We're thrilled to announce our program focusing on the New Sharing Economy with thought leaders and key players shaping the sharing movement: Airbnb, ETSY, ZipCar, TaskRabbit, LendingClub and so many more will join us onstage.
This movement represents a major economic, social and cultural shift and is redefining the ways goods and services are exchanged, valued and created. We will explore the economics of the sharing economy movement and why it might mean the end of consumerism, as we know it. We will also feature a number of totally new players who will launch at LeWeb London, such as Lily Cole, Chris Chabot and Julien Smith.
The sharing economy is entirely based on new communities forming with new values and LeWeb London will bring the most breakthrough communities to the stage: Burning Man gathers 50,000 people in the desert with no money and no marketing allowed, while Summit acquired a mountain in Utah to host their own community.
We'll see some amazing demos from some great companies and have in-depth discussions about funding and the financial sector in the New Sharing Economy. For established industries, the sharing marketplace – with rapidly shifting social, cultural and technological disruptions – is forcing them to respond too. There is no doubt that its reach is vast.
Rest assured, you will walk away from LeWeb London sessions with a better understanding of the New Sharing Economy, the key players and best practices in the space.