September 20th - September 22nd, 2023

Hybrid Conference

PUG Challenge is organised as, and will always remain, a not-for-profit organisation which operates for the benefit of its members. The purpose of the PUG Challenge is to add value to the Progress Community by facilitating and developing interaction between users of Progress Software tools and technologies.

We will be holding the on-site event and broadcasting from the Hotel Zuiderduin in Egmond aan Zee.

  • 50+speakers
  • 3days
  • 6workshops
  • 48sessions

PUG Challenge 2023

We are delighted to announce that we are back and organising this year’s conference.

Earlier dates
We have chosen earlier dates to optimise the possibility of avoiding the winter viruses.

Following the success of our Hybrid Conference in 2022, we believe that holding a hybrid event is giving you the ‘best of both worlds’, you are welcome to attend as an on site delegate as previous conferences, alternatively there is an option to attend virtually which enables a wider audience to engage.

Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands
We will be holding the on-site event and broadcasting from the Hotel Zuiderduin in Egmond aan Zee.



Hotel Zuiderduin, Egmond aan Zee

A sea of possibilities.

Egmond aan Zee, the location for PUG Challenge 2023, is a village on the North Sea coast in the Dutch province of North Holland. Hotel Zuiderduin is situated in a beautiful location in the dune area of Egmond aan Zee, only 100 meters from the beach. The hotel is the perfect location for those who want to organize successful and inspiring meetings or conferences. In addition to its great location, the extensive facilities, stylish rooms, and personal service make Hotel Zuiderduin an ideal location for meetings, conferences, and events. You are very welcome at one of the largest conference locations in the Netherlands.

PUG Challenges and POET Summit joining forces!

We are delighted to announce that EMEA PUG Challenge, PUG Challenge Americas, PUG Challenge Africa and POET Summit events have joined forces and will now be known as PUG CHALLENGE.

This is an exciting and progressive move enabling future events to become GLOBAL and HYBRID!

We will be sending frequent updates regarding the organisation of our first event as PUG Challenge, in the meantime, we have updated our Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy and Code of Conduct documents which can be found on our website.




Imposed Sanctions on Russia

In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the US, UK and European Union, among several other countries, have imposed severe sanctions and export controls against Russia, and individuals and entities associated with the Russian government.

To ensure compliance with these sanctions, we have decided that we will not be accepting registrations from delegates, presenters or sponsors for PUG Challenge (on-site or remotely) from Russia, Belarus, Crimea, the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Luhansk People’s Republic regions of Ukraine, which are the areas covered by the sanctions.