Date

May 13th - 14th, 2017

Location

Ząbkowska 33C, Warsaw, Poland

Event Participants

200

Speakers

15 Speakers

CEE Business Conference

       Is business from CEE region capable of competing with the most innovative players in the world?

       In order to answer this question students from Warsaw School of Economics, leading economic university in the region, create a first student event of this kind - CEE Business Conference.

       The first edition of the conference will be held in Campus Warsaw on 13th-14th May 2017. Participants will consist of 200 most talented and creative students from 16 countries of CEE who will be chosen in the recruitment process and will have a possibility to attend all workshops, keynote speeches and panel discussions run by experts, businessmen and Polish government representatives.

       The main purpose of the conference is to promote business activity, explain the characteristics of running a business in the region of CEE and to present the problem of innovation and its influence on the development of this part of Europe.

       Moreover, it will be an unique opportunity to create an international network of the best students, which can bring a change in the future of CEE.

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Keynote Speakers

Kacper Winiarczyk

General Manager at Uber

Kacper is a graduate of Warsaw School of Economics and HEC Paris. His career at Uber started in July 2014 when he became a first employee of the company in Poland with an objective to build its existence in that country. After a few years Poland emerged to be the third biggest market in Europe for Uber and on account of that Kacper with his experience and skills started to be a mentor, expert and panellist in subjects as sharing economy, digital economy and future of labour market.

Marlena Babicka

Senior Strategy Manager at Avon

Marlena is a graduate of Warsaw School of Economics, holds Executive MBA degree and apart from that she is a certified trainer and coach. She gained supply chain and marketing experience in Mars Inc. as well as consulting experience in McKinsey & Company as Associate affiliated to Marketing & Sales Practice. Marlena is also a co-founder of Akademiagier.com where she helps teams cooperate by organising trainings and business games.

Alex Kornilov

CEO at Betegy

Alex started his first business being 18 years old. In 2007 he won the Ukrainian edition of “Dragons Den” and had his first chance for the big success in the tech industry. In 2012 he started a company “Betegy” which analyses statistical data and calculates football predictions, which are used by a number of companies and individuals worldwide. Betegy provides data to ESPN in the US, Sport1 in Germany and Ringier Axel Springer in Poland.

Małgorzata Niewińska

Senior Change Manager at CBRE

Executive leader, researcher and business consultant with a 20-year experience in multinational companies. Expert in the area of leading and consulting multiple transformational projects: mergers & acquisitions, cultural changes, business intelligence systems implementations, restructuring, downsizing, new product launches and other strategic initiatives.

Conference Schedule

Participants and Speakers registration

Conference Opening

After registration we proceed to the official CEE Business Conference Opening. More details soon.

Emotionally intelligent office

How to effectively work in the context of continuous change?

What determines the success or failure of the company in the world of changes, is the ability to feel them, understand and act accordingly. Everybody knows that. At the same time, the concept of workplace naturally synchronized with the needs of people, still paves its way to the modern business thinking. What we should focus on, why and how to organize the process of emotionally intelligent workspace creation – will be discussed during the presentation

Panel Discussion - is EU going to survive?

Moderated discussion during which speakers will share their opinions on the problem of building and sustaining a successful team in companies from CEE region. Experts will try to examine if CEE stands a chance of becoming an interesting destination for professionals and most talented individuals but also how changes in labour mobility between countries influence success of a business within the region.

  • Marta Pachocka - Assistant Professor at Warsaw School of Economics
  • Kamil Wyszkowski - General Director at The Global Compact Poland
  • Anna Masłoń-Oracz - Assistant Professor at Warsaw School of Economics
  • Katarzyna Pisarska - Founder & Director at European Academy of Diplomacy in Warsaw

Start-up Uber Way. How to keep start-up culture in the global company?

Uber was launched in Poland in 2014. In 3 years it became no. 1 ride-hailing app with over 1 million riders in 7 Polish agglomerations. The company hires over 200 employees in Warsaw and Kraków. Is it still a start-up?

Kacper is a graduate of Warsaw School of Economics and HEC Paris. His career at Uber started in July 2014 when he became a first employee of the company in Poland with an objective to build its existence in that country. After a few years Poland emerged to be the third biggest market in Europe for Uber and on account of that Kacper with his experience and skills started to be a mentor, expert and panellist in subjects as sharing economy, digital economy and future of labour market.

Neuroon story. How to convert your innovative idea into a startup with global sales.

Neuroon is a wearable aiming at monitoring sleep with medical precision at home. Neuroon launched in 2014 raising over $400k on Kickstarter and sold in over 10k units worldwide. In March 2017 Neuroon received $1.7 from EU to turn the wearable into a medical device for sleep apnea screening.

Panel Discussion - brain drain or brain gain?

Building and sustaining a successful team in post-transformation economies?

Moderated discussion during which speakers will share their views on the problem of building and sustaining a successful team in companies from CEE region. Experts will try to examine if CEE stands a chance of becoming an interesting destination for professionals and most talented individuals but also how changes in labour mobility between countries influence success of a business within the region.

Speakers:

  • Joanna Tyrowicz - Assistant Professor of Economics at University of Warsaw
  • Zuzana Tejchman - CEE Recruitment and Attraction Leader at PwC
  • TBA

How to manage your career in CE to maximize your professional and personal growth

Graduates have a few options to start their careers, e.g. consulting, blue chips or start-ups. There are pros and cons of different career paths order. It is more important to use wisely these experiences and leverage them in next career step. Additionally most people desire to pursue their hobbies, grow personally. How to maximize our effort? How to make it in line with our personality and personal goals?

Does CEE have enough potential to create unicorns? What are the key steps to be undertaken?

During the discussion, our speakers will talk about the current situation of companies in CEE region and forecasts of their development in the global market. Panellists will try to explain necessary steps to be undertaken towards creating global brands, distinguishing the fastest growing sectors and possible ways of building a successful business in nowadays realities.

Speakers:

  • Radosław Wierzbicki - Founder of FintechTrends
  • Magdalena Wysocka - Head of Ad Revenue at Naspers Limited
  • Mikołaj Szymański - Managing Partner at Kerris Group

How to build venture-funded tech company in Poland: foreigner perspective.

Alex started his first business being 18 years old. In 2007 he won the Ukrainian edition of “Dragons Den” and had his first chance for the big success in the tech industry. Since then he got involved in several “big data” projects. In 2012, together with a partner, he started a company “Betegy” which analyses statistical data and calculates football predictions with the highest accuracy on the market. The Betegy predictions are used by a number of companies and individuals worldwide. Betegy provides data to ESPN in the US, Sport1 in Germany and Ringier Axel Springer in Poland..

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Who are we?

        Students’ Consulting Club is the oldest and one of the best-recognised students’ clubs at SGH Warsaw School of Economics. It is a unique organisation due to the most advanced recruitment process, close cooperation with global companies, but also thanks to focusing on the personal development of club members.

        In its history Students’ Consulting Club has conducted hundreds of nationwide projects like Business Explorer, Women in Business, Casemania, Consulting Firms’ Fair, Tesla and also international projects like ESBIC and presented to you our newest project CEE Business Conference.

 

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