Strong Croatian lineup at Budva cross-border coworking conference in October
September 11, 2021 – The digital nomadic buzz is abuzz in the Balkans, and the focus will be on Budva next month with strong Croatian and international programming at the Budva cross-border coworking conference which kicks off on October 4.
It’s not just Croatia hitting the digital nomadic drum in the region. Belgrade and the Tirana region are also proving to be very popular destinations in this emerging tourism opportunity, and initiatives are underway to introduce a digital nomad visa to both Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina. A stronger region, with good cross-border cooperation, will only strengthen the attractiveness of each country’s offer.
So it’s great to see collaborative rather than competitive initiatives unfolding, including the Budva Cross-Border Coworking Conference in the scenic Montenegrin resort town of Budva from October 4-6. The two-day conference features a large selection of expert speakers from the region and beyond, and is featured on the official website as follows:
From Monday October 4 to Wednesday October 6, 2021, regional and global experts will meet on the Montenegrin coast, and in a series of conferences and round tables will deal with topical issues and contribute with their experience to a better understanding of the trend. Conference attendees will discuss the concept and perspectives of digital nomads, the potential of the Western Balkans, the experience of digital nomads who have stayed in the region, as well as the packages of the coworking spaces that make up the Code Hub network at Mostar. , Nikšić, Tuzla and Zadar will provide this target group in the coming period. The two-day conference will also address the regional coworking scene, the impact of the global pandemic on the industry, the challenges faced by coworking managers over the past 18 months, but also the benefits of working remotely, and the prospects for the development of new coworking spaces. communities.
Several of the driving forces behind the Croatian digital nomad scene will present and network at the conference, sharing their knowledge and encouraging others to take the next steps. They understand Jan de Jong, the Split-based Dutch entrepreneur, whose open letter on LinkedIn to Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic set the stage for the introduction of the Croatian digital nomad permit from January 1 this year. De Jong supported local initiatives in neighboring countries, including Montenegro,
Tanja Polégubic, CEO of Saltwater Nomads and architect of three major events of the nascent Croatian DN scene, will also speak. Polegubic was behind the very first digital nomadic conference in Croatia, Dubrovnik for digital nomads. This was followed by two award-winning events, the Dubrovnik Digital Nomads-in-Residence program, and Zagreb Digital Nomad Week & Zagreb Digital Nomad Ambassador Project.
The Dubrovnik Tourist Board was one of the co-organizers and sponsors of the two Dubrovnik events. Ana Hrnic, Director of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board, will present an example of good practice from the region on the city’s approach to the digital nomad market.
An increasingly popular name on the DN conferencing scene is American Steve tsentserensky, the 7th candidate selected for the DN permit. Tsentserensky also does a great job spreading the message of the wonderful and affordable Croatian lifestyle, including a viral article on CNBC News on the cost of living as a DN in Croatia. The accompanying video above has already racked up over 230,000 views.
Tomislav Capan is a technical consultant, AWS cloud architect and software engineer, with over 15 years of experience, as well as a community event organizer, occasional speaker and advocate for remote working.
There are also a number of excellent speakers from other countries, as well as a lively program. To learn more about both, visit the official website.
The conference is organized within the framework of the 2CODE project, co-financed by the ERDF and IPA II funds of the European Union. Sign up for free here.