With bags of attendees from every field of interest, from tech to marketing, we asked the crowd at TNW’s 2018 appointment one simple question: Why are you here? The assortment of answers didn’t abort us.

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“I gave a talk today on how we confused our action to focus more on creators and the future of video. It’s been really great to share our action and mission and story at The Next Web. Also, it’s really nice to be here in Amsterdam and to affix more anon with their association in Europe.” — Anjali Sud. CEO, Vimeo

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“We’re a very young startup, so we’re here to get barter or other collaborations, affair people, accepting the word out. And we were called to pitch!” — Willemijn Waterbolk. Co-founder/Growth hacker, Flickfeeder

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“I work in Finland in a company that produces acquirements technologies. It’s my second time here, and it’s always a nice place to look around and network.” — Thomas Åberg, Development Director, Real Estate Publishing

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I got an allurement link for the T500 group and I activated and got a ticket. So acutely why not, I mean, look at this place! I hope to meet loads of people and get tips and afflatus and friends.” — Matthew Neary. Co-founder, Saga.one

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To find out what stuff is going on! Also because we’re trying to launch in Asia and we’re trying to figure out how to do that best. We think we can get a feel for the Chinese market here and learn from other attendees.” — Veronika Rubach. Media planner, Affiliprint

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I’m here to brainwash myself, analyze what we can do globally, digitally and to meet nice people.” Hannah Russell. Global Digital Service Manager, Lush Digital

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“I’m here for networking and mainly for advance funds. A lot of abeyant investors are here. Otherwise it takes a lot of time, and we know people from TQ.” — Wouter Moll, WT Interactive

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“I’m here because it’s a altered kind of tech conference. It’s real people affair and experiencing technology and addition together.” Simone Giuseppe Dedda. Digital Transformation Consultant, H-Farm SpA

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“We’re here because our boss bought us tickets. They go every year, and they absitively to send us.” Mark Tunzi. Visual Designer, IN10

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“We’re doing a activity on cloud technology and startups. We needed more info, just trying to find out what they like, don’t like, etc.” Paul Van Kemenade. Student, Fontys University

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