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Where Business Meets Digital Innovation

Join business, technology and innovation leaders,
marketers, startups, and geeks, and have fun by the beach.

May 25-26, 2019

Porto Montenegro

Tivat, MONTENEGRO

Speakers

Anab Jain

Anab Jain

Designer, filmmaker, and co-founder of Superflux, an award-winning design company. TED speaker.

Cate Murden

Cate Murden

Founder of PUSH - a business consultancy grounded in human behaviour.

Peter Shankman

Peter Shankman

A 5x best-selling author and serial entrepreneur. Founder of Help a Reporter Out. Host of a Faster than Normal podcast.

Brooke Saward

Brooke Saward

Founder and editor of one of the world’s most read travel blogs, World of Wanderlust. Published author and serial entrepreneur.

Lars Silberbauer

Lars Silberbauer

Vice President at Viacom Digital Studios. Former Senior Global Director of Social Media & Video at LEGO.

Julius Dein

Julius Dein

One of the largest and fastest growing magicians on the planet. An internet sensation with more than 20 million followers.

Jeremiah Owyang

Jeremiah Owyang

Disruptive Technology & Corporate Innovation Expert. Founder and CEO of Catalyst Companies. Founding Partner of Kaleido Insights.

Tom Goodwin

Tom Goodwin

EVP, Head of Innovation for Zenith Media. Author of Digital Darwinism. Twice voted as the #1 Voice in Marketing and Social Media on LinkedIn.

Andrew Keen

Andrew Keen

Best-selling author, and one of the world’s best known and controversial commentators on the digital revolution.

Brian Fanzo

Brian Fanzo

Founder of iSocialFanz. Podcast host. International keynote speaker.

Sam Conniff Allende

Sam Conniff Allende

A multi-award-winning serial social entrepreneur and author.

Jason Miller

Jason Miller

Head of Brand, Microsoft Advertising EMEA. Professor of marketing strategy at the University of California, Berkeley.

Anab Jain

Anab Jain

Designer, filmmaker, and co-founder of Superflux, an award-winning design company. TED speaker.

Jeremiah Owyang

Jeremiah Owyang

Disruptive Technology & Corporate Innovation Expert. Founder and CEO of Catalyst Companies. Founding Partner of Kaleido Insights.

Peter Shankman

Peter Shankman

A 5x best-selling author and serial entrepreneur. Founder of Help a Reporter Out. Host of a Faster than Normal podcast.

Andrew Keen

Andrew Keen

Best-selling author, and one of the world’s best known and controversial commentators on the digital revolution.

Cate Murden

Cate Murden

Founder of PUSH - a business consultancy grounded in human behaviour.

Brooke Saward

Brooke Saward

Founder and editor of one of the world’s most read travel blogs, World of Wanderlust. Published author and serial entrepreneur.

Lars Silberbauer

Lars Silberbauer

Vice President at Viacom Digital Studios. Former Senior Global Director of Social Media & Video at LEGO.

Brian Fanzo

Brian Fanzo

Founder of iSocialFanz. Podcast host. International keynote speaker.

Tom Goodwin

Tom Goodwin

EVP, Head of Innovation for Zenith Media. Author of Digital Darwinism. Twice voted as the #1 Voice in Marketing and Social Media on LinkedIn.

Sam Conniff Allende

Sam Conniff Allende

A multi-award-winning serial social entrepreneur and author.

Julius Dein

Julius Dein

One of the largest and fastest growing magicians on the planet. An internet sensation with more than 20 million followers.

Jason Miller

Jason Miller

Head of Brand, Microsoft Advertising EMEA. Professor of marketing strategy at the University of California, Berkeley.

What They Said About Spark.me

Spark.me is like a ‘Who’s Who’ event! After I presented, I spent the day visiting sites up and down the coast of Montenegro with good friends. It was breathtaking! I originally said "no" to the organizers. I'm glad they changed my mind.
Brian Solis

Principal analyst at Altimeter Group, and a bestselling author

Spark.me is becoming a world-known conference. In America, there’s buzz about you. People are hearing about it.

Mark Schaefer

One of the world's foremost social media marketing strategists, and a multiple bestselling author

If events were an oasis, than Spark.me would fit the bill perfectly - it's a wonderful off the beaten path gathering of bright and curious minds mixed with fantastic networking complete with the gorgeous backdrop that is Montenegro.
David Armano

Global Strategy Director at Edelman

Spark.me is the centre of gravity for the startup ecosystem in Central and Eastern Europe. The quality of content, startups and attendees was impressive as it was informative.
David Raskino

Former Director of Microsoft Ventures

I had a fantastic experience at Spark.me in beautiful Budva, Montenegro. Impeccable organisation! Great to meet many inspiring people, and discover such a fabulous place.

Dhiraj Mukherjee

Co-founder of Shazam, acquired by Apple. Now focused on exploring emerging technologies, helping corporate innovators, and supporting "tech for good" startups.

I had a great time speaking at Spark.me in Montenegro. Lots of great questions. Super impressed with all the smart people here.

Boyd Multerer

Former engineering leader for Xbox. Founded Xbox Live & XNA. Currently researching the future of connected device operating systems.

I wasn't paid to speak at Spark.me, but I came home considerably richer. From the conference content; from the wonderful people I met - and from having discovered the hidden treasure that is Montenegro.
Rory Sutherland

Vice Chairman of Ogilvy & Mather UK, and co-founder of #ogilvychange

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be a part of Spark.me! You get to engage with some of the most passionate, interested, and interesting participants and with a terrific speaker community. Spark.me team ensures every aspect of your experience is first class and Montenegro is the perfect backdrop for a once-in-a-lifetime trip.

Denise Lee Yohn

Author of ‘What Great Brands Do’ and ‘FUSION’

Best conference of its kind in Europe. A pleasure to speak here, to be among the best in the industry and to connect with so many of our future business leaders.
Gloria Roheim McRae

Amazon.ca bestselling author, and a co-founder of Wedge15

I had an amazing time at Spark.me! Montenegro is a beautiful place with awesome folks.
Marvin Liao

Partner at global Seed VC Firm & Startup Accelerator '500 Startups' based in Silicon Valley

Montenegro is one of the most beautiful places in the world, and the Spark.me organizers make sure all of the speakers get to experience what the area has to offer. We spent four days at an beachfront resort, swam in the Bay of Kotor, and went for dinner and drinks in Old Town. I didn't receive a speaker fee, but I met fascinating people (speakers, organizers, and attendees) in my industry, and already hope to go back. If you get the chance to speak at Spark.me, say YES! You'll be happy you did.

Kerry O’Shea Gorgone

Director of Product Strategy, Training at MarketingProfs, and the host of the Marketing Smarts podcast.

It was a great pleasure delivering a keynote on 'Globalizing Montenegro' at Spark.me.
Pankaj Ghemawat

Global Professor of Management and Strategy, Stern School of Business, New York University, and the Anselmo Rubiralta Professor of Global Strategy, IESE Barcelona; one of the world's leading authorities on global strategy

Thanks so much to the Spark.me team for inviting me and showing me their beautiful country. I had amazing time speaking at the conference and meeting everyone involved.
Veronica Belmont

Product Manager at Disco, board member at about.me, startup advisor, and an online media personality

Loved being with the beautiful peeps at the Spark.me conference! We hugged our way to paradise.
Dr. Max McKeown

Multiple best-selling author; strategic coach with Fortune 100 companies; behavioural psychologist; a fellow of the RSA

Spark.me is an intimate conference curated and hosted with love and craft. Go for the seaside beauty, stay for the people.
Aza Raskin

One of the most influential interface designers in the world; serial entrepreneur

Please have me back, please have me back, please have me back!
Dave Birss

Former Creative Director at OgilvyOne, Poke, and McCann Worldgroup

What a great audience at a great location in Montenegro! Thanks for having me.

Mike Massimino

Former NASA astronaut. Professor at Columbia University. TV personality. Senior Advisor for Space Programs at the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum. Bestselling author.

Spark.me is not just a top Montenegrin conference, or even a top European conference, it’s without a doubt a world-class event with some of the coolest speakers and the most amazing audience I’ve come across.
Alf Rehn

Management professor and business thinker

Spark.me is the SXSW of Southern Europe!
Danica Kombol

CEO of the Everywhere Agency; Founder of the 'Everywhere Society' blogger network

Spark.me was brilliantly organized. Big 'thanks' to everyone involved. And, if you, professional speaker-friends, ever get invited to Spark.me - do go, it's worth it!
Timo Vuorensola

A filmmaker, musician and an Internet (ab)user hailing from Finland

I was so excited to speak to entrepreneurs and startups at Spark.me. Great crowd, great energy.
Amy Guttman

Journalist and Contributor, Forbes Entrepreneurs

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