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OVERVIEW

Which are the global events and trends that change the business today?

The conference THE NEXT BIG THINGS is organized for the second consecutive year by Bloomberg TV Bulgaria. It covers the important topics that change the global and local markets. This year the conference is held under the motto “Business Transformers”.

Top experts and analysts will present and discuss the leading trends that change the most important industries in the global economy.

    • The most important global and financial events
    • The power of digital technologies – Transformation of the global business models
    • Human capital – a global challenge
    • Innovations that affect industries and life

 

Bloomberg conference gather together influencers, managers, entrepreneurs and media to create valuable content and debate for the future. THE NEXT BIG THING gives platform for open conversations to business leaders, influential people in politics, business and industry representatives on the topics of global trends, problems and challenges.

Who should attend?

  • Representatives of business from all industries
  • Political figures, opinion leaders of the economic and business elite in Bulgaria
  • Professional organizations, NGOs

October 19, Capital Fort, Tsarigradsko Shose bul. 90

Testimonials

Speakers

Pavlina Tcherneva, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Chair at the Department of Economics at Bard College

PAVLINA R. TCHERNEVA, Ph.D., is Professor of Economics, Department

Odysseas Chаralambous

Vice President for Eastern Europe, Cisco Systems

Odysseas holds a PhD in Knowledge Based Scheduling Systems (AI) and

Alexios Athanasopoulos

Managing Director of EKO BULGARIA

Alexios Athanasopoulos was born in Patras, Greece.  He holds a Diploma

Ilian Georgiev

Cheaf Еxecutive Director and Member of the Management Board, BACB

Ilian Georgiev was elected member of the Management Board of BACB

Richard Clegg

Equity partner at Wolf Theiss

Richard Clegg is a Partner at Wolf Theiss working throughout Central

Dimitar Dimitrov

CEO of Allterco AD

Dimitar Dimitrov is an IT entrepreneur and innovator. He founded first

Kiril Boshov

Chief Executive Officer Euroins Insurance Group

Mr.Boshov has 20 years experience in senior management positions in finance

Nikolay Garnev

Country Managing Partner, Ernst&Young

Nikolay Garnev is a Country Managing Partner with the Assurance and

Ivaylo Ivanov

Chief Operations Officer, iuvo Group

Ivaylo is a young Fintech expert with experience in business development,

Ivan Zhitiyanov

Director System Integration, Telelink

Ivan Zhitiyanov is Director System Integration, Telelink. Driven by an enormous

Tsvetan Alexiev

CEO of Sirma Group Holding AD

Tsvetan Alexiev is CEO of Sirma Group Holding AD, Executive director

Detelina Smilkova

Chairman of the Bulgarian Association for People Management

Detelina Smilkova is Vice President of VUZF - University of Finance,

Dr. Evgeni Kanev

Managing Partner, Maconis LLC

Evgeni Kanev is Doctor of Economics, Managing Partner of the investment

Viktoria Degtar

Head of Sales, EMEA - Bloomberg Media

Viktoria Degtar is EMEA Head of Sales at Bloomberg Media, responsible

Andon Simeonov

Country Manager at SoftServe

Andon Simeonov currently occupies the position of a Country Manager at

Georgi Gerginov

CEO of NaXex Technological Development

Georgi Gerginov is Chief Executive Officer of NaXex Technological Development. Prior

Vladimir Shopov

an author, researcher and consultant

  Vladimir Shopov is an author, researcher and consultant. Graduated Political Science

Stefan Gyoshev

Global Sales Director for Software Group

Stefan Gyoshev is the Global Sales Director for Software Group, a

Agenda

Registration

Official Opening

    Jeffrey Green, Executive producer, Bloomberg TV Bulgaria
    Tomislav Donchev, Deputy Prime Minister for EU Funds and Economic Policies - video
    Lachezar Borisov, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Economy

First panel – Global trends

  • The future of global macroeconomics: vicious circle or new paradigm?
Pavlina R. Tcherneva, Ph. D., US economist, Associate Professor and Chair at the Department of Economics at Bard College  
  • Digital Disruption
Odysseas Chаralambous, Vice President for Eastern Europe, Cisco Systems  
  • Does Europe need a long-term strategy in Africa?
Stefan Gyoshev, Global Sales Director for Software Group  
  • Energytech & Infratech – How technologies are influencing and changing energy and infrastructure
Richard Clegg, partner Wolftheiss  
  • The Future of Oil&Gas Companies and the Energy Sector in Bulgaria and the Region
Alexis Athanasopoulos, CEO of EKO Bulgaria EAD  
  • The migration of advertising revenue from TV to online
Viktoria Degtar, Head of Bloomberg Sales and Marketing for EMEA (video)

Coffee and business networking

Second panel – Debates

  • Macroeconomic and global economic trends
Iliyan Georgiev - Chief Еxecutive Director and Member of the Management Board, BACB
Pavlina R. Tcherneva Ph.D. - Associate Professor and Chair at the Department of Economics at Bard College
Ivaylo Ivanov - Chief Operations Officer, iuvo Group
Vladimir Shopov - an author, researcher and consultant
Moderator: Evgeni Kanev, PhD - Macroeconomist, Managing partner, Maconis LLC
     
  • Human capital – the global challenge
Nikolay Garnev - Country Managing Partner, Ernst&Young
Andon Simeonov - Country Manager at SoftServe
Georgi Georgiev - CEO of NaXex Technological Development Ltd.
Moderator:
Detelina Smilkova - Chairman of the Bulgarian Association for People Management
     
  • Innovations that affect industries and life. AI – Key technology and business trends that will shape the evolution of the AI market? How will various industries be impacted by advancements in AI technologies?
Dimitar Dimitrov - CEO of Allterco AD
Kiril Boshov - Chief Executive Officer Euroins Insurance Group
Ivan Zhitiyanov - Director System Integration, Telelink
Moderator: Victor Manev, Co-founder and partner at Impetus Capital  

Tickets

Take advantage of early bird tickets with 25% OFF until 15th of August 2017

Student ticket

60BGN

  • Access to all panels
  • Coffee and networking
  • Access to all presentations from the event

Regular ticket

160BGN

  • Access to all panels
  • Coffee and networking
  • Cocktail
  • Access to all presentations from the event

Student ticket

50BGN

  • Access to all panels
  • Coffee and networking
  • Access to all presentations from the event

Regular ticket

120BGN

  • Access to all panels
  • Coffee and networking
  • Cocktail
  • Access to all presentations from the event

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90, Tsarigradsko shose blvd
1784 Sofia, Bulgaria

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