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A great challenge and a big opportunity for the upcoming years, AI is becoming the next major economic factor across all sectors. Like Berlin and Paris, NYC belongs to the top 10 AI cities in the world. As part of the planned delegation trip in December 2021, you will have the opportunity to gain deep insights into the New York City AI ecosystem, visit labs and analyse case studies on location to bring back new ideas, contacts for projects or cooperations, and an enlarged perspective on AI applications’ potential.

“media:net goes NYC” aims for improving German-U.S. cooperation in the area of artificial intelligence in the digital media, communication and creative sectors in the capital region. Together with THE CATALYSTS, we are planning a one-week trip with 10-12 people. Visits to the most important locations and players, the AI Summit New York conference and dedicated matchmaking meetings are included. The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence will be part of the trip with scientific input.

Goals of a delegation trip from Berlin to New York City are:

As part of the delegation trip you will have the opportunity to gain the following benefits:

  • get insights into the NYC ecosystem (active institutions, networks, companies)
  • discover recent success cases/applications in the industry
  • identify fields of learning for your own structural development in Germany and in the European ecosystem
  • strengthen trade relations and meet potential joined venture partners
  • explore potential fields of cooperation between companies from Berlin and NYC, investigate potential fields for international collaboration on AI driven projects

Who should travel with us: The members of media:net and those who are interested in the Berlin media and digital economy are very welcome to join this trip. Especially: Decision makers and leaders of established companies from the media/IT/telecommunication sector, advertising/marketing agencies, start-ups in the AI field, companies of other sectors interested in AI-applications especially in the marketing field, academic and research institutions and representatives of the public sector.

Apply now and be part of the delegation from December 6th to 10th, 2021.


You only must pay for your own travel and accommodation expenses and conference tickets. media:net and THE CATALYSTS conceive and organize the trip for all participants.

More information will follow after the confirmation of the trip on September 27th, 2021.

Please note that registration is closed now. 


We also reserve the right to select the fellow travelers according to our criterias in order to create ideal matches with the local companies and to make the program as most ideal as possible. Therefore, a final program will only be available in November at the kick-off meeting on November 16th, 2021.


Please note that registration is closed now. The selection and feedback with a confirmation will take place at the end of September.


What can you expect? (program points marked with * tbc)

Day 0: Sunday, December 5th

Travel to NYC in a relaxed manner. In the evening we would like to welcome you in a small group with welcome drinks and give you the chance to get to know each other.

Day 1 – Monday, December 6th

Morning introductions to the key institutions in the ecosystem to get you all set to start a successful week.

In the afternoon, we will visit a key player of the digital media field relying on AI for their business processes.

Common restaurant visit of the delegates

Day 2 – Tuesday, December 7th

The morning will be dedicated to major labs/centers aiming to springboard the city to the forefront of the sector.

This will be followed by a series of visits to showcase applications in business, marketing or sales in different industries.

Reception, coorganised with the Consulate General the Federal Republic of Germany New York, for delegates and official partners

Day 3 & 4 – Wednesday & Thursday, December 8th & 9th

Common visit of the conference AI SUMMIT NEW YORK 


Important note: Due to the ongoing corona pandemic, we will take all precautionary and hygienic measures and make the stay dependent on the respective local measures. Since the travel conditions will still change until December, we expressly ask you to refrain from booking flights and accommodation for the time being. We will let you know when the trip is considered safe and bookings can be made.

The Trade mission is co-financed by Berlin Goes International and the European Regional Development Fund.




The program was compiled with the kind support of “The Catalysts”.


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