General Manager, Emerson
Balazs Hopka este absolvent al Facultatii de Transporturi Szechenyi Istvan din Szekesfehervar din Ungaria, specializat in transport si logistica. Din 1999 lucreaza la Emerson, la fabrica din Szekesfehervar din Ungaria, unde a ocupat o serie de pozitii in departamentul de Supply Chain. In 2008 a preluat pozitia de Director Logistic pentru Europa, iar din septembrie 2013 ocupa pozitia de Director General la Emerson Romania.
Keynote Speaker , Trainer,
Filipe Carrera este speaker si trainer international de origine portugheza cu activitate in peste 50 de tari de pe 4 continente. A scris 6 carti traduse in 7 limbi (una dintre carti se gaseste si in Romania:NETWORKING – ghid de supravietuire pentru profesionisti) si sustine cursuri in cele mai prestigioase universitati din Portugalia, Spania si Romania. In orice training el aduce informatii, umor si o experienta internationala vasta.
Global CEO , Kilpatrick ™
A Graduate in Economics from the Netherlands, Jacob started his career initially in ING, later joined Hotelplan and then joined the European full service HR organization Start People for over ten years. His main areas of expertise have been business development and general management having managed businesses in Italy, Greece, Portugal, Romania and the Netherlands. Jacob has had extensive experience in commercial negotiations, start ups of new companies in various countries with both private and (semi) public sectors. In 2003, he took over the Italian executive search firm Kilpatrick and immediately affiliated the company to a global network IESF and built up the business regionally to become a leading player in the international searches for both Italian clients abroad and Multinationals trying to define key players in Italy. In February 2006 the firm opened their first foreign branche in Romania (Timisoara and Bucharest) and later in the Netherlands. Kilpatrick has really become an integrated part of the global network and Jacob and his team continue their aggressive and successful development of the business. Today Kilpatrick has 15 international hubs and serve their clients in 30+ countries. Jacob has built a reputation with both clients and candidates that are based on superior communication and project results that exceed expectations. Working at the highest levels, he has successfully built teams for early-stage clients as well as reinvigorated established organizations with new talent. Jacob's specialty is to manage the cultural differences aiming at the best possible return on investment for both company and executive. His commitment to excellence, combined with extensive in depth industry knowledge, has been the driving force behind Kilpatrick's development. Jacob is nowadays is the Global CEO of the Kilpatrick Group to whom belong Kilpatrick Executive Search, Kilpatrick Solutions, ADK International and Gemini Executive Search and employes roughly 70 professionals between Singapore and Miami : a pocket sized multinational !
Director general, Banca Transilvania
Omer Tetik este unul din cei mai tineri CEO ai bancilor din Romania. In cei 19 ani de cariera, a lucrat in domeniul bancar din Turcia, Rusia si Romania. Si-a inceput cariera la Finansbank, in Istambul, ca Dealer Trezorerie , iar apoi a fost Executive Manager Trezorerie la Finansbank Moscova. In cadrul Credit Europe Bank Romania a indeplinit functia de Executive Manager ; Vicepresedinte al Diviziei Retail Banking, Prim-Vicepresedinte, respectiv de CEO. Din 2013 este Directorul General al Bancii Transilvania. In anul 2014 a fost desemnat unul din cei mai admirati 100 CEO din Romania, clasament publicat de Business Magazin. Nou intrat in acest top, Omer Tetik se claseaza pe locul 15 si in top 3 cei mai admirati finantisti. Cetatean roman de origine turca , este nascut in Germania. A absolvit Faculty of Economics, Middle East Technical University (Ankara) si vorbeste fluent 4 limbi straine.
CEO and FOUNDER, EXMC
Klaus Hoffbeck is one of the leading experts in negotiation techniques/dispute resolution, body language and influence and is an experienced and sought-after lecturer nationally and internationally. He has over the years taught thousands of business people as well as been used in the media and national television as a commentator on in particular politicians' body language and credibility. Mikkel Gudsøe also works as chief attorney in Commercial Law, IPR & Mediation in the trade organization Danish Fashion and Textile. He is a lecturer in Legal Negotiation at Aarhus University and a trained mediator (and responsible for the institution: DM & T Mediation). Mikkel Gudsøe has a Master in Psychology and graduated Master of Non-verbal Behavior of former FBI Special Agent specializing in body language Joe Navarro. Mikkel Gudsøe teaches multiple models, of which Harvard Principled Negotiation is the foundation, which is seasoned with several of Mikkel Gudsøes own models and tools for understanding and preparing for negotiations - including 4-D negotiation, Positive-Negative-Positive model Negotiate-O-meter and Tricks-O-meter, SET-model as well of other proven methods for enhancing influence, leadership and business. Mikkel Gudsøe has held numerous master classes around the world and as examples hereof: Master Class lectures ("Body language, verbal leaks and clues of deception in negotiation") at Bern University - World Trade Institute 3 times, and Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Master Class lectures ("4-D Negotiation & Persuasion") Bond University in Australia, Master Class lectures ("Preparing Negotiations") at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, USA. Further he has acted and acts as judge, mediator and coach at various highly professional business oriented competitions such as the International Negotiation Competition, Global Negotiation Competition (coached the winning team 2 years in a row – 2014, 2015) at Bern University – World Trade Institute and the International Commercial Mediation Competition at the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris.
COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR & FOUNDER, EXMC
Mikkel Gudsøe is an expert in negotiation techniques, body language and conflict and an experienced and sought-after lecturer nationally and internationally. Sitting also as Chief Attorney Trade Law, IPR & Mediation, with the trade organization Danish Fashion and Textile in which 320 Danish companies assisted in national and international conflicts and negotiations, lecturer in Legal Negotiation and previously in the International Negotiation Competition (INC) at Aarhus University and trained mediator (and responsible for the institution: DM & T Mediation). Owner company MDR Group - Modern Dispute Resolution Ltd., mdrg.dk. Mikkel Gudsøe teach every year businesses, organizations, municipalities, etc. in negotiation, conflict resolution and niche area body language include Service improvement in retail, management of customers, empathy, partners, etc. Mikkel Gudsøe have on the academic level, in particular held brown bag seminar in body language at Bern University - World Trade Institute in April 2013, Master Class lecture ("Body language, verbal leaks and clues of deception in negotiation") by INC 2012 Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, and has been Master Class lectures ("4-D Negotiation & Persuasion") and Negotiation Coach by INC 2010 at Bond University in Australia, Master Class lectures ("Preparing Negotiations") and Judge of the INC in 2009 at John Marshall Law School in Chicago, USA and judge and mediator at the International Commercial Mediation Competition 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013 by the International Chamber of Commerce, Paris. Furthermore, Mikkel Gudsøe assigned the responsibility to fully master class at the International Negotiation Competition at Chapman Law School in California in July 2013 in the subject of "E-negotiations"
International Account Manager , EMEA Region
Shaun is the International Account Manager for the EMEA region, his remit is to help develop and support the Thomas network of partners and business units to grow and develop their operations. Assisting with product development, up-skilling of our global consultant network, business development and maintenance of the Thomas brand and service standards. Shaun joined Thomas in 2010, as a Client Development Consultant assisting both client and Thomas field consultants across the UK Southern Region. In 2012, Shaun become the Regional Account Manager, working with the existing client base helping to develop their use of Thomas assessments and assisting them to effectively recruit, retain, develop and lead high performance teams and individuals. In January 2015, Shaun was asked to join the international team and to develop and grow the service that is provided to the Thomas global partner network, helping Thomas distributors all over the world to grow, build and support their client base. He has just recently returned from South Africa where he supported coordinated the recruitment, set-up and on-boarding of the new Thomas South Africa business operation.
International Managing Director , Thomas International
As Global Training Director, Rod’s remit is to help Thomas' clients use our assessments to transform the performance of their people and ultimately their business. He works with Thomas’ global network of distributors to help clients recruit, retain, develop and lead high performance teams and individuals. Additionally, Rod trains clients all over the world, from large corporates to the smallest businesses. He is often seen at events, on TV and in the media demonstrating the power that people assessments can bring to any organization. Having joined Thomas in 1999, Rod quickly became one of the company’s most successful sales consultants. In 2000, he was awarded Thomas International’s Best Newcomer Trophy (UK). In 2005, Rod took on a new challenge as London’s Regional Director, and quickly put together a dynamic team working with him out of the newly refurbished London Office. Since January 2008, Rod has been growing Thomas International’s global presence, helping Thomas distributors all over the world grow and support their client base. Rod Cornwell in 3 words: dynamic, charismatic and positive!
Founder and CEO, SLG Thomas International AB
Since 1971, Per Falck is selling, growing businesses and motorbiking around Europe! After working for big companies like Electrolux and IKEA, he decided to set up his own business, SLG International. In 1990 he gained the rights for Thomas International in more European countries and in 1998, together with Sorina Bradea and Carmen Sasu, he established the Thomas business in Romania. Now, SLG is present in Azerbaijan, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden and Ukraine. Per is still passionate by sales and organisational development and he is working for companies like IKEA, Volvo, Scania, Swedish Retail Trade, doing Service management, sales management, individual, team and organisational development. The words that best describe Per are action, results and friendship
Programme Director, EMBA University of Hull
Andrew has nineteen years of business experience across Europe, N. America & Asia, as a head-hunter, management consultant, interim HR Director, learning facilitator, business school lecturer (University of Hull) and is currently Programme Director for UBB Executive Education. He has a Ph.D. in property rights and environmental conflict from the University of Cardiff, Wales. Andrew has worked across the world for a wide range of multinational clients such as Coca-Cola, Holcim, AIG, PwC, GSK, Deloitte, Orange, Volksbank, ING, Vodafone and many more. The founder of Connect CEE (consulting) and Endike Associates (executive search), he has also written widely for current affairs magazines, academic journals and in 2013 published his first book.
Vice-Presedinte, Opportunity Microcredit România
S-P O’Mahony are o experienţă vastă în domeniul relaţiilor internaţionale, al investiţiilor de capital străin şi dezvoltare regională, totodată este un profesionist în domeniul de marketing și vânzări. Pe parcursul carierei sale a contribuit la activitatea unor instituţii internaţionale precum British Airways, Malev sau Ambasada Irlandei în Ungaria și România. Cu experienţă în dezvoltarea regională socială, el este CEO şi vicepreşedinte al Consiliului de Administrație Opportunity Microcredit România; totodată colaborează cu GoodBrand, o companie de consultanţă specializată în dezvoltarea strategiilor sociale corporatiste.
, Honorary Consul of Turkey
Vasile Andrei Vita a terminat Electronica si Telecomunicatiile la Cluj si a fost atras din liceu de acest domeniu. A inceput singur, cu economiile parintilor, pentru ca, la acea vreme, capitalul social minim era de 100.000 lei, o suma considerabila. Treptat, afacerea a prins contur, iar astazi Vitacom e un nume cunoscut si respectat in bransa. Astazi,Vitacom Electronics este unul dintre cei mai importanti jucatori pe piata importatorilor si distribuitorilor de accesorii pentru aparate electronice si electrocasnice si componente IT din Romania, Vitacom numara astazi peste 100 de angajati, 11 puncte de lucru, 8 magazine proprii si 3 depozite, cu 12.500 de articole active disponibile. Dar forta de vanzari a companiei este data de numarul mare de colaboratori si parteneri care revand produsele Vitacom in toata tara.
CEO, Garajul de PR
"Mă prezint simplu Ioana. Prietenii îmi spun că sunt un haos creativ, o dezordine frumoasă, care fac doar ceea ce-mi place. Așa a apărut și Garajul de PR, la început a fost dorinţă, apoi pasiune, care asezonate cu gândirea pozitivă și cu mult curaj au transformat un vis în realitate. Sunt veselă, spontană și mă dedic 100% în tot ceea ce fac.” Ioana e un Antreprenor cu Zâmbet care se ghidează în afaceri după motto-ul lui Steve Jobs: „cei care sunt destul de nebuni, încât să creadă că pot schimba lumea, sunt cei care o și schimbă”.
Office Leasing Consultant, Extind Management
De profesie economist, Dan Zaharia are peste 15 ani de experiență în management, vânzări și dezvoltare imobiliară. Trainer și speaker la diverse evenimente de afaceri sau din mediul universitar: Power L@unch, BringITOn, Startup Weekend, Romanian Outsourcing Summit & Awards, FII Practic, AIESEC – Leadership on Fire, HR Summit, Business Days. Deține firma Extind, unde se ocupă de închirierea clădirilor moderne de birouri din orașele regionale de succes (ex.: Iași, Cluj-Napoca), fiind un promotor al poziționării acestor orașe ca magnet pentru industria de IT & Outsourcing din România. De asemenea, Dan este membru fondator al filialei ROGBC Moldova în cadrul Consiliului Român al Clădirilor Verzi și site manager al Școlii Informale de IT, lansată la Iași în 2015. Din 2009 este membru fondator al Donor.ro, primul motor de căutare donatori de sânge din România.