Mark w. Schaefer, a recognized social media marketing strategist, is the first 2018 speaker

The organizing team of, one of the most carefully curated business/Internet conferences in Southeast Europe, which is set for May 26-27 (with an additional day of hands-on workshops on May 25), in the Mediterranean seaside resort of Budva, Montenegro, has just announced the first 2018 keynote speaker – Mark W. Schaefer.

Mark is a globally-recognized speaker, author of multiple bestsellers, and business consultant who blogs at {grow} – one of the top five marketing blogs of the world.

He has worked in global sales, PR, and marketing positions for 30 years and now provides consulting services, specializing in marketing strategy and social media workshops. His clients include both start-ups and global brands such as Adidas, Cisco, Johnson & Johnson, Dell, Pfizer, and the UK government.


Among top 10 most re-tweeted marketing authorities in the world

He teaches graduate marketing classes at Rutgers University and has lectured at many prestigious institutions such as Oxford University and Princeton. Mark has written six best-selling books including The Tao of Twitter (the world’s best-selling book on Twitter) and The Content Code (listed as one of the ‘Top 5 marketing books of the year’ by Inc. magazine). His books are used as textbooks at more than 50 universities across the world and have been translated into 12 languages.

Mark is the co-host of The Marketing Companion, one of the Top 10 marketing podcasts on iTunes. He is the seventh-most mentioned person by CMO’s on Twitter and is among the Top 10 most re-tweeted marketing authorities in the world. He was listed as one of the Top 10 authorities on Social Selling by Forbes and is considered among the Top 10 Marketing Influencers in the world.

He has been a keynote speaker at prestigious events all over the world including SXSW, Marketing Summit Tokyo, and the Institute for International and European Affairs. Mark has appeared in many media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Wired, The New York Times, CNN, CNBC, the BBC and the CBS NEWS. He is a regular contributing columnist to The Harvard Business Review.


Tickets at discount for early birds tickets are available at the conference official website, at The full price of the ticket is 300€. However, all interested parties can take advantage of the Early Bird ticket sale and get their ticket for just 150€, before February 18. High school, undergraduate, postgraduate, and PhD students who are 27 years old or younger can get their ticket for a special price of 50€. conference ticket includes: pass for all conference sessions (May 26-27), workshops (May 25), and the start-up competition (May 26-27), buffet lunch on both conference days, all coffee breaks on both conference days, and a cocktail reception (the evening of May 26). A ticket does not include accommodation and transport. All bought tickets can later be transferred to another person (‘name change’), but cannot be refunded. 2018, one of the most carefully curated business/Internet conferences in Southeast Europe, will be held on May 26-27, in Hotel Mediteran, in the Mediterranean seaside resort of Budva, Montenegro.

This year, has prepared something brand new – an additional day of hands-on marketing and startup workshops on May 25, which are completely free to everyone with a conference ticket.

The conference has been organized annually since 2013, by Domain.ME, a private company in charge of operating Montenegro’s national Internet domain – .ME. brings stories from the front lines of disruptive technological solutions, innovative business models, engaging branding strategies, and world-changing initiatives, and brings together business, technology and innovation leaders, marketers, startups, and geeks.