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Research: 97% of the participants in this year's Combis Conference are planning to also attend next year

renee_saboti slovenc120x80The twelfth edition of the Combis Conference, which was held in the new, springtime period, brought together record 562 participants.


The twelfth edition of the Combis Conference, one of the largest regional technology conferences, has gathered 562 participants in total, an increase of 11.5 percent compared to the previous year and so far the largest number of participants.

"We are exceptionally proud that the twelfth edition of the Conference not only brought together the largest number of ICT experts so far, but also created very positive expectations from the next edition," said Renée Saboti Slovenc, Director of the Combis Conference, adding that as many as 97 percent of respondents said they plan to visit again the next edition of the Combis conference.

The Combis Conference was held from May 23 to 25 in Poreč, in a three-day format. One of the main ideas of this year's COMBIS Conference was gamification, through which mini-conference events were linked to the official part of the Conference. Combis has, together with sponsors, organized more than ten additional events during the conference: some IT related, some intended for education and development in other areas, as well as strong networking.

"We are happy to have realized the idea of ​​gamification as we imagined it, and that we provided each participant with a new and different conference experience. More than 60 percent of the visitors to the conference actively participated in CoCo Quest, which is more than we expected", said Saboti Slovenc.

This year, the Combis Conference  was held in a new, springtime period, and during the three days it offered 29 expert IT lectures, 4 plenary lectures and more than ten mini events.  Additionally, the third edition of the hackathon try{code}catch - 24-hour student programming competition was also held at the Combis conference.

According to the participants' estimates, the best lecture was the 'Palo Alto Networks Security Operating Platform'.  The second place went to the lecture by Cisco 'Collaboration as a driver of business model changes', while the third was 'F5 Application Protection 2018  - From WAF to Automatic Protection Mechanism'.

The participants decided that the best conference lecturer was Tomislav Kosanović, head of the Business Technology Development Department at Hrvatski Telekom.

With Conference partner Hrvatski Telekom, Combis Conference sponsors are also: platinum sponsor Cisco, gold sponsors Dell EMC and Intel, F5, Fortinet, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Lenovo, Netapp, Palo Alto Networks, Unify and Veeam Software, silver sponsor Lexmark and Microsoft Hrvatska and media sponsors, Lider, Mreža, Netokracija, Novi list, Privredni vjesnik,,, Večernji list and Yammat FM.

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