Common Europe Congress 2022


Thanks to our talented photographer Matthew Butterfield

Workshops and Deep dives – Monday 13 June

Morning workshops / deep dive – 3 hours

  • Data Centric – Moving Business Logic into the Database – Birgitta Hauser, Hauser Consultants
  • Tips & Tricks for the IBM i System Administrator, the fun – Larry Bolhuis, Franken i Technology Consulting
  • Help, my printed reports could use a facelift! – Koen Decorte, CD-Invest
  • Visual Explain workshop – Get hands-on experience – Morten Buur Rasmussen, IBM

Afternoon Workshops / deep dives – 3 hours

  • Managing your IBM i made EASY with SQL, ACS & New Nav – Scott Forstie & Tim Rowe, IBM
  • Developing Open-Source Applications on IBM i – Mark Irish, IBM
  • Securing the IFS and Avoiding Malware – Carol Woodbury, DXR Security
  • The New Navigator for IBM i – Rudi van Helvoirt, EASI
  • Merlin – IBM’s Next Generation Development & Modernization environment for i – Olenka Van Schendel

IT Manager’s Day – Tuesday, 14 June

The working group for this special programme are preparing a stunning agenda. This limited seat event is independent from the rest of the Congress. Registration options include this special days only or in combination with the remaining Congress.

ISV Day – Wednesday, 15 June

Join us for this special event packed with the latest IBM Power hardware, IBM i and AIX announcements, the updated strategies and much more. It provides a unique opportunity to talk directly with the management team from IBM responsible for each area covered and to build an invaluable network with peers in our industry.

Agenda topics during the ISV day:

  • Welcoming and IBM Power EMEA update for ISV’s
  • IBM i Strategies and announcements –  IBM i, AIX & Hardware
  • IBM i  next generation application development 
  • Virtual Serial number Q/A  (Webinar pre-req)
  • IBM Power Virtual Server Update
  • IBM Montpellier resources presented
  • Application development miscellaneous things   
  • How to find, train and maintain new IBM i developers
  • Ask the experts

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COMMON Europe Congress 2022 in brief
13-16 June, Alicante, Spain

Common Europe, in collaboration with Common Iberia, is delighted to be holding its annual flagship event, Common Europe Congress, in the picturesque city of Alicante offering extensive education, networking and relaxation opportunities. The hotel is also ideally placed for exploring the city… so why not take a family mini-break as well.

Congress education areas targeted are Application Development, Advanced RPG, Open Source tools and Languages, System Management, Db2 and SQL, ACS, IBM i Services and microservices, Security and Compliance and much more.

There will be a full AIX / Linux track, a first, to emphasize the Power Systems character of Common Europe.

Top IBM Business Architects and industry experts have already agreed to share their knowledge on the latest announcements, customer cases as well as practical subjects.

Register here

The congress content includes:

  1. 3 ½ days of latest education delivered by top IBM and industry leading speakers  punctuated by large breaks offering maximum networking,
  2. Three hour in-depth workshops, 60 minutes’ education sessions and solution provider’s special slots,
  3. An IT Managers Day geared at decision makers for peer discussions on personnel upskilling, application and infrastructure modernization and IT strategy with IBM Executives,
  4. A first, an ISV (Independent Software Vendor) Day, offering ISVs, BPs, Consultants and other channel partners an extensive learning and networking opportunity to meet customers and IBM Executives,
  5. A Solution Providers’ Center open for 2 ½ days with top European and worldwide technology companies at their booths presenting innovative practical solutions that will enhance our solutions,
  6. A Spanish Night Congress Dinner with Flamenco, a chance to network, sing, dance and relax and end with fireworks – on-site in El Olivo Restaurant by pool.

We have negotiated a special room block in the Congress hotel itself, Hotel Alicante Golf, at extremely affordable rates starting 93.50 EUR, (incl. breakfast and VAT) and available 3 days before and after the congress.

The Common Europe Organization Team looks forward to seeing you IN-PERSON in “picturesque Alicante, one of the best tourist attractions in the world”! 

Nos vemos en la pintoresca Alicante!

See you in picturesque Alicante!

Hotel Alicante Golf - Location & Booking

Hotel Alicante Golf
Calle Escultor José Gutiérrez 23
03540 Alicante, Spain
Phone: +34 965 23 50 00 




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