From Recession to Reinvention

From Recession to Reinvention


4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Discover essential survival tactics for economic downturns, explore digital strategies and tools as a key recovery factor and get away with practical ideas on building resilience for your business.

Nemetschek Bulgaria and the German-Bulgarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce (DBIHK) are putting together an exclusive event where business leaders can learn about being adaptable and resilient during tough economic times. AmCham Bulgaria is partnering to this great initiative on the occasion of Nemetschek Bulgaria’s 25th Anniversary.

Don’t miss this opportunity to witness an intellectual showdown of economic experts and gain actionable strategies for safeguarding your business against economic volatility. Learn from the experience of other executives on using technology to build resilience, make smart decisions, grow collaborative teams, prioritize customers, and foster innovation.

This event promises to equip attendees with actionable insights to enhance business resilience, drive innovation, and thrive amidst economic turbulence.

All sessions will be held in English.


16:30 – 17:00 Reception

17:00 – 17:15 Hosts Opening

  • Irene Maria Plank, Ambassador of the German Federal Republic in Bulgaria
  • George Brashnarov, CEO of Nemetschek Bulgaria
  • Prof. Georg Nemetschek, Founder of Nemetschek Group

17:15 – 18:30 Clash of Titans: Dueling Perspectives on Economic Crisis and Business Resilience (Economic Debate)

Get ready for an electrifying debate as two economic experts clash, armed with their unique perspectives on navigating economic crises and fostering business resilience. Expect nothing short of a spirited discourse, offering contrasting viewpoints backed by years of expertise and research. From divergent theories on crisis origins to practical strategies for weathering uncertainty, this event is a must-attend for business leaders seeking actionable insights.


  • Prof. Richard A. Werner – Banking Expert | DPhil (Oxon), Linacre College, University of Oxford
  • Yasen Georgiev – Executive Director of the Economic Policy Institute (EPI)

Panel Moderator: Zhivka Popatanasova, Business Journalist and Web Editor| BTV

18:30 – 19:45 Navigating Turbulence: Digital Strategies for Business Resilience (Discussion Panel)

In today’s dynamic landscape, technology is a key factor that guides us through economic storms. Join our expert panel and discover how technology can empower data-driven decision making, collaborative workforce strategies, customer centricity, and a culture of innovation. Don’t miss this opportunity to equip your business with the tools and insights needed to thrive amidst economic challenges and transform your organization, ensuring sustained growth and agility in uncertain times.


  • Kurt Dobitsch | Chairman of the supervisory board, Nemetschek Group
  • Yves Padrines | CEO, Nemetschek Group
  • David Mills | Chairman of the board & CEO, Ricoh Europe
  • Michael Berger | President, DocuWare

Panel Moderator: George Brashnarov, CEO | Nemetschek Bulgaria

19:45 – 20:30 Networking / Cocktail