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Košice East Innovation Conference: Magnet Cities

Košice East Innovation Conference: Magnet Cities

Wednesday, Nov 25, 2020 From 12:00 to 15:45

Univerzitný vedecký park TECHNICOM, Boženy Němcovej 5

Magnet Cities: How to flip the "magnetic switch" / Perfect storm for innovation?  EIC 2020: A Catalyst for the Transformation of East Slovakia

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Call for partners - Help us flip the "magnetic switch" of East Slovakia!

East Innovation Conference (EIC) is AmCham's high-profile event bringing together businesses, public officials, NGOs and academics. EIC aims to jump-start East Slovakia to become a vibrant place to live and do business, attract youth, talent and ambition through sustainable AmCham initiatives. Scheduled for 25th November in Košice and titled Magnet Cities, the conference aims to inspire local leaders with examples from other parts of the world so that they become drivers of a paradigmatic change by ‘flipping the magnetic switch’ of East Slovakia.

The conference aims to became a catalyst of transformation of East Slovakia and aspires to change the mindset of stakeholders from public sphere, business, academia and NGO sector.


The following questions will be discussed:  

  • How to flip the magnetic switch?
  • What can be done to help second-tier cities reinvent themselves and improve their offer? How can cities increase their magnetic pull? And how to transform our cities to become magnets?  
  • Perfect storm for innovation?
  • How can we understand the post-Covid reality as an opportunity? How to innovate ourselves out of this crisis? What are the key challenges ahead of us?


Help us flip the "magnetic switch" of East Slovakia and become our partner!


AGENDA 25/NOV/2020

12:00 OFFICIAL WELCOME

  • Gabriel Galgóci, President, AmCham Slovakia

12:05 OPENING KEYNOTE

  • Representative of the Embassy of the United States of America 

12:15 KEYNOTE 1 HOW TO FLIP THE “MAGNETIC SWITCH”?

  • Caroline Haynes (UK), Global Urban Solutions Expert

    What can be done to help second-tier cities reinvent themselves and improve their offer? How can cities increase their magnetic pull? And how to transform our cities to become magnets?

12:35 COFFEE BREAK

12:45 KOŠICE AS A MAGNET 

  • Representative of the City of Košice

12:55 OPENING REMARKS: Michal Hladký, Creative Industry Košice

13:05 PANEL 1 MAGNET CITY: REINVENTING THE KOŠICE INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM

• Caroline Haynes (UK), Global Urban Solutions Expert

• Peter Kolesár, Partner - Strategy, Innovation, Funding, Civitta Slovakia

• Raimond Tamm (EE), Deputy Mayor, Tartu

• Michal Hladký, Creative Industry Košice (Moderator)

13:45 COFFEE BREAK

14:00 LIGHTNING PRESENTATION INNOVATION THROUGH EDUCATION

  • Michael Cresswell (AU), Košice International School

14:20 KEYNOTE 2 PERFECT STORM FOR INNOVATION?

  • Andreas Truls, Managing Director Deutsche Telekom IT Solutions Slovakia
    How can we understand the post-Covid reality as an opportunity? How to innovate ourselves out of this crisis and work toward economic prosperity? What are the key challenges ahead of us?

14:40 OPENING REMARKS: Tomáš Sedláček (CZ), Economist, philosopher and former economic advisor to Václav Havel

14:50 PANEL 2 INNOVATION DURING HARD TIMES

• Juraj Girman, Vice President Telekom IT, Deutsche Telekom IT Solutions Slovakia

• Petr Chládek (CZ), CEO of the South-Moravian Innovation Centre (JIC) Brno 

• Tomáš Sedláček (CZ), Economist, philosopher and former economic advisor to Václav Havel

• Moderator (tba)

15:30 CLOSING REMARKS

  • Ronald Blaško, Executive Director, AmCham Slovakia

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