8 Reasons to Come

1. Tradition

SQLAdria already celebrated 20th years of its existence  Started as a local user group and in the past editions it increased attendance every year.. SQLAdria Conference in Dubrovnik or Šibenik is now a real international event. As always there will be an additional CA DB2 User Day, same format of the more famous one preceding the IDUG conferences, where you’ll be able to see presentations focusing on CA Solutions for DB2 (news, announcements, etc). It was awarded by IBM as the best EMEA DB2 User Group. z/OS and LUW tracks are available again.

2. Great Speakers

There will be  Namik Hrle, Steve Thomas, Eberhard Hechler, Jane Man, Philippe Dubost, Tom Juhl, Denis Tronin, Maddalena Tosoni, Andy Ward,Zeljen, Stanic,  Les King, Melanie Stopfer, Matthias Nicola and Roland Schock.

3. Value

This year we’ll have z/OS and LUW track available. There will be one day seminars too. With this year also being the 20th anniversary of SQLAdria, you will want to hear how the DB2 Family continues to evolve and be the best in the database industry. SQLAdria is an Independent User Group and acts as IDUG RUG (more info on http://www.idug.org/rugs/RugListings.asp). The agenda includes several Knowledge Transfer presentations on pure DB2 technology from internationally known, independent speakers. The same speakers presenting at IDUG and IBM conferences.

4. Registration Costs

Registration is really symbolic – 600 €. And in Šibenik you will find best in class speakers. One day seminars for 300 € only.

5. Travel Costs

Hotel costs in Šibenik are also cheaper.

6. Informal

Sitting on the terrace during breaks and talking about DB2 topics with Steve, Chris or Namik or some of CA and other experts adds even more value to each business day in a relaxed environment where you don’t have to stay in a queue for an hour in order to ask the speakers your specific question.

7. More interactive

At SQLAdria we expect a limited number of attendees. Every session will then be more interactive – more time for Q&As. Attendees will also have an additional opportunity to have most of DB2’s best experts and speakers available at the same time in one place.

8. Exchanging ideas and experiences with peer’s experts

As at no other conference attendees will be able to share their experiences with colleagues, CA experts and with IBM and independent gurus on DB2 topics. And last but not the least… the VENUE (I wanted to separate this point because it’s not strictly business focus). Šibenik is really a fantastic place in June, the hotel is the best in the area and the sponsors (CA and IBM) will make it even more interesting for the attendees by organizing dinners and opportunities to have fun together.



SQL Adria is the independent, non-profit organization that gathers relational database users for Croatia and Slovenia. It was founded 1994. and in the same year it has become the regional user group.

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Events in 2018

Ljubljana - 9th & 10th April 2018
Belgrade - 12th April 2018
Šibenik - 10th - 14th June 2018
Zagreb - (TBA) September 2018
Opatija - 29th & 30th November 2018