Conference on the Future of Education in Slovakia

Great speakers! Great Content! Important Issues!

(Source: Amcham)

Great speakers! Great Content! Important Issues!

The American Chamber of Commerce in Slovakia cordially invites you to a "Conference on the Future of Education in Slovakia". It will be held on October 30, 2012 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Bratislava. The conference is part of the AmCham’s "2012: Year of Education". (Please scroll down for information about registration)

Program
(Online Streaming at videoserver.cnl.sk)

8.15 – 9.00
Registration & Light Breakfast

OPENING
9.00 – 9.10
Opening & Welcome: Jake Slegers, Executive Director of American Chamber of Commerce in Slovakia
9.10 – 9.30
Keynote Speech: Dušan Čaplovič, Minister of Education Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic
9.30 – 9.45
Keynote Speech: Beáta Brestenská, AmCham Leader of 2012: Year of Education and President of Infovek Slovakia Project
Keynote Speech: František Jakab, AmCham Leader of 2012: Year of Education, Chair of AmCham Business-Academic Cooperation Committee and Cisco Slovakia Networking Academy Program Manager

9.50 – 11.15
PANEL 1: Where is Slovak education headed?
Keynote Speech: Branislav Kleskeň, Preparatory Committee for a New Educational Foundation Slovakia
Keynote Speech: Stanislav Boledovič, Leader of Teacher Project and Chairman at Manageria
Keynote Speech: Dr. Kristiina Volmari, Counselor of Education, Finnish National Board of Education
Discussion / Q&A
Moderator: Beáta Brestenská, AmCham Leader of 2012: Year of Education and President of Infovek Slovakia Project

11.15 – 11.45
Coffee Break

11.45 -13.15
PANEL 2: What issues need to be addressed in the Slovak Education System?
Keynote Speech: Branislav Ondruš, State Secretary of Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Family of the SR
1. Pavol Sadloň, Director, Gymnázium Ladislava Sáru
2. Robert Redhammer, Rector, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
3. Vladislav Mitický, Board Member, Tatranská Akadémia, Poprad
4. Ladislav Chudý, Vice President Human Resources, T-Systems Slovakia
5. Stuart Ashford, ITO DO Site and GOC Manager, Hewlett-Packard Slovakia
6. Milan Polča, General Manager for Human Resources Development and Staffing, U.S. Steel Košice Discussion / Q&A
Moderator: Marcela Havrilová, Public Sector Lead, Microsoft

13.15 – 14.00
Lunch

14.00 – 15.30
PANEL 3: What solutions does the "2012: Year of Education" initiative offer?
Keynote Speech: Marcel Rebroš, 3rd Vice President of AmCham Board, Board Sponsor of AmCham Business-Academic Cooperation Committee and General Manager of Cisco Slovakia
1. Štefan Chudoba, State Secretary of Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the SR
2. Peter Petrik, Professor, University of Texas at Dallas, Founder & Managing Director, Skvare
3. Anton Čižmár, Rector, The Technical University of Košice
4. Matej Šiškovič, Deputy Director, Structural Policies Department, Institute for Financial Policy
5. Branislav Šebo, General Manager, IBM Slovakia
6. František Jakab, AmCham Leader of 2012: Year of Education, Chair of AmCham Business-Academic Cooperation Committee and Cisco Slovakia Networking Academy Program Manager
Discussion / Q&A
Moderator: Lucia Kleštincová, Section Manager for Education and Learning, Economic Policy Institute

15.30 – 16.00
Closing Remarks: Pavel Sibyla, Reporter, TREND economy & business weekly

16.00 - 18.00
Thank you Networking Cocktail

Registration
The Conference is FREE for registered AmCham Member Companies and invited guests.
The registration will be based on the membership categories as follows:
• Patron Members Category: 3 attendees
• Corporate Members Category: 2 attendees
• General Members Category: 1 attendee
Please register at amcham@amcham.sk or here. In case you are interested in getting additional tickets above the limit indicated in your membership category, the price for extra tickets is in the value of 70 EUR (excl. VAT).

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