The Agenda

Get to know our list of activities for each day.

8:30 TO 9:30

Reception and Registration

Get your accreditation and a pack of goodies

9:30 TO 10:00


Short and sweet introduction to two days of inspiring talks and discussions, with an overview of Impact Conference long-term goals

Vladica Jovanović, Brodoto
Teo Petricevic, ACT Group

10:00 TO 10:30

Keynote: Impact Investing - the power of socially good investment

Why is impact investing the future of all investing and what makes it a superior form of investment.

David Batstone, Just Business (USA)

10:30 TO 12:00

Panel: Investing for impact and big returns

Is investing for impact a trend or a challenge? How do (social) investment funds incorporate impact in their activities? Where expectations of social investors and social entrepreneurs/impact ventures can meet? Leading social impact investors will share their views and experiences in applying capital investment for common good.

Carmen Palafox, MiLa Capital (USA)
Luciano Balbo, Oltre Venture (ITA)
Sana Kapadia, Spring (CAN)
Mona Shah, Harry Specters (GBR)
Dinko Novoselec, FeelsGood Impact Fund (CRO)
Moderator: Ewa Konczal, EVPA (POL)

12:00 TO 12:30

Coffee and networking

Drink some coffee or tea, hydrate, say hello to some friends and mingle with some strangers

12:30 TO 14:00

Ecosystem building for impact investing

It takes a (global) village to develop a truly enabling environment for development and growth of impact investing ecosystem. We are taking a look into different practices and trends and how we can apply them to SEE and CEE ecosystems

Daniel Sorrosal, FEBEA (FRA)
Mark Norbury, Ultd/GSEN (GBR)
Raphaelle Sebag, GSG, Impact Invest Lab France (FRA)
Nikica Marinković, Box System (SRB)
Mejra Juzbašić Bajgorić, Finance in Motion, as advisor to EFSE (BIH)
Moderator: Silvia Manca, EIF (LUX)

14:00 TO 15:00


Get your energy boost, discuss your thoughts from the sessions, catch up on your e-mails (if you really have to)

15:00 TO 16:15

Parallel sessions

I Regional funds for impact investing

A deeper look in regional impact funds and what it takes to get investment - regional stakeholders and entrepreneurs pitch in their two cents on the topic

Nikola Stefanović, SEAF (SRB)
Vesna Bajsanski-Agić, Mozaik Foundation (BIH)
Ivana Stančić, SMART Collective (SRB)
Srđa Iveković, FeelsGoodImpact Fund (CRO)
Predrag Borojević, Funky Guerilla (BIH)
Moderator: Sanja Živković, ACT Group (CRO)

II Beyond CSR - regional models and going the extra mile

What corporations are doing and what they can do beyond the status quo to meet the bigger impact

Tijana Koprivica, Delta Holding (SRB)
Sasha Lipman, Hackabu (AUT)
Miloš Paunović, Nordeus (SRB)
Igor Stajić, (SRB)
Moderator: Neven Marinović, SMART Collective (SRB)

16:15 TO 16:30

Short break

16:30 TO 17:45

Impact ventures pitch

Carmen Palafox, MiLA Capital (USA)
NIkola Stefanović, SEAF (SRB)
Luciano Balbo, Oltre Venture (ITA)
Sana Kapadia, Spring (CAN)
Emiliya Angelova, MoveBg (BUG)
Vaclav Pavlecka, Air Ventures (CZE)
Zoran Puljić, Mozaik Foundation (BIH)
Srđa Iveković, FeelsGood Impact Fund (CRO)

17:45 TO 18:00

Wrap up for Day I

9:00 TO 9:30

Reception and Registration

9:30 TO 10:00

Keynote: Managing impact - the crucial task at hand

Why we should be creating as much positive change in people's lives as we can and what needs to change for this to happen.

Jeremy Nicholls, Social Value International, Impact Management Project (GBR)

10:00 TO 11:30

Panel: Trends and challenges in impact measurement

The world is changing - whoever you are you need to measure the impact you are creating. We take a look at different approaches - how do investors, social businesses, corporations, non-profits see it and do it

Jaan Aps, Estonian Social Enterprise Network (EST)
Annica Johansson, Reach for Change (SWE)
Pawel Nizinski, B corp Europe (POL)
Filippo Montesi, Human Foundation (ITA)
Gerd Hofielen, Economy for the Common Good (GER)
Moderator: Zoran Puljić, Mozaik Foundation (BIH)

11:30 TO 12:00

Coffee and networking

Have a coffee or just mingle and meet people who are changing the world

12:00 TO 13:15

Parallel panel sessions

We move to three different spaces for more in depth discussions on social impact investing and how are we fueling it in the fields of climate and agriculture, children and education and women and entrepreneurship

I Climate and agriculture

Kamil Szydlowski, InnoEnergy (POL)
Lalit Gautam, Sensegrass (FRA)
Jelena Anđelić, Agro Iris/Initiative for Development & Cooperation (SRB)
Ana Seke, UNDP (SRB)
Sandra Vlašić, Terra Hub/EIT Climate-KIC Hub Croatia CRO)
Moderator: Marko Gregovic, Brodoto (CRO)

II Children and education

Tatiana Burmistrova, Reach for Change (RUS)
Stoyana Stoeva, Social Tea House (BUG)
Regina De Dominicis, UNICEF
Maja Kremić, Novak Đoković Foundation (SRB)
Ana Koeshall, Divac Foundation (SRB)
Moderator: Marija Mažić, Reach for Change (CRO)

III Women and entrepreneurship

Carmen Pallafox, MiLa Capital (USA)
Zoran Ristić, Unicredit (SRB)
Irma Zulic, Fondacija 787 (BIH)
Marijana Savić, Bagel Bagel (SRB)
Moderator: Bistra Kumbaroska, Heartbeats Innovation & Communication (MAC)

13:15 TO 14:15


14:15 TO 15:45

Panel: Impact Management trends and challenges

All enterprises and investments generate positive and negative outcomes for people
and the planet. Practices are different for investors to those of enterprises,
as well as intermediary and supporting organizations - what's different and what are the challenges and success stories?

Kevin Goldberg, GROUPE SOS (FRA)
John Kearns, PARTAS (IRL)
Sreten Vranic, Erste banka Serbia (SRB)
Jeremy Nicholls, Social Value International (GBR)
Vaclav Pavlecka, Air Ventures (CZE)
Moderator: Goran Jeras, ZEF (CRO)

15:45 TO 16:00

Short break

16:00 TO 17:15

Best Nonprofit Campaigns

Who are the best campaigns from the region? We close the conference with an award ceremony for nonprofits with most innovative, visible and impactful campaigns in 2018 from Serbia and Croatia.

17:15 to 17:30

Closing Ceremony


Why should you be here?

This is the only conference of its kind in SE Europe. But that's not the only reason to attend.


Number one rule of Impact 2018: no boredom. 20 minute presentations; 45 minute panels; 5 minute pitches!


Companies need nonprofits. Social enterprises need investors. Everyone that you need to meet will probably be here.


We hate conferences where you can't approach the speakers. We are making sure that all speakers are available for questions.

Carbon minimal

Special gifts for everyone arriving sustainably (bicycle / train / tram).


Every participant will receive a bag of goodies provided by our sponsors and partners.

Stay in Touch

All registered participants will get access to the contact database with all the participants (that approved this).

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