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Spark me announces first speakers for 2016

Spark.me, one of the biggest marketing/Internet conferences in Southeast Europe, will be held on May 28-29, 2016, in Hotel Mediteran, in Budva, Montenegro.

Spark.me, one of the biggest marketing/Internet conferences in Southeast Europe, will be held on May 28-29, 2016, in Hotel Mediteran, in Budva, Montenegro.

The conference has been organized annually since 2013, by Domain.ME, a private company in charge of operating Montenegroâ€s national Internet domain – .ME. Spark.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.

Spark.me is an interactive two-day conference designed to inspire you, to ignite your imagination, and to let you find YOUR spark – the one thing that makes you special, that one idea that will make you stand out from the crowd, along with the people you need to know to make that happen.

After successfully organising Spark.me for three years in a row, with more than 1,300 attendees and 50 internationally-renowned speakers, Domain.ME is inviting the public and the media to save the date for this yearâ€s conference – May 28-29, 2016. Spark.me stage, in previous years, welcomed some of the worldâ€s most influential thinkers: Pankaj Ghemawat (one of the world’s leading authorities on global strategy, and a TED speaker), Christopher Fabian (co-founder and co-lead of UNICEFâ€s Innovation Unit, and one of 2013 TIME Magazineâ€s 100 most influential people), Scott Berkun (the bestselling author and a speaker), Alf Rehn (internationally recognized business thinker, an author and a speaker), David Armano (Global Strategy Director: Key Accounts at Edelman Digital), Tony Conrad (co-founder and CEO of about.me, and Founding Venture Partner at True Ventures), and Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi (hacker/artist who deals with questions of intellectual property rights, best known for being a co-founder of The Pirate Bay).

 

Jon Bradford, confirmed

 

The first confirmed Spark.me 2016 speaker is Jon Bradford, the cofounder of F6S (the leading startup community, where startups grow together through startup programs, deals, jobs, discussion and events), and also Tech.eu (tech blog helping you understand the European technology industry through unique data, stories, insights and interviews). Previously, Jon was the Managing Director of Techstars in London, a mentorship-driven startup accelerator, considered to be one of the best startup accelerators in the world. Jon is focused on helping start-ups and their founders achieve their true potential. Over the last five years, Jon acted as an advisor to many other multi-company accelerators from Montreal to Moscow. Spark.me organisers will be announcing more speakers in the weeks to come.

Spark.me tickets are available at the conference official website, at www.spark.me. The full price of the ticket is 250€. However, on Tuesday, December 22, the organisers have released a limited batch of 100 tickets at a Super Early Bird price of just 80€, and 50 student tickets at Super Early Bird price of only 50€. Super Early Bird tickets are limited, and available on a first-come first-served basis. Tickets can later be transferred to another person (“name change”), but they cannot be refunded. Student tickets are available to undergraduate, postgraduate, and PhD students 27 years old or younger, and to those who will graduate in 2016.

Announcing Spark.me 2016, NataÅ¡a Đukanović, Chief Marketing Officer of Domain.ME, stated: “As an integral part of its Corporate Social Responsibility program, Domain.ME supports marketing and Internet community in South-East Europe, and helps develop the business and startup community in Montenegro. The mission of Spark.me is to improve the quality of life in South-East Europe by raising awareness about the possibilities Internet and new technologies offer, through education, competition and networking opportunities.”