It’s been more than seven years since EBCG organized its first event. From that moment, we realized we were on to something special – connecting the right people and creating opportunities where world-changing ideas could be inspired. I can assure you that we will never stop this mission and we will always be working on improvements to bring you something new, fresh and motivating.
Thank you for giving us chance to meet you and we are looking forward to see you next year!
– Tereza Weiserova, Senior Conference Producer at EBCG
What You Missed This Year
Best Rated Presentations…
Gerard Van Kesteren, With great energy, Gerard, spoke about the role of the CFOs in a stagnating market, the impact of protectionism and globalization. Huge amount of case studies and real life examples made his presentation exciting and enjoyable.
Luka Cerar, Luka’s presentation was all about body language and hidden signs we use subconsciously. He showed us how to read signals of nonverbal communication, how to engage people during meetings and how to show power if needed. It was one of the most engaging speeches.
Bjarte Bogsnes , Bjarte discussed why we need to go beyond budgeting and what are the problems with traditional management. He proposed lot of interesting solutions and dynamic management models, which inspired the whole audience. His workshop get our audience even beyond his presentation. 😉
Vit Vazan, Have you ever considered to leave your company? Vit shared his thoughts, ideas and personal stories on how to handle that kind of situations, how to start the process of internal changes and how to begin in new company with the right impact. Thanks to his business stories we get an unique chance to laugh!
Best rated workshops…
Bjarte Bogsnes, From command and control to empower and adapt. Bjarte led a very engaging and dynamic workshop about the 12 principles of beyond budgeting, where he shared interesting implementation experiences.
Katarina Linczenyiova, Katka showed, how can we work with basic survival instincts to reduce stress at work. She demonstrated breathing exercises, relaxation and mental control techniques that are used by professional free divers.
Premium Speaker Panel & Advisers
Top rated speaker of 2015 & 2016 CFO Executive Summit
Senior Strategy Lecturer
Portsmouth Business School University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
HBR/ McKinsey Award Winner
VP, CFO Performance, Management & Risk
CFO & Vice Chairman of the Board
Plzensky Prazdroj & Pivovar Topvar, Czech Republic
CFO of the Year 2014 Switzerland
Gerard Van Kesteren
Kuehne +Nagel International, Switzerland
Director of Business Development
Director of security
NAKIT, Czech Republic
Tiriac Holdings, Romania
Top rated speaker of 2014 CFO Executive Summit
Executive Vice President Finance
HOERBIGER, Austria & Canada
CFO of the Year 2016 in Bulgaria (Liquidity and Risk Category)
Market Development Manager GRC
Thomson Reuters, Germany
Head of Sales and Support
CFO of Romania & Moldova
Adama Agricultural Solution, Romania
Member of The Institute for Turnaround, United Kingdom
PGNiG SA, Poland
Freediver and Coach, KatarinaLincz
Founder & Managing Partner
Atairu, Czech Republic
Ceske Radiokomunikace, Czech Republic
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Meet the 2017 winners of the startup competition
6 competitors & 3 judges & 80+ finance professionals in the audience
Six pre-selected Startups from the Czech Republic presented their original business ideas in front of our delegates. The ensuing “battle” was a great opportunity for both sides to get to know each other a little bit better, and even form potential cooperatives for the future.
And the winners are:
Neuron soundware – Pavel Konecny (Winner 1st Place)
Neuron soundware uses artificial intelligence methods to gain understanding of audio signals. The unique pre-processing of the input data via complex physical sensor model allows neural network to learn and identify the important features quickly with high confidence.
AnaPur – Stepan Andrle (Audience Choice Award)
AnaPur is a liquid vegan food alternative, which fulfills 100 % of your daily nutrition needs. AnaPur consists of perfectly balanced vegan ingredients and it is free of artificial additives or artificial flavorings. Simply mix the powder with water, shake it and drink it!
The Event in Prague
Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe in terms of its setting on both banks of the Vltava River, its townscape, its picturesque towers and historical buildings. Each of Prague’s districts has its own characteristic atmosphere and unique charm. Scroll around the city and enjoy the business-friendly atmosphere, great craft beer and local cuisine.
Situated in the modern business district of Andel, bordering the historic city center, the NH Hotel Prague offers panoramic views over Prague. Set right next to an entertainment and shopping center, the hotel is located a 5-minute walking distance from the Underground and Tram Station Andel and a 15-minute drive away from Prague Airport.
While one could easily spend weeks exploring Prague, it’s also worthwhile to venture out of the city for at least an hour, especially if your guided tour with a luxurious mini bus ends in TRADICE pub with great Czech beer, vine, delicious finger food and cheerful delegates. It was a great night, we thank all attendees, speakers and organizers who joined us on this fun Cocktail & Networking Party!
“ I would like to express my personal gratitude to the following speakers, who were near perfection: Omar Saleh, Luka Cerar, Vit Vazan, Gerard Van Kesteren! Very influential people. Amazing performance! I would like to see them again. ”
Angelos Stavrou, Chief Accountant, PPF Services
“ Improved content, very well organised. Better every year, at least compared to last 3 years.”
Osvelda Qafa, CFO, American Hospital
“ Excellent organisation. I really appreciate the gathering of people from CEE, since we all have similar mindset and no barriers for communication. Great place for networking with peers. Keep it the same! ”
Ivelin Kamburov, CFO, Credissimo