Annual Presidents Forum 2022: »What makes a company ‘Future-Ready’?«

IEDC & Online
11.11.2022 09:00 AM
€ 500 + VAT on-site; 400€ + VAT online
The Annual Presidents’ Forum is the largest conference for executives from the region and beyond. The forum will take place in a hybrid format On-site at IEDC and online.

About the Forum

The IEDC Annual International Presidents’ Forum is the event of the year that regularly attracts numerous top executives and governmental representatives from the region and beyond. The topics of the forum reflect the most current issues impacting business processes and world economies. The speakers of the forum are prominent thought leaders and experts in their respective fields. Consequently, the forum serves as an excellent platform for exchange of opinions and creation of ideas, as well as an ideal setting for networking and establishment of new cooperation. 

About the Topic

»What makes a company ‘Future-Ready’?«

Dr. Yu will present industry specific insights drawn of the results of an extensive top companies research. The analysis was done of what leading companies were doing differently. Moreover, the situation of specific industries will be inspected, key learnings of winning strategies will be highlighted, universal lessons stemming from uncertainties and disruptions will be featured and recommendations on how to make a company future ready will be given.


Start date: November 11, 2022 at 9:00 AM


09:00 – 09:30

Registration and welcome coffee

09:30 – 10:00

Welcome address, Prof. Danica Purg, President, IEDC-Bled School of Management

Address of the Minister of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia, Dr. Igor Papič

10:00 – 11:30

»What makes a company ‘Future-Ready’?« by Dr. Howard Yu, LEGO® Professor of Management and Innovation at IMD and heads IMD’s Center of Future Readiness 

11:30 – 12:00

Coffee Break

12:00 – 13:30

Roundtable discussion of business leaders moderated by Prof. Howard Yu

  • Blaž Brodnjak, Group CEO, NLB d.d., Slovenia
  • Dr. Martina Dalić, President of the Management Board, Podravka d.d., Croatia
  • Dr. Thomas Narbeshuber, Vice President Central & South East Europe, BASF, Germany
  • Prof. Stjepan Orešković, Owner, M+ Group, Croatia and President of the Supervisory Board, IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia
  • Fabris Peruško, Member of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer, Fortenova Group d.d., Croatia

13:30 – 14:00

Conclusions by Dr.Howard Yu




Fee & Location

The event will take place in a hybrid format On-site at IEDC and online.

500€ + VAT for on-site attendance
400€ + VAT for online attendance