Celje, 13th and 14th September 2018

INNOVATIVE BUSINESS MODELS AND
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

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A unique business event with distinguished guests and speakers. Globally successful entrepreneurs will share their own business models and concepts for accessing new customers, enhancing brand image and increasing sales and distribution efficiency.

Innovative business models, Circular Economy, Start up issues, Logistics trends and much more.

The Business Forum will be held during the 51th International Trade and Business Fair in Celje, offering a perfect opportunity for visiting the major trade fair in this region.

2
DAYS
8
SPEAKERS
2
LOCATIONS
> 200
BUSINESS GUESTS

Seize the opportunity of expanding you horizons with new ideas and business contacts.

In addition to the umbrella theme, certain segments will be included in the program, which are of particular interest and represent the business challenges in our region. However, in conjunction with innovative business models and access to new customers.

About business models:

  • New business models to increase supply and sales
  • Globalization and new business models
  • New business models, new capabilities, new approaches, new organizational structures
  • How young start-up companies are exploiting new innovative business models to enter the market
  • Understanding which business models can succeed in these challenging times
  • How to design good business models
  • New economy, new principles, new challenges
  • The necessary competencies of new leaders for the development of innovative business models
  • Some others challenging issues: cross-border servitization, global digital ecosystems, global personalization, multilocal manufacturing etc.

Circural Economy
Presentation of the platform focusing on the Circular Economy:

  • From linear to circular business models
  • Building a Sustainable Future with new business model

Startup companies
Presentation and discussion about:

  • Innovative business models for startup companies
  • Challenges in the financing of the development of small enterprises
  • Trends in this area

Logistics in the future - new technologies and new business models
What trends and development are we waiting for in the area of advanced transport, logistics and mobility?

SPEAKERS

International Business Consultant and enterpreneur

Cees is an international business consultant and entrepreneur working in several business areas. In addition to being a specialist in human resources, he deals with advising and developing and expanding business opportunities in different regions worldwide. In the last year and a half, he is also strongly involved in the development of the company, which will be the first to produce dumper trucks entirely on electricity.

International Business Consultant

Andy has 25 years of International business operations and development experience gained in the UK, France and Slovenia.

He offers expertise and advice in International business development, growth strategy, sales and marketing processes. He works closely with small to medium sized companies who wish to go international as well as companies who are already selling overseas but need to step up to the next level.

Circular Change, executive director

Ladeja is the leader and executive director of the Circular Change international platform for Circular Economy. She is a member of the coordination group of the European Platform for Circular Economy in Brussels and the finalist for the The Circulars 2018 - Circular Economy Leadership Award, awarded by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Italian Trade Commissioner in Slovenia

Mrs. Marzoli is a career Government Officer with the Italian Trade Agency (formerly ICE-Italian Institute for Foreign Trade). Before being appointed as Italian Trade Commissioner in Slovenia, she served for six years as Chief of Staff to ITA’s CEO & Managing Director, providing support on Agency’s new strategies and policies, while creating and maintaining cross-departmental relationships between the CEO, the main Ministries, ITA’s headquarters and its network abroad.

Dewesoft executive director

Andrej Orožen is a director of Dewesoft and winner of the Slovenian newspaper Delo Business Star Award.

The entire automotive industry (General Motors, Volvo, Mercedes, Formula 1), technologically advanced companies and space-based institutions (Lufthansa, Goodyear, Phillips, Siemes, IABG, Honeywell, NASA, Russia, China and the European Space Agency) use knowledge of Dewesoft. Their instrument is also at the International Space Station, so they are not present only on all continents, but also in space.

Enterpreneur

Sanja is the co-founder of one of the most successful Slovenian startups, who developed the Homey mobile application. Skilled in Marketing Communication, Early Startup Growth, and Market Research.

Entrepreneur, executive, advisor and coach

LL.M. MS in Communication, specialized at Harvard University in Sustainability Systems Management. 30+ years of experience as entrepreneur, executive, advisor and coach. He is also a quite renown international keynote speaker on the issues of Visionary Leadership, Strategic Sustainability, Communication and Conflict Transformation.

Has created The CASE© Method for Sustainable Leadership, a framework to achieve Sustainability and Circular Business Models through the transformation of conflicts by effective Communication and Leadership.

Enterpreneur, Yunexo executive director

Lenka leads Yunexo, digital marketing agency for Chinese market, The company is bringing WeChat and other digital marketing channels to Middle-European businesses.

She is resposible for: project management, business development, market and technology research, linguistic and cross-cultural design management.

SPECIAL GUEST

Dr. FEDERICO FIORETTO

LL.M. MS in Communication, specialized at Harvard University in Sustainability Systems Management. 30+ years of experience as entrepreneur, executive, advisor and coach. He is also a quite renown international keynote speaker on the issues of Visionary Leadership, Strategic Sustainability, Communication and Conflict Transformation.

Has created The CASE© Method for Sustainable Leadership, a framework to achieve Sustainability and Circular Business Models through the transformation of conflicts by effective Communication and Leadership.

In 2014 – 2015 Federico has been one of the only two Europeans chosen by US President Barack Obama’s legacy program YALI to train the new generation of leaders for the future of Africa.

In 2017 partner of the Smart Industry Forum, an international initiative to develop new leadership and business models for the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Still in 2017 he co-founded the Embedded Sustainability Initiative, an international network of Sustainability enthusiasts that in 2018 has inspired him to start his new Company: ExSulting. The latter is an advisory Company, based upon a network of highly skilled professionals around the World, with its own proprietary embedded sustainability assessment and advisory, web-based tool.

ExSulting provides industrial companies with insight and foresight about the best strategic business decisions to ensure their future fitness and sustainability.

PROGRAMME

Location: CELJSKI DOM, Date: 13th September 2018

WELCOMING OF THE GUESTS AND SHORT CULTURAL PROGRAM

 


ROUND TABLE: INNOVATIVE BUSINESS MODELS TO GET NEW CUSTOMERS

Guests:

  • Cees Nieboer (ETF Mining Company),
  • Andrej Orožen (Dewesoft),
  • Sanja Zepan (Homey)

CIRCURAL ECONOMY

Guest:

  • Ladeja Godina Košir

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND BUSINESS MODELS OF THE FUTURE

Guests:

  • dr. Federico Fioretto
  • Moderator: Jurij Giacomelli (President of the Italian - Slovenian Business Forum)
Location: CELJE FAIR, Date: 14th September 2018

GREETING RECEPTION AT CELJE FAIR

 


SPECIAL GUEST TO THE TOPIC: SUCCESSFUL INTERNATIONALISATION STRATEGY

 


BUSINESS LEADERS OF TODAY - how to select and how to develop?

Cees Nieboer, CEO of HeRoes Group and President of Learning Paths Europe


PREPARATION AND ENTRY INTO FOREIGN MARKETS - a brief description and practical examples for the UK and France markets

Andrew Hunt Vodopivec, an international business consultant and entrepreneur


DIGITAL MARKETING TO OBTAINING NEW CUSTOMERS - an example of digital marketing for the Chinese market

Lenka Tušar, Director and owner of Yunexo Digital Marketing


PRESENTATION OF SUPPORTING PRODUCTS FOR INTERNATIONALIZATION - financing and insurance - SID Banka

 


BRUNCH AND TIME OFF FOR NETWORKING AND SOCIALIZING

 


B2B MEETINGS

Organized business meetings between entrepreneurs for the following markets: Croatia, Poland, Great Britain and France, Turkey, Germany and Italy.


JOINT TOUR OF THE FAIR

 


CONCLUSION OF THE FORUM AND CLOSING CEREMONY

 

REGISTRATION

Registration is closed.

 

VENUES

CELJSKI DOM
Krekov trg 3, Celje
City centre

 

CELJE FAIR
Dečkova cesta 1, Celje
Small Congress hall, 2nd floor (main entrance)

 

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