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GCFORUM2017 Speakers

*Please note that this is still a provisional list and may change at any time without notice. Please check back regularly, as new speakers are being added frequently.

Day 1: COOPERATION IN DEFENCE & SECURITY INDUSTRY

  President of Republic of Bulgaria General Rumen Radev

 

 

 Elżbieta Bieńkowska
EU Commissioner for the Internal Market, Industry,
Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

 

 

Krasimir Karakachanov
Minister of Defence

 

 

Emil Karanikolov
Minister of Economy

 

 

Krasimir Velchev
Minister of Education and Science

 

 

Assoc. Prof. Velizar Shalamanov

– PhD, Institute of Information and Communication Technologies at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (tbc)

 

 

Colonel Jordan Penkov

Chairman of Defence Industry Club

 

 

Day 2: COOPERATION IN CYBERSECURITY & INNOVATION

 

 

Emil Vassilev

representative of the Contact Bureau – Bundesfeier – Koblentz – GER.

 

 

Marieta Zaharieva

DIRECTOR OF – BSMEPA – BULGARIAN SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRICES PROMOTION AGENCY

 

 

Stamen Yanev
DIRECTOR OF BAI – INVEST BULGARIA AGENCY

 

 

Roman Angelov

CEO of Dimiroma Group

 

 

Iliya Grozdanov

Dinova, Rusev & Partners.

 

 

Todor Yotov

CEO, WikiEye & Investment Security Agency – London –GB

 

 

Amos Halfon

Manager for Central & Eastern Europe

 

 

Pavel Kaminsky
CISSP, CEH,Partner & Head of Technology at Seven Security Group

 

 
Asya Mihailova

 

 

Day 3: COOPERATION IN UAV, EVs & AEROSPACE INDUSTRY

 

Svetoslav Spasov
Ambassador – Permanent Mission of the Bulgaria to the UN & OSCE

 

 

Col. Ass. Prof Ivan Gurgakov

Club “Missile Force”

 

 

Goerg Hajzok

Manager SE Europe

 

 

Karolina Żyłka-Mróz

Export Manager – PCO SA – POLAND

 

 

Boyan Zahariev

Security and ICT expert, development director in IKEM Jsc.

 

 

Ventsislav Dyakov

Executive Director SECURE GSM
 

Andre Breitung

Vice President Sales Naval Systems (Power of Attorney) – Firm Rheinmetall Air Defence / Switzerland.

 

 

Major Ivailo Franz

Managing owner of consulting company “Franz& Co.”

 

 

David Levy

Director of Israeli Center for Science nd Culture in Bulgaria

 

 

Col. Ass. Prof Stancho Stanchev

President of Bulgarian Military History Commission

 

 

Col. Prof. Dimitar Nedyalkov

Head of the Department of Air Force and Air Defense

 

 

Vladimir Tomov

CEO in FINTRAC Ltd. – financial consultancy company

 

 

Colonel Jordan Penkov

Chairman of Defence Industry Club