Attendee Registration

Attendee Registration will be open Wednesday 23rd of May, from 02:00 p.m. to 08:00 p.m., and Thursday May 24th, from 09:00 a.m. to 08:00 p.m. at the registration desk Valamar Diamant (across from Reception). All registered attendees will receive their own QR (Quick Response) code by email, this code can be used sign in at the COMBIS Conference registration desk. Bring you QR code with you, printed or on your smart phone for quicker registration.

At registration, along with conference material, you will receive accreditation which you need to carry with you for the duration of the conference. Please note that you will find all necessary information regarding the entire conference program in the conference book.

COMBIS conference lectures

Opening session, plenary lectures and closing sessions will be held at Diamant 1 hall. Hackathon try{code}catch will be held at Diamant 2 hall. All lectures will be held parallel in Valamar Diamant hotels halls – Magnolia, Ružmarin and Lavrika. Through visiting lectures, as well as participating in COMBIS hackathon, you can collect points within CoCo Quest game.

Plenary lecture powered by HT: “The Future and What to Do About it”

Don’t miss the lecture from Mark Stevenson, one of the most respected world futurists according to Huffington Post. Stevenson is the author of bestsellers ‘We do things differently’ and ‘An Optimist’s Tour of the Future’, and expert in global trends and innovations.

Find out what is The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of the next 20 years and why ‘business as usual’ is a recipe for disaster. The plenary lecture will thematise how is the landscape of society going to change in terms of technology, energy, governance, health and commerce and what is a successful business in the future. Find out what is Mark Stevenson announcing about successful business in the future on plenary lecture on Wednesday, May 23rd from 03:30 p.m. in Diamant 1 hall.

Plenary lecture powered by Cisco: Connecting Strategy Design and Delivery: Closing the Expensive Implementation Gap

It’s our pleasure to announce second plenary speaker, expert in project management and strategies implementation, Ricardo Vargas, Executive Director of Brightline Initiative – a coalition of leading global organizations from business, government and not for profit sectors, dedicated to provide a knowledge, insights and solutions to successfully bridge the gap between strategy development and strategy implementation in business.

Brightline Initiative in 2017 found out that only one of ten organizations in the world successfully reach all of their strategic goals. On average, organizations fail to deliver 20 percent of their strategic projects. This plenary lecture will be devoted to the challenges that companies face in implementing the strategies, because being able to successfully implement strategic projects and programs provides a strong competitive advantage.

Find out from the first hand which are the 10 leading principles of Brightline Initiative and don’t miss a chance to learn how to successfully bridge the challenge between creating a business strategy and its implementation on Friday, May 25th from 10 am in Diamant 1 hall!

Cutting edge technology lecture: SRE and reliability of large scale distributed systems at Google

Reliability is a core feature of many products. However, reliability is not easy to get right and it is often in conflict with development velocity and engineering/resource cost. At Google, SRE – Site Reliability Engineering teams are assigned to major products to manage reliability tradeoffs and keep systems running. Don’t miss this year’s cutting Edge technological lecture which will  hold Igor Grudenić, Delivery SRE tech lead at Google, and find out how SRE advocates for careful architecture, ensuring elaborate change management and providing production support for critical system components on Friday, May 25th from 11 am in Diamant 1 hall.

Fill out the COMBIS Conference Questionnaires!

Your QR code will be recorded at each of your lecture visits and you will receive an e-mail with a short questionnaire that will allow you to rate each lecture. You will also be able to access the questionnaires via a mobile application. Take a minute, answer the questionnaire after each lecture and take part in CoCo Quest! With each attended lecture and completed questionnaire you increase your total number of points!

CoCo Quest prizes

This year we have also prepared valuable prizes for winners of CoCo Quest! The prize winners will be announced at the closing ceremony of the conference, and in the competition to win the prize enters everyone who has collected points during all three conference days. Participants who have collected the most points have the opportunity to win one of valuable prizes:

  • Notebook Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 370     





  •  Tablet Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 520-14 





  • Lexmark CS310dn





  • Dron Kai Deng X-Fighter K60 i







Free participation and transport for students

For the second year in a row, we have provided free conference fees for students seeking new ICT skills. Student registration includes the following:

  • Access to all lectures
  • Professional COMBIS Conference materials
  • Conference lunches
  • Formal dinners
  • Transport from Zagreb


The offer is valid only for full-time students of FER and FOI and full-time students enrolled on study programme of computing at PMF, TVZ and Algebra, and other faculties of electrical engineering and computing. So, it’s enough to show your certificate of regular study and COMBIS Conference is at your fingertips!

Food and drink

Food and drinks are included in the registration fee. Lunch and dinner will be served according to the Conference program, and between the lectures, participants will be served coffee, tea and refreshments in the front hall.


Accommodation is not included in the fee. You can reserve your accommodation through MeetMe agency in hotels Diamant and Crystal, or in your own engagement. Find out more here. 

Organized transport

COMBIS has organized transport from Zagreb. The bus departure is 23.05.2018. at 09:00 am from the Zagreb Bus Station. * The bus departs to Zagreb 25.05.2018. at 15:00 in front of Hotel Valamar Diamant, Poreč. *

* It is possible to change the bus departure date and time

Press room

All accredited journalists are provided a press area, equipment and materials necessary to monitor the COMBIS Conference. The press room is located at the Valamar Diamant hotel, level -1, close to Diamant 1 and Diamant 2 Hall.

The Press Room working hours are Wednesday from 14:00 to 19:00 hours, on Thursday from 09:00 to 19:00 hours, and on Friday 09: 00-13: 00 hours.

Press Contact:

Štefica Grižinovec, Press Center Manager

Tel. + 385 1 3652 658
Fax. + 385 1 3651 251


The COMBIS conference will be filmed by official photographers, filmmakers and journalists who will also attend the conference. By attending the COMBIS conference, you agree that you may be photographed and recorded, and that any material may be used for the promotional purposes of the COMBIS Conference.


For any additional information about the registration, accommodation and transportation, please call MeetMe Agency at the phone number: +385 1 4550 334 or send an e-mail to:
For any other questions regarding the COMBIS Conference, please contact us at:


COMBIS d.o.o.
Hektorovićeva 2
10 000 Zagreb


+385 1 3657 532