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Consulting without Borders

The Gabriel Al-Salem Foundation presents:

the Third International Conference

CONSULTING WITHOUT BORDERS-2014: Thinking Out of the Box

1 February 2014, Kiev, Ukraine

with an extended cultural and training programme on 31 January and 2-3 February 2014

Dear Colleagues and Friends!

It is our great pleasure to announce that the 3rd International Conference “CONSULTING WITHOUT BORDERS: Thinking Out of the Box” will take place on 1 February 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine.  Every year the Conference becomes a forum for discussing the best business and consulting practices from around the world, which provide impressive business results.  The extended Conference programme this year will include opportunities to learn more about Ukrainian culture and to participate in a professional training.  

The Conference’s Target Audience:

  • Business owners and top managers
  • Professional consultants from various countries
  • Representatives of international, state and private companies that support the free development of enterprise and international cooperation
  • International donor organisations that support private sector development
  • Mass media.

We expect about 250 participants.  The Conference’s agenda includes daytime business sessions as well as the evening ceremony and a concert.  There will be:

  • Four key speakers
  • Six cases presented by last year’s winners of the International Award for Excellence on Consulting
  • Two success stories from business owners
  • Three workshops
  • Ceremony for the winners of the International Award for Excellence in Consulting 2013
  • Gala concert
  • Dinner.

 

Please find below the description of the key conference events.  More information will soon be available at www.ga-conference.org.  We encourage you to participate in the Conference and not to miss the early registration option.  We look forward to seeing you!

Sincerely,                                                               

Viktoria Olskaia, President, Gabriel Al-Salem Foundation (USA)

Elena Yuzkova, Vice-President, IMC-Ukraine

Conference Events

Date

Event

31 January 2014

14.00 - 21.00

Welcome to Ukraine: Tour to a Ukrainian village, introduction to Ukrainian cuisine, culture and traditions. Tour of Kiev.

(Optional)

1 February 2014

08.30 - 21.00

Conference: “Consulting without Borders 2014: Thinking Out of the Box”. Followed by the ceremony for the winners of the International Award for Excellence in Consulting, the concert and dinner.

(Main event)

2-3 February 2014

09.00 - 17.00

Training: “Business Model as a Pass into a New Reality” by Patrick van der Pijl (the Netherlands) for the winners of the Award 2013

(Other participants may also participate for a fee)

 

Conference Agenda Draft

Time

Content

9.30-12.30  Morning Session

08.30 – 09.30

Registration / Welcome coffee

09.30 – 09.45

Opening remarks: Viktoria Olskaia, President, Gabriel Al-Salem Foundation (USA); Elvira Fayzullina, President, IMC-Ukraine)

09.45 – 10.20

Welcoming speeches: Sevki Acuner, EBRD Director in Ukraine; Charlotte Ruhe, Director of Small Business Support team, EBRD; Francesco D’Aprile, Board Member, ICMCI (Italy), Robert Bodenstein, Vice President, ICMCI (Austria); Marc Greenberg, Professor, University of Kansas (USA).

10.20 -10.40

Challenges and possibilities for enterprises in external markets. How consultants can provide assistance.

 

10.40 – 11.40

Presentations by last year’s winners of the International Award for Excellence in Consulting (from Ukraine, Hungary, Moldova, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Morocco)

11.40 – 12.30

Networking in action, moderated by Anders Ostlund, communications and networking expert (Sweden)

12.30 – 13.15

Lunch

13.15- 18.30 Afternoon Session

13.15 – 14.45

Master class: “Business Model of the Future” by Patrick van der Pijl, СЕО, BusinessModels Inc. (the Netherlands)

14.45 – 15.05

“10 Most Important Options for Top Managers and Business Owners in the Countries of the Former Soviet Union” Alexander Kulizhskiy, CMC, Managing Partner, Key Solutions Consulting Group, Minsk (Belarus)

15.05- 15.35

“How to Work with the Company’s Goals. New Trends.”  Arkady Prigozhin, CMC, Director, School of Management Consultants (Moscow), Founder of the National Institute of Certified Management Consultants (Russia).

15:35 – 16:00

Calvert Markham (UK),  topic TBD

16.00 – 16.25

Coffee break

16.25 – 18.00

Driving Forces of Company Change

Developing New Consulting Products/Tools

Developing the Consulting Market

Section for Entrepreneurs

Section for Consultants

Section for representatives of Consulting Institutes

Moderator: Olda Dudnik, CМС, Ukraine

  • Recipes for successful business
  • How to overcome resistance to organisational change

Moderator: Elena Yuzkova, CМС, Ukraine

Working session with Patrick van der Pijl’s participation

 

Moderator: Alfred Harl, СМС, Austria

  • Consulting professional development and training
  • Consultants’ consolidation for project work
  • Possibilities for professional development for consultants (Natalia Makova, EBRD)

18.00 – 18.30

Lottery, prizes

18.30- 21.00  Evening Session

18.30 – 21.00

Ceremony for the winners of the Gabriel Al-Salem International Award for Excellence in Consulting 2013 followed by the gala dinner and concert.

 

 

Conference Key Speakers

 

“Business Model of the Future”, Master Class

Patrick van der Pijl (The Netherlands)

СЕО, BusinessModels Inc.  Expert in the area of innovation, developing business models, strategies and procedures for companies in various industries.  Publisher of the bestseller “Business Model Generation” written by Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur

“10 Most Important Options for Top Managers and Business Owners in the Countries of the Former Soviet Union”

Alexander Kulizhskiy, CMC (Belarus)

Management consultant, Managing Partner of the Consulting Group “Key Solutions,” Minsk; Member of the Russian Institute of Certified Management Consultants, Founder of the Business Conference “Top Management”

“How to Work with the Company’s Goals.  New Trends.”

Arkady Prigozhin, CMC, Professor (Russia)

Management consultant, founder and Director of the only Russian School of Management Consultants (Moscow) and the Association of Organizational Development of Consultants.  Founder and former President of the Russian National Institute of Certified Management Consultants.  Author of several dozen books on consulting

Calvert Markham, CMC (UK)

Founder and managing Director of Elevation Learning Ltd which since its formation in 1989 has trained thousands of consultants from hundreds of organizations around the world.  Calvert was for many years until late 2013 a UK Trustee on the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI) of which he was a Vice Chairman, chairing the Professional Standards Committee, which oversees global standards in management consultancy.  He is a Fellow of the UK Institute of Consulting of which he was President in 2004,

Calvert is the author of several books on management consultancy, notably Management Consultancy (jointly with Joe O’Mahoney, second edition 2013) and two long-standing favorites, Practical Management Consultancy and The Top Consultant, the latest edition of each being recently published as e-books

 

 

  Accomodation

Rates

  • Single – 304 UAH/day *
  • Double – 498 UAH/day *

Special features:

  • * special price for conference participants
  • Free transfer TO and FROM Borispol International Airport
  • 40 minutes by direct Metro line to the Conference location

RACIOTEL KIEV (**) http://raziotel.com/ru/kiev

Rates

  • Single - 1140 UAH/day *
  • Double – 1320 UAH/day *

Special features:

  • * special price for conference participants
  • 10 min on foot from the Conference Venue

HOLIDAY INN KIEV (****) www.holidayinn.com/Kiev

  Participation Cost, Registration and Contacts

Select

Options

Cost in UAH per person

before 15.12.2013

before 20.01.2014

after 20.01.2014

 

o

Package 1: Welcome party + Conference + Training  “Business Model as a Pass into a New Reality”  (31 Jan-03 Feb)

5,700

6,270

6,400

o

Package 2: Welcome party  + Conference (31 Jan – 1 Feb)

1,800

1,980

2,100

o

Package 3: Conference only (1 Feb)

1,000

1,200

1,250

o

Package 4: Conference + Training  “Business Model as a Pass into a New Reality” by Patrick van der Pijl (1 Feb – 3 Feb)

5,200

5,720

6,000

o

Package 5: Only Training  “Business Model as a Pass into a New Reality” by Patrick van der Pijl  (2 Feb – 3 Feb)

4,500

4,950

5,200

 

IMC-Ukraine is a strategic partner of the Gabriel Al Salem Foundation and co-organiser of the conference.

You can register by:

  •  Sending an email to gaconference2014@gmail.com
  •  On-line by filling out the Registration Form at www.ga-conference.org (coming soon)

 

Contact Information: 

Tel. +38 050 3128881, Elvira Fayzullina

Tel. +38 050 5459386, Elena Yuzkova

Tel. +38 063 4410257, Andrey Romanishin

                                             

 

 

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