The schedule of the popular festival of creativity and communications has been revealed – after the intriguing lineup in the Main Hall, topics that will be discussed by local experts have never been more relevant
Festival halls filled to the brim, high-quality and relevant topics, global leaders and recharging creative batteries in spring vibes of the Hotel Lone in Rovinj from the world of market communications – preparations for the new DK Festival are going full steam ahead, the ninth edition of which will be held 20-23 April, when several thousand communicators will gather in one place. You will be intrigued by the news that the official festival schedule has been published, and especially by the fact that you can take part in many interesting discussions on topics of great importance for the industry, among other things, in one of the most interactive festival formats called PPP: Post Program Pint (Piva Poslije Programa) powered by Ožujsko pivo!
THE RISE AND FALL OF CRYPTO
What happened with crypto in 2022? What is going on now? Where did we go wrong and what can we do at this point? In the digital space that is forever changing, evolving, and creating new possibilities, nothing should be left to chance. Regardless of whether it is about investment, sales or purely the curiosity of the participants, Tanja Bivić Plankar (President, Blockchain Alliance Europe), Luka Sučić (Partner, Meta Change Capital), Vlaho Hrdalo (Lawyer at Hrdalo & Krnic, Chairman at Croatian Crypto Association UBIK) and Nikola Škorić (CEO, Electrocoin) are some of Croatia’s most prominent crypto-market communicators who will be part of IAB Croatia’s discussion called PPP powered by Ožujsko pivo: The Rise and Fall of Crypto hosted by Domagoj Vuković (CEO, Human Interaction Company) on Saturday 22 April.
INTERNET OF BROKEN THINGS
It’s tiresome to live in a world where smartphones are smarter than people, where evangelists routinely herald a hyper-connected future, fake news runs rampant and your personal data is being used to profile your every need and desire. From the invention of the wheel to the development of the Internet, technology has revolutionized the way we live and work right before our eyes. This is why it has always been seen as the ideal solution to many global problems, and this is precisely the topic of IAB Croatia’s discussion PPP powered by Ožujsko pivo: Internet of Broken Things. Alongside the festival attendees, the host of the discussion Jan Štedul (Head of Growth, Mindsmiths) will engage in an interesting conversation with Ivan Bešlić (Co-Founder & COO, Sofascore), Antonija Mandić (Journalist), Joško Mrndže (Country Manager Adriatics, Google) and Dubravka Štefanac Vinovrški (Director of Corporate Communications Department, A1 Hrvatska). On Friday 21 April, the attendees will find out why we have such high expectations for technology and can it really solve our problems – especially in the Internet era, which profoundly affects every single aspect of our lives.
THE SNOWDEN REPORT
Following Edward Snowden, former CIA officer and National Security Agency (NSA) contractor, who will join DK2023 via video link on the tenth anniversary of exposing the mass surveillance system that shocked the world, everyone will want to talk about what they heard with their colleagues and share their thoughts, questions and concerns. Here are the people who will, on Thursday 20 April, make sure to explore this topic: Kristina Laco (HURA Board Member and Managing Partner at Communications Office Colić, Laco & Partners) will dissect Snowden’s talk with you and some guests, among them Alen Delić (Vice President, Croatian Association of Security Managers and Chief Information Security Officer, SpotMe), and Danijel Lijović (Deputy Editor in Chief at Vecernji.hr, Večernji list). In the discussion named PPP powered by Ožujsko pivo: The Snowden Report Snowden’s words will be analyzed in a context that is relevant for those who are concerned with privacy, data protection, freedom of speech and communication.
Every communicator knows that the love they have for the communications industry is proportional to how many gray hairs it has caused them, but year after year our colorful communications community shows that nothing is black and white, except for our visual identity. Post Program Pint is a unique format that invites all attendees to engage in conversation in a comfortable, informal atmosphere with colleagues that will show that there is no such thing as stupid questions and wrong answers – and the free beer is just a bonus.
Already recognized for its unique festival program that defies the expected and inspires change, DK Festival aims to win the hearts of everyone hungry for critical thought, new perspectives and innovative technologies with its unusual approach. You can still get your tickets to be a part of one of the world’s best events according to the double nomination of the British Association Excellence Awards.