With the world experts, strong CEE representation and solid focus on trends and new technologies, Lviv IT Arena 2016 promises to be one of the most anticipated events for the entire Eastern European region. “The event will unite CEOs, developers, startupers, and business owners to create a unique mix of networking, learning, and entertainment,” says Stepan Veselovskyi, Lviv IT Cluster CEO who coorganizes the conference. He reveals some of the mysteries about the upcoming event. The conference has grown twice in two years, and with the increasing interest and more speakers, this one will get even bigger. "The previous Arena was named the best tech conference in Ukraine, and this year, we are aiming even higher to have more participants from Central and Eastern Europe," says Stepan. The event focuses on professional development in IT. “We try to bring the maximum world experts as speakers to provide the participants with a unique experience in the industry,” states the coorganizer. This year, the event will receive up to 2500 people promoting Lviv as a city of technology and IT business. “We will have three streams on Business, Product, and Technology, and the latter will get the most changes having two substreams on different topics,” says Stepan. He mentions a new format of the event: “Arena is a place to learn, network, and have fun. People can learn only with a great atmosphere, so we prepared some surprises which we will reveal later.” Among the mysteries, there will be a large-scale tech expo whose name and features are yet to be revealed. One thing we know for sure: tech expo will present some of the best products of Ukrainian companies to show their potential for the foreign visitors and companies. The other surprises are the final party and networking night. Lviv IT Arena will bring together some of the prominent IT figures and experts who represent different markets. With a new format, prepared surprises, and networking opportunities, it promises to be one of the major events for the entire region.