Master Classes – Summer 2017

DATES:

June 24, 2017 - June 30, 2017

LOCATION:

New Bulgarian University

The crisis in the Euro-Atlantic Region

THE SOFIA BUSINESS SCHOOL-2017 OFFERS A CHALLENGING AND INSIGHTFUL VISIT TO THE GEOPOLITICAL AND ECONOMIC LANDSCAPE OF TOMORROW

The Master Classes will equip the public sector stakeholders and corporate players in Bulgaria and the region with the anticipatory knowledge to get their bearings in a world swept by political, economic and technological transformations.

For a sixth consecutive year an impressive line-up of international intellectual celebrities and business pundits will take part in the Sofia Business School to provide knowledge and ideas of what the future global geopolitical and economic architecture will be like. Delineated by the deepening crisis in the Euro-Atlantic region, each of the seven days of the School (24 June – 30 June 2017) will explore a different facet of the dynamic complexity of relations interweaving the global players on both sides of the Atlantic. The shock waves generated by Brexit and the US presidential election last year, the deadlock in the conflict-ridden Middle East, the watershed referendum in Turkey and its aftermath, the elections in France and Germany set to determine the future of the EU, and the world-transforming 4IR will only prop up the talks and discussions between keynoters and participants in an attempt to find the crossing point of disruption and security. As in the previous editions of the School, all the topics will be narrowed down to identifying the risks and opportunities of global developments for Bulgarian society, businesses and entrepreneurship.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

15 June 2017

Early bird registration until 25 May 2017 with 50% discount on the enrolment fee!
Full-time or single day enrolment fees are available!

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:

  • Corporate Leaders
  • Business Professionals
  • Graduates in Economics and Finance

REQUIREMENTS

PROGRAMME

PROGRAMME DIRECTORS:

Prof. Kevin Dowd – Prof. Kevin Dowd – Professor of Finance and Economics at Durham University (UK); Senior fellow at Cobden Partners (London); SBS Programme Director

Amb. Ilian Vassilev – Chairman of the Reform Union Club; Official SBS Programme Coordinator

PhD Lyubomir Stefanov – Professor of Political Science at the New Bulgarian University (Sofia); SBS Programme Director

LECTURERS:

Mr Alex Alexiev – Editor-in-chief of BulgariaAnalytica.org; Chairman of the Center for Balkan and Black Sea Studies; Expert on international security and radical Islam; Honorary member of the Reform Union Club

Mr Gordon Kerr – Investment markets expert and financial guru; Founder of the Cobden Partners (London-based think tank specializing in banking systems and risk management)

Mr Enders Wimbush – Senior geopolitical analyst; Former director at the German Marshall Fund and Senior vice president of Hudson Institute (2004-2010)

Prof. Dimo Dimov – Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the School of Management, University of Bath

Dr Steven Hayward – Professor at a number of US universities; Member of the American Enterprise Institute, the Pacific Research Institute and the Fraser Institute; Author of the influential study “Almanac of Environmental Trends”

Mr George Horozov – Managing Director of Rüschlikon Capital Management GmbH (Zürich)

Mr Rossen Plevneliev – President of the Republic of Bulgaria (2012-2017)

CONTACTS:

Reform Union Club
9B Latinka St., floor 1, ap.3, 1113 Sofia
Svetla Tsachevska
Phone: 0892 245080
Е-mail: sbs_2012@ruc.bg, sofia.biz.school@gmail.com
www.reformunionclub.com

New Bulgarian University
Building 2, Office 208
21 Montevideo Street, 1618 Sofia
Maria Tumbeva
Phone: 02/8110268, 0896 736486
Е-mail: mtumbeva@nbu.bg
www.nbu.bg

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