Business Diplomacy Conference 2018 is organized by
Romanian Business Exchange in partnership with the Center for Applied Strategies
Business Diplomacy Conference 2018 – as part of the Diplomacy360 Program, is an outstanding international event at its third edition, where 200 diplomats, business people, decision-makers in Romanian and international companies and other international relations experts from Romania and abroad announced their participation.
The 20 speakers of the Conference will discuss about the ways in which the leaders interested to become more competitive in their activity, can utilize methods and techniques from diplomacy, in order to anticipate threats and exploit new opportunities arising from geopolitical changes, to avoid conflicts and make strategic alliances to protect their interests, solve problems and develop international organizations and businesses.
The International Diplomacy360 / Business Diplomacy Program is more than a Business and Diplomacy Conference – but represents the key towards a sophisticated international community
” Become the Ambassador of your Organization”
THE BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE DIPLOMACY 2018
At the International Business Diplomacy Conference 2018, the participants can see the world beyond appearances, through the eyes of diplomats that are specially educated to solve critical situations and develop relationships in a global environment characterised by Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity, as this is the new normality. Business paradigms are changing rapidly, being sensitively influenced by geo-political, technological and economic factors that are not related to the national context only. These changes can generate both threats and opportunities for companies.
The international perspective is increasingly important for any organization.
Companies need to collaborate with governments and diplomats, NGOs and other local and international economic influential groups to maintain and develop their market place and solve problems whose solving is no longer only in their power.
In order to operate sustainably and protect their interests in the markets, companies need to develop internal competencies that enable them to create, cultivate and manage high-level relationships with interest groups, governmental, non-governmental and private factors that are influential and relevant to the company’s activity.
This requires a way of being.
Diplomacy can provide visionary businessmen with kind of tools and methods that they need to succeed in the 21st Century. Diplomat-businessman relationship is mutually beneficial.
The conference addresses to business representatives willing to improve their ability to anticipate new challenges and exploit business opportunities, to diplomats and other international relations experts as well as to professionals from other fields interested in the synergies between diplomacy and business, culture, city administration , digital and cyber, media & jounalism, sports. Last but not least, the event is also recommended to young people in exploration of new professional levels.
The speeches will be presented both in English and Romanian language as the case may be, with simultaneous interpretation RO/EN.
9:00 – 9:45 Registration, Welcome Coffee & Networking
9:45 Welcome Speech: Diplomacy360 – Valentin PREDA/ CEO @ Romanian Business Exchange
10:00 The official opening: H.E. Mr. Cristian DIACONESCU, former Minister of Foreign Affairs
Surviving & Generating New Business in the 21st Century – Shaun RIORDAN / British Career Diplomat, Director of the Chair in Diplomacy and Cyberspace and the European Institute of International Studies
Global Government Affairs in a time of change – Lena Bäcker (Sweden) Founder and President at Good Government Affairs, Honorary Board Member at the International Diplomat Business Club UK and UAE
Norway’s Blue Path to a Green Future – H.E. Ms. Lise Nicoline KLEVEN GREVSTAD – Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway in Romania
Dominic BRUYNSEELS – Executive President of FIRST BANK Romania
11:40 – 11:55 Coffee Break & Networking
The Old-School Diplomacy in the New World: H.E. Mr. Stefan GLAVAN – Romanian Career Ambassador
Protecting the Company’s confidential information: Ionut RITES / Chief of Classified Information Office – Chamber of Deputies
How to be the Diplomat of your Business: Colin Lovering – Chairman of the board of Directors British Romanian Chamber of Commerce (BRCC), Senior Vice-president of Avison Young
Sport Diplomacy – Mihai COVALIU / President of the Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee
13:00-13:45 Lunch Break & Networking
Cultural Diplomacy: dr. h.c. Ioan HOLENDER
Corporate Diplomacy: How the diplomatic competences can help the business people to open new international markets and build strategic business alliances – Stefan POPESCU / Corporate Affairs @ ENGIE Romania, former State Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Public Diplomacy – Dorel CAPRAR / President of the Committee for Defence, Public Order and National Security – Chamber of Deputies
Diplomatic Etiquette – H.E. Mr. Gheorghe Dinica, former Chief of the Romanian State Protocol
Crisis negotiations – Liviu DANILA , General bg.(r.), Expert TAIEX of COM UE
15:15-15:30 Coffee Break & Networking
The role of the Romanian Diplomacy in achieving the Great Union: H.E. Mr. Cristian DIACONESCU, former Minister of Foreign Affairs
Media & Journalism Diplomacy: Dan Carbunaru / Director @ caleaeuropeana.ro/ europeanpath.eu EU Affairs Journalist
Cyber Diplomacy: Tal PAVEL, CEO&Founder MiddleEasterNet – The Cyber Empowerment Center – Israel
Cultural Diplomacy: Hélène ROOS – Director, French Institute in Romania
Climate Diplomacy: General (r) Emil STRAINU
City Diplomacy & Digital Diplomacy: Shaun RIORDAN
16:45 Diplomacy360 Conference Conclusions & 2019 Plan Presentation;
Shaun RIORDANBritish Career Diplomat
Lena BAECKERGood Government Affairs
Dominic BRUYNSEELSExecutive Chairman of FIRST BANK Romania
Colin LOVERINGAvison Young & BRCC
H.E. Mr. Cristian DIACONESCUFormer Minister of Foreign Affairs
H.E. Ms. Lise Nicoline KLEVEN GREVSTADAmbassador of the Kingdom of Norway in Romania
Dorel CAPRARPresident of the Committee for Defence, Public Order and National Security
Ionut RITESCenter for Applied Strategies
H.E. Mr. Stefan GLAVANCareer Ambassador
H.E. Mr. Gheorghe DINICACareer Ambassador
Mihai COVALIUPresident of the Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee
Liviu DANILAGl.bg.(r.), Expert TAIEX of COM UE
Emil STRAINUGral. (R)
dr. h.c. Ioan HOLENDER
Tal PAVELThe International Institute for Counter-Terrorism Israel
Stefan POPESCUENGIE Romania
Valentin PREDAThe Romanian Business Exchange
Monica GHIURCOTVR - Event Moderator
Shaun Riordan is a Senior Visiting Fellow of the Netherlands Institute for International Relations (“Clingendael”), a member of the social media team for The Hague Journal of Diplomacy and a senior analyst with Wikistrat. He collaborates closely with UNITAR on digital and cyber diplomacy and is a member of the Public Diplomacy Advisory Panel of the SDGF. He also works as an independent consultant on geopolitical risk and diplomacy for governments, Spanish companies and Anglo-American hedge funds.
Shaun spent 16 years in the British Diplomatic Service, including postings to New York, Beijing and Madrid and stints in the Counter-Terrorist and Yugoslav Departments of the Foreign Office in London.
Shaun is author of “The New Diplomacy” (Polity 2003), “Adios a la Diplomacia” (Siglo XXI, 2005) “Reforming Foreign Services for the 21st Century” (Clingendael 2010) and “Cyberdiplomacy: Diplomacy in Cyberspace” (Polity – forthcoming), and co-author (with Paul Ormerod) of “A New Approach to the Analysis of Geo-Political Risk”, (with Brian Hocking, Paul Sharp and Jan Melissen) “Diplomatic Futures: Integrative Diplomacy” (Clingendael 2012) and a Clingendael policy brief “Whither Foreign Ministries?”. He is co-editor of the special edition of the Hague Journal of Diplomacy on Business Diplomacy.
Former Enforcement Director
Royal Kingdom of Sweden
Executive senior manager with over 20 year experience at the highest level in government agencies, local government, non-profit and private sectors. Motivated by assignments where she can influence and make a difference. Lena led the Swedish task force for Greece’s economic crisis in 2014 and is also the Member of the Board of the International Paneuropean Union, Sweden. She has also served 5 years as the Enforcement Director of Sweden and 7 years as Chairwoman for the European Association of Public Banks Chief Economist Network, a Brussels based think tank that consists of 28 Chief Economists that advise governments and international organizations
BUSINESS PERFORMANCE ADVISOR & TRAINER/COACH
Strong experience in all aspects of business from Sales, Management, Operations, Manufacturing, Training & Development. Created the Achieve International company and concept of truly tailored Training, Coaching & Development for organisations and individuals.
– BUSINESS PERFORMANCE ADVISOR & MOTIVATIONAL TRAINER
– SENIOR LECTURER (Masters Degree) – UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST
– SENIOR TUTOR ISM (Institute of Sales and Marketing Management)
– BUSINESS SKILLS TRAINER WITH THE BRITISH COUNCIL
– CHAIRMAN OF THE BRITISH ROMANIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
– MASTER OF CEREMONIES / HOSTING
Specialties: Business Advisor, Motivational Speaker, Business Consultant, Coach and Trainer
H.E. Mr. Cristian DIACONESCU
H.E. Ms. Lise Nicoline KLEVEN GREVSTAD
H.E. Mr. Stefan GLAVAN
H.E. Mr. Gheorghe DINICA
dr. h.c. Ioan HOLENDER
Holender was born in Timişoara, Romania. His family is of Jewish ancestry, and growing up, he spoke three languages. His father owned a factory in Timișoara, which was expropriated in 1948. Holender studied mechanical engineering at the Polytechnic University of Timișoara. He worked as a tennis coach and a director’s assistant until he and his family emigrated to Austria, where his mother was residing. He intended to continue his engineering studies, but became interested in singing. After completing his music studies, he was an operatic baritone and concert singer with the Klagenfurt Stadttheater.
In 1966, he began to work at the Starka theatrical agency, which he eventually took over and whose prestige he increased.
In 1988, Eberhard Waechter named Holender as Secretary-General of the Vienna State Opera, effective as of 1991. Eventually, Holender dissociated himself from the Starka business. After Waechter’s death in February 1992, Holender became Director of the Vienna State Opera on 1 April 1992. He also led the Vienna Volksoper for 4 years simultaneously. Holender’s contract was extended three times and concluded on 31 August 2010. He is the longest-serving general director in the history of the Vienna State Opera.
Ioan Holender is advisor of the Metropolitan Opera New York and the Spring Festival Tokyo and artistic director of the George Enescu Festival Bucharest. He is a lecturer at the University of Vienna and at the Danube University Krems. Further he is a jury member for several international singing-competitions. He also has his own cultural-magazine on the Austrian TV-channel ServusTV.
Decorations and awards
- Honorary Doctorates from the University of Bucharest, West University of Timișoara, the Music Academy of Sofia and Gheorghe Dima Music Academy (Cluj-Napoca)
- Decoration of Honour in Silver for Services to the Republic of Austria (1980)
- Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art (1985)
- Decoration of Honour in Gold for Services to the Republic of Austria
- Golden Medal of Honour for Services to the City of Vienna
- Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art, 1st class (1995)
- Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters (France, 1999)
- Order of the Star of Romania on Ribbon (2001)
- Jacob Prandtauer Prize for Art and Science of St. Pölten (2001)
- Grand Gold Decoration for Services to the Republic of Austria (2002)
- Commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic (2004)
- Honorary Medal of the Austrian capital Vienna in Gold (2010)
- Clemens Krauss Medal of the Vienna State Opera Chorus
- Franz Schalk Gold Medal of the Vienna Philharmonic
- European Cultural Initiative Award of the European Cultural Foundation Pro Europe (2005)
- Order of the Rising Sun, 3rd Class (Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon) (Japan, 2011)
- Great Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (2011)
- Honorary Citizenship of Timişoara
Our thanks to all participants that already registered before the 9th of November 2018 to the Diplomacy360 / International Business Diplomacy Conference 2018, and we look forward to welcoming them on the 15th of November, starting with 9:00 (Registration, welcome coffee & Networking) at Ramada Parc Hotel (TERRA Hall), 3-5 B Poligrafiei Avenue Bucharest. The Conference will start at 9:45
The event is fully booked!
If you want to be added on the waiting list for the Diplomacy360 / International Business Diplomacy Conference 2018, please contact us at [email protected] at +4 021 266 56 77 or through the contact form. We will then come back to you if any of the participants would want to cancel it their participation.