When and where is it on?

OpenExpo is on June 6th & 7th at La [email protected] – Madrid – Spain

How many years has it been going?

2018 will be our 5th edition

What was the inspiration to start it?

OpenExpo Europe is founded with the aim of presenting, discovering & evaluting the solutions and trends of the industry offered by Open Source, Free Software and Open World Economy. But above all, to create a meeting point and networking where the main companies, institutions, open source ddevelopers hackers, experts, suppliers and users can debate and feel represented.

What exciting things can people look forward to?

This year we will be hosting 8 forums: 3 sectoral and 5 thematic where will discuss about the tendecies in the sector, the challenges they face and the best practices and solutions. 3

Sectoral Forums:
Fintech Forum
Public Sector Forum
Tourism & Transport Forum

Thematic forums:
IOT & Smart Cities Forum
European Cybersecurity Forum
Open Cloud Forum
The Future of Tech: the power of a strong startup ecosystem
Woman in Technology Summit

OpenExpo Europe 2018  numbers
2 days duration: June 6 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and June 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in La [email protected] in Madrid

5,000 visitors +400 participating companies National and International

10 conference rooms (from 50 to 400 attendants) Capacity +1500 attendees. (keynote speakers, conferences, round tables, workshops, success stories, meetups, communities, training, …)

4 Training Rooms & Tech Labs Workshops (Capacity 15 pax each room)
1 Open Circle Debate Theather: located inside the exhibition area
3 Open Activities Areas
1to1 Meeting Room
Speed Networking
Open Innovation Marketplace
Global Business Area: guest country 2018

What opportunities are on offer for those attending?

There will be training sessions, start up connector with mentoring sessions, hackaton, communities and more all addressed to networking and business generation. 100% professional profile. Visitors will have an app to download and will be able to have appointments with exhibitors through our website beforehand.

Who will be speaking?

Congress key note speakers and gurus is on progress and will be annouced next year. You can check this year speakers at our website: www.openexpo.es

What tips would you give to people attending to get the most out of it?

We suggest to check our website and our social media to have the latest information on our event. We are working working building our community all year around so it would be interesting to suscribe to our newsletter where we will have updated information regarding webinars, our Open Awards, Call4Papers and more.

How can people book tickets / when does it usually sell out?

We will have tickets in our website, through Eventbrite, on sale at the beginning of the year. We expect more than 5,000 professional visitors and the Conferences of our Congress do sell out pretty quickly.

Anything else you’d like to add / we should have asked?

This THE tecnological trade in Spain, a MUST not to be missed.


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