August 31st - September 2nd, 2022

Hybrid Conference

PUG Challenge is organised as, and will always remain, a not-for-profit organisation which operates for the benefit of its members. The purpose of the PUG Challenge is to add value to the Progress Community by facilitating and developing interaction between users of Progress Software tools and technologies.

We will be holding the on-site event and broadcasting from the Hilton in Vienna, the venue we have all been looking forward to visiting.

  • 50+speakers
  • 3days
  • 6workshops
  • 48sessions

PUG Challenge 2022

We are delighted to announce that we are back and organising this year’s conference.

Earlier dates
We have chosen earlier dates to optimise the possibility of avoiding the winter viruses.

Following the success of our Virtual Conference in 2020, we believe that holding a hybrid event is giving you the ‘best of both worlds’, you are welcome to attend as an on site delegate as previous conferences, alternatively there is an option to attend virtually which enables a wider audience to engage.

We will be holding the on-site event and broadcasting from the Hilton Vienna Park in Vienna, the venue we have all been looking forward to visiting.


PUG 2021 Virtual


Conference Platform

Visit the Vienna 2022 conference platform page for more information.

  • Agenda
    • Timetable
    • Community Sessions
    • Progress Sessions
    • Commercial Session
    • Workshops
  • Sponsors
  • Venue

Registrations are OPEN !!!


We are very excited to announce that registrations are now open for the PUG Challenge 2022 conference to be held this year both online and in-person in Vienna!

TicketsRegistrationWorkshops (optional)
@Venue / In Person€ 900 per ticket€ 50 per workshop
( separate registration - T.B.A.)
@Virtual / On-Line€ 200 per ticket(N/A)


I would like to attend IN-PERSON !



I would like to attend ON-LINE !


Event Information

  • Wednesday 31st August 2022
  • Thursday 1st September 2022
  • Friday 2nd September 2022
  • @Venue for on-site event and broadcasting from the Hilton Vienna Park venue for in person delegates
  • @Virtual for on-line delegates
[ * @Venue ONLY * ]
  • Every morning
  • 3 hour workshops
Breakout sessions
  • Every afternoon
  • 1 hour sessions
  • 3 or 4 breakout tracks
  • Number of sessions per track (T.B.A)
  • (All breakout sessions will be live broadcasted and recorded for future access)
Networking / Social
  • Expo
  • Wednesday evening: Welcoming drinks
  • Thursday evening: Party with food and drinks
( Estimate )
  • @Venue : 240+ on-site delegates
  • @Virtually : 500+ on-line delegates

PUG Challenges and POET Summit joining forces!

We are delighted to announce that EMEA PUG Challenge, PUG Challenge Americas, PUG Challenge Africa and POET Summit events have joined forces and will now be known as PUG CHALLENGE.

This is an exciting and progressive move enabling future events to become GLOBAL and HYBRID!

We will be sending frequent updates regarding the organisation of our first event as PUG Challenge, in the meantime, we have updated our Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy and Code of Conduct documents which can be found on our website.




Imposed Sanctions on Russia

In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the US, UK and European Union, among several other countries, have imposed severe sanctions and export controls against Russia, and individuals and entities associated with the Russian government.

To ensure compliance with these sanctions, we have decided that we will not be accepting registrations from delegates, presenters or sponsors for PUG Challenge (on-site or remotely) from Russia, Belarus, Crimea, the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Luhansk People’s Republic regions of Ukraine, which are the areas covered by the sanctions.


PUG Challenge 2022

Vienna, the location for PUG Challenge 2022, is the capital of Austria - also described as Europe's cultural capital - a city with unique charm, vibrancy and flair. It boasts outstanding infrastructure, is green and safe, and has all the inspiration you could wish for in order to discover this wonderful part of Europe.

Vienna is situated on the banks of the River Danube and is the most popular urban tourist destination in Austria. The climate is seasonal and generally moderate. For those with an interest in history Vienna is a dream city for sightseeing – visit the Schönbrunn Palace, the Imperial Palace (Hofburg), or admire the architecture along the Ring boulevard. Culturally Vienna offers a vast array of attractions – famous coffee houses, fine art, literature, theatre, film, dance, opera, exhibitions and concerts - no matter when you visit there is sure to be something to appeal. Home to Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Johann Strauss, Vienna and its outstanding musical heritage has been preserved right to the present day. Vienna is compact and walkable, has a safe and reliable public transport network and is 16 minutes from the airport to the city centre (City Airport Train – CAT) or 20 minutes by taxi.

Hilton Vienna Stadtpark Hotel

Hilton Vienna Park Hotel

The hotel features an underground car park, bus parking facilities and excellent public transport connections.

Hilton Vienna is Austria’s largest Meeting & Conference hotel. The hotel is ideally located in the city centre within walking distance to St. Stephen’s Cathedral and offers a high standard of comfort and amenities.