Welcome to Beli Manastir, the capital of the Baranja region! JCI Croatia is thrilled to host the 3rd annual Balkan Conference in 2019.
This year’s annual Balkan Conference, dedicated to young and starting entrepreneurs and professionals, as well as aspiring JCI leaders, will be held in Beli Manastir in beautiful eastern Croatia.
In a collaborative effort, young entrepreneurs and business professionals from seven countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine are organizing an event meant to build business collaboration and exchange know-how!
During three days we will exchange business know-how, discuss important topics relating to female empowerment in business, exchange JCI project best practices, provide JCI trainings, and - NETWORK!
This is the not-to-be-missed event for:
JCI - Junior Chamber International
JCI is an international non-profit organization of young active citizens age 18 to 40 who are engaged and committed to creating impact in their communities. Active citizens are individuals invested in the future of our world. JCI gathers active citizens from all sectors of society.
We develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to make informed decisions and take action. As globally minded young people, we all have rights, responsibilities and share goals. We find targeted solutions to local issues benefitting our communities, our world and our future. Embracing new ideas, collaboration and diversity, we have the passion and courage to address the critical challenges of our time.
|TBA||Step Up For Europe Road Show||Viktor Omarrson||TBA|
|12:00 - 15:00||Registration & Hotel check-in||-||Lobby|
|15:00 - 15:30||OPENING AND WELCOMING ADDRESS||Igor Tacigin (COC Director), Sven Špehar (JCI Croatia National President), Viktor Ómarsson (2019 JCI Executive Vice President) Tomislav Rob (Mayor of Beli Manastir) - TBC||Crystal Balloom|
|15:30 - 16:00||Baranya Development Agency Session||TBA||Crystal Balloom|
|16:00 - 16:30||ThisTimeImVoting.eu campaign and European Elections 2019||Marko Boko||Crystal Balloom|
|16:30 - 17:00||Step Up For Europe Panel||Viktor Ómarsson||Crystal Balloom|
|17:00 - 17:20||Diving Into Dreams||Nihal Zoroglu||Crystal Balloom|
|17:20 - 18:00||Business Etiquette & Prepairing For Tradeshows workshop||Laura Enache||Crystal Balloom|
|18:00 - 18:20||Coffee break||-||Lobby|
|18:20 - 19:20||Personal Branding & Networking workshop||Kevin Hin||Crystal Balloom|
|19:30 - 21:00||Speed Networking||TBA||Crystal Balloom|
|21:00 - 23:30||Dinner & Informal Networking||-||Ethno VillageRestaurant|
|08:00 - 09:00||Breakfast||-||Restaurant|
|09:00 - 11:00||JCI Skills Development: Effective Leadership||Diana Mardarovici||Meeting Room|
|09:00 - 11:00||JCI Skills Development: Effective Communications - Building A Foundation||Nihal Zoroğlu||Crystal Balloom|
|TBA||Multi-twinning Session: JCI Projects Know-how Exchange||TBA||TBA|
|11:00 - 11:20||Coffee break||-||Lobby|
|11:20 - 12:30||Strategy For Development Of Products To Answer Real Customer Needs||Laura Enache||Crystal Balloom|
|12:30 - 13:30||Lunch||-||Restaurant|
|13:30 - 15:15||JCI Partnerships In The Global World||Annalisa Schembri||Crystal Balloom|
|15:20 - 15:45||Franchise Business Experience||Ion Plamadeala||Meeting Room 1|
|15:20 - 15:45||Puke Up!||Yavor Yanakiev||Meeting Room 2|
|15:50 - 16:15||Business As An Ecosystem||Tatyana Goncharenko||Meeting Room 1|
|15:50 - 16:15||Financial Education||Catalin Galetuse||Meeting Room 2|
|16:15 - 16:35||Coffee Break||-||Lobby|
|16:35 - 17:00||Osijek Software City: The Origin||Bela Ikotic||Crystal Balloom|
|17:00 - 17:25||Sustainable Growth By Empowering Local Community (Inchoo Case Study)||Tomislav Bilic||Crystal Balloom|
|17:25 - 17:50||Managing a Fast Growing Tech Company||Srdjan Kovacevic||Crystal Balloom|
|17:50 - 18:20||Q&A Session||Bela Ikotic, Tomislav Bilic, Srdjan Kovacevic||Crystal Balloom|
|18:30 - 20:00||Entrepreneurship Superheroines (Panel Dissucion on Female Entrepreneurship)||Panelists: Annalisa Schembri, Diana Mardarovici, Jesenka Ricl, Laura Enache, Nihal Zoroglu Moderator: Sven Spehar||Crystal Balloom|
|20:00 - 21:30||Free time|
|21:30 - 01:00||Gala Dinner & Closing Ceremony||-||Crystal Balloom|
|08:00 - 09:00||Breakfast||Hotel Restaurant|
|08:00 - 11:00||Hotel check out||Hotel Lobby|
|TBA||Swampy Plains Trip (* optional)||Kopački Rit Nature Park|
|TBA||Baranja Gastro and Wine Tour (* optional)||Baranja County|
Welcome to Baranja and its administrative center – the town of Beli Manastir.
The town grew on the southwestern slopes of Baranja Mountain, north of the city of Osijek. The name of the town comes from the Hungarian palatine Moys de Daro who built a monastery on his estate in Pél in 1227.
After the southern Baranja became part of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, the town's name was changed to Beli Manastir in 1923. Today, the town has just over 10,000 inhabitants living in several districts and suburbs.
Situated between Danube River in the northeast and Drava River in southwest, the entire region of Baranja features preserved nature, wine roads, swamps, and ethno-cultural heritage that captivate visitors with the unchanged charm of the old days.
The places you’d rather be.
Hotel Patria is located in Beli Manastir and it is the only four-star hotel in the region of Baranja. It was opened in 2006 and covers an area of 5000 square meters.
A pleasant outdoor garden area, outdoor terrace with a coffee bar, Ethno Village Baranjski divani and a lake near the hotel are the main features of hotel’s exterior.
Four-star top quality accommodation facilities of Patria Hotel guarantee a pleasant stay and restful sleep. Hotel Patria has 43 luxuriously equipped double rooms and 9 suites. The rooms are designed in a way to meet the high standards of comfort and functionality.
Congress Halls of Patria Hotel are a perfect place for holding conferences, business meetings, lectures, seminars, presentations, organising various events, etc. The hotel has the multipurpose Crystal Ballroom with a capacity of up to 500 people and several smaller halls. The halls are equipped with state-of-the-art IT and audio-visual equipment.
Ethno Village ''Baranjski divani'' is located near the Patria Hotel. Its concept, design, facilities and atmosphere are really something special. Relax by the lake, take a look at an exhibition of old tools and numerous exhibits in the old barns of the early twentieth century. You can enjoy authentic gastronomic delicacies in the Ethno Baranja Restaurant.Find out more
JCI Croatia National President Principal Senior Advisor
Speakers & Agenda Manager
Conference Co-FounderSenior Advisor
From the Balkan Partnership
Outside the Balkan Partnership
Beli Manastir/Baranja Region Only
Updated on 13 March 2019.