Until Sunday, September 25, the favorite Istrian destination will host some of the most famous names from the world of media, communications, technology, music, economy and innovation, as well as espionage, gastronomy and sports. This is precisely the greatest asset of the entire Weekend Media Festival project, which will certainly be remembered this year as well – not only for speakers such as Yossi Melman, a top expert on espionage and international security, Vuk Vuković, a renowned Croatian macroeconomist, Michael Selden, director of the company Finless Foods and Jelena Đoković, co-founder of the Novak Đoković Foundation, but also because of the excellent music program that will be inaugurated tonight by Darko Rundek and the Croatian Radio Television Jazz Orchestra.
“Behind the organization these 15 years there is a huge amount of effort, work and persistence. We implemented our professional knowledge in every edition of the Weekend, which over time became the largest regional conference. On the way from a simple vision of a gathering of leading marketing enthusiasts to a successful transformation into an event leader, we were mostly motivated by the immense satisfaction of visitors, whose number increased every year. People are educated, entertained and inspired at the Weekend, and they often make new business collaborations. Excellent networking in an informal environment is the fundamental pillar of the event, whose superior influence I am more and more proud of every September”, emphasizes Tomo Ricov, Festival director and program director.
Visitors to the jubilee edition of the Festival will be able to enjoy almost 40 panels, lectures and discussions, and a great entertainment program will surely contribute to the good attendance, in which, in addition to Darko Rundek, the currently biggest regional star Konstrakt and Zemlja Gruva will perform, as well as musical sensation Vojko V and Matija Cvek & The Funkensteins.
“The weekend has become an institution, but also a place of inspiration, education, socializing and making deals, the last summer weekend in one of our most beautiful cities on the Adriatic. That is why the exceptional turnout of guests from Croatia and the entire region is not surprising. We are especially proud that this year we also hosted the prestigious Golden Drum, one of the most important European creative festivals and at the same time the award for the best creative achievements, which Portorož replaced with Rovinj. That co-branding will give us additional freshness and inspiration!”, claims Božo Skoko, a member of the programming team from Millenium Promotions, the Festival’s partner agency.
The exciting news is that two more special events will be held as part of Weekend.15, namely the awarding of prizes to the winners of the domestic FoodTech start-up competition organized by Infobip, Maistra and Pepermint, which started at the Weekend Food Festival, and the prestigious Golden Drum festival , which annually celebrates the best ideas, the most successful creative teams and skilled individuals who have effectively brought innovative strategies to life and thus left their mark on the creative industry.