Goverment relations
in the changing world orderApril 28–29, 2022

Panel discussions

Apr, 28 10:00 AM CET
Big Ideas Stage
Panel Discussion

GR Strategies for Local and Global Companies

The speakers on this panel will be speaking about:

  • GR strategies for accessing new markets during the pandemic
  • How local companies implement their GR strategies, building on the government’s need to support domestic businesses

  • How global companies are using their international exposure to partner with local governments and create policy wins

Gino Del Sesto Head of Government Relations, Europe at MetLife
Vladimir Beroun Senior Public Policy Manager at Airbnb
Goran Svilanovic Country Manager for Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina at Abkons
Carlota Marzo Head of Public Policy WE&SEE at Glovo
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Apr, 28 1:30 PM CET
Big Ideas Stage
Panel Discussion

Impact of sanctions on CEE businesses: Loss of the Russian Market

  • How did the sanctions imposed on Russia affect the business environment?
  • What will be respective organizations’ response to corporations that decided to stay in the Russian Market?
  • How did the investment agency have to adapt to the situation?
Mladen Grgić Acting Director at Montenegrin Investment Agency
Laura Ocagova Deputy Director in charge of investments at Investment and Development Agency of Latvia
Joonas Vänto Director of Invest Estonia
Andriy Boytsun Corporate governance advisor, member of the McFaul–Yermak International Expert Group on Sanctions
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Apr, 29 1:00 PM CET
Big Ideas Stage
Panel Discussion

The Role of Global Big Tech in the Rising Local Digitalization

  • GR's role in fighting the pandemic of disinformation

  • E-Governance and cybersecurity challenges

  • Local data protection laws and anti-monopoly initiatives: how to ensure the new regulations are in the best interests of consumers

Weronika Kuna Director, Government affairs at Microsoft
Katarzyna Chojecka Senior Consultant at CEC Group
Yuriy Sak Partner, Director of Special Projects at CFC Big Ideas
Jolanta Jaworska Vice President and Board Member ABSL Poland, Director Government & Regulatory Affairs IBM Poland, Baltic & Ukraine
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Apr, 29 2:00 PM CET
Big Ideas Stage
Panel Discussion

Business morals: Government Relations (GR) approach for companies who decided to stay on the isolated market

  • Consequences of staying on the Russian market

  • Global security versus consumer needs

  • GR strategies in countries affected by the war

Andy Hunder President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine
Oleksii Makeiev Ambassador, Special Envoy on Sanctions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
Yuriy Sak Partner, Director of Special Projects at CFC Big Ideas
Vladyslav Rashkovan Alternate Executive Director at IMF
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