Speaker, Virtual Power Teams, Germany
Victoria is currently the Head of Physics and the Assistant Head of Science at Hasmonean High School, an outstanding school ranked the top non-selective comprehensive school in the country with consistently high standards in GCSE, AS and A Level examinations. Her experience in private, state and IB schools has enabled her to inspire young people to integrate learned science concepts into their everyday life and expand their perception of the world. In order to further motivate students and help them better understand the practical nature of physics, Victoria has been organising different projects, such as exploring renewable energy and taking scientific trips, one of which was the exciting visit to CERN. She recently completed her Masters in Environmental Engineering and is passionate about inspiring students to aim high, improve constantly and become lifelong learners.
Optimist – Humanist – Dad – Chef – Speaker – Author – Social Entrepreneur
Early in his career Leon became a chef, almost by accident. He worked in top restaurants in the Netherlands, France and England and later on he opened his own highly acclaimed fine dining restaurant. In 2001 he moved to London to start a fine food wholesale business supplying the top restaurants in the UK, importing from all over the world.
A profound inner experience in 2007 radically changed the course of his life resulting in giving up his business. He devoted a lot of time to understanding, integrating and deepening that transformation inside himself. It was time for change.
Leon became a social entrepreneur and started a charity to raise funds to feed children in developing countries. He helps people and businesses tap into their own greatness, empowering them to live a fully authentic life. During this time he has written three books.
In 2015 Leon went to Calais to cook for a few hundred refugees and ended up starting Calais Kitchens to supply foods to the thousands of refugees living in Northern France resulting in distributing food to more than 9000 people every week. All these experiences have resulted in his latest project: Compassion.
An accumulation of everything he has done in his life. Compassion will be a community restaurant where we focus on what we have in common not our differences. Sharing a meal has the power to create greater understanding and to change our perceptions. Compassion will be a community where we create a more beautiful world through the power of sharing a meal.
Alina joined the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment in April 2013. She is responsible for the engagement with policy and decision makers worldwide, and research on international climate change policy.
She joined the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change from KPMG, where she was Global Director for Climate Change and Carbon. She has fourteen years of experience in climate policy and international development.
Prior to KPMG, Alina has worked for a carbon-asset manager, First Climate, in Zurich, focusing on policies related to carbon markets. Before that, as a Programme Officer at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change based in Bonn, she supported international negotiations on post-2012 climate change regime.
Her professional experience also includes work for the Environmental Defence Fund in Washington, DC, focusing on climate policy in economies in transition; for Metroeconomica Ltd on resource abundance and economic growth, and for the Bureau of Economic Analysis, on climate policy in Russia.
Alina has extensive experience in providing advisory and capacity building services to governments, UN organisations and private sector, and in facilitating interministerial and multi-stakeholder dialogues on climate change.
Alina holds a BSc in Geography from Moscow State University, and an MSc and a PhD in Economics and International Development from the University of Bath, focused on factors of effectiveness of international climate change regime.
Robin is 70 and still full of energy with a strong desire for innovation and exploring ideas with a constant enquiring mind. He brings to any project or undertaking his experience in architecture and design for natural structures. Now living and working in Montenegro he specialises in renovation and construction of stone buildings for investors with a desire to follow the spiritual impact of building in a traditional way. Robin uses the strong and ancient form of divine proportions (golden proportions) to achieve not only the fusion of man and materials in buildings but the little recognised spiritual impact of peace of mind as occupiers.
Robin is one of the founder directors of the Montenegro Green Building Council and uses his position to encourage businesses connected with the construction industry to think of ways to rationalise energy used by the sector. On a personal level he advises on simple ways individuals can contribute by greening their own homes.
Robin left school and spent 6 years in the British Royal Navy after which he set up a small construction company based in London specialising in renovation and conversion of old houses into flats. This led to the company buying and developing their own properties thus growing the firm into a major property developer company. The company suffered during the 1990’s UK property collapse and went out of business. Robin then took the opportunity to study at Reading University for a diploma in Building Surveying. Qualifying after 4 years he set up his own professional building surveying practice in London mainly specialising in design and supervision of renovation of historic buildings; working with English Heritage and Society of Preservation of Ancient Buildings (SPAB)
Robin visited Montenegro in 2000 after the Balkan conflict ended and fell in love with the country and decided to make it his home. After taking 2 years to close his Surveying practise in London he moved permanently to Montenegro in 2002 and started a new chapter in his life working mainly as an architect and project manager for English and Irish investors. Recently, Robin qualified as a LEED Green Associate and advises on certifying buildings.
Peter Ivanov is Manager, Entrepreneur and Virtual teams Expert with over 20 years of international experience.
Born in Bulgaria he graduated Mathematics and joined a multinational company as Data Analyst. He quickly became IT Manager for Bulgaria and gradually worked his way up to IT Services Manager for Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. Peter recognized the growing importance of the teams in multiple locations and developed an innovative method for leading Virtual teams.
In 2007 the Team led by Peter won the “Best of the Best” award for outstanding Project management in establishing global Shared services.
In 2012 his Team won the “Global IT Connect Award” for excellent Engagement in a global cross-functional environment.
In 2013 Peter founded “Virtual Power Teams” and started new career as Keynote speaker and Executive coach on New Leadership.
Peter is a passionate athlete and Bulgarian Senior Champion in Javelin and Discus. He actively supports young Talents in the fields of mathematics and sports.
In his dynamic keynote speeches and master classes, held in English, German, Bulgarian and Russian, Peter uses the experience he has gained as Manager, Athlete, Entrepreneur and, yes, the father of five little girls, to show you how to build your Virtual Power Team.
As an expert in New Leadership Peter supports managers to retain the gravity of their Team despite the geographical distance, age and cultural differences, and deliver Top business performance!
Why should you listen to the Plant World?
Once upon a time, all food was organic and nature was an integral part of our lives. But somewhere along the way, we lost our ability to communicate with trees and plants. Deforestation, species evolution, pollution and the insatiable human hunger for more land create large chasms between “our” world and “theirs”, bringing about a separation where once there was none. So how do we reconnect? And why should we?
What would happen if you were to give a plant the ability to interact with us in a way we could understand? This is what a team of researchers set out to discover in the 1970s. Experimenting with plants that open doors and giving them driver’s licenses, 40 years of exploration into plant perception lead them to develop a device that enables plants and trees to play music! Interacting with a variety of stimuli, artists and observers in diverse environments, plants learn how to create melody and harmony using a musical instrument created for the plant world called “Music of the Plants”.
In this sonic and interactive talk, Tigrilla Gardenia will take you through the scientific and empirical research around the social, spiritual and physical healing abilities of plant music and give you a glimpse into the audible world of plant musicians. Deepen your relationship with trees and plants and learn how co-creation with the plant world can radically change your life… and maybe even save the planet!
The Global Tree Network: Resetting the Matrix Between Humans and Trees
The Global Tree Network (www.globaltreenetwork.com) was born to launch a global campaign of awareness and celebration of the relationship between humans and trees. At the core of this initiative is a specific technique devised in Damanhur, and people from all over the world are invited to participate, adding their unique artistic, cultural, and spiritual approaches.
During the last few decades, more old growth forest has been ravaged than throughout the thousands of years of human presence dating back to the Paleolithic period. Indeed, in the past 50 years, 50% of all the trees on the planet have been cut down. As Damanhur’s founder Falco puts it, “It was not the beavers.” Since we humans are the ones culpable for this, we must take the lead in proactively enabling trees to regain their health and equilibrium in the same manner in which people everywhere are working with specific species of animals and birds to re-create and protect their natural habitats.
Thanks to human action and specifically-prepared Selfic objects that function as mediators between human energies and those of the plant world, this technique creates a coherent field among the trees, re-establishing their ability to connect fully to one another and to other species in common networks. In this way, through their sensitivity and specific intelligence, trees create what Falco describes as “the largest and most powerful living computer” on earth, such that the trees’ intelligence is able to elaborate data relating to our planet and provide an effective relationship with the rest of our living ecology. Come learn how to “Orient Trees” and become an active part of the reconnection between human beings and the plant world.
Tigrilla Gardenia, plant researcher and Damanhurian citizen, presents the mysticism and solidarity of this growing ecosystem. Community is not limited to living together—it can be your circle of friends or work colleagues—and if we are going to evolve and heal our planet, we need to learn how to work together on a common goal.
Melusine Reimers studied Philosophy and Psychology in Bonn and holds a Master’s Degree in Philosophy, Sociology as well as Theater, Film and Media sciences. She’s interested in doing phi-losophical research about society and contemporary political topics, therefore she’s writing her PhD thesis about social demarcation and the witnesses of inhuman constellations of power. The research includes the reflection of new forms of international collaboration such as global governance and civic participation. Melusine Reimers is philosopher, TEDx speaker and entrepreneur.
For her, being a philosopher means having a social responsibility to customize philosophical theory for everyone to bring it into action.
In 2013 Melusine founded aeWorldwide, an organization that helps asylum-seeking academics to integrate into an academic environment in Germany. Its main focus is to change the image of refugees in society and media, opening minds and thus finding a way to a long-term integration of refugees.
Since 2016 Melusine joined the founding team of ANJA GmbH & Co. KG. She is responsible for Public Affairs and Relations. The Startup aims to concern a change of thinking in food and beverage industry towards sustainability and responsibility. Therefore the team come up with a green fabric, where the products of ANJA will be produced without any carbon emission, without wasting water and embedded in a completely cradle-to-cradle process.
In 2017 she founded the company READYMADE focussing on new ways of furniture usage.
Sustainable furniture is still expensive and inflexible. By sharing innovative furniture READYMADE makes sustainability generally accessible on the furniture market. The company stands for minimalism, collaboration and global motion.
Climate speaker & activist, Promethean, business speaker, entrepreneur, sustainable futurist, agriculturist, hydro/aeroponist, teacher, and ecopreneur by profession. Evangelist for climate solutions, sustainability, and the Adaptive Lifestyle of Health and Sustainability (ALOHAS). Marc loves family, diversity, culture, animals, playing polo, reading, playing chess, and living ALOHAS. He has the ability to see the unseen bigger picture – “The Overview Effect”. He is optimistic seeing the world not only as it is but as it could be and he knows the power of Exponential Growth and Quantum Leaps.
Marc speaks all over the world on Resilient Sustainable Business with a push to bring the Agriculture, Food, and Beverage Industry out of the Industrial Age. He deals in facts, physics, laws of nature, and exponential growth, breaking down the real numbers needed to achieve globally, in order to reduce the catastrophic effects of Climate Change we will experience. He is certain we need to transition to a new model or Epoch the Sustainocene. All his talks are unique and specific to the event and culture of attendees, with real world ways to apply the UN Sustainable Goals into their life and businesses. He speaks on Systems Thinking, Dynamic Modeling, Overview Effect, Anthropocene, Entrepreneurship, and Business taking over the role of transitioning to a resilient sustainable future.
He is very optimistic and believes now is the time for grand awakening, addressing global challenges, globalization, decolonization, and global citizenry. He loves Humanity and wants to reach Billions with global solutions now. He is thankful to be part of something greater than himself. It provides him an opening among an ever growing Collective Consciousness to Change the World for a Sustainable and Resilient Future. The ability to hear and follow the desires of his heart.
Co-Founder of ANJA GmbH & Co. KG – Adaptive Nutrition Joint Achievements, Climate Reality Project Speaker (Al Gore), Professor, Green Brand Academy, and founding member of Wertemanufaktur e.V.
Favorite Quote: A (Hu)man contains all that is needed to make up a tree; likewise, a tree contains all that is needed to make up a (Hu)man. Thus, finally, all things meet in all things, but we need a Prometheus to distil it. ~ Cyrano de Bergerac
He is also a serial entrepreneur and has owned 12 companies and been involved as a partner in 6 International family businesses. He comes from 5 generations of German organic farmers and 3 generations of European Hydroponic gardeners nursery owners. He is an International expert in the Agriculture, Food and Beverage Industry. Marc is an International Climate Speaker trained by Al Gore, TEDx speaker, Kinnernet Speaker, Green Brand Educator, and a Industry Innovation Expert. Marc is a Systems Thinker and Dynamic Systems Modeler who understands the Exponential Function, Science, and Maths. He is a member of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation – Circular Economy, Blue Economy, World Economic Forum, Stockholm Resilience Centre, and a Cradle to Cradle Developer. He is a Summa Cum Laude graduate, and has completed degrees at the following institutions; Bucerius Law School – LLM International Law and MLB, Business Administration, Computer Science and Economics, Heidelberg University, University of Utah, and University of Phoenix. As co-founder and CEO of ANJA GmbH & Co. KG he is a Blue Economy Developer making sure our future is resilient and sustainable within the Agriculture, Food and Beverage Industry.
There is no person who cares about the environment in Montenegro, that hasn’t heard of prof. Dragan Hajduković, PhD.
Hajduković is the initiator and the director of the Institute of Physics, Astrophysics, and Cosmology in Cetinje, Montenegro, and the director of “Foundation for an Ecological State”. He was the initiator of the idea of Montenegro as an ecological state, which was envisioned as a worldwide example of a new organization of human society.
Professor Hajduković has written over forty scientific papers related to the fields of astrophysics and cosmology. He worked as a scientist at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland for ten years. His most renowned hypothesis, that has been featured on Discovery Channel, BBC, and other relevant media, is that quantum vacuum fluctuations are virtual gravitational dipoles.
Currently, he is working on the initiative „Adriatic Sea Without Army“, which is fighting for granting the status of “a sea without any military presence” to the Adriatic Sea.
Prof. Hajduković is our Key note speaker on the evening of the 7th June at the Luštica Bay Development complex near Tivat.