Advanced Workplaces for Advanced Business 

EUWIN’s Sofia Workshop: 29th September 2014

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Workplace innovation is a change: in structure, HR management, internal decision-making, relationships with clients & suppliers or work environment. It is a constant process of learning and improvement, involving employees and managers at all levels.

Workplace innovation improves staff motivation and working conditions, thereby enhancing labour productivity, organisational performance, innovation capability, reactivity to market changes and consequently business competitiveness. It can be found in all types of organisation: large corporation, SME or public institution.

EUWIN workshop will gather around 100 business practitioners, trade union’s representatives and other interested stakeholders to present concrete business cases and provide you with practical tools to implement workplace innovation in your organisation. It is a part of the European SME Week 2014.

A dedicated SME brokerage event will take place on the next day, 30 September, in the same location.


Registration & Coffee


  • Ms Aglika Sabeva-Tzvetanova, Representation of the European Commission in Bulgaria 
  • Ms Irena Mladenova, Deputy Minister of Economy and Energy
  • Mr Nikolay Badinski, Executive Director, ARC Fund
  • Message from Mr Daniel Calleja, Director General, DG Enterprise & Industry


Key note speech – Mr. Solomon Passy, President of The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, former minister of foreign affairs


Coffee break


What is workplace innovation in practice?
Moderation Peter Totterdill

  • Mr Jeremy Ling, Bristan (United Kingdom)
  • Mr Ton Driessen, Resato  (the Netherlands)
  • Ms Roxana Mocanu, ITOL, (Romania) 
  • Ms Adriana Rosu, Bacau County Social Services, (Romania)


Networking lunch


How does workplace innovation help countries and regions to be more competitive? 
Moderation Steven Dhondt


Coffee break


How to foster the modernization of workplaces in Bulgaria? 
Moderation Peter Totterdill

  • Mr John Gabriel Goddard, World Bank, Bulgarian Office
  • Ms Mina Zhecheva, Bulgarian SME Promotion Agency 
  • Ms Slava Zlatanova, Federation of Trade Unions in Health Services
Companies from Bulgaria
  • Mr Pavel Penchev, CEO, Econt Express
  • Mr Nikolay Chalakov, INCH-FRIGO Ltd.
  • Ms Diyana Gabrovska, Herti JSC


Closing remarks
Mrs Zoya Damianova, ARC Fund


Cocktail reception / Official opening of the brokerage event 

For more information please contact Zoya Damianova (ARC Bulgaria), EUWIN Co-ordinator Steven Dhondt or Grzegorz Drozd

EUWIN is an initiative of the EU's Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry. Click here to learn more.