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DAY 1

09:00

Welcome to ZEST
BERNARD AGIUS | Malta Communications Authority
SIMON AZZOPARDI | TAKEOFF

Breaking Borders
MIKE REINER | Amazon Web Services

09:30

Panel Discussion – Breaking Borders
Moderated by HERMAN GRECH | Times of Malta
Panel: JOSEPH CALLEJA, World-renowned Tenor & Cultural Ambassador for Malta; REINHOLD KARNER, Global Success Advisor and Mentor to Entreprenerus; MIKE REINER, Amazon Web Services; and DR. DAVID DARMANIN, Hotjar

Rise of the User
DR. DAVID DARMANIN | Hotjar

11:00

The FinTech Revolution: How FinTech is Democratising Finance in the Same Way the Internet Democratised Information
DR. ABDALLA KABLAN | Scheduit

The Disruptive Potential of AI – How it is Changing Industry and Business
DR. JOHN ABELA | Ascent Software Ltd.

Collaborative APIs – Technology That Disrupts Traditional Industries
RICHARD DONOVAN | Ricston UK Ltd.

Panel Discussion – Industry
Moderated by RONALD ATTARD | EY Malta
Panel: RICHARD DONOVAN, Ricston UK Ltd.; DR. ABDALLA KABLAN, Scheduit; and DR. JOHN ABELA, Ascent Software Ltd. 

12:30

Fireside Chat: Changes in the PR Sector
MONTY MUNFORD | Weekly Forbes Columnist
Moderated by PETER GRECH | BRND WGN 

14:00

Disrupt. Inspire. Innovate. Recognised Tech Ambassadors
Presented by DR. EDWARD WOODS | Chairman, Malta Communications Authority, REINHOLD KARNER | Global Success Advisor and Mentor to Entrepreneurs

Light Your Fire!
NATHAN FARRUGIA | Up Your Level

14:45

Investing in EMEA Region
JULIE MEYER | Ariadne Capital

Investing in Tomorrow’s Business
VIDEESHA KUNKULAGUNTA | Redstone Digital

Building Investor Communities Around the World
TUGCE ERGUL | Angel Labs

Challenging the Stock Exchange, Banks and Crowdfunding
KAIDI RUUSALEPP | Funderbeam

16:30

Success or Failure? The Unspoken Truth behind Sustainable Entrepreneurship
REINHOLD KARNER | Global Success Advisor and Mentor to Entrepreneurs

Panel Discussion – Investment & Money
Moderated by DAVID PACE | KPMG Malta
Panel: REINHOLD KARNER, Global Success Advisor and Mentor to Entrepreneurs; JULIE MEYER, Ariadne Capital; TUGCE ERGUL, AngelLabs; VIDEESHA KUNKULAGUNTA, Redstone Digital; KAIDI RUUSALEPP, Funderbeam; and DR. ANGELO DALLI, Bit8 

20:00

20:00 | Drinks @ MedAsia Playa – By Invitation Only

21:00 | ZEST Sundown Party @ MedAsia Playa – All ticket holders

 

 

DAY 2

09:00

Welcome to ZEST – Day 2

09:15

Panel Discussion – Based in Malta
Moderated by VALERY BOLLIER | Oulala Games
Panel: LEWIS HOLLAND, DiscountIF; STEPHEN CHETCUTI BONAVITA, Altaro Software; JACK CATOR, Privax Ltd.; CHRIS KAYE, Sherpa MSL; and KRIS JES PETERSON, CannonBall Invest

09:45

A Middle Eastern Perspective
DINA EL-SHENOUFY | Flat6Labs

How do Startups and Corporates Work Together? How do Ecosystems Differ?
DIDEM UN ATES | Microsoft Accelerators

Panel Discussion – Going Regional
Moderated by JOE CAMILLERI | PWC
Panel: DINA EL-SHENOUFY, Flat6Labs; DIDEM UN ATES, Microsoft; TUGCE ERGUL, Angel Labs; and MIKE REINER, Amazon Web Services 

11:20

How do Fast Expanding Companies Secure their Talent?
ALTAY URAL | Betsson

What to do to Build Sustainable and Growth-Supporting Culture?
MARC VON BROCKDORFF | Hotjar

Revolution in the World of Work
KAROLI HINDRIKS | Jobbatical.com

Managing Remote Teams
GILBERT CORRALES | Leaf Music

Panel Discussion – Talent
Moderated by ANDY LINNAS | TAKEOFF
Panel: ALTAY URAL, Betsson; MARC VON BROCKDORFF, Hotjar; KAROLI HINDRIKS, Jobbatical.com; and GILBERT CORRALES, Leaf Music

14:00

The Importance of being a Jackass Penguin
MILOS OBRADOVIC | Leo Burnett

The Art of Pricing
PATRICK CAMPBELL | Price Intelligently

Growing for Domination
ROSS KINGSLAND | IMG

No Need for a Marketing Wizard to Grow
MELVIN SALAS | Leaf Music

Crossing the Chasm, from Startup to Enterprise
SEBASTIAN CACHIA | Prezi

Panel Discussion – Marketing and Growth
Moderated by SIMON AZZOPARDI | TAKEOFF
Panel: PATRICK CAMPBELL, Price Intelligently; ROSS KINGSLAND, IMG; MELVIN SALAS, Leaf Music; and SEBASTIAN CACHIA, Prezi