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ABOUT

The Balkan Conference 2017 – New Business Culture in the Balkans

This April, we are welcoming participants to the first Balkan Conference dedicated to young and starting entrepreneurs!
In a collaborative effort, young entrepreneurs from seven countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine are organizing an event meant to build business bridges and attract capital for a new generation of business leaders!

During three days we will exchange know-how, discuss protocols and international treaties, open minds, invite angel investors and NETWORK!

This is the business event of the year for:
·         startups looking for ideas and capital
·         young entrepreneurs looking to expand in the region
·         angel investors looking for the next gret idea
·         young active citizens looking for inspiration and getting involved in their communities

Our speakers:

·         represent all 7 participating countries
·         are experienced entrepreneurs
·         are established angel investors
·         are leaders of their communities
·         are government officials looking to expand international ties in the region

The project is initiated by each country by Junior Chamber International.

JCI is a nonprofit organization of young active citizens age 18 to 40 who are engaged and committed to creating impact in their communities. Active citizens are individuals invested in the future of our world. JCI gathers active citizens from all sectors of society.
We develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to make informed decisions and take action. As globally minded young people, we all have rights, responsibilities and share goals. We find targeted solutions to local issues benefitting our communities, our world and our future. Embracing new ideas, collaboration and diversity, we have the passion and courage to address the critical challenges of our time.

SCHEDULE

FRI, April 21st (CONNECT)

Time Event Speakers Room
10.00 – 13.00 Registration ASE LOBBY
13.00 – 14.00 OPENING AND WELCOMING ADDRESS Oana Radu (National President JCI Romania), Ionela Ghita (Local President JCI Bucharest), Diana Mardarovici (COC Director), Petar Dyaksov (National President JCI Bulgaria),  Marijan Kegalj (National President JCI Croatia), Ion Bargan (National President JCI Moldova), Milena Milojevic (National President JCI Serbia) Ozgur Noyan (National President JCI Turkey) Amphiteatre I
14.30 – 15.30 INVESTING IN STARTUPS Ioana Sfarlea (Fortech Cluj), George Manolov (KOWN Investor Club) Amphiteatre I
16.00 – 17.00 JCI: MEET THE PRESIDENT (National level) Dawn Hetzel (JCI President), National Presidents, National Board Members, Dan Mocanu (American Chamber of Commerce) Tucano Coffee
16.00 – 17.30 DOING BUSINESS IN THE BALKANS – challenges and opportunities (panel of experts, open forum) Patrick von Bachelle (Automotive), Ruslan Cojocaru (Tucano Coffee), Catalina Brinza (Allboutique.ro), Adrian Bacanu (Quest Mission) Amphiteatre I
17.15 – 18.00 JCI: MEET THE PRESIDENT (Local Level) Dawn Hetzel (JCI President), Local Presidents, Local Board Members Tucano Coffee
18.00 – 20.00 BUSINESS NETWORKING EVENT Olivia Bizadea & Ionela Ghita (JCI Bucharest) ASE 2013 (room)
22.00 – TBD Balkan Welcome Party Beluga Music & Cocktails

SAT, April 22nd (INVEST)

Time Event Speakers Room
9.30 – 12.30 WORLD TRADE GAME Zoe Aphamis (JCI IVP) & Marion de Groot (JCI IVP) Madgearu
10.00 – 11.00 DOING BUSINESS WITH THE BALKANS – an outside perspective Kevin Hin (Deputy Sales Director at APM Monaco) Amphiteatre I
11.15 – 12.30 PRICING, SALES, MARKETING, CONSUMER BEHAVIOR AND CLIENTS IN THE BALKANS Florina Seres (XEROX SEE Distribution Manager), Raluca Radu (Answear.ro), Alex Dona (Times New Roman) Amphiteatre I
12.30  – 13.45 LUNCH
14.00 – 15.00 JCI GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT IN EUROPE Christopher Furst (JCI Area Director for Europe) Madgearu
13.45 – 15.00 SUSTAINABILITY Mutlu Toksoz (JCI Turcia), Anca Banita (Let’s Do It Romania) Amphiteatre I
15.15 – 18.00 CAPITAL, FINANCING AND ENGAGING ANGEL INVESTORS Ismail Haznedar (JCI), Matei Dumitrescu (Angel Investor), Cristian Logofatu (Bittnet Systems) Mihai Simiuc (FruFru) Marius Ghenea (Angel Investor),  Ioana Sfarlea (Fortech), Cristian Tudorescu (JCI Bucharest) Amphiteatre I
21.00 – TBD GALA DINNER BUS LEAVES 20.30 from ASE Bucharest Vatra Neamului

SUN, April 23rd (COLLABORATE)

Time Event Speakers Room
10.00 – 10.45 WORKING WITH THE GOVERNMENT – LOBBY AND ADVOCACY Claudiu Vranceanu (former Secretary of State) Amphiteatre I
11.00 – 11.30 CHOOSING THE RIGHT PARTNERS Florentina Gionea (Energetic Nutrition) Amphiteatre I
11.45 – 12.30 UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS AND JCI Cristina Cerga (JCI UN & External Affairs Committee) Madgearu
11.45 – 12.30 DEVELOPING START-UP ECOSYSTEMS IN THE BALKANS Ionut Tata (Iceberg), Marius Mitroi (Thinkstitute) Amphiteatre I
13.00 – 13.30 CLOSING ADDRESS Oana Radu (National President JCI Romania), Ionela Ghita (Local President JCI Bucharest), Diana Mardarovici (COC Director), Petar Dyaksov (National President JCI Bulgaria),  Marijan Kegalj (National President JCI Croatia), Ion Bargan (National President JCI Moldova), Milena Milojevic (National President JCI Serbia) Ozgur Noyan (National President JCI Turkey) Amphiteatre I

SPEAKERS

Dawn Hetzel

Dawn Hetzel

JCI President 2017, USA

Ismail Haznedar

Ismail Haznedar

JCI President 2015, Turkey

Zoe Aphamis

Zoe Aphamis

2017 JCI Vicepresident assigned to Europe, Cyprus

Marion de Groot

Marion de Groot

2017 JCI Vicepresident Assigned to Europe, Nederland

Christopher Fürst

Christopher Fürst

JCI Area Director for Europe, Germany

Ionuț Țața

Ionuț Țața

Founder, President, Head of R&D at Iceberg, Romania

Raluca Culda

Raluca Culda

Trainer & Coach for Entrepreneurs, Romania

Ioana Sfârlea

Ioana Sfârlea

Managing Director, Product Investment Division at Fortech, Romania

Matei Dumitrescu

Matei Dumitrescu

Angel Investor, Romania

Cristian Logofătu

Cristian Logofătu

CFO at Bittnet Systems, Romania

Ruslan Cojocaru

Ruslan Cojocaru

CEO at Tucano Coffee, Moldova

Mutlu Toksoz

Mutlu Toksoz

Textile Engineer, Turkey

Patrick von Bachellé

Patrick von Bachellé

Automotive, Croatia

Nikola Cvetkcovic

Nikola Cvetkcovic

Neopix, Serbia

Georgi Manolov

Georgi Manolov

KOWN Investor Club, Bulgaria

Florina Seres

Florina Seres

Indirect Channels Business Director CITG (Central & Eastern Europe, Israel, Turkey & Greece) at XEROX, Romania

Florentina Gionea

Florentina Gionea

Entrepreneur, Book Author and Speaker

Claudiu Vrînceanu

Claudiu Vrînceanu

Economist with work experience in the government, Romania

Marius Ghenea

Marius Ghenea

Entrepreneur and Business Angel, Romania

Anca Maria Baniţă

Anca Maria Baniţă

Let's do it Romania, Romania

Marius Mitroi

Marius Mitroi

Co-founder of Thinkstitute, Romania

Alex Dona

Alex Dona

Times New Roman, Romania

Mihai Simiuc

Mihai Simiuc

FruFru, Romania

Kevin Hin

Kevin Hin

Deputy Sales Director at APM Monaco

more speakers will be announced soon.

LOCATION – BUCHAREST

BUCHAREST is the capital and largest city of Romania, as well as its cultural, industrial, and financial centre.

Known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards, glorious Belle Époque buildings and a reputation for the high life (which in the 1900s earned its nickname of “Little Paris”), Bucharest, Romania’s largest city and capital, is today a bustling metropolis.

Romanian legend has it that the city of Bucharest was founded on the banks of the Dambovita River by a shepherd named Bucur, whose name literarily means “joy.” His flute playing reportedly dazzled the people and his hearty wine from nearby vineyards endeared him to the local traders, who gave his name to the place.

Economically, Bucharest is the most prosperous city in Romania and is one of the main industrial centres and transportation hubs of Eastern Europe. The city has big convention facilities, educational institutes, cultural venues, traditional “shopping arcades”, and recreational areas.

Venue – ASE BUCHAREST

ASE is Romanian higher education institution in the field of Economic Sciences and Public Administration.

April 6, 1913 is a significant date in the history of Romanian economic higher education, as it is the date when the Academy of High Commercial and Industrial Studies was established in Bucharest by Royal Decree no. 2972. In the year 1967, the University was renamed as The Bucharest University of Economic Studies.

The Bucharest University of Economic Studies has 12 Faculties, whose activity is supported by various administrative structures (non-teaching divisions, research centers and committees).

Over time, the Bucharest University of Economic Studies has conferred the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa to a series of great national and international scientific and political personalities, who have significantly contributed to the development of economic sciences and economic higher education.

More about the University can be seen here.

THE TEAM

Diana MARDAROVICI

Diana MARDAROVICI

CONFERENCE DIRECTOR / 2017 JCI ROMANIA IMMEDIATE PAST NATIONAL PRESIDENT

Oana Roxana RADU

Oana Roxana RADU

HOST / NATIONAL PRESIDENT JCI ROMANIA

Cristina CERGA

Cristina CERGA

MARKETING & COMMUNICATION

Catalina Nicoleta BRANZA

Catalina Nicoleta BRANZA

REGISTRATIONS & PARTICIPANTS

Florin IONITA

Florin IONITA

Officials and Government Liaison

Olivia BIZADEA

Olivia BIZADEA

PARTNERSHIPS

Adrian BACANU

Adrian BACANU

HOSPITALITY DIRECTOR

Cristian CULEA

Cristian CULEA

SENATORS OFFICER

Ionela Ghiță

Ionela Ghiță

Host Local President JCI Bucharest

Cristi Tudorescu

Cristi Tudorescu

Speakers and Sheduling

Cătălin Bizadea

Cătălin Bizadea

COC member

Cristi Chițu

Cristi Chițu

COC member

Anca Dumitrescu

Anca Dumitrescu

COC member

Florin Ghiță

Florin Ghiță

COC member

Anca Maria Moldovan

Anca Maria Moldovan

COC member

REGISTRATION

Registration

3 days of ideas & discussion.

Engage with young leaders from across EAST Europe. Learn about opportunities, long-term strategic partnerships & THE NEW Business Culture.

For registrations please contact the email contact@jciromania.ro

Registration fee includes participation at the conference and Gala Dinner (other meals, welcoming party drinks and accommodations are not included).

Before and after the conference sightseeing tours of Bucharest will be available at additional costs, please let us know if you are interested in attending.

Registration fee:

  • 100 EURO – JCI Member from the Balkan Partnership
  • 150 EURO – JCI Member outside the Balkan Partnership
  • 175 EURO – Non JCI Member

Payment details:

FEDERATIA JUNIOR CHAMBER INTERNATIONAL ROMANIA
Oana Roxana RADU – President JCI România 2017, romania@jci.cc
Nr. de înscriere în Registrul Asociaţiilor şi Fundaţiilor: 4PJ/17.02.2004
C.I.F.: 16291917
Address: București, Sector 3, Strada Theodor Ștefănescu, Nr. 6.
RON: RO86OTPV112000301750RO01
EUR: RO43OTPV112000301750EU01

Register now!

CONTACT

Let’s keep in touch!

You can contact us at this email address -> contact@jciromania.ro.

COC / IPP 2016 JCI Romania – Diana Mardarovici  

Phone: +4 0741 036 039

E-mail: diana.mardarovici@ylw.ro