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“TogetHER for a Better Tomorrow – The Power of Collaborative Leadership in an Unpredictable World” 


09.00 – 09.30 WELCOME COFFEE & SPEED NETWORKING: Get to Know Each Other and Get the Maximum of Networking

09.30 WELCOME SPEECH: Diana Gligorijević, Co-founder of TeleGroup Ltd and President of AFA Corporate Board (via video call)

09.35 – 09.45 OPENING SPEECHES:

  • Brankica Janković, Commissioner for the Protection of Equality, Government of the Republic of Serbia
  • Milana Rikanović, Head of Office, UN Women Serbia

09.45 – 11.00 CENTRAL ROUND TABLE: The Future of the Region: Growth for All, Growth for Good

*including a 15-minute Open Mic Session at the end

  • Ksenija Karić, CEO, Schneider Electric
  • Nikola Vuletić, CEO, Unicredit Bank
  • Mojca Markizeti, ESG and Climate Director | Audit & Assurance, Deloitte Central Europe
  • Branka Pudrlja Durbaba, Consumer Area Senior Director, A1 Serbia
  • Vadim Smirnov, Deputy CEO, Director of Function for Government Relations and Corporate Communications, NIS Serbia
  • Uroš Milosavljević, Associate Partner ESG & Risk Consulting, KPMG Serbia

Moderator: Anđelina Petrović, Chief Communications Officer, Comtrade Group

11.00 – 11.15 CASE STUDY: Best practice example of a realistic ESG strategy

  • Milena Mićanović, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, OTP bank Serbia

11.15 – 12.30 PANEL DISCUSSION: How to Respond to the Growing IT-ization of the Economy & Society?

*including a 15-minute Open Mic Session at the end

  • Introductory speech: Kati Iceva, Principal Group Software Engineering Manager, Microsoft (online)
  • Nevena Conić, Regional Manager Adriatic, IDC Adriatics
  • Rosanda Milatović Skorić, Country Lead for Adriatic Region, SAS
  • Jelena Ružičić, Portfolio manager, Competitiveness & Digital Governance Portfolio, UNDP
  • Milan Dimitrić, CTO, Mozzart

Moderator: Aleksandar Vratonjić Gligorijević, CMO, TeleGroup

12.30 – 13.30 NETWORKING LUNCH WITH SPEAKERS  – Possibility to meet speakers during the lunch break, through targeted networking arrangements

13.30 – 13.40 KEYNOTE SPEECH: My leadership story at IKEA – Ekaterina Egorova, CEO, IKEA SEE

13.40 – 14.10 “Networking in Digital Age“- How do Good Leaders Create and Use their Networks Nowadays?

  • Maja Vujašković Đureinović, Communication Director, IKEA SEE
  • Robert Čoban, CEO, Color Press Group

14.10 – 14.40 SIDE-CHAT: How to Achieve Collaborageism and Cross-Generation Leadership in the age of disruption? 

  • Ljubica Vujović Bošković, Program Manager 2, Microsoft
  • Darinka Zečević, Senior Software Engineer, Google
  • Danijela Vujošević, Marketing Director Serbia and Montenegro, Molson Coors Beverage Company

Moderator: Nevena Vukašinović, Partnerships & Communications Specialist, EMEA and world

14.40 – 14.45 CLOSING REMARKS – Ksenija Karić, CEO, Schneider Electric, and AFA Corporate Board Vice-President


  • “Management 3.0 – Make way for a new management paradigm”

Upgrade the organizational structure to a powerful and fluid system of distributed authority and collective intelligence / powered by Schneider Electric – Vladimir Kelava, Agile Coach, Seven Bridges

  • “The importance of emotional intelligence and empathy in private and business occasions“– Maša Anđić, Software Security Sales Leader at IBM and Business & Lifestyle Coach



  • Joining our Efforts for More Girls in STEAM

Opening speech: Giles Norman, Canadian Ambassador, supporter, and patron of AFA’s “More Girls in STEAM” initiative for two years in a row


  • Zoja Kukić, consultant, startup founder and girls in STEAM advocate
  • Aleksandar Vratonjić Gligorijević, CMO at TeleGroup

Participants: Microsoft, NCR, Digital Serbia initiative, Schneider Electric, Comtrade, Ubisoft, 3Lateral, Cisco, SAS, Playstudios, Xiaomi, Merkle, Mathematical Grammar School

  • Where do we Stand with the Implementation of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) in the Work Environment? / Powered by Delhaize Serbia

Introductory speech: Nevena Đaković, Diversity and inclusion expert, Delhaize Serbia

Moderator: Jovana Daljević, Scrum Master at Growit

Participants: Brankica Janković, Commissioner for the Protection of Equality, Government of the Republic of Serbia, AFA corporate partners, AmCham, other companies and organizations devoted to DEI

  • How can we Support Female Entrepreneurs and Create a Female-Friendly Ecosystem?


  • Đurđa Arsić, Agile coach at Growit
  • Milica Obradović, Scrum Master at Growit

Participants: Unicredit, OTP, AIK, USAID Catalyze, USAID Mediji.Inovacije, EBRD, Serbian Development Agency, Serbian Chamber of Commerce, Women’s Entrepreneurship Academy, InovaciONA2022, Maša Dragašević (Study Abroad Today), Vesna Todorovski (Krafting), “Anđeli delicije”, Ivana Čukanović PR CHI Srpska Crnja ,“Hello Beauty”, Architectural studio “JATO”, Go2Flow, AFA Female Entrepreneurs Club Members: Svetlana Sarafijanović (Sigma Solution), Ana Jovanović (Krojačeva škola,) Bojana Barović (Free Baby&Co), Milica Spužić (Eight Dots), Manuela Stamatović (Puzzle Consulting)