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About the SDG Business Week 2020

Building on the results of the first SDG Business Conference organized by the Project in 2018 and the first SDG Business Week held in 2019, the SDG Business Week 2020 will focus on recovery, leadership and innovation as a platform to building back better using SDGs as a guiding principle. SDG Business Pioneers Award 2020 will continue to be one of the flagship events in the Week along with a number of independently organized events under the framework of the SDG Business Week 2020.

5-9 October 2020

 
 

5 October 2020

14:00h

On-line conference: Digital Transformation for Sustainable Economy

The digital transformation conference, opening event of the SDG Business Week 2020, will aim to present the European Digital Strategy (Single Digital Market), as well as specific examples of government policies/mechanisms supporting the transition towards a digital economy while  discussing the role of different actors focusing on the private sector and their experience in the process. The Conference as the platform will aim to open discussion and demonstrate paths for integration of expertise in digitalisation processes including data analytics, APIs, machine learning and other technologies that offer corporations valuable ways to improve their competitiveness. It will tackle new technologies that redefine products and services, blurring industry boundaries and creating entirely new sets of non-traditional competitors as well as cultural/organizational transformation. It will provide insight for mapping of relevant diaspora capacities, expertise and experiences and mapping of relevant initiatives (including partnership building with chambers of commerce, ministries, projects, etc).

List of confirmed speakers include representatives of EU DG Connect, Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth, Chamber of Commerce and Trade of Great Duchy of Luxembourg, Center for Digital Transformation of the Chamber of Trade of Serbia, Tetrapak and many more. See the full agenda HERE.

The event is organized in partnership with the Foreign Trade Chamber of Bosnia and Herzegovina and in cooperation with UNDP Accelerator Lab, D4D and EU4Business.

TYPE OF THE EVENT: ON-LINE

6 October 2020

11:00h

SDG Business Pioneers Award 2020

The “SDG Business Pioneers Award in BIH” is the first annual award in Bosnia and Herzegovina aiming to promote the private sector’s efforts in the field of sustainable development in the country. This year the Award put spotlight to the best companies in categories of micro, small, medium and large companies that have their operation in Bosnia and Herzegovina whose actions actively contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals, both globally and in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

More info about the SDG Business Pioneers Award for 2020  on https://zamisli2030.ba/business-pioneers-2020/

7 October 2020

POSTPONED

Leaders Tribe by Softhouse Balkans – POSTPONED

POSTPONED

The theme of this year’s LeadersTribe is “Leadership in Crisis: Challenging the Status-Quo”. A crisis is always an opportunity to do things differently, to challenge the mainstream, and offer a more purposeful approach to problems that seemed too complex to tackle. Organized as part of the SDG Business week, this Leaders tribe brings together experts from different continents around the globe to talk to you about the paradigm shift we will have to engineer if we wish to see government, education, healthcare, and business sectors functioning to the benefit of our Planet.

The speakers will include inspiring leaders from different parts of the globe (including speakers from Australia, Europe, North america and Asia).

In cooperation with Softhouse Balkans and Softhouse Sweden

TYPE OF THE EVENT: ON-LINE

8 October 2020

11:00h

SDG Accelerator for SMEs – Sounding Board

The Sounding board is an opportunity for the companies participating in the SDG Accelerator for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) to receive feedback on the solution being developed through the Innovation Journey. The Sounding Board comprises of a number of experts (4-6) with a diverse background and competencies spanning both commercial and SDG expertise. Each company will deliver a 10-minute presentation demonstating the business case behind the solution.

The SDG Accelerator for SMEs in BiH is aiming to accelerate innovation and growth of small and medium sized enterprises in BiH through development of new business solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The original idea proved its efficiency in Denmark where UNDP have already finalized two generations of the programme in which the participating companies developed exciting solutions with concrete commercial potential and positive impact on the SDGs.

In cooperation with Deloitte

9 October 2020

11:00h

Role of Entrepreneurial Universities in creation of new generation of entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs: Vision 2030

Lead by International Burch University, the SDG Business Week will present a panel where young innovators and sector business leaders will have the opportunity to discuss the future of business and value of education in promotion of new entrepreneurs as well as support to interpreneurship in companies.

The event will also engage the youth through competition on social media that will result in selection of the most innovative solutions that are based on SDGs created by students. The best innovation will be awarded by the Project.

The list of panelists will include representatives of acknowledged leaders in the business sector and winners of the innovation challenge.

In cooperation with International Burch University

TYPE OF THE EVENT: ON-LINE