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When
31 MAY - 2 JUNE, 2017
Starting 12:00 PM
Where
Danubius Hotel Helia, Kárpát utca 62-64, 1133 Budapest, Hungary

Inspiring Speakers | Transferring Knowledge

Top talent chosen for their impact


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Programme schedule

Programme at a glance


TT Primer Free Session | Registration Required

  12:00 - 14:00
  Room: Mercure

Trainer: Karen Laigaard, Director, TTO University of Copenhagen, Denmark

This workshop will introduce the various aspects of knowledge transfer, answer some key questions and provide a solid understanding of what success can look like. Take this opportunity to get to know your peers, extend your network and learn from the people who know all about it.

Masterclass
Masterclass

Masterclass

  14:00 - 16:00
  Room: TBC
Knowledge Transfer: Tools, Tactics and Tips. A more detailed review of the establishment and evolution of a KTO.
Special Interest Group meetings
Special Interest Group meetings

Special Interest Group meetings

  14:00 - 15:30
  Room: Panorama

Software SIG will showcase the progress of the three subgroups of the software: Scouting & screening, Licensing deals, IP Software Lifecycle Management.

Walking Guided Tour
Walking Guided Tour

Walking Guided Tour

  16:00 - 18:00
  Starting location: TBC
If you are interested in joining this tour, please make sure and reserve a place when registering for the Conference. There is an additional cost of €45 per person. The tour will end at the Welcome Reception.
Welcome Reception
Welcome Reception

Welcome Reception

  18:00 - 19:30
  Address: TBC
Enjoy a warm welcome to Budapest from ASTP-Proton President, Marta Catarino and Viktor Łuszcz, President of Hungarian Intellectual Property Office in Hungary. Relax with a drink, meet friends old and new, and network with your peers before the conference’s official launch.
European forum for Knowledge Transfer Directors
European forum for Knowledge Transfer Directors

European forum for Knowledge Transfer Directors

  19:30
  Address restaurant: TBC

This event is targeted at the most senior knowledge and tech transfer professionals. Are you a Technology Transfer Office Director? Join us for dinner, engage in challenging discussions, and use this opportunity to network with your peers.

Registration for this event is compulsory: the party attending this event will be guided to the venue from the Welcome Reception.

Registration desk opens
Registration desk opens

Registration Desk Opens

  07:45
  Room: Foyer
Guests can collect their badges and programmes from the ASTP-Proton desk
Morning Meeting for New Members
Morning Meeting for New Members

Morning Meeting for New Members

  08:00 - 08:45
  Room: Orion

Have you recently joined ASTP-Proton and would like to know more about the association and the benefits available to you? Join this morning meeting and network with other members to learn about the training events and tools available to help you excel professionally.

Moderators:
Karen Laigaard, Head of TTO, University  of Copenhagen, Denmark I Member, Programming Committee,  ASTP-Proton
Marc  Legal, Setting up a Start-up, France I Member, Programming  Committee, ASTP-Proton

Opening Plenary

  09:00 - 10:30
  Room: Helia

Opening Session and Welcome to Budapest
Marta Catarino, President, ASTP-Proton (09:00 - 09:15)

Keynote
Artificial Intelligence (AI). Threat or Opportunity?
In the perfect world of AI, efficiently integrated analytics will deliver clear business trends and insights; management processes will be intelligently automated and people will have more time to focus on value-creation activities. If this is a forward-looking vision, the question remains: how to better integrate and transition from the present to this new era?

Speakers:
David Cole, Senior Sales Lead – Telco, Media and Entertainment, IBM Watson Group, Co-Founder Thinking of Oscar (charity), United Kingdom
Nick de Pennington, Medical Director for the Oxford Biodesign Program Oxford University and Co-Founder of the Oxford Digital Health Incubator, United Kingdom

Track I – Strengthening the Core
From Metrics to Media Houses

  11:00 - 12:30
  Room: Mercure

Moderator: Nedeljko Milosavljevic, Director, Center for Technology Transfer, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Speaker 1: Claudia Tapia, Director IPR Policy, Ericsson, Germany; Chair of the 4IP Council
Speaker 2: Daniel Ras-Vidal, General Manager, FIN (Norwegian Association of Innovation Enterprises) and Senior Innovation Advisor, Abelia, Norway

All TTOs need to keep stakeholders up-to-date with their progress. Metrics are important and illustrative of tangible contributions, but they often fail to impact on the external world. We are currently living in an era where social media and storytelling are key communication assets. The reward for investment in communications can be significant but you first need to have the skills. For example, the 4IP Council has approached this challenge by raising awareness of the role of IPR innovation and social and economic welfare.

Track II – Creating Value
Beyond Patents: The Power of Brands, Copyrights and Trade­ secrets

  11:00 - 12:30
  Room: Helia

Moderator: Malcolm Bain, Partner id law partners, Spain

Speaker 1: François Drapeau-Paquin, Senior IP Counsel, Philips Intellectual Property and Standards, the Netherlands
Speaker 2: Britta Wyatt, Senior Consultant, Oxford University Innovation, United Kingdom

TTOs traditionally focus their resources on commercialisation of registerable IP, such as patents and trademarks. However the potential for wide-reaching societal and economic impact from the commercialisation of non-registerable or un-registered IP should not be overlooked. This is particularly relevant in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, where research is less likely to produce IP that can be commercialised via the patent route.

In this session we will hear about the different ways of commercialising such IP (including copyright, trade secrets, know-how and material rights) and the merits and challenges of this less traditional form of commercialisation activity.

Track III - Enriching the Ecosystem
Track III - Enriching the Ecosystem

Track III – Enriching the Ecosystem
Physical Co-creation. Unlimited Ways of Collaboration

  11:00 - 12:30
  Room: Panorama

Moderator: Maria de Bettencourt Tavares, Head of collaborative Innovation, Givaudan, Switzerland

Speaker 1: Viola Gauci, Program Lead, Google X, USA
Speaker 2: Wim Bens, founder of interim management and consultancy firm Bens & Partners, the Netherlands

Innovation is undoubtedly enriched when there is collaboration between different parties who bring their experience, know-how, networks and challenges to a project therefore enhancing and strengthening the outcome. Nevertheless, physical distance, and hectic daily lives, require such collaborations to be led with a certain rhythm and cohesion, ensuring that value is captured and participants don’t drift away.

In this session, we will hear from two expert institutions: one is exploring how to identify and establish, critical strategic alliances with selected academic centres, while the other has taken advantage of physical proximity of universities, technology parks and established industry to foster and support and innovative ecosystem.

Go beyond the established and be inspired by these examples on how to set-up your own successful collaborative environment.

KSE: Initiative sharing
KSE: Initiative sharing

Initiative sharing

  13:30 - 15:00
  Room: Helia

TTOs present their initiative or problem they are facing. Let these TTOs be a source of inspiration or attend to possibly identify some partners.

Slot 1
13:30 - 13:45
Partnering for Prototyping"To enlarge our capacity to prototype and stimulate our students and scientists to be entrepreneurial, we developed a partnership with the Chamber of Commerce of Innsbruck. Together we run an InnCubator and have now a free access to a 4000 sqm workshop with a state of the art machine park."
Slot 2
13:45 - 14:00
Slot reserved
Slot 3
14:00 - 14:15
EU projects"Attend this session and hear more about what the EU funded projects PROGRESS-TT, InvestHorizon and UTILE could mean for your TTO." www.progresstt.eu / www.investhorizon.eu / www.health-breakthrough.eu
Slot 4
14:15 - 14:30
KTI awards"Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI) has developed the KTI Impact Awards to recognize and celebrate the achievements in knowledge transfer and the people behind them. The Awards are now in their third year. We’d like to share how they have evolved, how they are used for wider effect and our learnings."
Slot 5
14:30 - 14:45
How to Generate License Income from a Drug Screening Assay?"With the end of the age of target patents, many universities have lost the ability to generate IP that effectively protects therapeutic agents. Many academic projects end with the validation of a drug target including a few tentative lead compounds as well as a scientific publication. Details of the target and assay get public and may be exploited by everybody. If the university does not run its own drug screening facility, the generation of valuable IP is entirely up to companies with their drug discovery capabilities based e.g. on high-throughput screening. In recent years, we have tried out several models of industry collaborations to remain involved and to secure our share in later drug IP. So far we have gained certain insights but feel that we have not yet found the egg of Columbus. We are interested in the experiences of our colleagues with similar approaches."
Slot 6
14:45 - 15:00
Slot reserved

Moderator: Tom Flanagan, Centre Director, Hothouse Innovation & Tech Transfer Centre, Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Ireland

Face-to-face Meetings
Face-to-face Meetings

Face-to-face meetings

  13:30 - 15:00
  Room: Orion

Through the conference app, you will be able to schedule meetings with other participants of the conference. This is a great opportunity to learn about the industry demands or present your technologies or interests to other participants.

Moderator: Marc Legal, CEO, LiquiCheck, France

coffee break
coffee break

coffee break

  15:00 - 15:30
  TBA
coffee break
Track I – Strengthening the Core
Track I – Strengthening the Core

Track I – Strengthening the Core
An Update on IP: Unitary Patent and Other Hot Topics

  15:30 - 17:00
  Room: Mercure

Moderator: John Pryor, Managing Director, ipan, United Kingdom

Speaker 1: Fabrizio Jacobacci, Senior Founding Partner, Jacobacci & Partners, Italy
Speaker 2: Gustavo Fuster, European Patent Attorney, Hoffman Eitle, Spain

One of the core skills of a Technology Transfer Office is to devise the best IP strategy for its assets. It is therefore imperative to have a clear and strong understanding of the latest updates in the field and their impact on future protection and licensing decisions. In this session, the latest decisions on Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Courts will be presented and discussed. In addition, hear the latest developments on EU vs US IP strategies for diagnostics and therapeutics.

Track II – Creating Value
Track II – Creating Value

Track II – Creating Value
Impact of Knowledge Transfer

  15:30 - 17:00
  Room: Helia

Moderator: Jon Wulff Petersen, Director & Senior Consultant, tto, Denmark

Speaker 1: Tony Raven, Chief Executive, Cambridge Enterprise Limited, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Speaker 2: Koenraad Debackere, Managing Director of the University Administration and Central Services, KU Leuven, Belgium

“Universities are motivated by impact and this is achieved through a wide variety of routes and mechanisms” – this is one of the key messages from the “MacMillan Report” (“University Knowledge Exchange (KE) Framework: good practice in technology transfer”). The report focuses on knowledge transfer as one route to impact. We will hear from a UK participant in the MacMillan Report and the views of KU Leuven, recently nominated “the Most Innovative University in Europe”. Which best practices make a difference? How do we view the whole “impact” discussion? What have we learned so far?

Track III – Enriching the Ecosystem
Track III – Enriching the Ecosystem

Track III – Enriching the Ecosystem
Fireside Chat: Accessing the Treasure Chest How Can European SMEs Jump In?

  15:30 - 17:00
  Room: Panorama

Moderator and session sponsor: Christopher Römer, Co-founder & CEO, inventtory.com, United Kingdom

Speaker 1: Lutz Maicher, Head of Unit, Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy (MOEZ), Germany
Speaker 2: Berend Oosterhuis, Chief Operating Officer, CEO, SOLVO Biotechnology, Hungary

Intellectual Property (IP) is a major intangible asset carried on institutional balance sheets. Spurred by $160B in public research in OECD-countries, many institutions seek to monetise this asset through licensing and other third- party transactions intended to insure commercialisation. But successfully marketing and monetising this asset is an increasing challenge. In Europe alone, a pool of 380,000 sleeping patents are on the books of public and private entities, while 22 million European SMEs are virtually excluded from accessing protected inventions. This inventtory sponsored IP Exchange, "Fireside Chat" will explore new options for valorising non-performing IP assets, thus allowing TTOs and SMEs to profit from each other's situation and to transact innovation where before it was mostly written-off as a major loss to the public.

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General Assembly
General Assembly

General Assembly (ASTP-Proton Members Only)

  17:15 - 18:15
  Room: Helia
ASTP-Proton members are invited to take part in this meeting to hear about the latest updates from the Board and participate by voting on matters of organisational development.
Conference Dinner
Conference Dinner

Conference Dinner

  18:30
  Lobby of Danubius Hotel Helia
All Conference guests are invited to Conference Dinner at the Szekér Csárda restaurant on the island of Óbuda Hajógyár, on the Danube. A bus will be available to transport you to the island from the lobby of Danubius Hotel Helia. Please meet in the hotel reception at 18.30. If arranging your own transport or not attending the dinner, please inform us beforehand. Dress code is casual.
ASTP-Proton Morning Run
ASTP-Proton Morning Run

ASTP-Proton Morning Run

  07:00
  Lobby of Danubius Hotel Helia
Would you like to join for a run along the Danube river? Please assemble at 7.00 in the lobby of Danubius Hotel Helia. This run will cover approximately 4.5 kilometres. We will be back at the hotel around 7.30.
Plenary Session
Plenary Session

Plenary Session

  09:00 - 10:30
  Room: Helia

Knowledge Transfer Europe…A New Way Forward!
Henric Rhedin, President-elect, ASTP-Proton

Management of Change
A painful step forward or a highly motivating journey linked to a higher purpose? Transformations doesn’t come easily. Tech Transfer offices grow, IP policies change, knowledge transfer processes evolve, and the variety of stakeholders increases. How to enable people to succeed through change and foster a leadership style that can keep the sense of purpose and motivation throughout the organisation.

Keynote 1: Wen Hwa Lee, Director, Structural Genomics Consortium, United Kingdom
Keynote 2: Louis Berneman, Founding Partner, Osage University Partners, USA

Moderator: Paul van Dun, General Manager LRD, University of Leuven, Belgium

coffee break
coffee break

coffee break

  10:30 - 11:00
  TBA
coffee break
Track I – Strengthening the Core
Track I – Strengthening the Core

Track I – Strengthening the Core
Strengthening the Core: License Negotiation Tips and Tricks

  11:00 - 12:30
  Room: Mercure

Moderator: George Summerfield, Partner, K and L Gates, USA

Speaker: Kevin Nachtrab, Senior IP Attorney, Johnson & Johnson, Belgium

A core activity of any TTO is closing the deal. This session is hosted by experienced license negotiators who will open our eyes and ears to the challenges, pitfalls and perspectives to consider during the process.

Track II – Creating Value
Track II – Creating Value

Track II – Creating Value
Shared Vision and Value Creation for a Successful Spin-out Exit

  11:00 - 12:30
  Room: Helia

Moderator: Louis Berneman, Founding Partner, Osage University Partners, USA

Speaker 1: Bo Stenhuus, Commercial Officer, Technology Transfer Office, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Speaker 2: Bobby Soni, Director Healthcare Ventures, Touchstone Innovation, United Kingdom

Supporting spin-out creation is an integral part of the TTO role. It is also one of the more resource-demanding aspects of the job as many different interests have to be taken into consideration. University policies, founder expectations, and VC principles are not always aligned from the outset. This session will look at ways in which agreements between universities, founders and VCs can be reached and some of the mechanisms that can come into play during the negotiations.

Track III – Enriching the Ecosystem
Track III – Enriching the Ecosystem

Track III – Enriching the Ecosystem
“Let’s Throw in Talent and Cash” – What Is an Entrepreneur in Residence?

  11:00 - 12:30
  Room: Panorama

Moderator: Tor Ole Rognaldsen, Head of Venture, BTO, Norway

Speaker 1: Thorsten Lambertus, Intrapreneurship & Business Design, Fraunhofer Venture Lab, Germany
Speaker 2: TBC

We all know our place in the Triple Helix Model. The Model is used to describe the connection between the interests from the academic world, the public sector and industry in a region. Joint interest is not always enough to get new initiatives off the ground and the regional activity and success in the cross-section between these three said stakeholders also depends on operational power. New models and practises to describe and stimulate the “lifting power” have been introduced. MIT and Fraunhofer demonstrate the impact of their entrepreneurship programmes.

Track I – Strengthening the Core
Track I – Strengthening the Core

Track I – Strengthening the Core
Social Innovation – The Exploration

  13:30 - 15:00
  Room: Mercure

Moderator: Christoph Köller, Managing Partner, G&K, Germany

Speaker 1: Georg Russegger, Project Director SSHA, Center for Knowledge Transfer (East), Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria
Speaker 2: Nadja Spitzerr, Senior Strategy Consultant, IBM, United Kingdom

Knowledge from Social Sciences Arts and Humanities research (SSHA) may be used in many different ways: it may support the adoption of new technologies, it may be integrated in technical innovations (e.g. in a software) but it may also drive changes in social practices. The latter is often called social innovation, now a hot innovation topic, globally. Social innovation and knowledge exchange from SSHA often go hand in hand. This session will explore what social innovation is about and how it is related to knowledge exchange, using examples to highlight its relevance in the Technology Transfer Office setting.

Track II – Creating Value
Track II – Creating Value

Track II – Creating Value
Bridging the Gap

  13:30 - 15:00
  Room: Helia

Moderator: Patrick McCutcheon, Senior Policy Advisor, European Commission, Belgium

Speaker: Jerome Samson, Investment Manager, European Investment Fund (EIF), Luxembourg

Panel discussion: tto representatives

Most inventions at universities are very early stage and thus plenty of open questions have to be answered before new technology can create economic benefit. So in order to bring more academic innovations to market, public funding agencies like the EC open up instruments to avoid the dreaded valley of death.

In this session we will present the InnovFin Equity program (also known as TTFF) and discuss to which extent such programs can bring you to the point where you can raise private capital. We will also discuss further still unsatisfied funding demands of TTOs with our speakers and moderator. Feedback and interactive engagement are particularly welcome here. The European Commission is here to listen.

Track III – Enriching the Ecosystem
Track III – Enriching the Ecosystem

Track III – Enriching the Ecosystem
Boosting the Collaborative Interface Between TTO and Company

  13:30 - 15:00
  Room: Panorama

Moderator: Kate Backhouse, Business Developer, Amsterdam Health and Technology Center, the Netherlands

Speaker 1: Spela Stres, Head of Unit, Center for Technology Transfer and Innovation, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Speaker 2: Julie Edwards, Contracts Negotiator and Alliance Manager, Boehringer Iingelheim, Germany

The age-old interaction between industry and academia has developed a broad spectrum of relationships. As the interface becomes more sophisticated, a wider variety of collaborative contracts have become available. TTOs are facilitating upstream consultancy, services and Research and Development alliances, as well as downstream traditional licensing. This session is about the range of different perspectives a TTO needs to harness in order to be successful in this ecosystem.

The speakers will offer two dynamic perspectives about how they approach this challenge. A local industrial community is a rich source of partners, as is the wider industrial community across the sector. How can these links be enhanced?

coffee break
coffee break

coffee break

  15:00 - 15:15
  TBA
coffee break
Final Plenary
Final Plenary

Final Plenary

  15:15 - 16:15
  Room: Helia

Innovation, Inspiration and the Power of Collaboration: A Shared Vision for a Better World

Keynote: André Kuipers, ESA astronaut, Medical Doctor and Ambassador of the Earth, The Netherlands

André Kuipers is the first Dutchman with two space missions to his name; the second mission is the longest spaceflight in European history. On board André was not only a medical doctor, scientist and flight engineer, but also handyman and ambassador for several charities.

In a world of constant challenges, where being at the forefront of stimulating innovations and translating them into a practical use can be demanding, collaboration is often the secret to success. Our Keynote Speaker is no stranger to the world of collaboration, of multi-disciplinarily action, and problem-solving. Combined with his inspirational viewpoint and his unique personal experience, André Kuipers will share a truly fascinating look at our world and leave us inspired about the opportunities we have to make a difference.

Moderator: Henric Rhedin, President-Elect, ASTP-Proton

About conference

Danubius Hotel Helia, Budapest


ASTP-Proton extends a warm welcome to all our guests attending the 2017 Annual Conference. Now in our seventeenth year the Conference has gained a reputation as the centre of a dynamic learning community and a vital networking opportunity for professionals from across the world.
We are delighted to host you this year in the Hungarian capital Budapest, and through our theme: Strengthening the Core and Creating Value, we will offer our guests the opportunity to explore the current expectations and interests of our professional community.
A stimulating programme of speakers and events awaits you in Budapest, as we present a tableau of speakers who are expert, professional and always inspiring. There will be ample opportunity for you to mix and connect with your peers, as well as listen to and engage with industry leaders. There will be sessions for people just starting out in our profession as well as scope to learn for the most experienced professional.
ASTP-Proton prides itself on being more like a family than an association. This reputation is down to you: our guests, members, and friends.
We look forward to learning together and from each other in Budapest.

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Venue location

Danubius Hotel Helia, Kárpát utca 62-64, 1133 Budapest

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Event price list


Non-member

From €1540
  • With special discounts for students and CEE citizens
  • 2 conference days
  • 15+ sessions
  • Knowledge stock exchange
  • Welcome reception
  • Morning meeting for newcomers
  • Conference dinner
  • 10 CE points

Member

From €1145
  • With special discounts for students and CEE citizens
  • 2 conference days
  • 15+ sessions
  • Knowledge Stock Exchange
  • Welcome reception
  • Morning meeting for newcomers
  • Conference dinner
  • 10 CE Points

Side Events

From €45
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  • Directors Forum incl. dinner
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Hotel


Danubius Hotel Helia ****
Single room: €90
Double room: €100

Danubius Hotel Helia ****

Kárpát utca 62-64
1133 Budapest, Hungary
CONFERENCE HOTEL

The rate mentioned above is available until 24th April 2017. .Book (and extend) your stay with this special rate via this link for the period between 27 May 2017 to 6 June 2017

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Adina Apartment Hotel Budapest ****
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Adina Apartment Hotel Budapest ****

Hegedüs Gyula ut 52-54,
1133 Budapest, Hungary
1,4km from conference hotel
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City Hotel Ring ***
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City Hotel Ring ***

Szent István krt. 22
1137 Budapest, Hungary
2,3 km from conference hotel
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Marmara Hotel Budapest ****
Single room: €79
Double room: €89

Marmara Hotel Budapest ****

Nagy Ignác str. 21.
1055 Budapest, Hungary
2,4 km from conference hotel
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Radisson Blu Béke Hotel ****
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Radisson Blu Béke Hotel ****

Teréz körút 43
1067 Budapest, Hungary
2,7 km from conference hotel
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SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS


MEET 300+ ATTENDEES

50% TOP & SENIOR MANAGEMENT

70% TTOs AND PROs

34 COUNTRIES

Why Sponsor?

  • Strengthen or introduce your brand
  • Showcase your products and services
  • Boost your presence/visibility
  • Provide valuable support to Europe’s largest gathering of knowledge transfer professionals
  • Engage in dynamic networking opportunities with senior key players and decision makers
  • Flexible sponsorship packages starting from €500

All Sponsorships Include:

  • Acknowledgement on conference website
  • Acknowledgement on promotional mailings
  • Acknowledgement on all digital and printed promotional materials including the new event network app
  • Acknowledgement by the President during the welcome reception, opening and closing plenaries
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Who attended?

An average of 250 participants, 160 institution from 34 countries attended each year.We expect 250 participants in 2017.


SPONSORS

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  • DATE

    31 May – 2 June, 2017
  • LOCATION

    Budapest, Hungary
  • SESSIONS

    15+
  • SPEAKERS

    20+