Speakers Ed.2017

Ana-Maria Brânză

(RO) Fencing Olympic Champion

Ana-Maria Brânză earned a valuable spot in Romanian performance sports pantheon as well as in the hearts of Romanian people.

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Topic

Panel 2 - Mentorship is fun! Discover the power of mentors

Gabriela Szabo

(RO) CSR&Public Affairs, ADDECO

Gabriela Szabo is a 7 time world champion, being declared the best athlete in the world. Former Olympian athlete settled 3 world records.

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Topic

Keep your eyes on your goals. Think and act like a champion!

Oana Delia Radu

(RO) Group Retail Director Cluj, Raiffeisen Bank

With more than 14 years experience in banking, Oana Delia Radu is Group Retail Director for Raiffeisen Bank with 16 subordinate agencies under coordination.

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Moderator: Dragoș Bucurenci

(RO) Communication Strategist&Public Speaking Coach, Khastalia Consulting

Dragoș trained more than 1,000 managers in public speaking, storytelling and interpersonal communication, and received the "Best Training of the Year" award.

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Ella Björnsdottir

(ISL) Global Keynote Speaker&Consultant

Ella Björnsdottir is a Global Senior Consultant and Keynote speaker for FranklinCovey Education Worldwide along with her own speeches and inspirational keynotes.

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Topic

Education is not preparation for life, it is life itself!

Eleanor Tabi Haller-Jorden

(UK) President&CEO, The Paradigm Forum GmbH

Ms. Haller-Jorden is appointed to two initiatives founded by Hillary Clinton: the Vital Voices Global Partnership and the Women in Public Service Project.

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Topic

Leadership Knowhow and the Credibility Challenge

Melissa Sterry

(UK) Founder, Bionic City

Design scientist and systems theorist Melissa Sterry is recognised as a world leading authority on the science, technology and thinking that could help build a brighter future.

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Topic

Education at the Edge

Ludwik Sobolewski

(RO) CEO, Bucharest Stock Exchange

Ludwik Sobolewski since 2013 serves as the CEO of the Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB), a company listed on its own floor.

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Topic

Panel 1 – Education, the power to change the world

Măriuca Talpeș

(RO) Co-Founder Bitdefender & Softwin and CEO Intuitex

Măriuca Talpeș together with Florin, her husband, founded Bitdefender, which cybersecurity technologies and solutions are used to protect over 500 million endpoints in over 150 countries.

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Topic

The way we can change education in Romania from the grassroot

Camelia Șucu

(RO) Strategic Partner, ClassIn

Camelia is a leader, one who knows that entrepreneurship means taking on more challenges than anyone else, who knows how to learn a thing or two from every experience.

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Topic

Panel 1 – Education, the power to change the world

Mirela Bucovicean

(RO) Founder, Molecule F

She founded Molecule F in 2010, the first online platform that promotes Romanian designers, a capsule that best retrieves the Romanian fashion&talent.

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Topic

MASTERCLASS “How to become an entrepreneur without breaking your neck”

Sonia Nechifor

(RO) Managing Partner, Communication & PR Agency CommunicationON

She founded the company back in 2011, in Cluj-Napoca, when she chose to become an entrepreneur following a background of over six years.

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Topic

Panel 1 – Education, the power to change the world

Mihaela Caluser

(RO) General Manager, Wens Travel

As CEO of WENS Travel, Mihaela inspires a team of 32 people to design and deliver custom/tailor-made holidays responding to the desire and wishes.

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Topic

Panel 2 - Mentorship is fun! Discover the power of mentors

Sînziana Maioreanu

(RO) CEO, Aegon

Sinziana joined AEGON in 2010 as Chief Sales Officer of the Romanian life insurance company. She was appointed Country Executive Officer of the Group's businesses in Romania.

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Topic

Panel 2 - Mentorship is fun! Discover the power of mentors

Olimpia Mesa

(RO) Founder, Book to Courses™ Online School and Instructional Design company

Olimpia Mesa, the Creator of Book To Courses® Online School for Authors & CEO/Founder of Instructional Design, a training design company that provides consulting, training design tools for L&D professionals.

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Topic

Workshop session: Brain, Technology, and Education - What Today Entrepreneurs Need to Know?

Karina Ochis

(RO) CEO and Brand Master, KO by Karina Ochis

Karina Ochis is CEO&Brand Master at KO by Karina Ochis, Founder of Elite Life Beauty&Wellbeing Spa. She is a serial entrepreneur, investor, published author, coach and speaker.

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Topic

Panel 2 - Mentorship is fun! Discover the power of mentors

Presenting the Gala Awards: Raluca Anton

(RO) PsyLife Clinic - Managing Partner

Raluca Anton is a Managing Partner at PsyLife Clinic with a PhD in Psychology, specialist and supervisor in psychotherapy.

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Presenting the Gala Awards: Dodo Mesaroș

(RO) Tv & Radio anchorman and producer, voice-over, travel vlogger and Social Media video producer.

Dodo Mesaros has been working in the radio and TV industry since 2003. TVR Cluj and TVR 3 morning shows brought new projects and today he is a multitalented man.

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Stela Toderașcu

(RO) Senior Manager Commercial Marketing AVON Romania & Moldova

Starting with the end of 2015, Stela Tederașcu took over the Commercial Marketing Manager title over Romania and Moldova.

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Topic

A Decade of Digital Transformation

Dania Selaru

(RO) Sales and Digital Transformation Adviser

Dania Selaru has 20 years of experience in the IT&C Romanian market.

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Topic

Workshop Session: The beautiful digital future. Learn how to exploit it now!

Mădălina Bălan

(RO) Managing Partner, Hart Consulting

Madalina is an business psychologist, senior consultant&Managing Partner for 11 years with Hart Consulting, partner for Romania, Bulgaria&Moldavia for Hogan Assessments.

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Topic

Workshop Session: The value of weaknesses (turning vulnerabilities into strengths)

Alexandra Crăciun

(RO) Communication Consultant

I’m a storyteller with the ability to communicate to a variety of audiences; creative, artistically inclined yet organized and determined.

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Monica Eugeniu

(RO) Managing Director, 'learning about'®

One of the pioneers in the Human Resources field started her career in HR since 1996, developing her Human Resources career within multinational companies.

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Topic

Workshop session: Into the heart of leadership - Over the edge!

Lucia Ciuca

(RO) Managing Director, Quantum Data Science

Starting August 2015, Lucia is the Managing Director of Quantum Data Science, the newest DATA Company in Romania, specialized in data technology.

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Workshop session: The Creative Process in Our Education

Cristina Mureșan & Theodora Cleja

(RO) Y13 Students, Transylvania College

Transylvania College is a child-centered school, offering a full educational journey from nursery through high school.

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Topic

Do the right thing when no one is looking!

Maria Gheorghiu

(RO) Co-founder, OvidiuRo

In 2010, together with Leslie Hawke, an American Peace Corp volunteer, Maria designed and developed, in partnership with the Ministry of Education.

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Topic

Panel 1 – Education, the power to change the world

Daniela Palade Teodorescu

(RO) Editor in Chief, Avantaje

Editor in chief of Avantaje magazine, published by Ringier Romania. Avantaje magazine is a licensee of Essentials Magazine, published by Time Inc (former IPC Media), United Kingdom.

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Topic

Panel 2 - Mentorship is fun! Discover the power of mentors

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