Speakers

Global senior-level speakers will provide a unique setting in this conference edition, through keynotes and discussions. It is going to be exciting and educational. Each parallel session will be set to highlight the specifics of the topic, as well as to challenge and engage the audience.

 

Keynote Speakers
Rosen Plevneliev

President of the Republic of Bulgaria
2012 – 2017
Bulgaria



Web: www.RosenPlevneliev.bg


Short Bio
Alberto Pezzi

ACCIÓ-Catalan Government

Spain

TCI Treasurer 2012-2015

Web: www.tci-network.org

Short Bio
Ulla Engelmann

European Commission, DG GROWTH

Germany

Head of Unit for Clusters, Social Economy and Entrepreneurship within DG GROWTH

Short Bio
Ifor Ffowcs-Williams

CEO, Cluster Navigators Ltd

New Zealand

International Expert

Web: www.clusternavigators.com

Short Bio
Dr. Peter Wostner

Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy
Slovenia

Secretary of Smart Specialisation Unit


Web: www.svrk.gov.si

Short Bio
Nikolay Minkov

Industrial Cluster Srednogorie

Bulgaria

Executive Director

Web: www.srednogorie.eu

Short Bio
Peter Statev

ICT Cluster

 Bulgaria

Chairman of Managing Board

Web: www.ictcluster.bg

Short Bio
Tamas Gyulai

IQ Kecskemet Industria Research

Hungary

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Short Bio
Antonio Novo

Spanish Federation of Innovative Business Groups and Clusters

Spain

President

Short Bio
Konstantin Delisivkov

Bulgarian Federation of Industrial Energy Consumers (BFIEC)

Bulgaria

Executive Director, Member BoM

Short Bio
Dr. Anna Masłoń-Oracz

Warsaw School of Economics

Poland

Assistant Professor

Short Bio
Iva Matasic

Consulio, Inc

Croatia

Founder and CEO

Web: https://www.consulio.co

Short Bio
Speakers
Merete Daniel Nielsen

Cluster Excellence Denmark

Denmark

TCI Director 2016-2019

Web: www.tci-network.org

Short Bio
Vincent Dugre

Prologic enr.

Canada

TCI Director 2015-2018

Web: www.tci-network.org

Short Bio
Pavla Bruskova

National Cluster Association CZ

Czech Republic



Web: www.tci-network.org

Short Bio
Evgeniy Kustenko

Institute of Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge Moscow
Russia

Head of Cluster Policy Unit

Short Bio
Madeline Smith

Institute of Design Innovation, Glasgow School of Art
United Kingdom

TCI Director 2016-2019

Web: www.tci-network.org

Short Bio
Danka Milojkovic

Cluster House

Serbia

TCI Director 2014-2017

Web: www.tci-network.org

Short Bio
Kalin Marinov

General Directorate “European Funds for Competitiveness” Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Bulgaria

Bulgaria

Deputy Director

Web: www.mi.government.bg

Short Bio
Hugues Labar

Service public de Wallonie

Belgium

Directeur

Short Bio
Genoveva Christova

Bulgarian Association of Business Clusters

Bulgaria

Chairperson of the Managing Board

Web: www.abclusters.org

Short Bio
Vedat Kunt

Vego Consulting-Turkey &  United Nations Industrial Development Organisation 

Turkey

Vego Consulting Managing Partner
UNIDO Senior International Consultant for Cluster

Short Bio
Vladimir Danailov

Sofia Municipal Privatization & Investment Agency


Bulgaria

CEO

Web: www.investsofia.com

Short Bio
Karin Nygård Skalman

Swedish partner the Municipality of Hudiksvall

Sweden

Project coordinator

Short Bio
Eng. Plamen Panchev

Cluster Trakia Economic Zone

Bulgaria

Chairman


Web: www.tez.bg

Short Bio
Carmen Boiciuc

Astrico Nord–Est Textile Cluster

Romania

Project Coordinator

Short Bio
Peter Keller

Ministry for National Economy of Hungary

Hungary

Head of International and Cluster Unit

Short Bio
Dr. Zita Zombori

National University of Public Service

Hungary

Researcher

Short Bio
Dorinda So

Institute for Competitiveness & Prosperity

Canada

Research Director

Short Bio
Cecilia Johansson

Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth

Sweden

Programme Director

Short Bio
Lars Albæk

Baltic Sea Cluster Development Centre

Denmark

Director

Web: www.bscdc.org

Short Bio
Olav Bardalen

Innovation Norway

Norway

Special advisor for clusters and networks

Web: www.innovasjonnorge.no

Short Bio
Tor-Arne Bellika

Innovation Performance

Norway

CEO / Senior Cluster Advisor

Web: https://www.i-perform.no

Short Bio
Kiril Petkov

Bulgarian Development Company (BDC)

Bulgaria

General Manager

Short Bio
Gabriela Magdalena Pirvu

Ministry of Economy – Directorate Industrial Policy and Competitiveness

Romania

Co-ordinator of Romanian Cluster Policy

Short Bio
Daniel Cosnita

Romanian Cluster Association - Clustero

Romania

President

Short Bio
Francesca Volpe

Distretto Agroalimentare Regionale - DARe

Italy

Project manager


Short Bio
Gerd Cleynhens

Flanders investment & trade

Belgium

Strategic Intelligence Manager

Short Bio
Dessislava Chalamova

Industrial Cluster Srednogorie

Bulgaria

Business Development Manager

Web: www.srednogorie.eu

Short Bio
Dr. Eva Skulteti

Pharmapolis Klaszter Ltd.

Hungary

CEO

Short Bio
John Murray

Growthclusters Projects, UK and Growthclusters BG

Bulgaria

International Cluster Development Expert

Short Bio
Gál KÖRMENDY

Nyugat-Pannon Nonprofit Kft.

Hungary

Manager of Economic and Cluster Development Activities

Web: www.westpannon.hu

Short Bio
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