Veleposlaništvo RS Ankara /Novice /

10th International Conference of European Leadership Centre (ELC)



Dear business leaders,

On behalf of the IEDC-Bled School of Management I am very pleased to invite you to participate in our tenth European Leadership Centre’s conference which will be devoted to the theme of “The EU and Turkey; Business and Political Leadership for a Common Future”. The conference will take place at the IEDC-Bled School of Management on June 7 and 8, 2012. As every year the conference will discuss the most pertinent leadership issues and will be a dialogue between business and government leaders, NGO and media representatives as well as leadership experts and researchers.

The speakers, panelists and participants will discuss the following themes:
- EU and Turkey: A Leadership Challenge
- Europe and Turkey: Historical Links, Actual Relations and the Future
- Current Political and Investment Climate
- The Role of Multinationals in Developing EU – Turkey Business Relationships
- The Role of Small and Medium Sized Business in Developing EU – Turkey Business Relationships
- Leadership Challenge: A Success Story of EU – Turkey partnership

We kindly ask you to reserve the date of June 7 and 8, 2012 in your agendas and to join more than 500 participants – business, government, NGO and media leaders, as well as leadership professors, experts and researchers who have so far participated in yearly conferences of the European Leadership Centre.

The conference is co-organized with Centre for Leadership Studies, University of Exeter; International Leadership Association, USA and Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe, Austria. Since the conference this year is devoted to Turkey, we have invited Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEIK) to be our partner this year.
After each conference we publish conference proceedings with all the speeches and discussions which represents an important contribution to leadership research.  

Looking forward to receiving you at Bled on June 7 and 8, 2012 I send you many kind regards.


Prof. Danica Purg
IEDC-Bled School of Management
N.B.: For conference attendance and registration please contact Mrs. Barbara Vilfan ELC conference coordinator at barbara.vilfan(at)


EU and Turkey (.pdf)

Programme for business leaders from Turkey (.pdf)