On June 20th CEED Kosovo organized a formal Business Conference event, titled “Human Capital for the 21st Century Businesses” which aimed to increase awareness about the importance of investing in human capital.  The conference included a session which matched  business leaders with HR service providers to help address specific HR issues and challenges. The business conference hosted international celebrity business speakers and local entrepreneurs and experts that shared the benefits of investing in HR within the organizations.  Over 200 entrepreneurs and business leaders attended the event.  The conference was a part of a larger private sector development initiative which focused on job creation for young men and women in select sectors (the EYE program).


Keynote Speakers for the event included:


Miha Pogacnik – classical concert violinist and leadership consultant that taps the unexplored potential of art as a significant force for productivity, creativity and organizational renewal. He is a Celebrity Speaker, Leadership Resonance Expert, Violinist, Visionary, Inventor and Slovenian Cultural Ambassador. Miha is CIO – Chief Inspiration Officer of the Institute for Development of Intercultural Relations through the Arts (IDRIART) and Managing Director of Ecoculture. In this role he has held over 200 festivals in crisis areas around the globe. His last social creation is Terra Parzival, European Regional Development Model. Also, he serves as Cultural Ambassador of Slovenia. For more information please check the link: http://mihavision.com/


Tim Ringo – Global Leader & Human Capital Management Expert. Ringo is a Partner in Maxxim Consulting. His main focus is helping clients develop engaged, high performing workforces aligned to corporate centre strategy and business objectives. Previously he was Vice President and Global Leader of IBM’s Human Capital Management consulting practice, based in London. He led a team of more than 1500 Human Capital consulting professionals around the world. He has over 20 years experience in helping clients create organisation and workforce performance through effective talent management strategy, processes and technologies.  For more information please check the link: http://www.speakers.co.uk/ourspeakers/profile/tim_ringo


In addition, CEED Kosovo invited one additional international HR expert, Steve Williams, International Consultant for Development, and one local HR expert, Arta Celina, for conducting  the panel of discussion elaborating the topics and the impact on the businesses followed by Q&A from participants in the conference.


Below is an overview of the conference sessions:


Session 1: Tim Ringo – Talent Management for 21st Century Organizations

Session 2: Miha Pogacnik – From Human Resources to Human Sources through Human Organization and Resonance

Session 3: Tim Ringo – People of the 21st Century: How can we transform the world through engaging people, innovation and productivity

Session 4: Miha Pogacnik – Master class for Leadership Resonance

Session 5: Panel Discussion


For more information about the event please visit: https://www.facebook.com/CEEDKosovo/photos/?tab=album&album_id=706070432829206