Banks and Business, 21 November 2017, Sofia Hotel Balkan
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The event

Capital newspaper is organizing for the fifth year in a row the Banks and the Business conference. The event aims at providing an opportunity for the leading banks in Bulgaria to meet with representatives of various sized companies and help them choose the most appropriate financial instruments in order to successfully manage their money and achieve sustainable growth for their business. 

The individual presentations and panel discussions will shed light on the various lending instruments and the priorities in terms of sectors and products for the upcoming 2018.

The event has become a networking and know-how platform and provides quality time meetings between the representatives of the business and the banking sector.

Major topics in the agenda:
Are banks ready for the new rules for risk assessment and provisioning
Should the business prepare for a shift in direction of interest rates
European programmes: from grant financing to guarantee schemes
The non-performing loan market - development trends
How portfolio sales help banks

When and where: November 21, Sofia Hotel Balkan

Who should attend: representatives of companies of various scale, representatives of the banking sector – CEOs and experts, lawyers, consultants

Participation fee: 120 BGN incl. 20% VAT

Deadline for registration: November 17

Speakers

  • Nina Stoyanova

    Nina Stoyanova Deputy Governor, Banking Department and Fiscal Services Department

    Nina Stoyanova is Deputy Governor in charge of the Banking Department and the Fiscal Services Department and member of the Governing Council of the Bulgarian National Bank elected by the 43rdNational Assembly on 29 July 2015 for a six-year term of office.
  • Peter Andronov

    Peter Andronov Chairman of the Country Team of KBC Group for Bulgaria, Country Manager of KBC Group for Bulgaria, Chairman of the Management Board of CIBANK and UBB, CEO of CIBANK and UBB

    Peter Andronov was appointed Executive Director of CIBANK in July 2007. In March 2008 hе became Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and since March 2011 he has been Country Manager of KBC Group for Bulgaria. Аfter the acquisition of UBB by the Belgian bancassurance group KBC Group, Peter Andronov was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Management Board of UBB.
    Since 2008 he has also been a member of the Management Board of the Association of Banks in Bulgaria and its representative in the Banking Supervision Committee at the European Banking Federation. Since May 2015 he has been apponted Chairman of the Executive Board of the Association of Banks in Bulgaria (ABB).
    Before his appointment in CIBANK, Mr. Andronov held a number of positions in the private banking sector and in the Bulgarian National Bank. From 2002 until May 2007 he  headed  the Banking Supervision Department at the BNB. From 2003 until May 2007 he was a member of the Management Board of the Reserve Guarantee Fund. Mr. Andronov is also a member of the BNB’s Investment Committee.
     During the period 2005 – 2007 he was an observer and member of the European Banking Committee (EBC) and the Committee of European Banking Supervisors (CEBS) at the European Commission. During the same period he was an observer and member of the Banking Supervision Committee (BSC) at the European Central Bank.
    Mr. Andronov has been involved  in the elaboration  of the currently effective legislation framework on bank supervision in Bulgaria, incl. the Credit Institutions’ Act, the Supplementary Supervision of Financial Conglomerates Act, the BNB’s supervisory ordinances, instructions etc.
    Peter Andronov has a Master’s degree in Finance and Banking from the University of National and World Economy in Sofia (UNWE). Since 1995 he has lectured on Introduction to Finance and Banking Regulation at the UNWE, at the Higher School of Insurance and Finance and at the New Bulgarian University /International Banking Institute.
    He is fluent in  English, German and Russian.
  • Levon Hampartzoumian

    Levon Hampartzoumian CEO and Chairman of the MB of UniCredit Bulbank

    Levon Hampartzoumian is the CEO and Chairman of the MB of UniCredit Bulbank since 2001. He is member of the Managing Board of BORICA. From April 2005 to April 2008 and April 2011 - April 2015 he is Chairman of the Management Board of the Association of Banks in Bulgaria. Levon Hampartzoumian is a non-executive member of the Board of the Institute for Market Economy. from 2008 to 2012 he is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Sofia University. Levon Hamparztoumian is awarded with the Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity (Ordine della Stella della Solidarietà Italiana) and is honoured with the title Commendatore of the Order at the beginning of May 2008 with a Decree of the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano.
    Levon Hamparztoumian is awarded with the Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity (Ordine della Stella della Solidarietà Italiana) and is honoured with the title Commendatore of the Order at the beginning of May 2008 with a Decree of the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano. In 2007 Mr. Hampartzoumian was awarded by "Atanas Bourov" Foundation for bank management; he is also announced "Banker of the year" twice – by Finance Central Europe magazine in 2005 and by Banker weekly in 2007. In 2006 Mr. Hampartzoumian is awarded for management by Manager Magazine.
    ПИн 2015 the CEO of UniCredit Bulbank was awarded with Grand Silver Merit Badge of the Republic of Austria.
    Levon Hampartzoumian has a degree in Chemical Engineering and professional experience working for PriceWaterHouse Coopers and Earnst&Young.
    During 1999-2001 he was consecutively Deputy Minister of Economy and Executive Director of Sofia’s Privatization Agency. 
  • Petia Dimitrova

    Petia Dimitrova Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson of the Management Board of Postbank, Member of the Management Board of the Association of Banks in Bulgaria

    Mrs. Petia Dimitrova is Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson of the Management Board of Postbank (under the legal name Eurobank Bulgaria AD). She joined the team of Postbank in 2003 as Country CFO for the eight affiliated companies of Eurobank EFG Group in Bulgaria. In 2005 was appointed Procurator of the Bank. In 2007 she was appointed Executive Director and Member of the MB of DZI Bank. After the legal merger of DZI Bank and Postbank she became Executive Director and Member of MD of the unified bank. In 2012, Mrs. Dimitrova became Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson of the Management Board of Postbank. Under her leadership, in 2016 Postbank acquired and integrated for a record time the operations of Alpha Bank - Bulgaria Branch, which has been yet another step in consolidating its position as a systemic for the market bank and in expanding its customer base.
    Mrs. Dimitrova began her career in 1996 at the Consular Department of the US Embassy. Then, in 1998-2003, she worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers as Senior Manager and Senior Auditor.
    She is a chartered accountant, qualified ACCA member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in London, UK. Mrs. Dimitrova has an Executive MBA in General Management from the University of Sheffield, UK and holds two Master Degrees in Finance and Banking and Tourism from the University of National and World Economy and Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski. In addition, she is a graduate of ALBA Leadership Development Program, Harvard; holds a Certificate of Merit from Georgetown University Leadership Seminar, Washington D.C. and graduated Management and Social Development of NGOs at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and University of Macedonia, Greece. Mrs. Dimitrova has acquired her professional qualifications in UK, Greece, Holland, Belgium, USA and Bulgaria, and has participated in various prestigious international trainings, seminars and conferences.
    Mrs. Dimitrova is a Member of the Management Boards of the Association of Banks in Bulgaria, the Confederation of Employers and Industrialists in Bulgaria (CEIBG), "Atanas Bourov" Foundation, "Borica" AD, Endeavor Bulgaria Association, the International Banking Institute, the University Council of the American University in Bulgaria, as well as  Member of the Industrial Advisory Board - CITY College, International Faculty of the University of Sheffield. She also is a Member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), Member of the Young Global Leaders Forum, part of the World Economic Forum, Member of the Gerson Lehrman Group Accounting Council London, UK, Fellow Member of the Chartered Management Institute, UK and Cofounder of the Public Council of Women in Business.
    Mrs. Dimitrova has received many awards, including the prestigious award "Mrs. Economy" in "Mr. and Mrs. Economy" competition organized by CEIBG and Economy Magazine (2015); "Banker of the Year" from 22nd annual awards by Banker Weekly (2015); "Woman of the Year" in Business category by Grazia magazine(2014); two Silver Stevie Awards – "Female Executive of the Year in Europe, the Middle East and Africa" and "Female Executive of the Year – Consumer Services with up to 2,500 employees" (2013); "Banker of the Year 2012" by Banker weekly; "Mrs. Ikonomika 2012" for her contribution to the development of the banking sector; one of the Young Global Leaders honorees for 2012, distinguished by the Forum of Young Global Leaders part of the World Economic Forum; International Faculty Distinguished Alumni Award from The University of Sheffield (2011); Businesswoman of the Year (2010); the Grand prize in the Bulgarian annual contest for young managers "Next generation" (2009) by Capital weekly; and many others.
     
  • Dobromir Dobrev

    Dobromir Dobrev Deputy Chairman of Raiffeisenbank’s Management Board and Head of the Corporate Banking department

    Dobromir Dobrev has been member of Raiffeisenbank’s Management Board since February 2013. 
    Mr. Dobromir Dobrev joined the Raiffeisen Group in 2003, and in 2005 was appointed Head of the Corporate Banking department – middle market. Since 2006 he has been CEO and Managing Director of Raiffeisen Leasing Bulgaria OOD.
    Dobromir Dobrev has a master’s degree from the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of "St. Kliment Ohridski" University of Sofia. Mr. Dobrev is fluent in English and German. He is married and has one child.
  • Ilko Stoyanov

    Ilko Stoyanov Partner, Schoencherr Bulgaria

    Ilko Stoyanov is a local partner of Schoenherr in Sofia, where he specialises in Corporate, M&A and Competition Law.
    Ilko has graduated in law from the Sofia University and has an LL.M. degree from the Columbia Law School.
    Ilko regularly acts for clients on multinational acquisitions and corporate restructurings in the telecom, technology, insurance, manufacturing and energy industries. Ilko is speaker on conferences regarding foreign investments and author of publications in the field of the mergers and acquisitions in Bulgaria (The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Mergers & Acquisition (Global Legal Group, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011).
     
  • Dr. Kiril Velichkov

    Dr. Kiril Velichkov Head of European projects and Financial institutions, CIBANK

    Dr. Kiril Velichkov is the head of European Projects and Financial Institutions Department at CIBANK.
    He is in charge of cooperation related to European projects within KBC Group, a member of the working group on EU funding to the Association of Banks in Bulgaria and has more than 15 years of experience in European projects; Velichkov has worked for the management units of the PHARE and Socrates programmes. At the moment, he is also a part-time lecturer at the New Bulgarian University and a lecturer at the Bulgarian Diplomatic Institute.
    He works as an independent expert for the European Commission too.
  • Martin Zaimov

    Martin Zaimov Chairman of Supervisory Board

    Mr. Martin Mihaylov Zaimov served as a Member of Management Board of Societe Generale Expressbank. Mr. Zaimov served as Chairman of Supervisory Council at Joint Stock Company Bank Republic until November 11, 2016. He serves as the Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Societe Generale Expressbank AD.
  • Hristo Stoyanov

    Hristo Stoyanov Business Development Manager, CEE European Investment Fund

    Hristo Stoyanov manages the business development activities of the European Investment Fund in Bulgaria. He joined the EIF office in Sofia as mandate manager in 2011 responsible for the operations of a Bulgarian holding fund providing EU Structural Funds through SME-focused financial instruments including guarantees, start-up accelerators and venture capital. He is member of the Board of Directors of JEREMIE Bulgaria – investment company, acting as an umbrella fund with diversified portfolio of private equity funds and risk-sharing commitments to local credit institutions.
     
  • Christof De Mil

    Christof De Mil Member of the Country Team of KBC Group for Bulgaria, Country CFO, Member of the Management Board of UBB and CIBANK, CFO of UBB and CIBANK

    Christof De Mil started his career in KBC Group in 1995. After 10 years at various managerial positions in the RET/SME branch network of KBC Group, in 2006 he moved to the Czech Republic to head the RET/SME branch network of CSOB for a period of 5 years. Mr. De Mil’s career continued in the Management Board of CIBANK with responsibilities in the following domains: Retail banking, Branch Network and distribution channels and Payments. He has a degree in Economics from the Economic University of Ghent and also MBA from INSEAD. He is fluent in Dutch, English, French, Business German and basic Czech.
  • Alexander Grilikhes

    Alexander Grilikhes Member of the Management Board of the Association of Collection Agencies in Bulgaria, Managing Director, Frontex International

    Alexander Grilikhes has graduated with honors at the University of Manchester and has more than 15 years of experience in the financial services sector in non-banking financial institutions.
    In the beginning of 2014, he has taken over the management of FRONTEX International, successfully positioning the company among the leading investors in non-performing receivables portfolios on the local market, following the best international practices in the industry.
    He regularly lectures on international forums in the collector’s industry and proofs wider interests in the fields of investment in financial instruments and of capital investment. He is a member of professional associations and NGOs focused on social activities.
    In July 2017 he was elected ас аDeputy Chairman of the Association of Collector Agencies in Bulgaria (ACAB).
  • Branislav Vujovic

    Branislav Vujovic Founder and President of New Frontier Group

    Branislav Vujovic is founder and president of New Frontier Group. New Frontier Group was established in 2006 and tody is leading company on the digital transformation market in Central and Eastern Europe. Today it has over 2000 highly qualified employees in 15 countries around the world Europe, Middle East, Russia, USA and is CEE leader in helping enterprises to embrace opportunity of digital economy. Because of his eloquence and the way he presents the ideas, he is one of the most sought-after speaker at prestigious conferences around Europe. Branislav is leading New Frontier Group and driving digital transformation initiatives across Europe. He is expert in the area of Digital Opportunities and the real value of Digital Business models, well known speaker across major events and lecturer on universities. lectures by Mr. Vujovic are rich in concrete examples. They are energetic, very motivational and inspirational. He is considered a guru of digital transformation, his experience and ideas are employed by numerous companies that he helped in the process of digital transformation of business. He is actively engaged in writing , and he is the author of numerous articles published in journals, economic and political character Mr. Vujovic, beside overall responsibility for the group, is leading group strategy, M&A, group strategy with special focus on innovation and digital transformation. Before New Frontier Group Mr. Vujovic was managing strong growth of two multinational companies in Central and Eastern Europe: from 2000 to 2006 EMC as Area Manager and from 1986 to 2000 in Computer Associates (CA) as Senior Vice President. The first employment of Mr. Vujovic was in IT of administration of city of Belgrade as system programmer. Mr. Vujovic is graduate of Faculty of Organizational Sciences at University of Belgrade. He is married and proud father of two daughters.
  • Frank Nosek

    Frank Nosek Managing Director, B2 Kapital Czech Republic

    Frank is an investment banking professional with over 15-years of experience and morethan 40 successful distressed debt, M&A, leveraged finance, debt restructuring, and pri-vate equity transactions across Central and Southeast Europe. He has significant experi-ence in the Financial Services, Energy, and Infrastructure sectors.
  • Krum Aleksiev

    Krum Aleksiev Head of Corporate Clients Division, UniCredit Bulbank

  • Marwin Ramcke

    Marwin Ramcke Managing Director of EOS Group and Member of the EOS Board at EOS Holding GmbH

    Marwin Ramcke is Managing Director of EOS Group and Member of the EOS Board at EOS HoldingGmbH. In such function he is in charge for the development of more than 30 companies within 14 countries within the Eastern Europe region and he is deeply involved in the NPL transactions within the region. Mr. Ramcke has a diploma degree in economics and a Bachelor degree of Trade & Commerce. He joined the EOS Group in 2007 and was promoted to the Managing Director position in 2010 and in2017 to the EOS Board position. Before he joined the EOS Group Mr. Ramcke was working 6 years for the Otto mail order company in Germany where his last function was Head of Finance & Business Economics.
  • Jock Nunan

    Jock Nunan Assurance Services Leader, PwC

    Jock Nunan leads the PwC banking practice in Bulgaria and has over 25 years experience with pwc, of which the last 20 years has been spent working with banks in the region. Prior to this Jock was a based in Melbourne and then London offices of PwC, working on international financial sector engagements.
  • Tatiana Ivanova

    Tatiana Ivanova Head of Marketing and Digital banking, Societe Generale Expressbank

    Tatyana Ivanova is a seasoned professional in the sphere of marketing and retail banking. She started her career in Societe Generale Expressbank in 2000. Since 2007, she hold several tenures in various SG subsidiaries, as Head of Retail banking in Ohridska banka in Macedonia, Head of Commercial animation in Rosbank in Russia, and Channel Strategy manager in the International banking division in France. She has rejoined Societe Generale Expressbank back in May 2017, heading the Marketing & Digital Banking function at the bank.
    Tatyana has an EMBA degree from HEC – Paris. She speaks French, English and Russian.
     
  • Andreas Down

    Andreas Down Chief Information Officer, TBI Bank

    German IT guru Andreas Down has over 25 years of experience in the development of fintech solutions and innovations. He joined TBI Bank to lead its digital transformation from the position of Chief Information Officer (CIO). He is responsible for the Bank’s digital strategy execution, developed together with the best international minds in finance and technology.
    Prior to his appointment, Andreas Down was the CIO and Board Member of Fidor - one of the world's most innovative digital-only FinTech Banks. He was responsible for the entire data center operations, application development and internal IT group landscape and led several teams that developed numerous innovative concepts. He has also worked for well-known banks and financial services’ companies, such as Unicredit, Direkt Anlage Bank, HypoVereinsbank, Probank and other.
     
  • Svilen Stanchev

    Svilen Stanchev Sales Director, IBS Bulgaria

    Svilen Stanchev is Sales Director at IBS Bulgaria. Before joining the IBS team, Svilen has been working for 3 years in the IBM Bulgaria sales team. He has experience in deploying server and storage virtualization, business analytics systems, and content management in companies. He is interested in innovative methods for managing, storing and analyzing real-time data, integrating business systems and new digital business models.

Program


Program

9:00 – 09:30 Registration and coffee

09:30 – 09:45 Official Opening
Nina Stoyanova, Deputy Governor in charge of the Banking Department and the Fiscal Services Department, Bulgarian National Bank

09:45 – 10:45  Market and regulatory challenges ahead of the banks in 2018
Is the end of the record-low interest rates approaching
Will there be more active lending

Petar Andronov, CEO of CIBANK and UBB, Chairman of the Board of the Association of Banks in Bulgaria (ABB)
Levon Hampartzoumian, CEO and Chairman of the Management Board, UniCredit Bulbank, Member of the Management Board of ABB
Petya Dimitrova, CEO and Chairman of the Management Board of Postbank, Member of the Management Board of ABB
Martin Zaimov, Chairman of Supervisory Board, Societe Generale Expressbank

Moderator: Levon Hampartzoumian, CEO and Chairman of the Management Board, UniCredit Bulbank​, Member of the Management Board of ABB

10:45 - 11:00 Keynote speech
Hristo Stoyanov, Business Development Manager, CEE, European Investment Fund
European programs to catalyse small business lending: trends and instruments

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:15 First Discussion Panel:
Should the business prepare for a shift in the direction of the interest rates and the rise in the price of lending
European programs: new opportunities and advantages

Participants:
Krum Aleksiev, Head of Direction Corporate Clients, UniCredit Bulbank
Kiril Velitchkov, Head of European projects and Financial institutions, CIBANK and UBB
Dobromir Dobrev, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board and Head of the Corporate Banking Department, Raiffeisenbank

Moderator: Kiril Velitchkov, Head of European projects and Financial institutions, CIBANK and UBB

12:15 – 13:00 Second Discussion Panel: The market of NPLs 2.0
New market niche – portfolios of corporate secured loans. Development trends, demand, supply
Will the banks open to selling debt
How the selling of portfolios helps the banks

Participants:
Marwin Ramcke, Managing Director EOS Group and member of the EOS Board at EOS Holding GmbH
Alexander Grilikhes, Member of the Management Board of the Association of Collection Agencies in Bulgaria, Managing Director, Frontex International
Frank Nosek, Managing Director, B2 Kapital Czech Republic

Moderator: Ilko Stoyanov, Partner, Shoenherr

13:00 - 13:45 Networking Lunch

13:45 – 14:30 Third Discussion Panel
The future of the Bank Sector. Innovations and Solutions

Participants:
Jock Nunan, 
Assuarance Services Leader, PwC
Christof De Mil, Member of the Country Team of KBC Group for Bulgaria, Country CFO, Member of the Management Board of CIBANK and UBB, CFO of CIBANK and UBB
Tatyana Ivanova, Head of Marketing and Digital Banking, Societe Generale Expressbank
Andreas Down, CIO, TBI Bank

Moderator: Svilen Stanchev, Sales Director, IBS Bulgaria

14:30 - 14:45 Keynote Speech: Branislav Vujovic, Founder and President of New Frontier Group
What is Real Digital Banking

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WORKSHOP

15:00 - 17:30 Assets of Digital Business Models in Banking
Branislav Vujovic, 
Founder and President of New Frontier Group

Topics:
Identification of main assets of digital business models vs. traditional business models
Automation & Efficiency
Value of Information
Omni-Channel
Transformation of traditional into digital business models
Tools for driving bank’s own transformation
  
Workshop Style:
Presentation of business methodologies & industry insights
Team work (2-3 teams)
group presentation / discussion

The Workshop is limited for 20-25 participants, bank representatives.
Email for registration: event@economedia.bg

 

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