Networking Opportunities

You'll find plenty of networking opportunities in Prague. Meet your peers and technical experts over breakfast, lunch, between sessions or attend any of the sponsored events to join them in a relaxed, social atmosphere.

More details will be announced when they become available.


Solutions Centre Expo
Meet the top DB2 vendors, consulting firms and solutions providers at the IDUG Solutions Centre Expo. Do not miss this opportunity to connect with the professionals who create and service the DB2 products you use every day.


  • Opening Reception: Monday 10 November, from 17:30 until 20:00
  • Expo Hall Open: Tuesday 11 November, from 12:30 until 14:00
  • Evening Reception: Tuesday 11 November, from 17:30 until 19:00
  • Expo Hall Open: Wednesday 12 November, from 11:45 until 13:15

Breakfast Themes
Start the day at one of our themed breakfast tables. The topics are a great conversation starter and a good way to meet other community members and the people behind the organisation.


  • Monday 10 November, 7:30 to 8:30: Mentor and mentee table
  • Tuesday 11 November, 7:30 to 8:30: LUW and z/OS table
  • Wednesday 12 November, 7:30 to 8:30: RUG table
  • Thursday 13 November, 7:30 to 8:30: Volunteering table

How: All Clarion Congress guests will be able to attend these. Look for the signs in the breakfast area.


CA Technologies DB2 User Day & Dinner
Join CA Technologies at the annual European CA Technologies DB2 User Day and dinner, where attendees will meet international DB2 experts, engage in DB2 technical labs and share real-world experience. 

When: Sunday 9 November 

Where: Clarion Congress Hotel

How: Register here

Triton Consulting, IDUG EMEA drinks reception
Join Triton Consulting for an exclusive drinks reception and pit your wits against your DB2 colleagues.

When: Monday 10th November from 8pm

Where: Benada Restaurant, 2nd Floor, Clarion Congress Hotel

How: Strictly limited numbers! Seek a Geek on Monday 10th November and pick up an invitation to the drinks reception. You can find out more here.

CA Celebrates 50 Years of Mainframe
Join CA Technologies and enjoy an evening of unforgettable entertainment and food in honor of 50 years of Mainframe at a fantastic location. 

When: Tuesday 11 November, 20:00-02:00 

Where: Top secret

How: Retrieve your complimentary ticket at the CA booth (#306) in the IDUG Solutions Centre. Please note: There is a limited number of tickets available. 


Transfers from the Clarion Congress Hotel to the venue 20:00 & 20:15
Transfers from the venue to the Clarion Congress Hotel 00:00, 01:00 & 02:00

IBM DB2 Customer Dinner & Community Awards Ceremony

IBM invites you to celebrate the 50th anniversary of IBM Mainframe at the annual DB2 Customer Dinner and Community Awards Ceremony.

When: Wednesday 12th November 7:30pm (meeting point at the hotel lobby at 6:45 pm for transportation to the dinner venue)

Where: Location to be announced on the ticket.

How: Onsite invitations can be picked up at the IBM booth. Only members of "World of DB2" will be allocated tickets so if you are not a member please join the community today.