9:00 – 9:30
Registration and coffee
9:30 – 10:15
Presentation and Q&A
“Proposed changes to the Energy Act and Impact”
Speaker: Mr. Svetoslav Dimitrov, Partner with Penkov, Markov & Partners
10:15 – 10:45
Discussion and Q&A
“The CEZ experience and impact on the investment climate in the country”
Speaker: Mr. Karel Kral, Country Manager of CEZ Bulgaria
10:45 – 11:10
Presentation and Q&A
“Latest developments in the Mineral Resources Sector”Speaker: Mr. Alex Nestor, Vice-President, Canada – Bulgaria Business Network
11:10 – 12:00 Miscellaneous Moderators:
Mr. Olivier Marquette, Co-Chair
Mr. Alex Nestor, Co-Chair
- 26/03/2018 - 27/03/2018
On behalf the co-chairs Mr. Stefan Dimitrov, Allied Pickfords (AmCham Member) and SA Terry Cobble, Regional Security Officer, Embassy of the United States of America in Bulgaria, the OSAC Bulgaria Country Council has the pleasure to invite you to an OSAC exclusive event: GDPR Challenges for US Companies Workshop.
RSVP no later than noon on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 with Evgeny Genov, GenovEP@state.gov
Invitation is available here.
Innovation State of Mind: Public Policies for Innovation is the theme of the fourth edition of the Innovation Explorer Day forum which will be held on 22.02.2018 at the Sofia Event Center. Lecturers from Amazon, Google, Facebook, Ocado, Microsoft, Challenge Prize Center, New York University’s (NYU) Stern School of Business and others will comment on the role of business in shaping policies for innovation, innovation and smart changes in the environment.
The difference this year is that the forum will be in line with the context of Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU in 2018 and we will look for the “secret ingredient” of the success of the countries known for their progress in innovation. Opening lecturer of the forum will be Professor Arun Sundararajan, author of the best-selling book “The Sharing Economy”. He is a lecturer at New York University and Stern School of Business, a lecturer at the International Economic Forum, one of the most cited economists in recent years in The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Guardian, Wired, Le Monde, Bloomberg View, Fortune, Entrepreneur, The Economic Times, LiveMint, Harvard Business Review , Knowledge@Wharton and Quartz.
The highlights of the speakers’ presentations will be on people’s thinking and attitudes and how those change from passive to experimental. Let’s see where positive thinking will emerge (Barry Brand, Innovation Director at Saatchi & Saatchi), Technologies for the benefit of people who challenge state regulation (Jim Fanning, Director of Central and Eastern Europe at Amazon Web Services, Gabriela Cech, Director of Public Policies for Central and Eastern Europe at Facebook, Stephanie Fastre, Head of Innovative and Creative Programs for Google Employees), Process automation and innovation as a process (Paul Clarke, Ocado Technology
Chief Technology Officer, Matt McBride, SoftServe Vice President, Olivier Usher, director research programs in PrizeCenter) and many more.
The other two “ingredients” of the innovative culture – the massive global thinking and the ambition for change that together with the positive attitude have the power to change the energy of a whole community, will be seen in Dex Torick-Barton’s presentations, who is well known by the audience of Innovation Explorer from this year’s edition. Barry Brand, Levent Korkmaz and Karina Karagaeva will play with the term “digital happiness.”
Innovation Explorer 2018 is organized with the general support of: Unicredit Bulbank, VISA and in cooperation with: Microsoft, Questers, SoftServe, ICAP and
More at: www.innovationexplorer.bg
AmCham Digital Economy Committee cordially invites you to a
“Digital Market under EU legislative fire – The ePrivacy Regulation Proposal”
When: February 20th /Tuesday/, 2018, 9:00 a.m.
American Corner Sofia, Sofia City Library, 4A, Slaveykov Sq.
AmCham members are invited to a workshop aimed at understanding the ePrivacy Regulation Proposal – its purposes and context, along with its possible effects on business. With regards the latter, we would count on the input of the participants as representatives of the IT business on whether the new Regulation would be a GDPR-scale calamity for the market? What amendments are necessary in the current text of the ePrivacy Regulation Proposal to allow the EU DSM Strategy to assist business, instead of hindering it?
09:00 – 09:15 Registration
09:15 – 10:30 The ePrivacy Regulation Proposal in the context of the EU Digital Single Market Strategy: Purposes, context and possible effects
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 – 12:00 Discussion with the participants
12:00 – 12:30 Networking
Ms. Gergana Ilieva, Attorney-at-Law, Dobrev & Lyutskanov Law Firm
Mr. Lyuben Todev, Attorney-at-Law, Dobrev & Lyutskanov Law Firm
Iva Todorova, Digital Economy Committee Co-chair and Board member
Working language: Bulgarian
Please note the workshop is open to AmCham members only!
To attend the event, please register below by February 19th, 2018.
- 03/02/2018 - 11/02/2018
Prepare for the PMP Exam with the Fulbright Commission and confirm your management skills with the most important industry-recognized global certification by PMI. We will support you from the application process to the exam day at the Fulbright Prometric Test Center.