30th anniversary conference

30 September 2021,
9:15 – 12:30

The theme is “Past, Present and Future”, or transformations of economy, labour market and educational institutions

The keynote lecture will be given by Jan Švejnar, the economist and co-founder of CERGE-EI.





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"Past, Present and Future"

What are the changes in the labour market and the requirements for university graduates?
What are the changes in economy, business and education and what are the prospects in these areas?
How to know one’s way around an ever-changing world and what to prepare for?

Come to celebrate the faculty’s anniversary. Together with our guests, you can open a discussion about the social situation 30 years ago and today, and its prospects in the next 30 years.


Keynote lecture

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Jan Švejnar, economist and co-founder of CERGE-EI

Professor of Global Political Economy and Director of the Center on Global Economic Governance at Columbia University, New York. He co-founded the Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education at Charles University (CERGE), which later became part of CERGE-EI, where he chairs the Executive and Supervisory Committee.

Within the Economics Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, he leads the IDEA think-tank and has long been involved in the study of microeconomics, labour economics and global economic development. He is the 2015 winner of the IZA Prize in Labor Economics and recipient of the Neuron Prize for Contribution to World Science (2012).

Panel discussion

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Dana Kovaříková, Head of the European Commission Representation in the Czech Republic

Dana is a graduate of Masaryk University, where she studied Economics and Media Studies, and Journalism. She also graduated from Sociology of Social Change at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, and the University of Rennes 1 in France.

Dana started her career in the European Commission at the Directorate General for Press and Communication in 2002. In Brussels, she worked at the Secretariat General of the European Commission or at the Directorate‑General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology. She is currently based in Prague as Head of the European Commission Representation in the Czech Republic, where she previously worked as Head of Political Reporting since 2013.

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Igor Mesenský, Partner a CEE Head of M&A v KPMG

Igor is one of the leading experts in M&A advisory in the Czech Republic. He has been in the field of sales and acquisitions for over 25 years and has worked on more than a hundred transactions during that time. His career in KPMG has started in 2018.

Having worked for large corporations, leading multinationals, but especially for small and medium-sized business owners across industries. Igor has gained experience in domestic and cross-border transactions, company privatisations and valuation projects. His most significant transactions include the privatisation of Komerční banka and the sale of the Aral petrol station network. More recently, the acquisition of Innogy and the sale of BEST, a.s. and IZOS, s.r.o. He studied at the University of Economics in Prague and in his spare time he likes playing golf, traveling and riding a motorcycle. Apart from that, he is a big rugby fan.

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Jaroslava Rezlerová, Managing Director ManpowerGroup

Since 2001, Jaroslava has worked as CEO of ManpowerGroup, the largest staffing firm in the Czech Republic with a turnover of CZK 4 billion, which annually finds jobs for 24,000 people through its 35 branches.

She is a founding member and President of the Association of HR Service Providers (APPS), which connects the largest recruitment and employment agencies. The association significantly contributes to labour law amendment aiming at larger openness and flexibility, and strives to create conditions for successful development of a stable labour market. She is Vice President of People Management Forum – a non-profit organization for HR professionals, which brings together the largest industry team in the Czech Republic. Since 2018, she has been a member of the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce.

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Marek Třeška, Managing Director at HARTMANN-RICO

Marek is a graduate from the Faculty of Economics and Administration MU, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien and University of Minnesota. He has been working at HARTMANN-RICO since 1998.

He has held various management positions in sales, marketing and finance both in the parent company in Germany and in subsidiaries of the HARTMANN Group. After returning from abroad, he was elected to the Board of Directors in 2010 and became Managing Director of HARTMANN-RICO in the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 2016.


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