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Peter Shankman, a bestselling author is the new Spark.me 2019 keynote speaker


The organizing team of Spark.me, one of the most carefully curated business/Internet conferences in Southeast Europe, which is set for May 25-26, in Porto Montenegro Auditorium, in Tivat, Montenegro, has just announced the new Spark.me 2019 keynote speaker – Peter Shankman. Peter is a five-time bestselling author, customer service expert, and serial entrepreneur.  

The New York Times has called Peter “a rockstar who knows everything about social media and then some.” He is known for radically new ways of thinking about the customer economy, sharing practical concepts and ideas on how the next fifty years of economic growth will be led first and foremost by the customer experience. Peter is also using his platform to talk about the new neurodiverse economy, having started the Internet’s number one podcast on ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) – Faster than Normal, focusing on the superpowers and gifts of having a „faster than normal brain,“ which has helped thousands of people all around the world realize that having a neuroatypical brain is actually a gift, not a curse.

Peter is a serial entrepreneur with three startup launches and exits under his belt, among which is Help A Reporter Out (HARO), which became the standard for thousands of journalists looking for sources prior to being acquired three years after launch. He is also running the ShankMinds Breakthrough Network, an elite, online mastermind of thought leaders, business experts, and change makers. Peter is a two-time Ironman triathlete, and a class B licensed skydiver.

Spark.me has previously announced three speakers – Anab Jain (a TED speaker, designer, filmmaker, and co-founder of Superflux – a critically acclaimed foresight, design, and technology innovation company), Jeremiah Owyang (a founding partner at Kaleido Insights and disruptive technology expert, considered the definitive authority on corporate innovation programs), and Cate Murden (founder of PUSH, a business consultancy grounded in human behaviour). More speakers will be announced in the weeks to come.

Spark.me tickets are available at the conference official website, at www.spark.me. The full price of the ticket is 300€. However, all interested parties can take advantage of the Standard Rate ticket sale and get their ticket for just 200€ by April 21. High school, undergraduate, postgraduate, and PhD students who are 27 years old or younger can get their ticket for a special price of 50€. Spark.me conference ticket includes: pass for all conference sessions (May 25-26), access to the start-up competition (May 25-26), buffet lunch on both conference days, all coffee breaks on both conference days, and a cocktail reception (the evening of May 25). Accommodation and transport are not included in the ticket price. Tickets can later be transferred to another person (‘name change’), but cannot be refunded.

Spark.me 2019, one of the most carefully curated business/Internet conferences in Southeast Europe, will be held on May 25-26, in Porto Montenegro Auditorium in the city of Tivat – the heart of Montenegro’s coastal tourism industry. Spark.me conference has been organized annually since 2013, by Domain.ME, a private company in charge of operating Montenegro’s national Internet domain – .ME. Since then, it grew from a meeting point for a couple of dozens of tech enthusiasts and geeks to a must-visit tech and marketing event for the Balkan region and beyond. In 2018 alone, Spark.me attracted 580 attendees from 28 countries. Spark.me brings stories from the front lines of disruptive technological solutions, innovative business models, engaging branding strategies, and world-changing initiatives, and brings together business, technology and innovation leaders, marketers, startups, and geeks.

You can find out more about the conference at Spark.me’s official website at www.spark.me, Facebook page www.facebook.com/sparkdotme, Twitter account www.twitter.com/sparkdotme, and Instagram account www.instagram.com/sparkdotme/.


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