PROGRAM April 10-13, 2019, Selce, Croatia

/PROGRAM April 10-13, 2019, Selce, Croatia
PROGRAM April 10-13, 2019, Selce, Croatia 2019-04-09T06:41:02+00:00


14:00 Welcome to the PRO PR Conference – Hotel check-in

19:00 City & Tourist Board of Crikvenica

Local Culture Program and degustation of local products

20:00 Dinner


08:30-09:30 Registration

09:30-09:40 Welcome Speech

Damir Rukavina

Mayor of the City of Crikvenica

Danijel Koletić

President of the Organizing Board of the PRO PR Conference

Formal opening

Representative of Ministry of tourism (Republic of Croatia)

9:40 – 9:50 Welcome to Crikvenica

Marijana Biondić

Director of the Crikvenica Tourist Board

9:50 – 10:00 – HUOJ (Croatian Public Relations Association)

Ph.D. Ana Tkalac Verčič

President of the Croatian Public Relations Association

10:00 – 10:15 Lecture: The Future – Trends in Public Relations

Richard Linning (United Kingdom)

Member of the Organizing Board of the PRO PR Conference

10:15-10:45 Lecture: Communications and Business

Snježana Bahtijari (Croatia)

Director of Marketing, Communications and CSR at Ericsson Nikola Tesla

10:45-11:15 Lecture: Artificial Intelligence and Communications – Bring a Human Touch to Your AI Communications

Svetlana Stavreva (Bulgaria)

President of the International Public Relations Association London

11:15-11:45 Networking in motion

11:45-12:15 Lecture: The Making of a Modern Monarchy

Patrick Harrison (United Kingdom)

Former Press Secretary to HRH The Prince of Wales & Director of Reputation Management and Strategic Media Relations at Weber Shandwick

12:15 -12:45 Lecture: Which Role for Communication in a Good CSR Strategy?

Oliver Faust (France)

Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility & Managing Director of the Renault Foundation at the Groupe Renault

12:45 -13:15 Lecture: Brains Know Best: Communications in the Era of Neuroscience

Nikolaos Dimitriadis (Greece – Serbia)

CEO at Trizma Neuro

13:15-14:30 Lunch

14:30-16:15 Panel discussion: The Role of PR from Destination Branding Perspective

Moderator: Ph.D. Katarina Miličević CEO & Co-founder of


Marijana Biondić Director of the Crikvenica Tourist Board

Maja Vukićević PR Manager at the Montenegro Starts Hotel Group

Tihana Putin Analyst for Promotion of Tourist Offer at the Tourist Organisation of the City of Novi Sad

Petra Stušek Managing Director of the Ljubljana Tourist Board

Robert Čoban CEO at Color Press Group

16:30-19:00 Networking in motion – Excursion: „Vinodol – Magnificent Vine Valley“

Organized by Crikvenica Tourist Board

19:30-21:00 Dinner

21:00 – 23:30 PRO PR Music Moment – DJ Boris


9:15 – 10:00 Lecture: Public Relations as Multi-Stakeholder Relationship Management in a Hyper-Globalized World

Ph.D. Takashi Inoue (Japan)

Chairman & CEO of Inoue Public Relations, Inc., President and Representative Director of the Japan Public Relations Institute and Visiting professor of Kyoto University

10:00-10:30 Lecture: Brewing a Better World in HEINEKEN Croatia

Ljudmila Bratko Gašpić (Croatia)

Corporate Affairs Manager at HEINEKEN Hrvatska

10:30-11:00 Lecture: Communicaiton Challenges Regarding Technology, IA and New Ways of Consumption

Maria Laura Garcia (Argentina)

President of FIBEP World Media Intelligence Association

11:00-11:30 Networking in motion

11:30-12:00 Lecture: Communications in Tourism

Chris Pomeroy (Spain)

Director of Global Strategies & Client Services at MMGY Global

12:00-12:30 Lecture: Banking for Good Through Financial Education

Raymond Frenken (Belgium)

Head of Communications and CSR at European Bank Federation

12:30-13:00 Lecture: Banks and Prosperity – Beyond the (In)Visible

Dario Gabrić

Head of Corporate Communications Office at Erste&Steiermärkische Bank Croatia

13:00-14:15 Lunch

14:15-14:45 Lecture: Get Connected or Get Lost – How Brands Build Communities in the Conversational World?

Zarena Kancheva (Bulgaria)

Marketing and PR Manager CEE at Viber

Digital Hour

14:45-15:05 Simplify Your Digital Transformation

Ognjen Lukić – Managing Director at Softech Solutions

15:05 – 15:25 Have Fun with Mobile Loyalty (as a provider & as a user)

Tomaž Gaube – Managing Director at Kraft&Werk

15:25 – 15:45 Digital Progress

Domagoj Perković Managing Director at Nepted

16:00-18:30 Networking in motion – Excursion: „Riviera that breathes – explore the Crikvenica Riviera by boat“

Organized by Crikvenica Tourist Board

20:00 – 00:30 – PRO PR Globe Awards 2019

Dinner and Gala Ceremony

(Dress code: black tie optional)


09:30-09:45 Lecture: Towards Ever Deeper Integration

Charles Skinner (United Kingdom)

CEO at Your Reputation Matters

09:45-10:15 Lecture: One Story – Two Points of View

Tihana Ela Kružić (Croatia)

Department of Analytics at Press Clipping

10:15 – 10:45 Lecture: A Call For Awareness

Fatima Al Ali (Qatar)

Lawyer & Child Rights Activist

10:45 – 11:00 Networking in motion

11:00 – 11:10 – Exclusive presentation: New Media Launch

11:10-12:40 Panel discussion: Scanning PR with MR (this panel discussion will be in a local language)

Moderator: Lamija Alečković Chief Communications Officer at Aspida


Iva Repač Head of Digital Production in Span

Matej Lončarić Head of Video and JoomBoos at 24sata

Nikica Škunca Head of Internet Department at Nova TV

Ekrem Dupanović Editor-in-Chief at Media Marketing

12:40-12:55 Closing ceremony

13:00 Lunch at the Hotel

Note:The organizer reserves the right to change the program.

*The organizer reserves the right to change the program.
*The final program will be published on November 30th 2018