CEE Digital Services
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3 UPCOMING EVENTS

Our quarterly series of CEE Digital Services Showcases & Matchmaking Summits continue at brisk pace in spring 2021. The March event is a dedicated stage within Wolves Summit ScaleUp & StartUp Days (for SoftDev companies targeting StartUps & ScaleUps; 25 March); the May event is a dedicated track at the 2nd annual Japan-CEE Investment Summit & Awards (20 May); and the June event is a dedicated track within the 4th annual USA-CEE Investment Summit & Awards (17 June).

 

CEE Digital Services Showcases – at Wolves Summit ScaleUp Days. 25 March. If your company targets ScaleUps or StartUps, then this event might fit well. Wolves Summit is the leading event in CEE connecting VC Investors with more than 300 StartUps and ScaleUps.

Japan - CEE Investment Summit & Awards, featuring CEE Digital Solutions Showcases. 20 May. If your company aims to bring in clients from Japan, this event is targeted at Japanese corporates with substantial operations across CEE, as well as mid-sized Japanese corporates keen to source Digital Services from CEE. 

USA-CEE Investment Summit & Awards, featuring CEE Digital Solutions Showcases. 17 June. Target Audience: US companies, from a wide range of sectors and sizes. Some will be digital firms looking for new alliances; others will be non-digital firms with substantial digital needs looking at CEE solutions providers.

To reserve one of the “Showcases” (limited to only 8 per event) at one of these events, please contact Thom Barnhardt, tb(at)biznespolska.pl, 48-508-143-963. 

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