Networking is a vital part of tech events and IT Arena is not an exception. The event’s organizers make sure the jam-packed agenda is combined with informal satellite events and afterparties. In addition to 2 full days of talks, over 30 meetups, 3 afterparties, a charity run and a giveaway breakfast with speakers took place within IT Arena. IT Arena app served as a great tool for business matchmaking as well as staying up-to-date with any changes in the agenda, therefore, making the conference experience smooth and comfortable for everyone.
It’s no news that IT Arena takes networking and entertainment seriously. The first-day afterparty was held at Pravda Beer Theatre, recently listed as one of the best breweries in Europe by The Guardian. Executive ticket holders could relax and meet fellow attendees in a more chill atmosphere during Tech Lounge.
The second day of IT Arena ended with Futureland Festival, a real celebration for all electronic music lovers. The festival was headlined by Juicy M, one of the best female DJs and a Ukrainian by origin. Amazing light show and loud beats have left the audience stunned. The last evening of IT Arena 2018 with Silicon Drinkabout, which allowed attendees to network with speakers and share their impressions about the event.
Knowledge comes first, but IT Arena organizers never underestimate the importance of networking and entertainment - the event is famous for its afterparties, and 2017 was not an exception. Futureland Festival, an open-air party took place right on the stadium field, gathering a few thousand of electronic music fans. In spite a (very) cold autumn night, the place got heated up by the famous French duo Cassius.
The second IT Arena, held on October 2-4 2015, brought together about 1400 participants including hundreds of IT professionals, top managers, designers, investors, entrepreneurs and startuppers. The number of the attendees exceeded the expectations of organizers – the conference almost doubled in size compared to 2014.
In 2015, the conference consisted of 3 simultaneous streams: Product, Technology and Business. Attendees could visit discussions conducted in English, Ukrainian or Russian and listen to speakers coming from 10 countries (USA, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Spain, Estonia, Russia, Poland, Belarus and Ukraine). The selection of speakers was decent and included representatives from IBM Design, Amazon, FitBit, Epson, Facebook, SAP, HP, Petcube and Microsoft.
The first IT Arena took place on October 2-4 2014. Being a meeting ground for 800 participants, including IT professionals from all directions (software engineers, designers, QAs), CEOs, young entrepreneurs and startups the conference became the biggest tech event in Western Europe.
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