Following the trend in a number of western European cities like Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Dublin, Lisbon, Milano, and Paris, Belgrade has announced a new conference for coworkers that is gearing up to be a revolutionary experience.
After a decade of waiting to become a host city for this type of coworking symposium, Belgrade will now be the site of a conference dedicated to the contemporary trend of coworking and coliving.
The international conference, entitled “Coworking & Coliving Conference South East Europe,” (CCCSEE) will be held from October 9-11 in Belgrade and at Mokrin House, gathering over 300 participants from around the world.
Coworking and coliving is a novel business concept that’s currently changing the world economy while stimulating cooperation and intrinsic networking. The concept also boosts innovation, entrepreneurship, and employment with the goal of developing a community that is open to sharing ideas, cooperating, and being willing to change.
Miroslav Mijatov, the convener of CCCSEE and founder of the first coworking space in Serbia, Smart Office, said the defining characteristics of this year’s conference will be the people, the community, and the places.
“We are gathering some amazing individuals from around the world who are leading experts in their respective fields – covering topics from personal development, empowering female entrepreneurs, digital solitude to community shaping, building productive environments in coworking spaces, and following the latest trends in the industry.”
Mijatov also emphasized the fact that coworking spaces have been hosting freelancers, entrepreneurs, and digital nomads for years, making it a great option for even large-scale corporations to boost their employees’ creativity and teamwork.
From 2005 until now, over 15,000 coworking spaces were founded across the globe. Over time, Serbia has become part of this community thanks to pioneers like Mijatov, who opened Smart Office in 2012.
Today, almost 40 coworking spaces are operating in Serbia, with one of the most innovative centers developed by Ivan Brkljac as a coworking and coliving space in Mokrin Village called Mokrin House.
Mokrin House is a place of ideas where digital nomads who believe in the freedom to conduct business from any corner of the world can come together. Thanks to this philosophy, Mokrin House ended up on the Forbes’ list of best coliving spaces in the world for digital nomads.
The first two days of Coworking & Coliving Conference South East Europe will take place in Kombank Dvorana in Belgrade. On the third day, attendees will participate in various conference activities in Mokrin House, which is one of the co-organizers of CCCSEE alongside the Coworking Association of Serbia.
Hot topics such as self-employment, freelancing, remote work, digital nomadism, innovations, and start-ups will be the focus of the majority of CCCSEE’s panels and workshops.
The partner of this year’s conference is GIZ – German Society for International Cooperation, and the importance of the event was also recognized by the “Serbia Creates” platform, which operates as part of the wider initiative of the Serbian prime minister, Ms. Ana Brnabic, that is focused on supporting existing and developing creative projects in Serbia.
“We want the conference to be held annually in one of the southeast European countries and to continue to promote the importance of entrepreneurial business models and self-employment in local economies,” said Mijatov. “The aim is to internationally spread the coworking and coliving business concept and become more closely connected to the industry’s global network while strengthening the Serbian coworking community.”
Moreover, Mijatov hopes CCCSEE will encourage the exchange of ideas and best practices from around the world in a manner that actively promotes Serbia as one of the primary hubs for creative industries in the SEE region.
Numerous key speakers from the global coworking community, such as Carsten Foertsch (Germany), Mike LaRosa (USA), Tobias Kremkau (Germany), Ronald Van Der Hoff (Netherlands), Lenneke VanRessum (Netherlands) will attend this year’s conference. Many other prominent experts from Serbia and the world will also be in attendance, including six TEDx speakers: Lazar Dzamic, Branimir Brkljac and Slavimir Stojanovic (Serbia), Matthew Trinetti, Kelsea Crawford, and Betsy Bonnema (USA).
“In the end, I hope we manage to challenge our attendees with inspiring speakers, to give them a platform to build upon, and to allow some amazing people to meet in the friendliest of environments and take their startups and business ideas to the next level,” said Mijatov.
Want to secure your spot at this revolutionary event?
You can register and find more details on the conference’s official website: www.cccsee.com