OPTIMA Europe Fitness Conference


2 days | 350 attendees | live stream

48 Sessions

Follow the latest research in the field of fitness: from Personal Training, through Proper Nutrition to Professional Development.

Live Stream

If you are not able to attend the lectures live, you can follow them online through your device (laptop, phone, tablet).

34 Speakers

Professional trainers and experts from all over the world will share their knowledge and experience with you.

Earn CEUs

You will receive 1,9 CEUs for attendance at live lectures and workshops at Optima Fitness Conference.

The world needs you!

About Optima Europe Fitness Conference


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Welcome to the Optima Europe fitness conference. Despite the new technologies and trends that we all need to follow, we should not lose the importance of personal contact, communication and energy exchange.

This is the second time it is held in this part of Europe, with the goal of keeping up with the latest trends, exchanging ideas and connecting with one another. It’s our duty to provide you with the best education and tools that will enable you to further develop and succeed. Because the world really needs you!

Lectures and workshops follow the latest research in the field of fitness. Speakers are University Professors, Master Trainers, Nutritionists, Marketing Experts…

The event lasts for 2 days and includes 48 workshops. There will be 4 workshops at the same time. You can choose which one out of these 4 you will attend. All the lectures will be recorded, and you will have access to them for 3 months after the conference, which means that even those workshops or lectures that you didn’t attend live, you will have an online access to after the conference.

See you at the OPTIMA Europe International Conference

Why You Should Attend Optima?

Elevate your training, reach more clients and thus earn more.

The Optima Fitness Conference is an event that brings together all fitness experts in one place. This is an opportunity to interact with experts from around the world! You will meet leading experts and innovators in the world of fitness and wellness coming from America (NASM) and Europe (TRX and HFS). Speakers from leading universities in the field of sports and medicine, as well as top master trainers and lecturers from the region.

At the conference, you will hear the latest trends from the world of fitness, and you will have the opportunity to re-listen to all the lectures you want through videos, in order to remember everything that interests you and be able to apply it in your work.

Why You Should Attend Optima?

Elevate your training, reach more clients and thus earn more.

The Optima Fitness Conference is an event that brings together all fitness experts in one place. This is an opportunity to interact with experts from around the world! You will meet leading experts and innovators in the world of fitness and wellness coming from America (NASM) and Europe (TRX and HFS). Speakers from leading universities in the field of sports and medicine, as well as top master trainers and lecturers from the region.

At the conference, you will hear the latest trends from the world of fitness, and you will have the opportunity to re-listen to all the lectures you want through videos, in order to remember everything that interests you and be able to apply it in your work.

Who Should Attend Optima?

This conference is not for those who think they know everything, nor for those who see it as an expense rather than an investment.

This conference is for all those who regularly invest in themselves and their knowledge, and are aware that their investment will pay off many times over.



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The entire conference program can be viewed by clicking the button below the text.

All lectures at Optima will be held in Serbian and English with simultaneous translation provided.

Tickets for OPTIMA Conference

Don’t miss the possibility of early registration and payment in installments.


  • Personal attendance to lectures and workshops
  • Online access to all lectures after the conference
  • You will get 1,9 CEUs
  • Asking questions
  • Lunch
  • Party ticket

Live Stream

  • Online access to lectures and workshops
  • Chatting with other users of the live stream
  • Access to all lectures online after the conference

About Belgrade

Belgrade is a city that never sleeps. A city of entertainment and culture, which you cannot remain indifferent to. A place where people eat well and have fun.

The conference is held in the heart of the old town. Nearby there are: the main pedestrian zone, Knez Mihajlova Street, lined with shops, cafes, restaurants and is a great place for a nice walk and shopping, then Kalemegdan- the fortress with a huge park which is full of monuments, museums – a place with fantastic views of rivers and the rest of our capital.

The event will be held at the Mona Plaza Hotel.

If you decide to stay at this hotel, you must state at the time of booking that you are a participant in the Optima Conference event and will receive a discount. Booking mail: reservations@monaplaza.com

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The Most Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Optima Conference?

The Optima Fitness Conference is an event that brings together all fitness experts in one place. It is held every year in America and is the winner of the 2021 Gold Stevie International Business Award for the best educational conference.

When is the Optima Conference?

The conference will be held from March 23 to 24. In the Mona Plaza Hotel, in Beograde.

What is the history of the Optima Conference?

The event has been organized for 8 years in a row. In the past year, the event was followed by over 10,000 participants. In March, it will be held for the second time in Europe.

Who will attend?

The event will be attended by:  Certified Personal Trainers, Corrective Exercise Specialists, Certified Nutrition Coaches, Performance Enhancement Specialists, Group Fitness Instructors, Master Trainers and Master Instructors, Athletes, health club managers, supplement organizations, Health & Fitness Enthusiasts…

Is there an requirement to attend/register for Optima?

Participants need to be at least 18 years of age to attend Optima 2024.

How much does it cost to attend the Optima Conference?

The price of an Early Bird ticket for live attendance at the conference is 229 euros.

The price after the Early Bird offer for live attendance is 279 euros.

The price of an Early Bird ticket for live sream is 99 euros. The regular price of an online ticket is 159 euros.

Possibility of paying in two installments.

How can I pay for the conference?

You can pay for the conference directly through the website with your Visa and Master Card, through Pay Pal (office@hfs.rs), or electronically in two installments.

Who will be speaking at Optima?

Speakers are university professors, master trainers, nutritionists, marketing experts…

On our website: HFS Conference you can read more about our speakers as well as the topics that await you.

I have a question about registration. Who do I contact?

For registration related questions please email office@hfs.rs

I'm not from Belgrade. Will accommodation be provided?

You choose the accommodation yourself, you can stay in the hotel where the event takes place, Mona Plaza https://www.monaplaza.com/ or any other accommodation of your choice. If you decide to stay in this hotel, when making the reservation, emphasize that you are a participant of the Optima Conference event and you will receive a discount. Contact for booking: reservations@monaplaza.com


Milan Milak

Professional fitness consultant

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Dr. Türker Bıyıkl

NASM Master Trainer;

Nişantaşı University, Head of Exercise and Sports SciencesDepartment;

Turkish Wrestling Federation, Head of Physical Performance;

AthleticHouse,founding partner/ CEO;AthleticHouse Academy, Master Instructor;

APAD-Asssociation for Athletic Performance Coaches, founder /chairman;

Türker Bıyıklı, has been training athletes to reach peak performance and also educating professionals in exercise and sports coaching. He has more than 20 years of experience in fitness and health industry as a trainer, manager and consultant. In 2006, he completed his PhD studies in the Institute of Health Sciences, with a thesis in Sports Health. He is currently studying to get his second master’s degree; this time in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation. He is a senior lecturer since 2013. He has taught and held executive positions in the School of Physical Education and Sports, first in Gelişim University and now in Nişantaşı University. As well as being a NASM Master Trainer, he holds many international qualifications such as UKSCA Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach; EREPS Member as Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist; NATA Athletic Trainer; AFAA-Group Fitness Instructor and UEFA-A Licensed Soccer Coach. He is certified in general massage and rehabilitation; and as Pilates, win Cycle, Kinesis, Axis of Life, Functional Fitness and Life Kinetik instructor. He has held a number of management positions as sports director, general manager, consultant and executive board member in prominent health clubs in Istanbul. He has executed performance training camps for professional athletes and performed as sports performance consultant and strength and conditioning coach to many teams. Currently he is head of physical performance for the Turkish National Wrestling Team who have returned from the World Championships Belgrade with four gold and 3 bronze medals.

Miša Bačulov

Coach, motivator, athlete.

Over 20 years in professional combat sports. As an amateur athlete, he won medals at the Balkan, European and world championships. He fought professionally for 10 years in the Czech Republic as one of their athletes and for two years in the Netherlands.

Trainer since 2012. Founder of the Ronin-Carnage Striking System, one of the most recognizable fighting styles from this region, and owner of the largest Serbian martial arts franchise, Ronin-Carnage Global. Trained many professional champions, organized 15 international Striking Camps, which are one of the largest in Europe. Also known for his charity organization “Budi Heroj” where he collected large funds for children with disabilities.

Topics: Motivation in sport, Ronin-Carnage Assault Training system

48 predavanja i radionica koje će te oboriti sa nogu! U svetu fitnesa se dešavaju konstantno promene. Saznaj šta je trenutno najnovije. Kroz praktičan rad, na licu mesta isprobaj treninge i vežbe

Prati događaj uživo ili online! Ti biraš da li želiš da dođeš na konferenciju ili ćeš pratiti konferenciju od kuće.
32 predavača i master trenera! Upoznaj se, postavi direktno pitanje, razmeni kontakte!
Pristup predavanjima online nakon konferencije! Kako ne bi propustio ni jednu važna informaciju, tri meseca nakon konferencije ćeš imati mogućnost da pristupaš snimcima predavanja i treninga.
Ceu bodovi i produžetak nacionalne licence! Ukoliko treba da obnoviš NASM sertifikat ili da produžiš nacionalnu licencu, ovo je idealna prilika da prikupiš bodove.

Aleksandar Ivanovski

Founder and CEO of the Belgrade School of Animators BSA

Assistant principal and proffesor at College of sport and Health, Belgrade.

In 2006, he completed his PhD at the Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, University of Belgrade. He is a team leader for over 25 years in various teams of up to 30 people from all over Europe in the territory of Greece, Serbia, Montenegro etc, and also a team leader in organization of children’s festivals and camps where more than 500 children from all cultures and nations take part. For many years, he has been working as a coordinator and organizer of children’s festivals, recreational and communication camps for children and adults, and various competitions. He managed sports clubs, associations for recreational animation and team building, organized classes at the College of Sport and Health, on the subjects of sport and tourism, and tourism-pedagogical practice. He has a large number of published scientific papers and books. He has also been invited at many seminars and lecturing as key note speaker.

Ceu credits and extension of the national license! If you need to renew your NASM certificate or extend
national license, this is an ideal opportunity to collect points.


Ana Petrović

Licensed IDBB operational trainer and manager in sports

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48 lectures and workshops that will knock you off your feet! The world of fitness is constantly changing. Find out what’s latest right now. Through practical work, try trainings and exercises on the spot

Follow the event live or online! You choose whether you want to come to the conference or follow the conference from

lecturer and master trainer!
Get to know each other, ask a direct question,
exchange contacts!

Access to lectures online after the conference! In order not to miss any important information, three
month after the conference, you will be able to access recordings of lectures and trainings.

Predrag Marjanović

Predrag Marjanović

THERAGUN master trener i THERABODY edukator


Milan Zarić

Owner of City Fitness clubs from Belgrade.
Author of the book “FITNESS ENTREPRENEUR”

Milan graduated from the academic studies of the Faculty of Sports and Physical Education of the University of Belgrade, where he earned the title of professor of sports. He continued his postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Sports and Physical Education in Novi Sad, earning the title of Master of Sports and Physical Education. Expert contributor to the magazines Lepota & Zdravlje, Mens Health, as well as the internet portal B92 for texts in the field of fitness. According to the decision of the Association for Recreation and Fitness of Serbia, he was declared the best fitness trainer in Serbia for 2014.


Bojana Paljić

Founder of the recreation club, personal trainer and group fitness instructor.

She is the founder of the recreation club “Mia Fit”, which is located in two locations in Belgrade. She graduated from the Faculty of Sports and Physical Education in 2004. For 23 years, she has been working as a personal trainer, fitness instructor and instructor of various group fitness programs such as: Tag, Pilates, Fit-box, Step, Workout, Hi-low, Tae-bo. She is the author of many articles in the fields of fitness, healthy eating, recreation and healthy living.

As an educator and presenter through various shows, she contributed to the popularization of fitness and a healthy lifestyle. She participated in numerous fitness conferences and seminars, and is the holder of a large number of certificates: workout – preventive-corrective program, functional training with choreography in aerobics and step aerobics, hi-low choreography, stretching and proprioception exercises, technique and methodology of tae-bo aerobics, proprio- plio workout and functional body workout. By developing the fitness industry, supporting a healthy lifestyle, pointing out the advantages and benefits of regular physical activity, she is one of the leading and well-known faces of fitness in our region and beyond.

Dušan Mitić

Professor. Dusan Mitic, PhD, Born in 1956.
Faculty of Sport and Physical Education University of Belgrade, Department for Recreation

President of Election Council of Social Sciences in University of Belgrade

In addition to the parent, he works as a Faculty lecturer for recreational, fitness, animation and sports tourism on several domestic and foreign universities.

Particularly interested in modeling incitement to physical activity, motivation, and promotion of physical activity and healty life style. Together with the students working on generating and testing new models to encourage and monitor the effects of physical activity.

Developer of
o Aerobic Happening 2003-2021

Co-Developer of BSA-Belgrade School for Animation in Tourism

Vice-president Sport for All Serbia

Member TAFISA Europe Steering Committee

President Association of Expert of Recreation of Belgrade

Member of Team for Developing Strategy of Sport in Serbia

Topics: Developing sense of belonging to a fitness club