Philipp Grefer (DE)
Philipp is founder and CEO of WISE - The Future Festival and Think Tank which he founded 2018 in Beijing. After five editions, WISE will take place for the second time in Berlin in 2023.
Philipp has more than 20 years of experience in the global music & events business in various roles (agent, promoter, PR, label, management, project management) 11 of which he lived in China, where he co-founded 360-degree music agency FakeMusicMedia in 2009 and worked at the Shanghai 2010 Expo for German Government Organization GIZ. He brought over 200 artists to China / Asia (e.g. Hot Chip, Die Toten Hosen, Royksopp, Daddy G of Massive Attack), and has taken chinese rockstars NOVA HEART around the world, securing them various sync deals for Netflix, HBO as well as airplay from Triple J, via BBC to EinsLive etc.
2022 he was commissioned to organize the government funded German House at SXSW, to lead the first EU financed Music Trade Mission to Mexico, was recruited as a consultant for German PRO GEMA and started to work with Berlin & L.A. based newcomer AVA VEGAS. He also produced a short documentary about Berlin´s creative scene commissioned by the German Embassy in Beijing featuring a.o. SVEN MARQUARDT (BERGHAIN).
He advises various companies and artists on Asia as well as US & Mexico and is a frequent speaker at international conferences He is also working as a curator at the intersection of music, art & technology and recently launched the first WISE NFT.