10th - 12th  October 2018

Croke Park Stadium, Dublin

Conference for all Progress Customers, Application Partners
and End Users of Partner Applications

  • 85speakers
  • 3days
  • 12workshops
  • 500+attendees

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will be held in Dublin which is the capital, and largest city in Ireland.

The name Dublin comes from the Gaelic dubh linn or “black pool” - where the Poddle stream met the River Liffey to form a deep pool at Dublin Castle.
The city’s modern name - Baile Áth Cliath – means the “town of the ford of the hurdles”. Ireland’s four principal routeways converged at a crossing place made of hurdles of interwoven saplings straddling the low-tide Liffey.
Dublin is a historical and contemporary centre for education, the arts, economy and industry. With its historic buildings including Dublin Castle and St Patrick’s Cathedral, the city parks including Pheonix Park and St Stephen’s Green plus the National Museum of Ireland, this is one venue you will not want to miss.


Croke Park Stadium

Croke Park Stadium

As the home of Ireland's largest sporting and cultural organisation, the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) - Croke Park has played host to iconic moments in Irish sport & history and to major cultural and international events.

The stadium is one of the largest in Europe, with a capacity of 82,300 and can accommodate all types of events - from field sports to concerts, meetings to tradeshows and bespoke banqueting.
Conveniently located, just 5 minutes from the city centre and 15 minutes from Dublin’s Airport and M50 motorway – Croke Park offers you the best of both worlds during your visit.
All the benefits, amenities and things-to-do you expect of a vibrant city location, yet without the hassle of congestion and off-site parking. There’s plenty of public transport options too!

Keynote speakers

Yogesh Gupta


CEO, Progress

Yogesh Gupta needs no introduction, he’s a technologist at heart and understands the importance and value of agility at scale. Yogesh keeps Progress a step ahead in building innovative products that customers want.



John Ainsworth


Senior VP of Core Products, Progress

John Ainsworth oversees Progress’ core portfolio and is responsible for engineering, product management, product marketing and technical support. John‘s focus is on strengthening the Progress core products and helping customers and partners succeed in working with Progress.

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Our goal is to deliver practical and highly valuable technical and business oriented content to our attendees - people involved in developing, integrating and managing applications.


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10th October

Workshops are hands-on, facilitating cloud based setups that we provide in cooperation with Progress Software. Workshops are generally a minimum of three hours in length. All workshops have limited spaces and booking is required in addition to registering for the conference for a 3 day pass as they generally are held on Wednesday.

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Breakout Sessions

10th - 12th October

Breakout Sessions are organized as detailed how-to presentations, may focus on best practices, or may be case studies that show the power of the Progress Software products or related technologies and industry trends. Breakout sessions are free to attend with no booking required. There are Breakout Sessions on all days.

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Social Events

Meet & Greet Reception

Wednesday 10th October

Location: The Croke Park Conference Centre 
Time: 7pm - 10pm
An opportunity to network with buffet and drinks, everyone is welcome. 

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Thursday Evening Party

Thursday 11th October

Location: The Croke Park Conference Centre    
Time: 8pm - midnight
Buffet and drinks will be served followed by evening entertainment.

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