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2023 EMEA Regional Conference

Programme Schedule

Final Working Programme 

Working sessions on Friday will take place in Tsar Dusan 2&3 room at the Hilton Belgrade.

Working sessions on Saturday will take place in Conference room 1 at the Hilton Belgrade.

Lunches will take place in the Two Kings restaurant at the Hilton Belgrade.

The suggested dress code is business casual for the working sessions and the dress code for social events is specified under each event.


3:00pm - 5:00pm

Conference Registration
Register and pick up your badge and conference materials between these times.
Lobby, Hilton Belgrade Hotel

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Welcome Drinks Reception 
Karanovic & Partners Offices
Dress Code: Smart Casual

8:00pm - 10:30pm

Dinner at Restaurant Lovac
Dress Code: Smart Casual


9:20am - 9:40am

Welcome and attendee introductions
Jon Heuvel, EMEA Regional Chair
Marko Ketler, Karanovic & Partners

9:40am - 10:10am

Ice-breaker activity

10:10am - 11:10am

What's next for law firm leadership?
Jelena Uzelac, Founder & Chief Change Consultant, What's Next?
New perspectives on leadership, strategy and culture in law firms. Presentation followed by interactive discussion.
Jelena's biography

11:10am - 11:40am

Coffee Break

11:40am - 12:45pm

Legal Tech: Lawyers with technology superpowers
Rastko Petaković, Senior Partner, Karanovic & Partners

Srdjan Dejanović, Legal Transformers
Srdjan's Biography

Jorn Vanysacker, Co-CEO & Founder, Henchman
Jorn's Biography

12:45pm - 1:00pm

Charity presentation -Čika Boca

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Buffet Lunch
Two Kings Restaurant

2:00pm - 2:40pm

Innovating legal services:
Schalast's creation of Clarius Legal

2:40pm - 3:40pm

How to biohack your brain
Alexandra Neilan, Co-Founder, Health is Wealth Group
This session explores the role of inflammation, the microbiome, nutrients and hormones in cognitive function and mental health. It looks at how we might influence those factors by adjusting our physical health through tools such as nutrition, exercise, sleep and supplementation. It looks at how we can support our brain function with diet and lifestyle and prioritise activities that will help us build longterm mental resilience.
Alexandra's biography

3:40pm - 4:10pm

Coffee Break

4:10pm - 5:10pm

Navigating change in the age of Digital Darwinism
Vladimir Vulic, Digital transformation strategist; Co-founder and President, Digitalizuj.Me
In today’s dynamic world, with advancing digital technologies and lines between industries blurred, businesses need innovation more than ever. The ever-accelerating rate of change is overwhelming the ability of incumbent firms to keep up. They find themselves in the field of fire, torn between the rapidly shifting customer behaviours and markets and the deep-rooted organisational inertia that inhibits necessary change. Once-innovative companies are struggling to stay alive, and century-old business models, which made them successful thus far, are being rendered irrelevant overnight. We need to reimagine our companies to be fit for the digital age. Leaders must encourage the right mindset and empower their people to evolve from an old command-and-control model, towards the new network model that embraces cross-functional collaborative behaviours. The big question today is how to unleash your organisation’s innovation potential. Let’s start with you - is your organisation well-positioned to reinvent itself and foster future growth?
Vladimir's biography


Closing Remarks

9:00pm - Late

Dinner & Cabaret at Lafayette Cuisine Cabaret Club
A unique concept and example of a real world cabaret in Belgrade! Lafayette is a conscious Serbian cabaret; we will be entertained by theatre-style performances while enjoying dinner. An unforgettable experience!
Dress code: Elegant and chic - attire suitable for attending a cabaret


10:00am - 10:05am

Welcome to Day Two
Jon Heuvel, EMEA Regional Chair

10:05am - 10:50am

EMEA Regional Meeting

10:50am - 11:20am

Multilaw Global Office: Insights and Updates
Adam Cooke, Chief Executive Officer
Jacob Kirkham, Growth Manager

Join us to hear the latest developments in the network, recruitment of new firms and future plans.

11:20am - 11:40am

Coffee Break

11:40am - 12:40pm

Practice Group BD Sessions

12:40pm - 12:50pm

New Member Firm Introduction - DPC, Bulgaria

12:50pm - 1:00pm

Closing Remarks
Marko Ketler, Karanovic & Partners

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Buffet Lunch
Two Kings Restaurant

2:30pm - 5:30pm

Guided City Walking Tour of Belgrade - Optional
Dress code: Casual

8:00pm - 11:00pm

Closing Dinner at Langouste - Optional 
Dress code: Smart Casual