Ask the Government

                               Ask the Government

1st South Eastern European Government Communication Conference (SEECOM)

Budva, Montenegro, 14-16 September 2012

 

Draft Agenda

 

Friday, 14 September 2012

16:00 – 17:00

Registration of participants

 

17:00 – 19:00

Plenary opening session

The Role of Government Communicators

Moderator: Vuk Vujnović, Head of PR Bureau of the Government of Montenegro, a.i.

 

Welcome notes by:

H.E. Igor Lukšić, Prime Minister of Montenegro

H.E. Sue K. Brown, Ambassador of the United States to Montenegro

H.E. Rastislav Vrbensky, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative to Montenegro 

Mr Henri Bohnet, Head of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Office in Serbia and Montenegro

 

Short break with refreshments

 Keynote speeches by:

Mr Mike Granatt, Co-ordinator of the Club of Venice

Mr John Verrico, Director of Professional Development at the United States National Association of Government Communicators

Mrs Anna Maria Darmanin, Vice President of the European Economic and Social Committee

 

Q&A with keynote speakers


19:00

Dinner

 

Saturday, 15 September 2012

 

09:00 – 10:30

Panel A

Government-Media Relations at Home and Abroad

Moderator:

Mike Granatt, Co-ordinator of the Club of Venice

 

David Tirrell-Wysocki, Executive Director, Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications

Inda Swanke, news host/journalist, Voice of America, Bosnian Service

Daniel Stefanov, Media advisor of the Bulgarian Minister of Foreign Affairs

Ivana Đurić, Assistant Director, Serbian European Integration Office, Government of Serbia


10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

 

11:00 – 12:30

 

 

Panel B

Public Participation in Policy Making

Moderator: Giulio Quaggiotto, UNDP Regional Centre in Bratislava

 

Giulio Quaggiotto, Knowledge Management Practice Leader at UNDP Regional Centre in Bratislava

Lejla Kapetanović, Communication Expert, Fulbright Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow

Joakim Larsson, Online Media Expert with EU Commissioner Cecilia Malmström


12:30 – 14:00

Lunch

 

14:00 – 15:30

Panel C

Online communication and direct communication between governments and citizens

Moderator: (TBC)

 

Elizabeth Linder, Facebook, Inc. Politics & Government Specialist, Europe, Middle East & Africa

Adrian Rosenthal, Head of Digital and Social Media, MSL Germany

Igor Volnitchi, Spokesperson of the Prime Minister of Moldova

Lilia Gurez, Head of Communications Department, Government of Moldova

Tomislav Korman, Head of Online Communication Department at the Government of the Republic of Croatia


15:30 – 16:00

Coffee Break

 

16:00 – 17:30

Panel D

Internal Communication and Management of Government Communication Affairs

Moderator: Stefan Vukotić, PR Office of the Government of Montenegro

 

Vincenzo Le Voci, Secretary General of Club of Venice

John Verrico, Director of Professional Development at the United States National Association of Government Communicators

Nicolae Zaharescu, Spokesman of the Prime Minister; Secretary of State, Romania

Stefan Vukotić, Secretary of the Communication Coordination Team, PR Office, Government of Montenegro


18:30

Departure by bus in front of the Maestral Hotel for sightseeing and networking dinner in Kotor hosted by Mayor Ms. Maria Ćatović

Sunday, 16 September 2012

 

10:00 – 11:00

Adoption of the Declaration establishing the SEE Government Communication Forum and Closing of the Conference

11:00 – 12:30

Farewell Brunch