Impact 2018 Conference in Zagreb, Croatia

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Where:Museum of Contemporary Art, Avenija Dubrovnik 17, Zagreb 10000, Croatia

When:14th February 2018 until 15 Feb 2018 — from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM

This February in Zagreb, Croatia, Impact 2018 Conference will host investors in socially responsible projects, companies and organisations from all over Europe. The conference takes place on 14 and 15 February at the Museum of Contemporary Art and is organized by the agency Brodoto and ACT Group.

The aim of the conference is to bring together all those bringing about positive changes in society – private companies, investors, foundations, civil society and social enterprises.

“This event is intended to bring socially responsible businesses and organisations to a wider audience and with dynamic TED-style talks, presentations to create an engaging atmosphere for the speakers and the audience. We are especially proud of the fact that, for the first time in this part of Europe, we will gather so many representatives of different social impact funds from the US and Europe willing to invest significant funds into projects that bring direct benefits to  society,” said Marko Gregović, Conference Chair.

Impact 2018 will offer participants the opportunity to acquire new practical knowledge from a combination of talks, panel discussions and workshops delivered by over thirty highly qualified experts, including representatives of socially responsible companies such as IKEA, Patagonia and Erste Group.

“Anyone even vaguely interested in social impact or socially responsible projects will surely find this conference interesting. So far over thirty speakers have confirmed their attendance – among them some of the most influential names in the social innovations business – from Rodney Schwartz from the British investment bank ClearlySo, that annually invests millions into socially viable projects, to Rohit Dave from Twilio Impact Fund from Silicon Valley to Biljana Dakić Đorđević, who runs the innovative Trag Foundation in Serbia,” Teo Petričević, Program Director of Impact 2018 Conference.

In addition to engaging lectures and workshops, Impact 2018 conference will host a competition for the best social business idea to an audience of social impact investors.

The Impact 2018 Conference will be held with the support of the US Embassy, the German Marshall Fund, Croatian Ministry of Labour and Pension System, VIPnet, Heineken, and the European Fund for the Balkans among other sponsors.

Media Contact:

Marko Gregović