A place where sector experts and members can explore, ideate and collaborate.
The GRASP Annual Conference is our network’s flagship event which brings together leading experts, members and decision makers in the private, public and not-for-profit sector. It is a space for GRASP members to connect with game changers and sector innovators through workshops and facilitated discussions to explore, ideate, collaborate, and generate new approaches that respond to the ever-changing needs, challenges and aspirations of young Romanian professionals globally.
Learn how to better respond to challenges and opportunities of an ever changing world of work
From keynote speeches, panel discussions and workshops featuring sector leading experts, to networking and social activities, GRASP’s annual conference is an event you don’t want to miss. This year’s theme, “Career Crossroads”, will arm you with the tactical know-how you need to better navigate the ever changing world of work. Join leading experts and GRASP members from around the world and help shape the future of young Romanian professionals around the world.
A global gathering in Copenhagen, Denmark.
GRASP’s Annual Conference will take place on Saturday 20 November in Copenhagen, Denmark at the Kulturhuset Indre By (Culture House Indre By), conveniently located just minutes away from Nørreport Station. If you have questions about how to find the venue or how to register for the event, our FAQ section contains all the information you need.
Address: Charlotte Ammundsens Pl. 3, 1359 København
Participants will have the opportunity to explore key topics and share their expertise with experts in career development and entrepreneurship. Our themes for this year’s annual conference are:
Broaden your horizons with inspiring activities, from daytime keynote speakers, panel discussions and workshops, to organised networking and social activities. We’ll update the agenda regularly as we move closer to the event.
09:15am – Registration and coffee
09:45am – Meet and Greet
10:00am – Welcome and opening remarks
10:15am – Keynote speech with Alexandru Grădinar, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania to the Kingdom of Denmark and Iceland
10:30am – Keynote speech with Chris Crespo, Co-founder of Nordic Fintech Magazine and Fast Forward Banking
10:45am – THE REALITY PANEL with Martin Justesen, Ana Todor, Daniel Bokor, Anton Vorobets and Chris Crespo (chair). Touching on questions such as “ What are my solutions if I don’t want a 9 to 5 job?” – “What’s the reality of being an entrepreneur or a freelancer abroad in 2021?” and “How do we equip ourselves to compete in a fast-paced, ever-changing market?”, this panel discussion will explore new models and approaches to developing future skills for young people embarking on a self-employed journey far away from home.
11:30am – Networking
11:50am – From feeling lost to finding direction: how coaching can unleash your potential. How often did you come to a point in your life where you felt confused about what it was that you were supposed to do, wanted to do, where you wanted to be and how you wanted to go about making a career or when it comes to your personal life? Coaching is well placed to help people address both personal and professional challenges. Mihaela Popa will introduce you briefly to the world of coaching, present a selection of coaching models and tools and invite you to practice on the spot.
12:50pm – Lunch and networking
13:50pm – A plan for my future self. Design thinking is a process for creative problem solving that has a human-centered core. The process starts with taking action and understanding the right questions while embracing simple mindset shifts and tackling problems from a new direction. Sandra Wdowiak will share how design thinking methodology can help you understand and plan the steps you need to take now in order to fulfill your career ambitions. In this session, you’ll have the opportunity to reflect on your key values, hopes, fears and goals.
15:20pm – Keynote speech with Alexandru Filip, Managing Partner, McKinsey
16:00pm – BURNING BRIGHT OR BURNING OUT with Maria Duduman, Cristina Tatomir, Andrei Kurtuy, Ana Afteni and Ștefan Cibian (Chair). As the world of work is changing, people are now more than ever trying to find jobs that are satisfying, meaningful and enable them to achieve their full potential. No matter where you are in your career, you can often find yourself feeling stuck without any clear direction as to what your next professional step should be. This panel will share stories of people who overcame this feeling of being stuck and will provide some practical lessons on how to move towards identifying your career potential.
16:45pm – Closing remarks and networking
From industry experts and influencers, to decision makers and entrepreneurs, our speakers are all experts in their respective fields. Come along and be inspired to take your career to the next level. Stay tuned as we will be regularly updating this page with confirmed speakers.
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