Event program

Under the auspices of the Minister of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of EU, 2018 – Lilyana Pavlova

Moderators: Milena Stoycheva (JA Bulgaria), Elvin Guri (River Styxx Capital) and Venelin Petkov (bTV)


15:00 – 15:45 OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF EE-HUB IN BULGARIA (MODERATED BY MILENA STOYCHEVA AND VENELIN PETKOV)

Opening speeches by:

Boni Bonev, JA Bulgaria Chairman of the Board of Directors

Tomislav Donchev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria

Lilyana Pavlova, Minister of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU 2018

Yordanka Fandakova, Mayor of Sofia

Tanya Mihaylova, Deputy Minister of Education

Caroline Jenner, CEO of JA Europe

Stanislava Taneva, Citi Country Officer Bulgaria

Dr. Hristo Trunchev, Country President, Novartis Bulgaria

Vladimir Urutchev, Member of European Parliament

 

 

 

 

 

 


15:45 – 16:25 SESSION 1: WHERE DO WE THINK EUROPE IS NOW? (MODERATED BY VENELIN PETKOV)

Speakers will outline emerging new challenges and positive trends with a focus on cultural, social, political and environmental challenges and their linkages with the quality of life.

6-minute stage presentations by:

Martin Kern, Interim Director and Chief Operating Officer at the European Institute of Innovation & Technology

Solomon Passy, President of the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria

Giulia Ajmone Marsan, Innovation Economist in the OECD Center for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development

Sasha Bezuhanova, Honorary Member of JA Bulgaria and Founder of MOVE.BG

Boris Kolev, Managing Partner at DigiMark, JA alumnus

 


16:25– 16:40 COFFEE BREAK


16:40 – 17:50 SESSION 2: HUMAN CAPITAL (MODERATED BY MILENA STOYCHEVA AND ELVIN GURI)

What kind of education do we need in order to create people who can solve challenges and have a happy life? Investing in the individual development of people can lead to more resilient and coherent societies capable of addressing complex issues as the ones they will be growing up and living with.

15-minute keynote speech by:

Gary Schoeniger, The Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative

6-minute introductory remarks followed by moderated discussion:

H.E. Irit Lilian, Ambassador of Israel to Bulgaria: „Facing nowadays challenges with Education for All“

Nikolay Dimitrov, Director of Business Development, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Bulgaria

Rumyana Trencheva, Managing Director at SAP South East Europe

Christian Vintergaard, CEO of the Danish Foundation for Entrepreneurship


17:50 – 18:30 SESSION 3: NEW WAY FORWARD / NEW VISION (MODERATED BY MILENA STOYCHEVA AND VENELIN PETKOV)

The panel will try to provide inspiring insights into questions such as What is the new Europe we want to strive for? What kind of a world do we want to live in?

Panel discussion with the participation of:

Eva Maydell, Member of EU Parliament (video message)

Jo Deblaere, Chairman of the Board of Directors of JA Europe

Krassimira Chemishanska, MD, Amgen Bulgaria, CEO, and JA Bulgaria Board member

Anna-Marie Vilamovska, Executive Director, Working Ideas, Member of the EC Digital Entrepreneurship Advisory Board

Elena Tosheva, JA alumna, Head of City.AI

Emmanuel Artur, General Manager, Nestle Bulgaria