Dear friends,

The postponement of EMEA PUG Challenge Vienna 2020 has had a significant impact on our ability to provide our community this year with the event we have come to love, and we have incurred substantial financial losses because of this. We concluded that there was still content to be shared, people to network with and things to learn - PUG Challenge Virtual 2020 was created based on our commitment to continue to deliver content to the community. We will therefore be delivering a virtual experience from November 4th - 6th 2020 which will include an interactive virtual expo and much more.

Please support our event, ticket sales are purely to cover the costs of the online event and to assist with the financial losses we have experienced with the postponement of the conference in Vienna this year. The simplified price of €105 euros per attendee is dramatically lower than normal, and yet still buys attendance to three days of top quality content. Not only while the event is taking place but also for a year following the event, all delegates who have bought a ticket will have access to the platform for interaction with other registered delegates and sponsors plus archived content from the event. There may even be additional happenings launched from the event during the course of the year as we anticipate being able to meet in person again next year.

Sessions
The event is only a month away now, and we are working hard to create an exciting offering for everyone who chooses to join us. Sessions will be a combination of live and/or pre-recorded content and presenters will be available at all sessions for Q&A. The event consists of:
• 3 days
• 5 tracks
• 6 workshops
• 48 sessions

Details will include:
• 2 x 6 hrs workshops
• 4 x 3 hrs workshops
• 32 x 50 min sessions
• 16 x 25 min sessions

We plan on giving registered delegates access to the event platform a couple of weeks before the conference. You will then be able to review the agenda and add the sessions and workshops you are interested in to your personal agenda and be ready for when it all starts.

Workshops
Delegates who have booked and paid to attend the event will have access to workshop places on a first come first serve basis. Workshop places are limited as they normally are. We will be operating a waiting list should the workshops become fully booked.

If you have not yet booked your ticket and would like to attend workshops, please book now as a priority.

Timings
The timings for the event have been established to accommodate delegates across the world in the best possible way:
• Europe (CET): 1pm - 7pm (8pm on Thursday 5th to include a little entertainment)
• USA (EST): 7am-1pm

Your support for this event as part of our community is crucial, this year more than any. Please consider joining us, with your colleagues, for an event that delivers top quality content to you safely and directly. Remember to buy a ticket for every person attending the conference.

We look forward to welcoming you to PUG Challenge Virtual 2020!

With best wishes

Bert Tukkers
Chairman
EMEA PUG Challenge