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Youth and Women Entrepreneurship in Challenging International (Global) Business Environment

Ninth International Conference
11 - 14 June 2018

Lighthouse Golf and SPA Resort, Black Sea, Bulgaria

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Conference Programme 2016

Tuesday – 7 June

Afternoon

Depending on demand: Social programme
for those who arrive early and like to join us.

 

18.00 – 20.00

Early Registration

 

20.00 – 23.00

Welcome Reception

 

Wednesday – 8 June

  8.00 –   9.00

Registration

 

  9.00 –    9.15

Opening Ceremony – Prof. Statty Stattev, D.Sc.,
Rector of the University of National and World Economy, Bulgaria,
Mr. Bozhidar Lukarski, Minister of Economy (to be confirmed), ICSB representative, policy makers

 

   9.15 – 10.45

Plenary session – invited keynote speakers

Andrew Burke (Dean, Trinity Business School, Dublin, Ireland) -
Freelancing - The New Entrepreneurship

David Smallbone (Kingston University, London, United Kingdom) –
Entrepreneurship Policy in the 21st Century: Essential to the Needs of Society and the Economy or a Red Herring?

 

10.45 – 11.00

Coffee Break

 

11.00 – 12.30

Plenary session – invited keynote speakers (continuation)

Alain Fayolle (EM LYON Business School, France) –
topic to be confirmed

Herbert Chan (COO, Tsinghua University Science Park (TusPark), China) -
Operation Management of Science Park - Case introduction of TusPark

 

12.30 – 13.00

Discussions

 

13.00 – 14.00

Lunch

 

14.00 – 15.30

Plenary session – invited keynote speakers (continuation)

Madi Sharma (United Kingdom Member of EESC Employers Group) -
Billion Euro Missed Opportunity

Marc Cowling (Director of Research, Brighton Business School, United Kingdom) –
Dynamics of early stage of new venture: the role of personal and professional preparation of entrepreneur

Rodrigo Varela (Director, Centro de Desarrollo del Espíritu Empresarial, Universidad Icesi, Cali, Colombia) -
The entrepreneurial pipeline: leaks and solutions

15.30 – 15.45

Discussion

 

15.45 – 16.00

Coffee Break

 

16.00 – 18.00

Parallel Sessions

 

20.00 – 23.00

Folklore dinner

 

Thursday – 9 June

  9.00 – 10.45

Parallel Sessions /
Workshop on preparing publications in prestigious international journals led by Prof. David Smallbone
(UK)

10.45 – 11.15

Coffee Break

11.15 – 13.00

Parallel Sessions /
Workshop led by Prof. David Smallbone

13.00 – 14.00

Lunch                                                                   

 

14.00 – 15.30

Round Table - Research, Training, Practice in Entrepreneurship.
Moderator – Prof. Ken O’Neill (UK), Past President of the ICSB.

15.30 – 19.00

Social programme

20.00 – ?

Gala Dinner

Friday – 10 June

  9.30 – 11.30

Parallel Sessions /
Seminar on science and technological parks, incubators, clusters,
led by Prof. Herbert Chen, COO, TUSPark (China)

11.30 – 12.00

Coffee Break

 

12.00 – 13.00

Closing and Best Paper Award Ceremony

 

13.00 – 14.00

Lunch

 

14.00 – 18.00

Visiting companies.
Social (cultural) programme

 

20.00 –

Unformal Dinner (optional), Networking

 

Saturday – 11 June

Daytime

Social (cultural) programme for those who stay longer

Networking for forming groups by interests, consortia for joint projects