Tuesday, 12th of March
Venue: Palace Dverce

18:00 – Opening of Zagreb Creative Futures Forum
  • Welcome speech – Mayor of Zagreb
  • Zagreb Welcome gathering

Wednesday, 13th of March
Venue: Doubletree by Hilton Zagreb

Conference registration
08:30 – 09:00
Welcome speech
09:00 – 09:15
1. Session: Europe Moving Forward towards Innovative & Creative future
09:15 – 10:30 (3 x 15 min & debate)
  • “Smart Growth for EU and SEE”, Prof. Diana Šimić, Ph.D., Faculty of Organization and Informatics, Zagreb
  • “Europe Moving Forward towards Innovative & Creative future”, Ibon Zugasti, M.S., European Regional Foresight College, Spain
  • “Reprogramming the City Zones”, Marko Dabrović, 3LHD architectural studio, Zagreb

Chairman: Frane Šesnić

Coffe break & Croatian delights
10:30 – 11:00
2. Session: Cities enabling prosperity of Europe
11:00 – 12:00 (3 x 15 min & debate)
  • “Zagreb as Regional & Innovation Hub – Zagreb S&T center”, Frane Šesnić, Development Agency Zagreb – TPZ Ltd., Zagreb
  • “Connecting Cities: A Contribution to Good Governance in Europe”, Prof. Alexander Prosser, Vienna University of Economy and Business, Vienna
  • “Future of Cities Evolving Model & Connecting Cities on Sava River”, Boštjan Cotič, Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana

Chairman: Ariana Vela

3. Session: EU governance & business models responding to Citizens, Companies, Universities
12:00 – 13:00 (3 x 15 min & debate)
  • “Exploring the Balance between Environmental Protection and Development”, Mirela Holy, Ph.D., Croatian Parlament, Zagreb
  • “Governance for Success”, Blaž Golob, GoForeSight Institute, Ljubljana
  • “eGovernance Renaissance in the Danube Region”, Prof. Robert Müller – Török, Ph.D., University of Public Administration and Finance, Ludwigsburg
  • “Transforming Innovative Potentials into Creativity & New Jobs!”, Zoran Aralica, Ph.D., Institute of Economics, Zagreb

Chairman: Miro Polzer

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
4. Session: Creative European Industries for Creative World
14:00 – 15:00 (1 x 15 min + 4 x 10 min & debate)
  • “IEDC – Bled School of Managment: How Creativity Meets Branding”, Dr. Nenad Filipović, IEDC Bled School of Managment, Bled
  • “Design as the Initiator of Development”, Koraljka Vlajo, Croatian Designers Society, Zagreb
  • “Woodie – Creative Croatian – European Design”, Denis Mujadžić, Denyken, Zagreb
  • Creative Industry Case: CITUS, Tomislav Bronzin, CITUS and Croatian Chamber of Economy IT Association, Zagreb
  • “Infolution – Evolution by Informatics”, Mislav Kašner, B.Sc., Infolution, Kutina

Chairman: Blaž Golob

5. Session: How to Do It? Moving Forward
15:00 – 16:00 (3 x 15 min & debate)
  • “Kicking off Smart City Platform”, Dr. Julia Glidden, 21C Consultancy, London
  • Jakša Puljiz, Deputy Minister Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds
  • “Social Entrepreneurship as an Opportunity for Local Development”, Milan Medić, M.A., LAG Vallis Colapis, Zagreb

Chairman: Zoran Aralica

Concluding remarks & Moving forward
16:00 – 16:15
Chairman: Frane Šesnić