Without any intention to exaggerate, I do tend to believe that this event is going to be one of the most significant in the whole ex-YU area this Autumn. Namely it is all about Weekend Media Festival – its 8th Edition. The conference itself is fully dedicated to future marketing perspectives and pays special attention to an array of topics closely related to the region itself.

Weekend Media Festival

The venue takes places in beautiful Istrian pearl – Rovinj downtown. In the period from 24th up until 27th of September, old tobacco factory is going to host more than four thousand participants, hundred and fifty lectures and more than five hundred specialized journalists etc. In order to be granted the exclusive right to attend, one rather has to pay the cotisation fee. More info about the fee packages themselves, here. To submit application please visit the official website.

And yep, Something that actually has that magnetic influence on people to attend are the lectures. The time has come to list down the most prominent lecturers.

1. Piero Poli – General Manager, Havas Worldwide UAE, United Arab Emirates

Working in the digital and communications arena for 13 years, Pieropiero Poli has led digital strategy and creative teams across Automotive, Luxury, Entertainment, Healthcare, FMCG, Consumer Electronics, Airlines, Retail and Finance in Australia, the UK, Switzerland, Spain and the Middle East. More info here.

2. Ana Anđelić – SVP and Global Strategy Director, Havas LuxHub, USA

Ana is SVP, Global Strategy Director at Havas LuxHub, aana global strategic consultancy working with the top luxury, fashion and lifestyle brands. An experienced strategist with passion for new things. More info here.

3. Jana Savić Rastovac –  Creative Director, McCann Belgrade, Serbia

janaJana is a Creative Director in McCann Belgrade.Her credits include a 2011 Cannes Festival of Creativity Bronze Lion won for the work she and her team did on the Bridge Projection Lifesaver campaign, is a Eurobest and Goldendrum finalists and has won numerous awards for the best agency in Serbia. More info here.

4. Caspar Schlickum – CEO, Xaxis EMEA

Caspar has extensive experience in digital media and audienceCaspar-Schlikum_BW insight driven marketing, having spent four years at Mindshare as a global client lead, and one year within Kantar, the holding company for WPP’s research and insight businesses. More info here.

5. Lynne Montgomery – COTRUGLI Business School Vice President

Lynne-MontgomeryDr. Lynne Montgomery is an international Professor of academics holding 15+ years of teaching experience at the Graduate and Undergraduate level. Dr. Montgomery’s expertise also includes 9 years of business development, consulting, and PR experience. She has authored multiple books and publications, receiving international accolades and attention. More info here.

If you have any additional inquiries regarding conference itself, full list of organisational committee is available here. We are assured that they are going to reply accordingly.

Meanwhile feel free to flashback in 2014th and catch a bit of atmosphere.

BalkanMarketingStories Crew will be pleased to provide you with more info regarding the event in the following months.

Thumbs up for the whole story and enthusiasm.