New Economy Leadership Summit

The top tier SUMMIT of WEBIT.FESTIVAL, Chaired by the President of Bulgaria and co-hosted by the Head of the European Commission Representation in Bulgaria. The summit aims to address some of the major challenges the humankind faces in today's Digital age.

Invitation Only Event

AUDIENCE

The event is invitation only highest level event gathering political leaders (e.g. Presidnets, Vice Presidents and top European political leaders,), top entrepreneurs and founders, Nobel Laureates, scientists and innovators along with top enterprise executives from Europe and rest of the world.

  • 30% Europe’s top
    Policy makers;
  • 35% Enterprise
    leaders
  • 20% Founders &
    Investors
  • 15% Scientists
  • 45% Central & Eastern Europe
  • 45% Rest of Europe
  • 06% USA
  • 02% Asia
  • 02% Rest of the World

Date: 19 April
Agenda includes:

OPENING KEYNOTES

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Official Opening

09:15 - 09:45 Opening Show

09:45 - 09:50 Welcome Address

Dr. Plamen Russev Webit Foundation / Executive Chairman and Founder

09:50 - 10:05 Welcome Address

Yordanka Fandakova Mayor of Sofia

10:05 - 10:10 Welcome Address

Markku Markkula President, European Committee of the Regions (CoR)

10:10 - 10:15 Welcome Address

Marieta Zaharieva Head, Bulgarian Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion Agency (BSMEPA)

10:15 - 10:30 Keynote

Dr. Plamen Russev Webit Foundation / Executive Chairman and Founder

10:30 - 10:45 Keynote

Rosen Plevneliev President of Bulgaria

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Opening Keynotes

10:45 - 11:00 Future of Payments

Javier Perez President, MasterCard Europe

11:00 - 11:15 Next Generation Cloud

Jonathan Wisler General Manager EMEA, SoftLayer, an IBM Company

11:15 - 11:30 The innovation spark of our time

John Dillon VP Marketing EMEA, Akamai Technologies

11:30 - 11:45 Fireside Chat

Dirk Ahlborn CEO, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies

11:30 - 13:40 Lunch Break
(+ Leaders Lunch for Platinum Ticket Holders)

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Europe's Digital Transformation & Emerging Technologies Track

12:30 - 12:35 Opening Address

Dr. Plamen Russev Webit Foundation / Executive Chairman and Founder

12:35 - 12:40 Financial inclusion through innovative state of the art payment solutions

Artur Turemka General Manager for the Balkans, Mastercard

12:40 - 12:55 Country Digitization

Peter Hajdu Director South East Europe, Cisco

12:55 - 13:05 Digital Transformation and a world-class skilled workforce

Peter Ivanov Chair of the Managing Board, BAIT

13:05 - 13:20 The 21st Century’s Changing Innovation Cycles

Prof. Mischa Dohler Professor in Wireless Communications, King's College London; Cofounder, Worldsensing

13:20 - 13:35 BITNATION: The World's First Blockchain Jurisdiction

Susanne Tarkowski Tempelhof Founder at BITNATION

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Disruptive Legislation Track

13:35 - 13:50 #regulation4innovation

Eva Maydell (Paunova) Member of the European People's Party Group, European Parliament

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Euro Refugee Crisis – Tech Approach Track

13:50 - 14:05 Turning a political challenge into an economic opportunity

Daniel Gros Director, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

14:05 - 14:20 How FinTech / blockchain enables refugees to become productive members of society real quick

Bernino Lind CEO Retail, OnApp; Board Advisor, Moni

14:20 - 14:35 Etiquette rules for when the turkish army shoots at you by mistake | Then offers you tea at their barracks to apologise

Marcelo Garcia Founder of BroadLights.org

14:35 - 14:55 Discussion panel

Ioanna Theodorous Co-founder, StartupAID

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Boosting EU Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Track

14:55 - 15:10 Pioneering cities, Pioneering ecosystems, Pioneering start-up hubs

Markku Markkula President, European Committee of the Regions (CoR)

15:10 - 15:20 Supporting Disruption, Enabling Growth

Anna-Marie Vilamovska Secretary for Innovation and Healthcare, Administration of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria

15:20 - 15:35 Highly skilled migrants for European smart cities

Dr. Adem Kumcu President, UNITEE EUROPE (New European Business Confederation)


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