Being a Webit Consul, I had the possibility to invite a couple of friends to the biggest digital marketing conference in Europe, Webit Expo, held in Sofia, Bulgaria. As far as I know we were about 7 people from Albania. It was a real pleasure for me meeting some of the industry leaders. In this article I will emphasize some important events which took place in Sofia and how this conference helped us grow our business even bigger.
First Day in Sofia, 25th October
After arriving at Sofia’s International Airport, we got a cab and gave him the hotel name. Ironically he didn’t leave us at the place we had asked, instead we had to walk like 600-700 meters. The hotel we were staying was Hotel Lion, which was really comfortable and located at the center. After leaving our luggage, we were starving hence we wanted to eat lunch. The interesting thing is that we walked like for 15-20 minutes and we couldn’t locate a fast-food or a restaurant. The only things we could see were shoes, shoes and shoes. Tens of shops selling any kind of leather shoes. Luckily near our hotel there was a fast-food (Aladin) and the food was quite nice.
I was checking all the shopping centers nearby and I found Sofia Outlet Center which, according to Google Maps it was 2.9 km away by foot so we decided to walk. When we were getting closer to the spot on the map we couldn’t locate the shopping center that’s why we asked a guy and he told us that we were like 20 minutes away (by car!!!). So we got a cab and we headed to Sofia Outlet Center. (taxi’s in Sofia are extremely cheap, maybe because they work with gas)
Second Day in Sofia, 26th October
We woke up early in the morning to attend the conference. I was amazed seeing a huge crowd of digital marketing addicts and I felt quite good. For me this was the first international conference I was attending and I had the possibility to get to know with some of the industry leaders. Here are some photos:
Webit Expo 2011 was a real inspiration for me, not only I had the opportunity to discuss with like minded and share thoughts on various topics, but we also had fun with some of my friends so greetings to Jonian , Arber , Albi & Ledio for the awesome time in Sofia city!