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The INETA Europe Speaker Bureau provides usergroup leaders top notch speakers for their key events. The speakers are provided at no cost to the usergroup.
To request a speaker for your usergroup meeting login as usergroup leader and select Request Speaker on top of the list. Alternatively, if you have a query post a request on the Support Forum.
Note: These options are only viewable by usergroup leaders
Speaker Bureau  
Hadi Hariri

Hadi Hariri is Tech Lead at iMeta Technologies, an ISV specializing in bespoke software and consulting. He is a MVP for C#. He is also Co-chair for various open source projects including Indy, Indy # and Mobile Agents. His passions include software architecture, web development and security. He is co-author of the Indy in Depth book and has contributed to numerous developer publications and magazines. A frequent speaker at international conferences and user groups, he is based in Spain, where he lives with his wife and two sons, and runs the Málaga .NET User group

Specialties: Architecture, TDD, Unit Testing, CI, Security, WCF, ClickOnce, MSBuild and ASP.NET MVC

Languages: English and Spanish.

András Velvárt

András is extremely passionate about technology, user experience, and how technology can be brought closer to people. This is what lead him to become a Silverlight MVP. András is an accomplished speaker, speaking at Microsoft conferences and classes where Silverlight, WPF or User Experience is the topic.

András is the founder, lead developer, architect, idea-man and CEO of Response Ltd ( - a small, 8 years old ISV company, based in Hungary.

Tiberiu Covaci

Tiberiu started his developer career in 1991, but wasn't until 1994 that he got introduced into the Microsoft world of technologies. He moved from Romania to Sweden 1996, to work as a programmer. Since 2004 he is working as an independent trainer, teaching .NET programming on all levels, but what he loves most is teaching introductory courses, because it gives him a chance to influence the future .NET programmers. He works closely with Microsoft, both as Subject Matter Expert for the MCPD exams, and Technology Reviewer in the new Microsoft .NET 4.0 courses that are under development. He is a member of the MCT Advisory Council, and INETA Country Lead for Sweden. After the success he encountered at TechDays 2009 in Sweden he developed a passion for speaking about new technologies, and that made him a very popular speaker at conferences like TechEd, DevReach, TechDays, Öredev, ScanDev and MCT Summit. He is interested in technologies like multi-core programming, ASP.NET, new programming languages and trends, and applications security. Whenever he gets the time, he blogs at

Marcel de Vries

Marcel de Vries is an IT architect at Info Support in the Netherlands. The past 10+ years he spend most of his time building enterprise administrative applications for a diversity of large companies mainly in the financial and healthcare industry. Besides his work as an architect he also specialized on software factories and Microsoft ALM technology. He is one of the Lead architects at Info support for their Software Factory Endeavour. Since 2006 Marcel is awarded as MVP Visual Studio Team system and is an Regional Director for the Netherlands.

Marcel teaches courses at the Info Support CPLS training center and a top rated speakers at different events. He also writes articles for national and international magazines.
You can find Marcel's blog at:

Caio Proiete

Caio Proiete is an independent/freelancer consultant and trainer on Microsoft technologies and products at CICLO, in Lisbon / Portugal. He has several technical certifications, is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) since 2004, and is also an ASP .NET Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) since 2009, due to his active contributions to technical communities in Portugal an Brazil.

For the past years he has been speaking at the major Microsoft events in Portugal, mostly about software development on ASP .NET, Windows Phone, Windows Azure, and more recently Windows 8 Metro Style apps. In this blog you can see all the conferences and community events that he participated as a speaker, the video recordings of some of the sessions he presented, as well as the slides of some of the presentations he delivered.

He runs the NetPonto .NET User Group, where he organizes in-person events every month with technical sessions about software development on the Microsoft .NET platform, and was speaker in several events, including TechDays Portugal and WebDay

Topics: ASP .NET MVC, ASP .NET Web API, Windows 8 Metro Style Apps (HTML5 + JavaScript or XAML + C#), Silverlight for Windows Phone, Windows Azure.

Languages: English and Portuguese

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How long does it take to fill a speaker request?
Once you request a speaker, please allow us at least 4 weeks to find a suitable speaker for your event.  

As a user group leader, what am I requested to do in order to request a speaker?
First, your user group must be in good standing with INETA Europe. Second, we expect you to promote INETA Speaker Bureau events to your members and others who may be interested by advertising the INETA Europe event on your website, e-mail distribution and any other promotions that you usually do to attract attendees. Third, we can ask your user group to complete the provided Speaker Evaluations of the speaker and return them to us after the event. 

How many times in a year can I request speaker?
The INETA Europe Speakers Bureau is committed to providing speakers to all of our member usergroups in a fair and balanced manner. Because of resource limitations, we ask each user group to limit the number of requests to two speakers per year. More than two speakers may be provided to a single user group if specifically approved by the Speakers Bureau Committee.

I have other questions ...
If you have any question related to the INETA Europe Speaker Bureau don't hesitate to contact us. The easiest way is to send your question by e-mail to André Obelink, VP Speakers Bureau INETA Europe.

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