Publication date: November 8, 2018

PHDays moves to Crocus Expo: check out the new venue

The dates of Positive Hack Days 9 are already out: the forum will be held on May 21–22, 2019. This time the organizers have chosen one of the largest and best equipped venues in town—the Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center. Crocus Expo hosts hundreds of large-scale and high-profile events annually, including national and international exhibitions, conferences, symposiums, and sports competitions with participation from both Russian and foreign companies.

The new venue is twice as large as the World Trade Center Moscow, which used to host the event before. Just to give you an idea, the smallest conference hall in the World Trade Center seats 60 people, while Crocus Expo halls start at 160. This year there will be room for everyone who wants in on the Positive Development User Group, we promise! :)

PHDays 9 will occupy the entire Crocus Congress Hall (Hall 20, Pavilion 3). It's a one-of-a-kind transformer hall that allows to configure the layout as needed. That means we will be able to expand our agenda considerably.

"We've been thinking about moving for some time. Each year PHDays attracts more guests and participants; last year it got quite cramped, so we knew we had grown out of the old venue. Moving to Crocus Expo means that we will be able to implement all our plans and get even more guests and speakers on board," says PHDays Producer Victoriya Alexeeva. "Everyone's in for a lot of surprises this year: we are ramping up the conference and competition agendas, adding new tracks, and expanding the exhibition area. We are putting a twist on the entertainment program as well: there will be movie screenings in addition to the music fest and the short story contest. Also, this time round we're reaching out to process product developers to join security experts and IT professionals as the main speakers."

Crocus Expo visitors will have access to ATMs, service facilities, checkrooms and free Wi-Fi hotspots as well as food courts, coffee shops, and restaurants. The venue is reachable by subway (Myakinino station). Free parking is available for those arriving by car (see the map on the website).

Tickets will go on sale in December. Stay tuned for more updates!

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