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Websites: A look behind the scene!

Many social networking and Web 2.0 Sites have German founders/co-founders. Amongst them are the two most successful business-related social networking platforms LinkedIn and OpenBC/Xing. Interest in Social Networking and Web 2.0 applications continues to grow. In Germany, the hype has been fuelled by the IPO of OpenBC/Xing. GABA is able to present unique insights into this next generation internet business.

Four representatives of internet companies will introduce their business and discuss the future of the industry:

* Konstatin Guericke, Co-Founder LinkedIn
* Johannes Ziegler, CEO & President miaplaza
* Tom Schulz, Co-Founder Trusted Opinion
* Ross Mayfield, CEO SocialText


The discussion will be moderated by Matthias Hohensee, correspondent for of the German weekly Wirtschaftswoche and author of the “Valley Talk,” a weekly column that is widely read in Germany.

Issues to be discussed:

* Relevance of Social Networking: Is there an internet life beyond the age of 20?
* Where’s the industry headed: One platform for all needs or many specialized networks?
* Business models: What is state of the art for social networking applications? What’s next?
* Industry: Are we heading for Bubble 2.0?


6:00 - 7:00 pm Registration/Networking
7:00 - 8:30 pm Program
8:30 - 9:30 pm Networking Reception

Complimentary appetizers, beer, wine and soft drinks will be served.

Cost: Members $20, Non-Members $30, At the door $40

Official Website: http://www.gaba-network.org/index.php?option=com_events&task=view_detail&agid=174&year=2007&month=01&day=25&Itemid=116

Added by planspark on January 3, 2007