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 The service includes the following activities:
• Analysis of the existing level and quality of management
• The use of the 360, sociometric and other methods
• Psychological testing of key employees
• Creating individual profiles of key employees
• Feedback and counselling key employees and management

 

Adria Business Forum was held on June 05th 2008 in front of about 1000 businessmen in the hall of Hypo Centre in Zagreb.

Adria Business Forum was held on June 05th 2008 in front of about 1000 businessmen in the hall of Hypo Centre in Zagreb.

The keynote speaker was one of the world’s most famous experts in management and business excellence, American Tom Peters.

The conference theme was Leadership & Business Excellence, which is the area where Peters deeply influenced global management practice.

So his book „In Search of Excellence“ is considered one of the most influential books ever written about management. It is based on 43 studies of exemplary American companies from various industries outlined eight basic principles of management, which in his view make the company successful.

Exposure to these eight principles comprised the backbone of Peter’s presentation to members of the business elite from Croatia and the region, students of economics and business schools, university professors, journalists and other interested.

These eight principles of success of companies that Peters called timeless were: readiness for action and change, closer to customer needs, encouraging innovation and creativity of employees behaviour toward employees with respect and dignity.

For success, according to Peters’s opinion, should still maintain a distinctive corporate culture, to do what the company is better than the other, have a simple organizational structure, centralize strategic and financial control and decentralize authority.

After the lecture on business excellence program there was a round table about the excellence in South Eastern Europe, and the evening banquet for 30 the most prominent Croatian managers.

 

Balanced Scorecard Summit for Southeast Europe was held in Zagreb, at Westin Hotel, on October 24th 2006

Balanced Scorecard Summit for Southeast Europe was held in Zagreb, at Westin Hotel, on October 24th 2006
The main guest and speaker was Robert Kaplan, the most influential world expert in the field of business strategy and management accounting.

The introductory speech was given by prof. Ph. D.. Zvonimir Pavlek, who was also the moderator of the whole summit.

After the presentation of Robert Kaplan in two parts followed other speakers:
– Prof. Ph. D.. Vinko Belak with topic “Achieving business excellence using the Balanced Scorecard and Performance Management”
– Mr. Sc. Goran Markulin, the member of the board, Podravka: “Balanced Scorecard and a successful implementation of business strategy”

Round table about Balanced Scorecard and business strategies in Croatian companies was full of useful information. The introductory speech was given by prof. Ph. D.. Zvonimir Pavlek.

Participants were: prof. Ph. D.. Vinko Belak; Borka Borovic, Financial Services Advisory Director, Business Intelligence; M.Sc. Vlatko Curkovic, corporate strategy, Pliva; prof. Ph. D.. Robert Kaplan; Maria Radtke, Finance Director, Ericsson Nikola Tesla; mr. Sc. Tomislav Rados, CEO, Autozubak; prof. Ph. D.. Velimir Srića, Vice Dean of Faculty of Economics in Zagreb; Nino Strajher, Director, Megatrend; Zdravko Sestak, Member of the Board, Podravka

In the part “Practices of leading companies in Croatia and the region” there were several presentations: Sandra Nikolaš, Business Advisor, Megatrend and Ivica Vugrinček, IT Director, Elektrokontakt: “Implementation of BSC in Elektrokontakt”; Drazen Oreščanin, Director of Strategy and Development, Business Intelligence, “The BSC methodology used tailored to local conditions”; mr. Sc. Tomislav Rados, CEO, Autozubak: “The Balanced Scorecard as a model for implementation of the strategy”; Sinisa Ravlic, Business Controller Manager, Ericsson Nikola Tesla: “Ericsson Nikola Tesla BSC 1999 – 2006”.

A one-day conference “New technologies, media and marketing in the 21st century” was held on February 29th 2008 at the Westin Hotel in Zagreb.

A one-day conference “New technologies, media and marketing in the 21st century” was held on February 29th 2008 at the Westin Hotel in Zagreb. The keynote speaker was Nicholas Negroponte, one of the most famous futurologists and gurus in the world. Nicholas Negroponte is chairman of “One Laptop per Child” project and honorary president of the MIT Media Lab. The two-hour Negroponte’s lecture attracted attention of more than 500 participants in the crowded Crystal Hall. In his usual manner he presented his noble goal: the future of education and the necessity of technology in education. Among other things, he spoke about the future of telecommunications, which must be available everywhere to everyone, as well as their impact on quality of life and trends in the 21st century. With Nicholas Negroponte there was Ivan Krstic, in charge of the security of the OLPC organization. The second speaker of the conference was Nick Wreden, global digital branding guru. Other speakers and the round table participants were: Nicholas Dujmovic (SPAN), Darko Huljenić (Ericsson Nikola Tesla), Davor Majetić (Microsoft Croatia), Mladen Pejkovic (Vipnet), Ivan Vidakovic (IBM) and Dragan Schwartz, Secretary of State MSES. Moderator summit and roundtable was Mr. Professor Mario Kovac from FER. Dr. Dragan Schwartz, State Secretary of the Ministry of Science, held a presentation “ICT projects of the Croatian Government and the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports for Croatian children.” The conference was supported by OLPC Croatia association.

 

A one day conference “Startup Croatia” was held at the Hypo Centre in Zagreb on May 22nd 2014, opened by President Ivo Josipovic and Mayor of Zagreb Milan Bandic.

A one day conference “Startup Croatia” was held at the Hypo Centre in Zagreb on May 22nd 2014, opened by President Ivo Josipovic and Mayor of Zagreb Milan Bandic. Speakers from the USA, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Russia and Estonia have shown how to improve business processes and increase the efficiency by using modern technologies and trends. Many of them shared their own life and business stories of entrepreneurial and start-up experience. One of the moderators of the conference was Prof. Velimir Srića. He led a round table attended by Oliver Rothschild, Saul Singer, Mladen Pejkovic from Vipnet and Ivan Vidakovic from Microsoft Croatia and a special conversation with one of the most successful Croatian entrepreneur, Mr. Branko Roglic.
The conference discussed the development of the economy by means of innovation and initiating high-tech start-up. More than 600 participants had the opportunity to learn how to improve the operation from the world’s experts – business angel and consultant Oliver Rothschild and Saul Singer, author of the book “Start-Up Nation”.

Within the Conference was organized Startup Pitch, a competition for the best Croatian startup (the most promising entrepreneurial projects with global potential for expansion). The winning project was “Teddy The Guardian”, chosen by a jury chaired by Mr. Rothschild.

A one-day conference SUPERBRANDS Summit was held on April 10th 2007, at the Regent Esplanade Zagreb.

A one-day conference SUPERBRANDS Summit was held on April 10th 2007, at the Regent Esplanade Zagreb.
The keynote speaker of the conference, which brought together more than 200 businessmen, was Marc Gobe, author of the concept Emotional branding and author of world’s bestselling book “Emotional Branding: The New Paradigm for Connecting Brands to People”.
The main topics of the Summit were Emotional branding, the challenges of global brand management and how to build and develop local brands. The purpose of the Summit was the gathering of the leading branding experts in the region, exchange of experiences and leading practices in the field of branding and presentation of leading brands to the professional community and to the general public.
Co-organizer of the conference was Superbrands, an international organization, the only global independent authority on branding presented in 73 countries around the world, and in 2006 started operating in Croatia.

IMMSP – International Management & MARKETING STUDY PROGRAM odžan je u period 23.11. – 8. 12. 2008. godine u četiri svjetske metropole

IMMSP – International Management & MARKETING STUDY PROGRAM odžan je u period 23.11. – 8. 12. 2008. godine u četiri svjetske metropole: New York, London, Pariz i Dubai. Ovaj program uključivao je studijske posjete uglednim svjetskim organizacijama / kompanijama:  : Nike, Bloomberg, House of Hoops, Apple, MoMa, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Air France, L’Oreal, Moet et Chandon, Yahoo, Manchester United, Tesco, Nakheel Retail, Mall of the Emirates (Ski Dubai).

U programu je sudjelovao 25 sudionika, vodećih hrvatskih menadžera, a voditelj programa bio je Michael Morrison, voditelj  International Programme for Retail Research u Australian Monash University u Melburnu i glavni istraživač u Australian Centre for Retail Studies.