Must-Visit Tech Events in CEE

March 22, 2019

Despite the general opinion that the brightest minds and top innovations are all overseas, the tech industry in Eastern Europe is rapidly changing and showing tremendous growth. Finally, we don’t have to go far to learn the most brilliant tech insights. That’s why, we prepared a list of tech events in CEE, which you definitely don’t want to miss. 

Venture Day Minsk

venture daysDate: 11 April 2019

Venue: Minsk, Belarus

Ticket price: $38

Among spring events to book in the calendar is Venture Day Minsk. This startup conference brings together talented game and software developers, investors, world-known speakers and entrepreneurs for one day only. Since 2015, the conference annually arranges speed dating with investors, startup battles and startup fair. That is definitely a must-visit event for the tech-driven community.

InfoShare Conference


Date: 8-9 May 2019

Venue: Gdansk, Poland

Ticket price: starting from 59 PLN

As long as Eastern Europe is the creative hub of entrepreneurial minds, no wonder that CEE is its center. InfoShare is one of the biggest events in the CEE region. Every year the conference in Gdansk, Poland turns into a home for 6000 people. For two days attendees share ideas, experience, and knowledge and discuss trends in technology.

Bucharest Tech Week

Bucharest Tech Week

Date: 21-26 May 2019

Venue: Bucharest, Romania

Ticket price: starting from 239, Tech Expo – free 

One week of technology, business and innovation exploration in Bucharest. Tech Week is a huge urban festival in the CEE region which includes 5 summits, Tech Expo and plenty of Partner Events. Bucharest Tech Week is in our must-visit list for a reason. The variety of events allows you to find the perfect fit for a team to connect with investors. Bucharest Tech Week is a fantastic opportunity to find “fresh blood” among startups and extend business connections. Entrepreneurs of any age, gender, race, and beliefs unite to celebrate diversity.

Brain Bar Budapest  


Date: 30-31 May 2019

Venue: Budapest, Hungary

Ticket price: €140

Founders of the festival insist that Brain Bar Budapest is more than an idea center, it brings people from different backgrounds together, uniting for the sake of global change. The audience is hungry for new opportunities that the tech world can offer. Brain Bar Budapest is a great chance for everyone as it brings debates to the whole new level.

Shift Split Conference


Date: 30-31 May 2019

Venue: Zagreb, Croatia

Ticket price: $200

Smart people don’t accidentally gather in one place. Shift Split Conference is intellectual and information exchange combined with productive tech talks. More than 1000 attendees join the event in Zagreb, Croatia to discuss and explore new opportunities in tech.

EMERGE — Tech Conference 2019


Date: 4-5 June 2019

Venue: Minsk, Belarus

Ticket price: starting from €85

Belarus keeps impressing other countries with the development of its tech industry. EMERGE conference is Minsk attracts tech and entrepreneurial minds from Eastern Europe, Balkans, and even Central Asia. Startup founders, investors from various accelerators and all those, who are passionate about tech get together to present existing products that will impact the lives of millions.



Date: 9-12 June 2019

Venue: Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Ticket price: starting from €69

Who would think that the mysterious heart of Europe turns to be the local center of innovation? Techsylvania is open for CEOs and executives of digital companies, founders, software engineers and the whole tech community for 4 exciting and productive days. The special feature of Techsylvania is its 4-day hackathon. Any member of the tech community will be able to find a preferable activity, whether that is startup competition, Q&A session with mentors, workshops, satellite events, executive roundtables or beneficial networking.

IT Arena

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Date: 27-29 September 2019

Venue: Lviv, Ukraine

Ticket price: starting from $129

In 2014 creative minds of the Ukrainian tech industry managed to gather tech giants of the country to put efforts together to create something truly unique, inspiring and inventive – IT Arena. In the last six years, the conference united a total of 10,000+ attendees, 500 speakers, 650 startups and arranged more than 100 satellite events. Productive networking, business matchmaking, and festival spirit are IT Arena trademarks. Three intensive conference days catalyze exponential growth and inspire new solutions and business ideas.

Women Startup Competition Europe

Women Startup Competition Budapest

Date: 25 April 2019

Venue: Budapest, Hungary

Ticket price: free

Women Startup Competition Europe is aimed to support women entrepreneurship. It is important to empower women in tech and arrange female meetings and conferences. Women Startup Competition Europe is a perfect example of support for female entrepreneurs to join the industry and move forward.



Date: soon

Venue: Kyiv, Ukraine

Ticket price: soon

ITEM is a perfect combination of business and tech community that generate ideas into useful products and services. ITEM always selects the most inspirational, international influencers of the tech world such as Google, Facebook, Pinterest, Siemens, Microsoft, Oracle, Lenovо, Spotify, GitHub, and Skype. The conference treats attendees with special entertainments like Business Day, Technical Day, Speech bar – non-formal communication with experts, ITEM dancing night. It seems like admirers of the tech industry have no choice but to join this event.