Need some solid reasons to get budget approval to attend this outstanding conference?

There is just one week remaining until WIRED2014, one of the most thought-provoking two-day conferences in Europe. Where else can you find, Honda’s ASIMO robot, HRH the Duke of York, DNA researcher Anne Wojcicki and many more in the same place?

With insights from more than 50 outstanding business leaders and startups, an interactive Test Lab product area and excellent networking opportunities, the two-day event aims to bring the WIRED world to life.

There are hundreds of reasons why you cannot afford to miss WIRED2014 on October 16-17 — we’ve narrowed them down to the top ten:

  1. Get smarter. Discover new ideas and trends for your sector and leave the event with incredible insights that will inform your business in the future.

  2. Spend two days surrounded by some of the most stimulating and forward-thinking people in the world — the instant cure to a creative burnout.

  3. Listen to — then get to meet — 43 pioneering speakers from multiple disciplines including: design, advertising, digital media, life sciences, publishing, programming, humanitarianism and more.

  4. Discover each of our 14 inspirational sessions that cater to a wide range of global themes, such as: Decoding the Body, Education Rethought, Technology without Limits and Driving the Future.

  5. Take advantage of the unique opportunity of networking with our speakers and over 600 senior delegates from a range of companies such as the BBC, esure, Shell, Unilever, The Government Office for Science, Volkswagen and LEGO. See a shortlist of delegates already signed-up here.

  6. Interact in the Test Lab with Telefónica — see the latest innovations first-hand and meet the people behind them. Check out a sneak peek of what’s in store here.

  7. Be exposed to new ways of approaching your work and your brand, and learn from the incredible stories each speaker has to tell.

  8. Hear from and meet the WIRED Innovation Fellows who have been handpicked by us for their potential to make a significant impact on the world.

  9. Watch an exclusive session with Google Zeitgeist, including Demis Hassabis, whose London-based startup DeepMind Technologies was bought by Google in January.

  10. Help change the prospects of a new startup at our pitch session, where delegates decide which of the six startups will get a spot at Pitch@Palace — a pitch event at St James’s Palace, hosted by HRH The Duke of York himself.

Book now to secure your place at WIRED2014.

Tickets are on sale now, WIRED subscribers receive a 10 percent discount.