Archives: Speakers

Khalifa Al Ansari

Khalifa Al Ansari is a research analyst at the Prime Minister’s Office in the United Arab Emirates, working directly with the Minister of State for Happiness and Wellbeing. With a background in international relations, his work primarily focuses on research and studies, and developing government policies and strategies.

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Bassma Kodmani

Member of the Syrian Negotiation Commission, a co-founder of the Arab Reform Initiative, where she has been working as its Executive Director since 2005. She is also an Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of Paris. In 2011, she took on a mission as Head of Foreign Relations and spokesperson with the Syrian…

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Katarina Kresal

Founder and President of the European Centre for Dispute Resolution. She is the Strategic Planning and International Projects Head of the Dispute Resolution Department and is a specialist in corporate and commercial law, M & A, arbitration and mediation and representation of foreign clients. She is a practicing lawyer at the Law Office Katarina Kresal….

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Guy De Launey

Guy De Launey has been the Balkans Correspondent for BBC News since 2012. He was previously their correspondent in Southeast Asia, based in Phnom Penh, for 8 years. Guy is also a correspondent for Monocle magazine and presents The Globalist and Daily programmes on Monocle 24. He has lived and worked in Japan, reported from…

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Shengke Liu

Lance is the managing director of Pingan Ventures – a subsidiary of Pingan Insurance (Group) Company of China LTD, which focuses on investments and asset management in technology, consumer products, education area. Lance manages a portfolio of US$2bn today and led several major deals in technology industries in China.

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Marko Grobelnik

Researcher at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Jožef Stefan Institute. He has been working on various aspects of AI since 1985. His focus areas of expertise are Machine Learning, Data/Text/Web Mining, Network Analysis, Semantic Technologies, Deep Text Understanding, and Data Visualisation. He collaborates with major European academic institutions and industries and is also a…

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George Ciamba

Ambassador Ciamba, Secretary of State for Bilateral and Strategic Affairs in the Euro-Atlantic Area, is a career diplomat who joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania in 1990. In 2016, as a Special Representative for Economic Diplomacy, he contributed to promoting and developing economic projects of strategic interests to Romania. Since 2012, he has…

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Jure Tepina

A longtime investigative journalist, who is, among other things, known for reporting from the scenes of terrorist attacks and in emergency situations. He is also an excellent moderator of various events.

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Matjaž Nemec

Matjaž Nemec has a Master’s degree in international business and sustainable development. He was Private Secretary to the President of the Government, Analyst in the Government Communication Office, and Assistant to the President of the Republic of Slovenia. In 2014, he was elected to the National Assembly on the Social Democrats list, holding the office…

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