Program 2015

SUMMIT100 Business Leaders of Southeast Europe
June1 and 2, 2015, Portorož, Slovenia

Monday, June 1st

08:00 – 20:30


10:30 – 11:45

PreSummit100: Young Leaders for the Region’s Tomorrow
Special Guest Speaker Peter Kraljič and panelists:
· Marija Desivojević Cvetković, Vice President, Delta Holding
· Eldin Hadžiselimović, Member of the Board, ASA Holding
· Janko Medja, CEO, NLB

Moderators: Tjaša Kolenc Filipčič, Zavarovalnica Triglav and Peter Kraljič

Organized by Section of Young Managers at Managers’ Association of Slovenia in cooperation with IEDC – Bled School of Management

12:00 – 13:55

Welcome lunch
Brief welcome addresses:
Iztok Seljak, Summit100 President of the Board
Aleksander Zalaznik, President, Managers’ Association of Slovenia
Peter Bossman, Mayor of Piran

(12:45 – 13:55)

VIP Side-Event for Women Leaders
Coffee and cake with Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, President of the Republic of Croatia
Moderator: Melanie Seier Larsen, The Boston Consulting Group
Organized by Women-leaders Section at Managers’ Association of Slovenia

14:00 – 14:15

How Summit100 Has Turned Into a Leading Regional Business Platform
Iztok Seljak, Summit100 President of the Board, CEO of Hidria

14:15 – 15:00

Smart and Innovative Transport as a Tool for a Competitive Regional Economy
Special Key Note Address by Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Transport
including Q & A session with the European Commissioner

15:00 – 15:30

Networking coffee break

15:30 – 17:15

Leaders of the Region: A New Deal for a New Age
Key note Address by Dagfinn Høybråten, Secretary General
of The Nordic Council of Ministers

Mr. Borut Pahor
Dr. Mladen Ivanić
Mrs. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović
Mrs. Atifete Jahjaga,
Dr. Gjorge Ivanov
Mr. Filip Vujanović
Mr. Željko Sertić

Moderators: Franjo Bobinac, Gorenje and Milan Petrović, SAM

17:15 – 17:30

Photo – op all participants with Presidents

17:30 – 18:00

Networking coffee break

18:00 – 19:20

Plenary Panel with Mayors: Smart Cities for Sustainable Growth: Turning the Region’s Capitals into Smarter Innovation Hubs

Key Note Introduction by Michael Dixon, General Manager Smarter Cities, IBM

Zoran Janković, Mayor of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Ivo Komšić, Mayor of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Milan Bandić, Mayor of Zagreb, Croatia
Slavoljub Stijepović, Mayor of Podgorica, Montenegro
Michael Dixon, General Manager Smarter Cities, IBM

Moderator: Zhivko Mukaetov, Alkaloid and Ivica Mudrinić, Deutsche Telekom

19:20 – 20:00

Free time

20:00 – 23:00

Gala dinner
Special Welcome Address by Andrej Slapar, CEO, Zavarovalnica Triglav

Tuesday, June 2nd

07:00 – 18:30


07:15 – 07:50

Siemens Morning Energy Boost
with Petra Majdič, cross- country world champion

08:45 – 09:30

Mastering Complexity for Business and Regional Growth
Morning Treat of Professional Excellence by Yves Morieux, Senior Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group

09:30 – 09:45

Run Simple
Simon Kaluža, Managing Director, SAP Central and Eastern Europe

09:45 – 11:30

Plenary Panel: Can the Region Tap into Claude Juncker’s EUR 300 bn Development Plan to Kickstart Growth or What are Alternative Financing Options?

Key Note Introduction by Werner Hoyer, president, European Investment Bank

Alessandro Carano, Adviser to the Deputy Director General, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission
Duško Knežević, chairman, Atlas Group
Vedrana Jelušić Kašić, EBRD Director for Croatia
Slobodan Đinović, CEO, Orion Telekom
Janez Škrabec, CEO, Riko

Moderators: Janko Medja, NLB and Damir Kuštrak, Agrokor

11:30 – 12:00

Networking coffee break

12:00 – 14:00

Regional Partnerships and Projects for Creative Export, Improved Competitiveness and Joint Approach to the Local or Third Market
Creative Workshops

• Introduction by Jelena Radulović, SAM and Sonja Šmuc, Managers’ Association of Slovenia
• Brief for creative workshops by moderators

1. Energy Agenda
   Tomaž Orešič , EPS and Medeja Lončar, Siemens
2. Knowledge-based Economy
   Amer Bukvić, BBI Bank and Danica Purg, IEDC Bled
3. Food & Beverages
   Miodrag Kostić, MK Group and Emil Tedeschi, Atlantic Grupa
4. Digital economy
   Željko Tomić, Osa Računarski inženjering and Dejan Turk, Vip mobile and Si.mobil
5. Infrastructure & Transport
   Alan Klanac, Jadrolinija and Sead Kočan, Transmet
6. Tourism
   Živorad Vasić, Crowne Plaza and Georg Eltz, Valamar Adria Holding

Ministers will participate in the discussions at roundtables

Discussion will be held at 6 round tables with each having two moderators-rapporteurs whose roles are to prepare the discussion, select the discussion participants, lead the discussion at the tables with top business leaders in the region to identify potential ways, projects or other frameworks of cooperation in the region in the particular sector and to rapport the findings at the end of the workshop (one moderator per topic).

Each discussion should among other ideas address also transport issues in terms of how improved, smart transport ideas could lead up to more competitive products or services in the particular sector.

Timetable for creative workshops:
12:15 – 12:25 Introduction of the problem at each workshop by moderators
12:25 – 13:25 Discussion among all participants at the workshop
13:25 – 13:55 Presentation of the ideas of regional cooperation
13:55 – 14:00 Closing remarks: Sonja Šmuc and Jelena Radulović

14:00 – 15:30



Plenary Panel with Ministers: How to Turn Business Creativity to Prosperous Reality

Branimir Gvozdenović, Minister of Sustainable Development and Tourism, Montenegro
Slavko Matanović, Minister for Communications and Transport, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Kori Udovički, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for State Administration and Local Self-government, Serbia
Zdravko Počivalšek, Minister of Economic Development and Technology, Slovenia
Alen Leverić, Deputy Minister of Economy, Croatia

Moderators: Tomaž Berločnik, Petrol and Vedrana Jelušić Kašić, EBRD

Discussion on the panel is based on the creative ideas of cooperation set out at workshops. The moderators of roundtable discussions will “challenge” the ministers on how a creative idea/project can be turned into reality.

17:00 – 17:25

Competitive Region, Succesful Countries
Special Key Note Address by dr. Miro Cerar, Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia

17:25 – 17:35

Conclusions and Closing of Summit100 2015
Iztok Seljak, Summit100 President and Aleksander Zalaznik, MAS President

17:35 – 17:45

Photo op – all participants with Prime Minister and Ministers

17:45 – 18:30

Farewell cocktail
with Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia

*tbc – to be confirmed

Disclaimer: The programme is subject to change at any time.

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