People attend our conferences to acquire knowledge, gain insight into current industry trends, network with fellow professionals and last, but not least – have fun.
They commonly want to hear and see what similar companies are doing and how they are doing it, as the featured speakers are all practitioners, people who do the real job day by day.
What attendees are looking for is the consistency in terms of the relevancy of content and the highest standards of facilities (venue arrangements, conference room, catering, pastime activities).
Sharing and more importantly GETTING information you need to stay up-to-date with latest trends, best-practices and overall business outlook for the near future.
Often neglected (or shall we say not emphasized enough) aspect of business conferences - the after hours, the time spent outside the conference room.
The event features speakers & panelists from the business environment, mostly from large multinational corporations and from SMEs. We’re not hosting academia or non-profit org’s, as we simply don’t find this type of content relevant to the business world. All the featured individual talks showcase concrete, real-world examples of actual work, actual projects. Panel-discussions are designed to debate current industry trends, best-practices and give insight into how successful companies go about Product Management.
The main conference hall is set-up with large round tables, so that attendees can feel comfortable sitting at an actual table instead rows of chairs. People like when they can bring in a coffee and snack or place their phone/laptop on a table. This type of seating ensures a great working atmosphere inside the room.
There is actually no elevated “stage” or “podium”, as we encourage speakers to freely roam around the conference room and communicate with the audience at all times. We find this type of delivery style to be much more engaging, as audience is not separated from the speaker. Also, the conference hall has glass walls, allowing for the natural light to penetrate the room. Again, we find this type of set-up preferable to “theatre” where the audience sits in the dark, while a spotlight illuminates the speaker.
Because to the best of our knowledge (and we're good at our thing) there is no other large scale international business event, dedicated to the topic of Product Management, in this part of Europe. So, we're filling that market gap and YOUR NEED, until others decide to try and replicate what we do. We’re looking forward to that challenge.
Late April is a great time, both in terms of business schedules and weather. We could hardly pick a better date.
Well why not!! Seriously? Opatija, the Queen of the Adriatic Coast, the gem, the pinnacle, the THE place to be when you're coming to a business event at a 5★ hotel. Opatija combines the natural beauty of the Adriatic, with the charm of the Old World Europe dating back to Emperor Franz Joseph I, with state-of-the-art events facilities and Michelin star gastronomy. It's in the class of its own. There is simply no other place like it. Oh and BTW - it's close. It's just several hours drive from Munich, Milan, Vienna or Budapest. So again - why not.
We feature speakers from across Europe and beyond, from various industries and with a wealth of experience. Moreover, we carefully select them and prep them, so they don't just present exceptional content, but they actually deliver an audience engaging performance.
Great Speakers matter, but the content matters just as much. It's not just who is saying something, but also WHAT they are saying and how open they are about the challenges, issues and problems they've been facing. We make sure that presented content is RELEVANT to the audience and doesn't end up being a mere product-demo or a sales-pitch.
The difference between a 2,000 people event and a 200 attendees event is best demonstrated outside the conference room, during breaks. At the former, you randomly bump into people; let's face it - that's not networking. At the latter, the size of the group is compact enough that "everyone gets to know everybody else" in 2 days. That's the intimacy of the conversation that ensures the QUALITY networking.
Naturally, the primary focus group of this conference are people who are involved in the entire life-cycle of the Product. From Product Specialists and Product Owners to Product Managers and Senior Product Managers, with product Marketing Managers and Directors and VPs of Products, all the way up to the Chief Product Officer.
Projects are the primary vehicle of delivering Products, hence there's no successful Product (Management) without Project Management. Expect to meet a lot of Project Managers among attendees.
Last but not least, a major gathering like this is a magnet for C-suite, so expect to see a significant number of CEOs and other Senior Execs among the crowd.
The Ambasador Hotel is the official venue of the conference. All attendees enjoy the special room rate. For details, please contact our Operations dept. at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain your booking code.
Attending the conference is NOT subject to staying at the venue. You can pick and chose any other accommodation in Opatija or its vicinity.
Hotel Ambasador │ Feliksa Peršića 5, 51410, Opatija, Croatia
Rooms available at discounted rate for attendees
Breakfast & Lunch during event will be served here
With all-glass walls and stunning views of the sea
Either in your room or at Hotels indoor/outdoor swimming pools
Relax at the bar over a glass of fine Croatian local wine