International Business Congress (IBC) Annual General Meeting in Bonn, Germany: our participation


Delegation from UNECON led by Igor Maksimtsev took part in XXII IBC Annual General Meeting on May 30-31 in Bonn, Germany.
IBC stared at December 1997 on the Foundation conference of European Business Congress. Then it united 67 organizations. Today IBC is 123 companies from 25 countries. It is an actively developing independent non-profit organization which is opened for the whole world.  

Annual General Meeting is the core event of IBC. High-ranked governors, experts and companies TOP-management visit it every year. The Program is built on IBC committees reports on their performed achievements: implemented co-joint projects, researches, socially important campaigns, international competitions for students and young scientist, etc. 

Special guest of annual meeting 2019 was a member of Bundestag, former Minister for Foreign Affairs from and Vice-Chancellor of Germany - Sigmar Gabriel. A welcome speech gave Chairman of the Management Committee, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of PJSC Alexey Miller.

UNECON rector Igor Maksimtsev discussed on the conference «Nature Gas – a way to ecologically-clean economy» actual challenges of sustainable development and ecological issues. He also took part in working session of IBC Financial Comitee, Unecon implementing the co-joint project with since year 2012 .

Annually UNECON Academic council approves 20 students from socially distressed groups. They are in the following next 10 academicals month receive a financial support. All scholarship holders show excellent study performance with participation in scientific, public or in a sport University activities. Many of them have research publications in science journals.

Suchwise the scholarship program supports talented youth receive a quality education and exploit potential.

HES UNECON performs one more co-joint international project with IBC. «Youth Day» is a part of Saint-Petersburg International Gas Forum (SPIGF) since 2015. Vice-rector on Post-Diploma Education and Head of HES UNECON and deputy Head HES UNECON Pavel Metelev in the frameworks of «HR» IBC Committee working session presented event project for 2019.

This year «Youth Day» is divided into 2 stages:

- Virtual academy with participation of partner companies: Gazprom, Wintershall, Uniper, Gasunie, Shell, OMV, VNG, Siemens, Schneider Electric, ESMT and others). On the online platform future participants will receive unique knowledge from leading and executive experts.

- Events in Saint-Petersburg in the beginning of October 2019 in the frameworks of SPIGF (team-building, quest, situational game, meeting with top-management of gas companies) for those who is going to pass Virtual academy exams.

For the first time ever participants of Youth day receive a chance to study on 3-month crash course specially designed under the Youth Day project. The core attention of this IBC project goes on promoting energy sector for talented youth and on explaining them market trends and modern technologies. All these above makes Youth day important social project which gives students all over the world a chance to show their professional and leadership qualities and receive competitive experience though conversation with present company managers.

 On the IBC Annual General Meeting participants discuss on political and economic matters as well as in energy sector. They form an outlook on upcoming challenges which are new for the modern society and has not yet common solution. This work enables a deep understanding on changing worlds trends.

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