Event Date/Time: Jul 12, 2004 End Date/Time: Jul 14, 2004
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"An excellent forum for the exchange of experience and information between interested experts and solution providers in a pleasant atmosphere, with the opportunity to lead numerous high-quality meetings with decision makers from all areas of industry. We will be back, that´s for sure!"
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Eastern European Businesses are striving to achieve rapid growth in the areas of technology and business development. The EECIO Summit will explore the multiple dimensions necessitating significant changes to the technology advancements within Eastern Europe. Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Slovakia, and the Baltic States are preparing for EU Accession and the move towards globalisation. However, one must first walk before he can run and it is critical now to be implementing the right policies and infrastructure in order to properly prepare for the growth and globalisation on the horizon.

The EECIO Summit offers Technology, Hardware, Software and Service Providers the opportunity to meet, one on one, with pre-qualified buyers based on their budgetary responsibility and their proven ability to sign of on technology products & services for their organisations. Three days of one-to-one business meetings are combined with an agenda of keynote presentations, discussion groups and networking activities to deliver an efficient, unparalleled direct sales channel with proven results.

Executive Conference Programme
Eastern European Businesses are challenged to achieve rapid growth in the areas of technology and business development. The Summit for IT Professionals 2004 (EECIO Summit) will explore the multiple dimensions necessitating significant changes to the technology advancements within Eastern Europe. In May, countries are preparing for EU Accession and others will follow soon, most of their businesses are moving towards globalisation. However, one must first walk before he runs and it is critical now to be implementing the right policies and infrastructure in order to properly prepare for the growth and globalisation on the horizon.

A simultaneous programme of presentations, workshops and discussion groups will address a combination of technology, business and economic issues affecting the executive delegation and are geared specifically to meet the needs of confirmed delegates.

Keynote sessions
Macroeconomic and Political Issues affecting Eastern Europe’s Business Outlook

The Central and Eastern European political and economic forefront is rapidly evolving. Keynote Sessions are attended by the entire delegation and address the near and distant outlook and its outcomes on business and technology development.

Presentation titles include

- Clear and Present Danger: How Ready Are We For The Future Impact of EU Accession?

- Fiscally Healthy and Friendly: Attracting Foreign Investment And Achieving Profitable Gains

- Ever So Watchful: Measuring Performance and Embracing The Best Western Strategies To Streamline Eastern European Business Markets

- Going Virtual: E-Government and E-Business Plans and Possibilities for Closer Communal Communication

- Corporate Culture in Eastern Europe

- Identifying, Understanding and Mitigating Economic Risk Factors

- Applying Western Concepts to Eastern Business

- Creating and Executing Successful Plans for Business & Technology Integration

Each session will focus on creating strategies for technology development and growth that are geared to work with and drive overall business development and success. With the Eastern European business being in myriad states of technology development, multiple sessions will be given.

Focus Session 1: Information Technology Management Policy
Tendencies in Development of Information Systems

Focus Session 2: The Corporate as an IT Consumer
Outsourcing – Working with Outside Suppliers

Focus Session 3: ERP Systems as a Part of the IT Consumer

Focus Session 4: Security and the Corporate Database
Information Security Across New Frontiers

Data Analysis, Modelling of Data

Deployment of Advanced Data Warehouse Technologies for a Market Research Application

Technology Applications Presentations
CRM (Siebel) Implementation

Banking & Finance:

· E-government

· Business system planning and management

· Network

· Information security

The Bulgarian Central Banking Systems – Recent Developments, Challenges and Lessons Learnt

Telecommunications:

Role of the Mobile Telecommunications in Empowering Civil Society

Geographic Discussion Groups and/or Spotlights:

· The Central Eastern Europe

· Baltic Region

· The Balkans

· Focus on Russia

SibAcademSoft Association:

Cooperation of IT business, local authorities and the Academy of Sciences with the aims to improve investment conditions and provide legal support to IT development in Russia.

Geographic Focus Discussion Groups:

Additional sessions will be held with focus on each region’s specific, business, socio-economic and technology challenges and will include Focus Groups on:

The Central Eastern Europe, The Baltic region, The Balkans and a Special Focus Group covering the Global Perception of the Economics, Politics and Business in Russia.

Venue

Additional Information

Centrally located in the heart of Prague, close to Old Town Square, The Prague Marriott brings unparalleled standards of comfort and service to one of Europe's most beautiful and exciting cities. Located in the heart of the Old Town and beside the famous Municipal House, the Prague Marriott is recognized as being one of the city's best large luxury hotels geared towards high-income tourists and business folk alike. A spacious lobby area prepares guests for the modern, comfy rooms. The large mezzanine section offers numerous conference spaces and a gala hall holding up to 1,000 people, while the restaurant has earned a good reputation for offering theme menus, featuring selected dishes from various European countries which change every couple of weeks. Word of the scrumptious brunch has spread around town and it is now extremely popular, as is the fitness centre downstairs which is possibly the best in the city. Founded in 1983 marcus evans now employs over 2000 employees operating in 31 countries around the world. The company has revenues in excess of $350m, generated from clients from the majority of the world's top 1000 companies. marcus evans specialises in the research and development of strategic events for senior business executives. From our international network of offices, marcus evans produces over 1000 event days a year on strategic issues in corporate finance, telecommunications, technology, health, transportation, capital markets, human resources and business improvement. Above all marcus evans provides clients with business information and knowledge that enables them to sustain a valuable competitive advantage and makes a positive contribution to their success. The Eastern European CIO Summit is exclusively owned and produced by marcus evans (Cyprus) Ltd. For all administration issues, please contact: Mark Ram, Marketing Manager at markr@marcusevanscy.com

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