A little bit of everything. Come and get inspired by speakers from all around the world, discuss the topics, which will help you move profesionally further. In the afternoon, come gather some knowledge and have som fun with your children at our Responsible Market. The biggest CSR conference will be once more focused on SDGs, and, just as the last year, your host at the CEE CSR Summit will be Lukáš Bakoš from Maxman Consultants.

Main Programme
(9:00 – 12:00)

08:00 - 09:00 | Registration and morning coffee with Tchibo


09:00 - 09:10 | Opening
  • Lenka Surotchak, CEO, Pontis Foundation
  • H. E. Adam Sterling, Ambassador of the United States of America in Slovakia
  • Michal Liday, President, Business Leaders Forum / Chairman of the Board of Directors and General Director, Tatra banka
09:10 - 09:35 | Co-creation as an Inspiring Way to Sustainable Success

You do not have to do everything by yourself. Make co-creation a ‘normal’ way of working in your company.

Maarten Pieters, Signify (NL)

09:35 - 10:00 | The Complexity of CSR in Retail

It’s not simple to implement CSR in retail but it’s not impossible.

Lavinia Kochanski, Kaufland (DE)

10:00 - 10:45 | How to Talk about Diversity in a Way That Will Be Understood

What needs to be changed if we don’t want companies to see diversity as an obligation that needs to be reported to the head office?

Panel discussion: Barbora Ruščin, Deutsche Telekom (SK), Alessandro Lagazio, IKEA (IT)

10:45 - 11:00 | Coffee break with Tchibo
11:10 - 11:35 | Happy at Home – Happier at Work

Empower your people with the right tools to take care of themselves.

Pia Webb, Quality of Life Expert (SE)

11:35 - 12:00 | Philanthropy as a Driver of Systems Change

Supporting hearing-impaired children is a good investment for the state.

Tatiana Švrčková, Slovak Telekom, Soňa Slobodníková, Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic

12:00 - 13:00 | Lunch


Discussion Round Tables
(13:00 – 15:00)

LAGOM – The Scandinavian Recipe for a Happy Life (ENG)

How to help your employees achieve harmony in life.

Discussion led by: Pia Webb, Career Coach


A Healthy Office

How to promote employee health other than by paying for gym memberships.

Discussion led by: Dušan Matuška, OCTAGO; Kamil Šimkovič, Cvič


Fake News – the Responsibilities of Companies and Media Outlets

How to combat the spread of misinformation in society.

Discussion led by: Peter Jančárik, Seesame; Ján Záborský, TREND

SDG 4 / SDG 9

Female- and Parent-Friendly Companies

How to promote workplace diversity effectively.

Discussion led by: Lucia Skraková, Accenture


Audit-Confirmed Equal Remuneration of Men and Women

How to successfully obtain the international Equal Salary certificate.

Discussion led by: Marcela Krajčová, Philip Morris Slovakia

SDG 5 / SDG 8

What Is Preventing Us from Conducting (Responsible) Business in Slovakia?

What legislative barriers companies encounter when creating sustainable strategies.

Discussion led by: Petra Satinová, Slovak Business Agency

SDG 8 / SDG 16

Everything You Wanted to Know About the Principles of Co-Creation (ENG)

How to start co-creating in your company.

Discussion led by: Maarten Pieters, Signify

SDG 8 / SDG 17

Strengthen Your Employees’ Potential for Innovation

How to collect excellent ideas directly from those who have the most insight.

Discussion led by: Michal Satur, Tatra banka


Can Developers Conduct Business Responsibly?

How to carry out real estate development projects with respect towards the community and the environment.

Discussion led by: Radek Pšenička, YIT

SDG 9 / SDG 11 / SDG 16

Employing the Marginalized Roma

How to address a lack of labor while jump-starting social change.

Discussion led by: Michaela Mudroňová, People in Need Slovakia, Jaroslav Grygar, Whirlpool Slovakia

SDG 10

Sustainability in Practice: from Separation to Zero Waste

How to engage employees in good practices when sorting the waste and make their company eco-friendly. 

Discussion led by: Hana Nováková, Katarína Kretter, ENVI-PAK

SDG 12

Can You Identify Greenwashing?

How to choose the right green activity to support financially.

Discussion led by: Markéta Svobodová, IKEA; Kristína Hudeková, čiernalabuť.sk

SDG 13

SDGs – A New Era of Socially Responsible Business

How companies can cooperate with the State when fulfilling the Sustainable Development Goals.

Discussion led by: Sandra Salamonová, Prime Minister’s Office for Investments and Informatization of the Slovak Republic

SDG 17