CEO CONFERENCE 2019 - A PLACE TO BE

An authentic networking and experience sharing platform, to discuss advanced business transformation ideas, authentic development business models, innovations, growth and advanced technologies to shape the world of CEOs in the next years of unprecedented changes.
We are challenging experienced CEOs, investors, decision makers, future CEOs, great business thinkers, amazing innovators, consultants and futurists, both local and around the world, to share insights and real case business transformation.
Expect thought provoking ideas to help you deal with uncertainty, innovate and develop new capabilities. Brilliant networking opportunities and actionable insights may help you generate new revenue streams and find new partnerships for you business.

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Visionary Ideas

We expect years to come to be characterized by discovery, experimentation, transformations and operational excellence. Get the right vision to step safely into the future.

Insightful Discussions

New business models, structures, new work rules, practices, new leaders, agile mindsets. Discover the new imperatives of flexibility and simplification…

Transformational Insights

Great transformations are about building businesses that work completely different supported by advanced digital technologies. Discover what makes great companies move forward and achieve further growth.

Leading speakers

Debate with our local leaders from fastest growing companies, visionary futurists, economists and consultants about untapped growth opportunities.

Great Networking

Connect with speakers, innovators, share ideas and insights, discuss trends or even find new business partners.

Experience Sharing

The future is about simplification. Get ideas from proven successful cases how to manage in an era of contradictions, how to adapt your business model, strategy, collaboration, systems, culture etc.

Slowbalisation. Leading in turbulent times

While trade wars and political turbulence threaten economic stability and dent business, consumer and investor confidence, CEOs are challenged to embrace transformation on multiple levels and redesign the path to success for their organizations.

With slowing global growth, some economists say that further escalation would tip into a new recession.
To thrive through difficult times, companies need to prepare contingency plans, strengthen their capabilities and be flexible and ready to adjust.

We challenge the most visionary leaders of the Romanian economy to openly talk about their winning aspirations, about how they will deliver performance in the time of uncertainty.

Come and join insightful debates about what capabilities are needed to foster growth, what levers of management our CEOs plan to use to ensure their companies will thrive through the storm.

AGENDA

SLOWBALISATION. LEADING IN TURBULENT TIMES

As the global economy is facing significant disruption of the supply chains and money becomes increasingly expensive, denting business, consumer and investor confidence, economists say that further escalation would tip into a new recession.
What tools and knowledge are imperative to CEOs to mitigate risks and lead their organizations to performance through the turbulent times?

09:00 AM – 09:30 AM – REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM – PANEL: LEADING IN TURBULENT TIMES

SLOWBALISATION. CATALIST OF NEW CRISIS?

Famous Nouriel Roubini and many other economists warn on the imminency of a new economic recession. The turbulence of such situation makes change management a high-pressure exercise. CEOs priority is to engineer more agile organizations and focus to improve finances in case the storm struck.

THE NEW LOGIC OF COMPETITION

How prepared are Romanian companies to master the new logic of competition- innovation, exceptional skills and customer experience?
Are the Romanian CEOs ready to compete further?

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

Auditing the risk management systems for identification of the weaknesses is paramount for strengthening the company’s ability to respond. Comprehensive approach from management and active control over consolidated balance sheets, liquidity and capital can go a long way. How do our leaders prepare their defence mechanisms?

COMPETENCE COLLAPS

To avoid unintentional management failure, it’s needed to form problem-finding boards to establish structures and processes that mitigate risk and stifle nascent issues quickly and effectively. Involvement of the staff members is critical. What are the most effective measures used by our thriving organizations?

RESKILLING REVOLUTION

How complex is the jobs disruption and what are the solutions to meet company’s increasing need of skilful employees?
Is the re-skilling of the workforce the solution?

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM – NETWORKING & COFFEE BREAK
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM – PANEL – TRANSFORMATIONAL INNOVATION

CHALLANGED TRUST

The rise of social channels brought companies under great question risking the sustainability of the current model. Creating economic value becomes equally important with creating social value and environmental responsibility.

CUSTOMER FOCUS

The pursuit of customer excellence is backed by advanced technology stacks that analysis customer big data coming from multiple channels – ERP, Social, Sales, Chabot’s, Smart TV, Cable, etc. Are we there?

TRANSFORMATIONAL PROJECTS

Digital Transformation Projects are moving slowly toward Transformational Innovation. Complex Changing Management Projects are already in place supporting the management.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

The era of intuition and experience-based decision is gone. Welcome to the new era of experimentation, co-creation, temporary partnerships, platforms and ecosystems. All powered by AI and Advanced Analytics

ORGANISATIONAL REDESIGN

How leaders can design organizations that learn and adapt by combining the best of human and machine capabilities?

1:00 PM – 02:00 PM – NETWORKING & BUSINESS LUNCH

MEET THE FIRST CONFIRMED SPEAKERS IN 2019

Mark Davis

Mark Davis

PhD Country Director - EBRD Romania & Bulgaria
Virgil Şoncutean

Virgil Şoncutean

CEO, Allianz-Tiriac Asigurari
Violeta Luca

Violeta Luca

General Manager, Microsoft Romania

Marius Perşinaru

Marius Perşinaru

CEO, Schneider Electric
Gabriel Pavel

Gabriel Pavel

Head of Product Sales for Balkans, FUJITSU
Iulian Trandafir

Iulian Trandafir

CEO, Alliance Healthcare Romania

Gabriel Ivan

Gabriel Ivan

Country General Manager, CHEP Romania
Costin Avram

Costin Avram

General Manager @ Crystal System
Radu Soviani

Radu Soviani

Economic Analyst & Journalist

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LOCATION - GRAND HOTEL ITALIA CLUJ

Location

Strada Trifoiului 2, Cluj-Napoca 400478