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Leading Regional ICT Directors to Gather at IDC IDC Adriatics Expo 2014 in Croatia in September

Zagreb - June 24, 2014

Leading IT market research company IDC today announced the organization of the IDC Adriatics Expo 2014 to be held September 10–12 this year in Opatija, Croatia. The conference will bring together leading corporate executives from Croatian, Slovenia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania, and Kosovo to discuss relevant economic and ICT issues, provide insight into the CEMA region ICT market, and present a view of current economic trends and future developments in the next 3 to 5 years.

IDC Adriatics Expo 2014 is the first conference focused on the markets of Eastern Europe and the Adriatic region. The three-day gathering will welcome nearly 150 participants that will bring their own business experience to the table and will feature lectures by respected regional experts, as well as panels and discussions on topics of interest, such as possible new guidelines to be adopted for the development of the market in the next five years. In addition, for the first time, individual meetings will be organized that will allow direct, face-to-face sharing of knowledge and will open up possibilities for new business ventures and cooperation.

IDC Adriatics Expo 2014 is an initiative of the Zagreb IDC team, which has been successfully led by new Regional Director Ana Papez since the beginning of the year. The Zagreb team was restructured to maximise the capabilities of current professionals; team members include Krešimir Arlić, who has been a member of the team since 2001 and who has become a leading regional analyst through 14 years of working on the ICT market. Karlo Pernek has almost 10 years of experience in IDC as a senior analyst, with a focus on hardware. Nikolina Jurisic is a program manager and a team member since 1999. Ivan Juras has been with IDC for more than seven years and is an analyst with a leading role in services and software, as well as being PR and marketing manager for IDC Adriatics Lada Đukić is a conference manager who joined IDC in 2005. Together with Ana, he has organized more than 300 local and regional conferences.

The global IDC team will also contribute significantly to the organization of of IDC Adriatics Expo 2014, providing leading speakers who will deliver top-notch lectures and case studies, as well as testimonials from end-users that shed light on the application of advanced technological solutions in businesses.

"Hosting leading CEOs from the region is an important accolade. I am proud that our team has been recognized for its quality and its ability to organize a conference of this scope," says Ana Papež. "This is the first time that regional directors will visit Croatia in order to share their experiences and concerns, and to comment on future development of trends. We hope to meet the expectations of speakers and participants alike, and we are certain that the event's joint, open discussions will help all stakeholders respond to future trends on the ICT market in the Adriatics region, which we predict will continue growing."

Conference partners for IDC Adriatics Expo 2014 confirmed thus far include Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., Symantec, Qualys, and Semos Group.

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