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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
· 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.
FRI, April 21st (CONNECT)
|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)
|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)
|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|
JCI President 2017, USA
JCI President 2015, Turkey
2017 JCI Vicepresident assigned to Europe, Cyprus
Marion de Groot
2017 JCI Vicepresident Assigned to Europe, Nederland
JCI Area Director for Europe, Germany
Founder, President, Head of R&D at Iceberg, Romania
Trainer & Coach for Entrepreneurs, Romania
Managing Director, Product Investment Division at Fortech, Romania
Angel Investor, Romania
CFO at Bittnet Systems, Romania
CEO at Tucano Coffee, Moldova
Textile Engineer, Turkey
Patrick von Bachellé
KOWN Investor Club, Bulgaria
Indirect Channels Business Director CITG (Central & Eastern Europe, Israel, Turkey & Greece) at XEROX, Romania
Entrepreneur, Book Author and Speaker
Economist with work experience in the government, Romania
Entrepreneur and Business Angel, Romania
Anca Maria Baniţă
Let's do it Romania, Romania
Co-founder of Thinkstitute, Romania
Times New Roman, Romania
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.
CONFERENCE DIRECTOR / 2017 JCI ROMANIA IMMEDIATE PAST NATIONAL PRESIDENT
Oana Roxana RADU
HOST / NATIONAL PRESIDENT JCI ROMANIA
MARKETING & COMMUNICATION
Catalina Nicoleta BRANZA
REGISTRATIONS & PARTICIPANTS
Officials and Government Liaison
Host Local President JCI Bucharest
Speakers and Sheduling
Anca Maria Moldovan
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 email@example.com
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.
- 100 EURO – JCI Member from the Balkan Partnership
- 150 EURO – JCI Member outside the Balkan Partnership
- 175 EURO – Non JCI Member
Let’s keep in touch!
You can contact us at this email address -> firstname.lastname@example.org.
COC / IPP 2016 JCI Romania – Diana Mardarovici
Phone: +4 0741 036 039