Sofia, 23th February 2023
Equality & Social Progress are fundamental aspects of the democratic society. Our commitment to dialogue and productive engagement have led us to this year's topic. Nowadays, Bulgarian optimism is harder to revive.
Social scientists have identified at least three major forces that collectively bind successful democracies together: social capital (extensive social networks with high levels of trust), strong institutions, and shared stories.
But, perhaps - to listen and understand; to question and disagree; to treat no proposition as sacred and no objection as impious; to be willing to entertain unpopular ideas and cultivate the habits of an open mind - will lead us back to optimism and social growth.
9:00Welcoming and Networking Coffee
10:00Venelin Petkov Journalist, Event Host
10:20UniCredit Bulbank, Tzvetanka Mintcheva, CEO and Chairman of the Management board of UniCredit Bulbank
10:30Veolia, Francois Debergh, Country Director Veolia Bulgaria
10:40Aurubis, Tim Kurth, CEO Aurubis Bulgaria
10:50Kaufland, Ivan Georgiev, CFO Kaufland Bulgaria
11:00Decrypting the Universe
11:00DR. James Beacham Particle physicist at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN
11:20Q&A Lilia Mustakova Journalist Nova TV
11:30Emre Başkan Lecturer, Consultant, Researcher, Entrepreneur
11:50Q&A Lilia Mustakova Journalist Nova TV
12:00Ana Murray Country Director Ashoka Romania
12:20Q&A Flora Stratieva Journalist BNT
12:00Panel Discussion Bulgaria`s Innovation Strategy
-Elvin Guri Entrepreneur and investor, CEO of Empower Capital Advisors
-Hristina Kasparyan Director International Economic Relations Centre at the Bulgarian Industrial Association
-Lyubomir Datzov Member of Bulgarian Fiscal Council
-Dr. Borislav Tsekov CEO & Shareholder, Paxton Corporation
12:50Q&A Flora Stratieva Journalist BNT
14:00Innovation for Social Growth
14:00Karl McFaul Future Navigator
14:20Q&A Luba Kulezich Bulgarian TV - journalist and independent cinema- and media producer
14:30Panel Discussion Innovation for Social Growth
-Elena Darieva Sociologist, CEO NASOCA Agency
-Marina Shideroff BASSCOM
-Danyo Dimitrov CEO JTN
-Mirolyuba Benatova Journalist TV1
14:50Q&A Mirolyuba Benatova Journalist TV1
15:30Dr. Felix Von Held CEO at Institute for Innovation and Change Methodologies Germany
15:50Q&A Luba Kulezich Bulgarian TV - journalist and independent cinema- and media producer
16:00James Doyle Consultant on Culture & the Arts
16:20Q&A Luba Kulezich Bulgarian TV - journalist and independent cinema- and media producer
16:30Innovate through BEAM of Bulgarian Stock Exchange!
-Assoc. Prof. Manyu Moravenov, Ph.D., MRICS Chief Executive Director
-Biljana Lowndes-Nikolova CEO, Mellifera AD
-Angel Rabadzhiyski CEO Karoll Brokerage
16:50Q&A Neli Todorova Journalist NOVA TV
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