CEO & founder of
    socialmedian Inc.
--  René Rechtmann -- Group Managing Director, GoViral
--  IBM -- speaker announced shortly
--  Frans van der Reep -- Professor Digital Media, InHolland University.

SOMESSO London '09 seating is limited to ensure maximum interaction and relationship building. To register, please visit The non-refundable attendance fee is £395 before the early bird deadline of March 18, £495 by the regular registration deadline of April 30 and £595 for late registration after April 30 and on-site. All fees include 15 percent VAT. Lunch, coffee, closing drinks and refreshments are also included.

For companies: a 10 percent group booking discount is available for bookings of three or more people from the same organisation registering at the same time. If five delegates book, the sixth is free.

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