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Emerging Europe Talks

35 EpisodesProduced by Emerging EuropeWebsite

Emerging Europe Talks is a series of discussions offering insight and intelligence designed to help entrepreneurs, investors, governments and all knowledge-seekers navigate emerging Europe. The talks focus on innovation and technology, sustainable social and economic growth, and help the right peopl… read more

35 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

#35 #EETalks Partnership — data protection and privacy with Julian Zawistowski

August 17th, 2021


Large platforms such as Facebook, Amazon and Google collect more personal data than their users can imagine. The sensitivity of that data depends not …

#34 #EETalks People — Financial Literacy in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan with Zuhursho Rahmatulloev

August 3rd, 2021


The limited financial knowledge of Tajik consumers means that more than 40 per cent of the population spends all their income and accumulates debt.

#33 #EETalks Prosperity — Building an International Business with Oleg Krot

July 20th, 2021


Building and managing a global business has never been simple. 

It naturally has strategic benefits such as the ability to access new customer markets, new suppliers, and new partners. But it also has challenges like …

#32 #EETalks Prosperity — Opportunities in Fintech with Michael Rogalskiy

July 6th, 2021


In the early 1990s, after years of underdevelopment, the banking sector in emerging Europe had to start from scratch, playing catch-up with its peers elsewhere.

Now, in many areas, it leads. The development of mobile …

#31 #EETalks Prosperity — Understanding Online Presence with Katerina Sukhenko

June 15th, 2021


According to Google, 97 per cent of all internet users search for local businesses.

A strong online presence is therefore a critical component to marketing — regardless of the size of business and the sector. 

Social …

#30 #EETalks People — Georgian Tech Entrepreneurs with Alina Rozanova

May 25th, 2021


Although Georgia is a relative latecomer to the tech industry, recent developments and initiatives have shown a promising commitment to developing the industry.

With its slowly-improving education system and with 515 …

#29 #EETalks Prosperity — Innovation in Central Asia with Bruno Balvanera

May 11th, 2021


Innovation and digitalisation mean open, transparent and convenient opportunities for citizens and business.

While 59.5 per cent of the global …

#28 #EETalks Prosperity — Entrepreneurship in Montenegro with Uroš Bulatović

April 27th, 2021


Travel is what usually comes to mind when thinking about Montenegro, and it's no wonder.

In 2019, before the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, some …

#27 #EETalks Partnership — CEE and South Korea with Yonho Kim

April 13th, 2021


South Korea is one of the four Asian Tigers, which have steadily retained a high rate of economic growth since the 1960s.

It started as an …

#26 #EETalks People — Digital Habits with Monika Czerwonka

February 16th, 2021


Two in five Europeans feel that digital technologies are spreading too quickly, while nearly the same amount (39 per cent) say that the pace of …

#25 #EETalks Partnership — France and CEE with Romain Le Quiniou

February 9th, 2021


French President Emmanuel Macron doesn't have a good track record of collaboration with the emerging Europe region.

In 2017, he said that Poland, …

#24 #EETalks Prosperity — IT Landscape with Oleksii Toporkov

February 2nd, 2021


The emerging Europe region’s IT sector has in recent years garnered a reputation for producing high-value services through the use of a talented, skilled labour force, operating at consistently high rates of …

#23 #EETalks Planet — Sustainable Fashion with Magdalena Płonka

January 26th, 2021


The volume of apparel and footwear being produced globally was expected to have grown by 81 per cent to 102 million tons in 2020, according to report …

#22 #EETalks Prosperity — Start-up Ecosystems with Jerzy Brodzikowski

January 19th, 2021


Pandemic or not, start-ups are popping up at an exponential rate across emerging Europe and the rest of the world. Cities, regions and countries are now all trying to understand how to best assist these emergent …

#21 #EETalks Prosperity — Smart Urban Living with Radu Puchiu

January 12th, 2021


History has long demonstrated that epidemics spur innovation and new solutions. City sewerage systems, public transit and housing regulations are …

#20 #EETalks Peace — The Covid Pandemic's Impact on Democracy, with Anamaria Dutceac Segesten

December 22nd, 2020


In December last year, concepts such as lockdowns, quarantine, mask mandates, hand sanitisers and social distancing were unknown to most of us.

Over the last twelve months, however, they have become some of the most …

#19 #EETalks People: Female Leadership with Olga Grygier-Siddons

December 8th, 2020


Diverse business and political leaders are more likely to create greater value, spot and address risks and challenges than people with a similar …

#18 #EETalks Partnership: Emerging Europe’s Image with Craig Turp

December 1st, 2020


Few people from outside emerging Europe have witnessed more changes in the region than Craig Turp, who has lived and worked across Central and Eastern Europe for almost 25 years, first for travel guide publisher In Your …

#17 #EETalks Planet: Sustainable Business with Marek Dietl

November 24th, 2020


The implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015 made Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance – or ESG – paramount for investors across the world. Although Impact Investing and ESG …

#16 #EETalks Partnership: Three Seas Initiative with Thibault Muzergues

November 17th, 2020


Two weeks before its pivotal presidential election, the United States pledged up to one billion euros to the Three Seas Initiative (3SI). 

What many people are now wondering, however, is will the initiative be equally …

#15 #EETalks Prosperity: Entrepreneurship with Russ Shaw

November 10th, 2020


Today's technology start-ups thrive on fast delivery, implementing user feedback, and pivoting their approaches. However, testing assumptions, …

#14 #EEtalks Digital Economy in Serbia with Nenad Paunović

November 3rd, 2020


Serbia's technology sector is booming, already accounting for six per cent of the country’s GDP and employing around 45,000 individuals. In 2019, the …

#13 #EETalks Ethical Marketing with Dobrosława Gogłoza

October 20th, 2020


The Covid-19 pandemic is changing the way we eat, with the number of British consumers turning to a plant-based diet growing faster than ever. In June this year, there were 1.1 million vegans in the UK, and the number …

#12 #EETalks Future of Media with Kinga Incze

October 6th, 2020


The COVID-19 pandemic has affected both traditional media and online platforms. It’s not only an unprecedented economic challenge. Social distancing disrupts the complete physical media value chain. It rewrites basic …

#11 #EETalks Real Estate (Crowdfunding) with Gustas Germanavičius

September 22nd, 2020


Tallinn-based property and fintech start-up EvoEstate, which Emerging Europe included in its list of 10 start-ups from the region to watch in 2020, continues to disrupt the real estate market and make it more democratic …

#10 #EETalks Cross-Cultural Sales with Kasia Lanucha and Bob Spence

September 15th, 2020


Which international sales method should be used when selling software as a service (SaaS) to UK buyers? How to understand the way British buyers do …

#9 #EETalks Capital Markets with Marek Dietl

September 8th, 2020


In April 2021, the Warsaw Stock Exchange will celebrate its 30th anniversary. In the three decades since it was launched, it has achieved a great deal, not least being classified as a developed market by FTSE …

#8 #EETalks IT with Mike Beares

September 1st, 2020


IT service providers from across emerging Europe, especially smaller ones and those from less-known geographies, often struggle to present their value proposition to international buyers looking to outsource to the …

#7 #EETalks International Relations (CEE and the US) with Tyson Barker

August 18th, 2020


In mid-August, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Czechia, Slovenia, Austria and Poland signed a new defence agreement with Poland that will …

#6 #EETalks Technology (Modern Communications) with Victoria Masso

August 4th, 2020


The coronavirus that kept people contained in their homes for three months has already reoriented our relationship with the outside world and with each other, and will have an enormous impact on how we interact, how we …

#5 #EETalks Business (Customer Experience) with Peter Ryan

July 21st, 2020


Numerous research studies show a strong correlation between employee experience and customer experience, with one claiming that companies with highly-engaged employees outperform their competitors by 147 per cent.

But …

#4 #EETalks Travel with Mark Baker

July 6th, 2020


Some parts of emerging Europe are once again opening up to international tourists, while others - including some countries which have been successful …

#3 #EETalks Politics (Presidential Election in Poland) with Aleks Szczerbiak

June 22nd, 2020


Poland will finally hold a presidential election this coming Sunday, June 28, having postponed the original vote, scheduled for May 10, due to the …

#2 #EETalks FDI with Elias van Herwaarden

June 9th, 2020


Investment promotion agencies responsible for attracting foreign direct investment seem to have been in suspension during the pandemic. Andrew Wrobel speaks to Elias van Herwaarden, principal at Locationperspectives …

#1 #EETalks Health with Balázs Fürjes

May 26th, 2020


The coronavirus has been with us in Europe since the end of January and it is clear that it has changed our lives in an unprecedented way.  
In this episode of Emerging Europe Talks Health, Andrew Wrobel speaks with …

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