Business on the hills | DEVELOP. INNOVATE. MARKET.
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When?
9-11 Sep 2016
Starting 04:00 PM
Where?
Plovdiv, Imperial Plovdiv Hotel&SPA

About the conference

Let’s do business on the hills


The Conference “Business on the Hills: Develop. Innovate. Market” is a 3-day-event where appx. 250 entrepreneurs from all over the world come together to share their experience with you – the young leaders of today, the innovators of tomorrow and the people, who are constantly trying to create a positive change in their communities.

During this conference, you will have the opportunity to learn some of the best practices in developing and marketing an innovation. Why innovations are crucial for every business nowadays? Innovation will help you stay ahead of your competition as markets, technologies or trends shift. Successful businesses not only respond to their current customer or organizational needs, but also often anticipate future trends and develop an idea, product or service that allows them to meet this future demand rapidly and effectively.

As a participant in “Business on the Hills: Develop. Innovate. Market” you will take part in trainings and workshops, networking events and a Gala dinner as well as in our very innovative trip around Plovdiv – the challenge called “Treasure hunt”.

The Conference “Business on the Hills: Develop. Innovate. Market” is the highlight of JCI Bulgaria’s calendar and this year it will take place in Plovdiv, the 6-th oldest city in the world.

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Topics covered

How to develop, innovate and market an idea


Revolutionary marketing is exactly what it is: causing profitable trouble in the market.

It’s not just business… It’s also networking

Over 250 International participants from all over the world

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Our speakers

All our speakers are amazing…just wait and you’ll see


Faq


The 2016 JCI National Conference: Business on the hills will take place September 9-11 at the Imperial Plovdiv Hotel&Spa in Plovdiv, the sixth oldest city in Europe.

Please scroll down to the section “Our Packages”, where you can find the three different passes that we have prepared for you: Superstar Pass, Insomnia Pass and Snap Pass.

Yes, it is possible. We have prepared a special pass for people who are interested only in attending the seminars on Saturday and Sunday. Please scroll down to the section “Our Packages” and choose the Snap Pass.

Yes, of course. You just have to book your very own translation headset (for Bulgarian only) when registering for the event. The price is included in your pass.

Sponsorship opportunities are limited, so act today. Sponsorships are processed in April through August. To become a sponsor and for more information, please contact valentina.kutseva@jci.bg.

Program schedule

3 days of networking, worthy seminars and a lot of fun activities


Greeting words

  16:30-17:00
Filipe Carrera
Filipe Carrera

Seminar 1: Networking for Personal and Professional Success

  17:00 - 18:00
Filipe Carrera is an international speaker and trainer with extensive experience in the business and academic world that enables him to create a unique and fun learning experience. His main topics are: Networking, Digital Marketing , Social Learning, Communication, Collaborative  Work and Leadership in the 21st Century.

Free time

  18:00 - 20:00

Dinner

  20:00 - 21:00

Cocktail Party + Games

  21:00 - 00:00

After Party at Piano bar Quattro

  00:00 - 04:00

Breakfast

  08:00 - 10:00

Grand opening

  10:00 - 10.30
Greetings from Municipality Plovdiv. Success story of Sensata. Success story of pCloud. Success story of 60K.
Sasha Bezuhanova
Sasha Bezuhanova

Seminar 2: Digital me, digital world – the transformation

  10:30 - 11:30
Sasha Bezuhanova is the founder of the civil platform for online democracy, public discussions and debates on the national policies for modern development of Bulgaria MoveBG. She has a 20-year business executive experience in HP where she took on country general management and international leadership roles. Sasha is Chair of the Boards of European Center of Women in Technologies, Bulgarian Center of Women in Technologies, Bulgarian School of Politics and Technical University in Sofia and founder of Entrepregirl Award. She was named Digital woman of Europe for 2013 and one of the Top 100 Challengers in New Europe 100 for 2015 and holds many other national and European awards for her contribution for development of the business and social environment in Bulgaria and Europe.

Coffee Break

  11:30 - 11:45
Paolo A Ruggeri
Paolo A Ruggeri

Seminar 3: International Business Development and New Markets Expansion

  11:45 - 12:45
Paolo A. Ruggeri is the co-founder of OSM International Group. He has over 25 years of experience in the management consulting industry and has successfully developed and is managing a number of companies currently operating in 4 continents in the following sectors: business development, human capital management, management consulting, real estate, sustainable business growth.

Lunch

  12:45 - 13:45
GEORGE K. PARVANOV
GEORGE K. PARVANOV

Seminar 4: How to build a successful team and to constantly motivate them to achieve their goals

  13:45 - 14:45
George Parvanov, has 21 years of experience in HR management. He started his career at 19 in the first McDonald’s team in Bulgaria. At the age of 21 he became one of the youngest administration managers in the world in Societe Generale Bank. In 2000 George started from scratch Consulteam Group. The companies under George’s management have found employment for more than 15,000 people. George Parvanov is founder of Bulgarian Staffing Association, advisor at Young Talents and member of ICCI. In 2015 he re-established his new business CTeam. In 2016 George was elected Board Member of the Bulgarian association for people management where he is responsible for international development.

Transportation to City Center for the Treasure Hunt

  14:45 - 16:00

Treasure Hunt

  16:00 - 18:00

Gala Dinner + Bazar

  20:30 - 02:00

Breakfast

  08:00 - 10:00
Simon Bucknall
Simon Bucknall

Seminar 5: The Red Hot elevator Pitch

  10:00 - 11:00
Since placing in the top 20 out of 26,000 speakers at the 2007 World Championship of Public Speaking Finals in the USA, Simon has coached many people from all over the world including businesses such as General Electric, Тhe Atlantis Palm, Shell, Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government, Cambridge University’s Laing O’Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering & Technology, the British Royal Academy of Engineering and London Business School. Simon’s career background spans executive headhunting, blue-chip corporate brand strategy consulting plus a stint working in the House of Commons as Head of Office for a senior Parliamentarian. He has featured as a public speaking expert commentator on BBC World News, BBC London radio and Channel 5 News in the UK as well as on broadcast media in the Gulf.

Coffee Break

  11:00 - 11:15
Georgi Manolov
Georgi Manolov

Seminar 6: Investment opportunities for StartUps

  11:15 - 12:15

Lunch

  12:15 - 13:15
Elan Oren
Elan Oren

Seminar 7: Guiding your start-up through dramatic market changes – the story of iMesh

  13:15 - 14:15
With a great passion to technology and innovation, Elan Oren is an experienced entrepreneur and CEO with over 25 years of track record in leading early stage high-tech start-ups to success and Exit. He initiated and successfully negotiated the acquisition of two of his companies, Appforma by Algomaizer (TLV:ALMO) in 2016 and Leanway by Amdocs (NASDAQ:DOX) in 2007. Between 2000 and 2004 he lead iMesh to become one of the world's leading P2P file-sharing services and a highly profitable company.

Closing

  14:15 - 14:45

Transportation to Starosel

  15:00 - 16:30

Wine tasting

  16:30 - 18.30

Greeting words

  16:30-17:00
Filipe Carrera
Filipe Carrera

Seminar 1: Networking for Personal and Professional Success

  17:00 - 18:00
Filipe Carrera is an international speaker and trainer with extensive experience in the business and academic world that enables him to create a unique and fun learning experience. His main topics are: Networking, Digital Marketing , Social Learning, Communication, Collaborative  Work and Leadership in the 21st Century.

Free time

  18:00 - 20:00

Dinner

  20:00 - 21:00

Cocktail Party + Games

  21:00 - 00:00

After Party at Piano bar Quattro

  00:00 - 04:00

Breakfast

  08:00 - 10:00

Grand opening

  10:00 - 10.30
Greetings from Municipality Plovdiv. Success story of Sensata. Success story of pCloud. Success story of 60K.
Sasha Bezuhanova
Sasha Bezuhanova

Seminar 2: Digital me, digital world – the transformation

  10:30 - 11:30
Sasha Bezuhanova is the founder of the civil platform for online democracy, public discussions and debates on the national policies for modern development of Bulgaria MoveBG. She has a 20-year business executive experience in HP where she took on country general management and international leadership roles. Sasha is Chair of the Boards of European Center of Women in Technologies, Bulgarian Center of Women in Technologies, Bulgarian School of Politics and Technical University in Sofia and founder of Entrepregirl Award. She was named Digital woman of Europe for 2013 and one of the Top 100 Challengers in New Europe 100 for 2015 and holds many other national and European awards for her contribution for development of the business and social environment in Bulgaria and Europe.

Coffee Break

  11:30 - 11:45
Paolo A Ruggeri
Paolo A Ruggeri

Seminar 3: International Business Development and New Markets Expansion

  11:45 - 12:45
Paolo A. Ruggeri is the co-founder of OSM International Group. He has over 25 years of experience in the management consulting industry and has successfully developed and is managing a number of companies currently operating in 4 continents in the following sectors: business development, human capital management, management consulting, real estate, sustainable business growth.

Lunch

  12:45 - 13:45
GEORGE K. PARVANOV
GEORGE K. PARVANOV

Seminar 4: How to build a successful team and to constantly motivate them to achieve their goals

  13:45 - 14:45
George Parvanov, has 21 years of experience in HR management. He started his career at 19 in the first McDonald’s team in Bulgaria. At the age of 21 he became one of the youngest administration managers in the world in Societe Generale Bank. In 2000 George started from scratch Consulteam Group. The companies under George’s management have found employment for more than 15,000 people. George Parvanov is founder of Bulgarian Staffing Association, advisor at Young Talents and member of ICCI. In 2015 he re-established his new business CTeam. In 2016 George was elected Board Member of the Bulgarian association for people management where he is responsible for international development.

Transportation to City Center for the Treasure Hunt

  14:45 - 16:00

Treasure Hunt

  16:00 - 18:00

Gala Dinner + Bazar

  20:30 - 02:00

Breakfast

  08:00 - 10:00
Simon Bucknall
Simon Bucknall

Seminar 5: The Red Hot elevator Pitch

  10:00 - 11:00
Since placing in the top 20 out of 26,000 speakers at the 2007 World Championship of Public Speaking Finals in the USA, Simon has coached many people from all over the world including businesses such as General Electric, Тhe Atlantis Palm, Shell, Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government, Cambridge University’s Laing O’Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering & Technology, the British Royal Academy of Engineering and London Business School. Simon’s career background spans executive headhunting, blue-chip corporate brand strategy consulting plus a stint working in the House of Commons as Head of Office for a senior Parliamentarian. He has featured as a public speaking expert commentator on BBC World News, BBC London radio and Channel 5 News in the UK as well as on broadcast media in the Gulf.

Coffee Break

  11:00 - 11:15
Georgi Manolov
Georgi Manolov

Seminar 6: Investment opportunities for StartUps

  11:15 - 12:15

Lunch

  12:15 - 13:15
Elan Oren
Elan Oren

Seminar 7: Guiding your start-up through dramatic market changes – the story of iMesh

  13:15 - 14:15
With a great passion to technology and innovation, Elan Oren is an experienced entrepreneur and CEO with over 25 years of track record in leading early stage high-tech start-ups to success and Exit. He initiated and successfully negotiated the acquisition of two of his companies, Appforma by Algomaizer (TLV:ALMO) in 2016 and Leanway by Amdocs (NASDAQ:DOX) in 2007. Between 2000 and 2004 he lead iMesh to become one of the world's leading P2P file-sharing services and a highly profitable company.

Closing

  14:15 - 14:45

Transportation to Starosel

  15:00 - 16:30

Wine tasting

  16:30 - 18.30

Greeting words

  16:30-17:00
Filipe Carrera
Filipe Carrera

Seminar 1: Networking for Personal and Professional Success

  17:00 - 18:00
Filipe Carrera is an international speaker and trainer with extensive experience in the business and academic world that enables him to create a unique and fun learning experience. His main topics are: Networking, Digital Marketing , Social Learning, Communication, Collaborative  Work and Leadership in the 21st Century.

Free time

  18:00 - 20:00

Dinner

  20:00 - 21:00

Cocktail Party + Games

  21:00 - 00:00

After Party at Piano bar Quattro

  00:00 - 04:00

Breakfast

  08:00 - 10:00

Grand opening

  10:00 - 10.30
Greetings from Municipality Plovdiv. Success story of Sensata. Success story of pCloud. Success story of 60K.
Sasha Bezuhanova
Sasha Bezuhanova

Seminar 2: Digital me, digital world – the transformation

  10:30 - 11:30
Sasha Bezuhanova is the founder of the civil platform for online democracy, public discussions and debates on the national policies for modern development of Bulgaria MoveBG. She has a 20-year business executive experience in HP where she took on country general management and international leadership roles. Sasha is Chair of the Boards of European Center of Women in Technologies, Bulgarian Center of Women in Technologies, Bulgarian School of Politics and Technical University in Sofia and founder of Entrepregirl Award. She was named Digital woman of Europe for 2013 and one of the Top 100 Challengers in New Europe 100 for 2015 and holds many other national and European awards for her contribution for development of the business and social environment in Bulgaria and Europe.

Coffee Break

  11:30 - 11:45
Paolo A Ruggeri
Paolo A Ruggeri

Seminar 3: International Business Development and New Markets Expansion

  11:45 - 12:45
Paolo A. Ruggeri is the co-founder of OSM International Group. He has over 25 years of experience in the management consulting industry and has successfully developed and is managing a number of companies currently operating in 4 continents in the following sectors: business development, human capital management, management consulting, real estate, sustainable business growth.

Lunch

  12:45 - 13:45
GEORGE K. PARVANOV
GEORGE K. PARVANOV

Seminar 4: How to build a successful team and to constantly motivate them to achieve their goals

  13:45 - 14:45
George Parvanov, has 21 years of experience in HR management. He started his career at 19 in the first McDonald’s team in Bulgaria. At the age of 21 he became one of the youngest administration managers in the world in Societe Generale Bank. In 2000 George started from scratch Consulteam Group. The companies under George’s management have found employment for more than 15,000 people. George Parvanov is founder of Bulgarian Staffing Association, advisor at Young Talents and member of ICCI. In 2015 he re-established his new business CTeam. In 2016 George was elected Board Member of the Bulgarian association for people management where he is responsible for international development.

Transportation to City Center for the Treasure Hunt

  14:45 - 16:00

Treasure Hunt

  16:00 - 18:00

Gala Dinner + Bazar

  20:30 - 02:00

Breakfast

  08:00 - 10:00
Simon Bucknall
Simon Bucknall

Seminar 5: The Red Hot elevator Pitch

  10:00 - 11:00
Since placing in the top 20 out of 26,000 speakers at the 2007 World Championship of Public Speaking Finals in the USA, Simon has coached many people from all over the world including businesses such as General Electric, Тhe Atlantis Palm, Shell, Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government, Cambridge University’s Laing O’Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering & Technology, the British Royal Academy of Engineering and London Business School. Simon’s career background spans executive headhunting, blue-chip corporate brand strategy consulting plus a stint working in the House of Commons as Head of Office for a senior Parliamentarian. He has featured as a public speaking expert commentator on BBC World News, BBC London radio and Channel 5 News in the UK as well as on broadcast media in the Gulf.

Coffee Break

  11:00 - 11:15
Georgi Manolov
Georgi Manolov

Seminar 6: Investment opportunities for StartUps

  11:15 - 12:15

Lunch

  12:15 - 13:15
Elan Oren
Elan Oren

Seminar 7: Guiding your start-up through dramatic market changes – the story of iMesh

  13:15 - 14:15
With a great passion to technology and innovation, Elan Oren is an experienced entrepreneur and CEO with over 25 years of track record in leading early stage high-tech start-ups to success and Exit. He initiated and successfully negotiated the acquisition of two of his companies, Appforma by Algomaizer (TLV:ALMO) in 2016 and Leanway by Amdocs (NASDAQ:DOX) in 2007. Between 2000 and 2004 he lead iMesh to become one of the world's leading P2P file-sharing services and a highly profitable company.

Closing

  14:15 - 14:45

Transportation to Starosel

  15:00 - 16:30

Wine tasting

  16:30 - 18.30

Greeting words

  16:30-17:00
Filipe Carrera
Filipe Carrera

Seminar 1: Networking for Personal and Professional Success

  17:00 - 18:00
Filipe Carrera is an international speaker and trainer with extensive experience in the business and academic world that enables him to create a unique and fun learning experience. His main topics are: Networking, Digital Marketing , Social Learning, Communication, Collaborative  Work and Leadership in the 21st Century.

Free time

  18:00 - 20:00

Dinner

  20:00 - 21:00

Cocktail Party + Games

  21:00 - 00:00

After Party at Piano bar Quattro

  00:00 - 04:00

Breakfast

  08:00 - 10:00

Grand opening

  10:00 - 10.30
Greetings from Municipality Plovdiv. Success story of Sensata. Success story of pCloud. Success story of 60K.
Sasha Bezuhanova
Sasha Bezuhanova

Seminar 2: Digital me, digital world – the transformation

  10:30 - 11:30
Sasha Bezuhanova is the founder of the civil platform for online democracy, public discussions and debates on the national policies for modern development of Bulgaria MoveBG. She has a 20-year business executive experience in HP where she took on country general management and international leadership roles. Sasha is Chair of the Boards of European Center of Women in Technologies, Bulgarian Center of Women in Technologies, Bulgarian School of Politics and Technical University in Sofia and founder of Entrepregirl Award. She was named Digital woman of Europe for 2013 and one of the Top 100 Challengers in New Europe 100 for 2015 and holds many other national and European awards for her contribution for development of the business and social environment in Bulgaria and Europe.

Coffee Break

  11:30 - 11:45
Paolo A Ruggeri
Paolo A Ruggeri

Seminar 3: International Business Development and New Markets Expansion

  11:45 - 12:45
Paolo A. Ruggeri is the co-founder of OSM International Group. He has over 25 years of experience in the management consulting industry and has successfully developed and is managing a number of companies currently operating in 4 continents in the following sectors: business development, human capital management, management consulting, real estate, sustainable business growth.

Lunch

  12:45 - 13:45
GEORGE K. PARVANOV
GEORGE K. PARVANOV

Seminar 4: How to build a successful team and to constantly motivate them to achieve their goals

  13:45 - 14:45
George Parvanov, has 21 years of experience in HR management. He started his career at 19 in the first McDonald’s team in Bulgaria. At the age of 21 he became one of the youngest administration managers in the world in Societe Generale Bank. In 2000 George started from scratch Consulteam Group. The companies under George’s management have found employment for more than 15,000 people. George Parvanov is founder of Bulgarian Staffing Association, advisor at Young Talents and member of ICCI. In 2015 he re-established his new business CTeam. In 2016 George was elected Board Member of the Bulgarian association for people management where he is responsible for international development.

Transportation to City Center for the Treasure Hunt

  14:45 - 16:00

Treasure Hunt

  16:00 - 18:00

Gala Dinner + Bazar

  20:30 - 02:00

Breakfast

  08:00 - 10:00
Simon Bucknall
Simon Bucknall

Seminar 5: The Red Hot elevator Pitch

  10:00 - 11:00
Since placing in the top 20 out of 26,000 speakers at the 2007 World Championship of Public Speaking Finals in the USA, Simon has coached many people from all over the world including businesses such as General Electric, Тhe Atlantis Palm, Shell, Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government, Cambridge University’s Laing O’Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering & Technology, the British Royal Academy of Engineering and London Business School. Simon’s career background spans executive headhunting, blue-chip corporate brand strategy consulting plus a stint working in the House of Commons as Head of Office for a senior Parliamentarian. He has featured as a public speaking expert commentator on BBC World News, BBC London radio and Channel 5 News in the UK as well as on broadcast media in the Gulf.

Coffee Break

  11:00 - 11:15
Georgi Manolov
Georgi Manolov

Seminar 6: Investment opportunities for StartUps

  11:15 - 12:15

Lunch

  12:15 - 13:15
Elan Oren
Elan Oren

Seminar 7: Guiding your start-up through dramatic market changes – the story of iMesh

  13:15 - 14:15
With a great passion to technology and innovation, Elan Oren is an experienced entrepreneur and CEO with over 25 years of track record in leading early stage high-tech start-ups to success and Exit. He initiated and successfully negotiated the acquisition of two of his companies, Appforma by Algomaizer (TLV:ALMO) in 2016 and Leanway by Amdocs (NASDAQ:DOX) in 2007. Between 2000 and 2004 he lead iMesh to become one of the world's leading P2P file-sharing services and a highly profitable company.

Closing

  14:15 - 14:45

Transportation to Starosel

  15:00 - 16:30

Wine tasting

  16:30 - 18.30

Our Packages

Awesome packages for awesome guests


SUPERSTAR PASS

199/169
  • Two nights in a 4 star hotel
  • 2 Breakfast, 2 Lunch, 1 Dinner
  • Gala dinner
  • All seminars
  • Airport transportation
  • Wine tasting

INSOMNIA PASS

69/59
  • All seminars
  • 2 Lunches
  • Gala dinner
  • Coffee breaks

SNAP PASS

39/29
  • All seminars
  • Coffee breaks

Venue location

Welcome to one of Plovdiv’s finest hotels


Imperial Plovdiv Hotel&SPA

Imperial Plovdiv Hotel&SPA

Perfectly located in a central and quiet area, Imperial Plovdiv Hotel&SPA is an ideal choice for both business and leisure. It is within walking distance of Plovdiv’s cultural heart “The Old Town” and only minutes away from the city’s business and shopping districts.

Address: 4017 Plovdiv, Bulgaria 6, Lev TolstoyLearn more

Treasure Hunt – Plovdiv City Tour

Treasure Hunt – Plovdiv City Tour

Plovdiv is the second largest city in Bulgaria and an administrative center of Plovdiv County. It is situated in the Upper Thracian Plain, on the both banks of the Maritsa river.Plovdiv is one of the oldest cities in Europe – the beginning of its history dates back to 4,000 years BC.Learn more
Wine tasting in Starosel

Wine tasting in Starosel

Complex Starosel provides a magnificent combination of winery and SPA procedures, with natural mineral water. It has its own hotel, restaurant, wine cellar, distillery, Enoteca, a SPA center, piano bar and provides not only a wonderful recreation opportunities, but also a lot of entertainment activities.Learn more

Contact us

Please do not hesitate to contact our awesome team


nationalconvention@jci.bg
6 Lev Tolstoy Str.,
4017 Plovdiv, Bulgaria
+359 877 511 991
  • DATE

    September 9-11,2016
  • LOCATION

    6, Lev Tolstoy str.,
    4017 Plovdiv
  • PLACES

    250 people
  • SPEAKERS

    8 Professional Speakers