The mission of the Power through People conference:

Each year, we set out to unite the managers of the current Romanian companies through sharing their experiences and becoming aware of the positive actions among the people they lead.

Annually held by CDM, the conference is a space for connecting where people from diverse organizations and cultures engage and learn together with the generous support of successful leaders from Romania and other parts of the world.


Power through People, The 14th Edition

Putere prin oameni, Editia a XIV–a

Cluj-Napoca, Opera Plaza Hotel, October 3, 2019

The subject of the 2019 conference“Leading Adaptive Action”

What if we knew what came next in a company when we are confronted by a change?

In the complex world we live in now, managers need solutions and ideas as much adapted to the environment and the existing dynamic as possible. That is why their mission is more and more challenging and their role perpetually changes. They have to lead people in a complex world. They have to manage complex changes. They have to plan uncertainty. They have to develop and adapt people’s abilities. They have to collaborate to create communities.

Each year, we aim to inspire managers to create a better and more productive world and to take action toward change.

Leading Adaptive Action develops our actions as managers through the discovery, exploration and responding appropriately in the situations that we manage.

What do you do when you feel like you can’t go on? When you’re out of solutions? When you don’t know what to do next?

How are you supposed to get past bottlenecks? What could you do for that first step?

Schedule: From 9°° to 17³° (registration starts with a coffee at 8³°)

The Speakers of the 2019 edition:     
    • Christophe Dridi, CEO Renault Romania
    • Shibu Nambiar, Chief Operating Officer Europe, Genpact
    • Massimo Paronitti, Director of Operations Europe, De Longhi
    • Omer Tetik, CEO Banca Transilvania

Other speakers to be confirmed.

Previous Editions:

François BLOCHCEO BRD Groupe Société Général, Balazs Hopka, General Manager, Emerson Cluj, Konrad Kaschek, General Manager, Fabrica Bosch Cluj, Florin Talpes, CEO Bitdefender, Steve Tarpey, Managing partner, Human Dimensions, UK, Yves Caracatzanis, CEO Automobile Dacia, Managing Director Groupe Renault Romania, Shibu Nambiar, Senior VP & Chief Operating Officer Europe, Latin America & Africa, Genpact, Miroslav Majoroš, CEO Telekom Romania, Daniel Metz, CEO NTT DATA Romania, Omer Tetik, CEO Banca Transilvania; Mariana Gheorghe, CEO OMV Petrom; Dominic Bruynseels, CEO Banca Comercială Română; Michael Jenkins, Chief executive, Roffey Park Institute, UK; Massimo Paronitti, General Manager, DeLonghi Romania; Francois Coste, CEO Groupama Romania, Costin Borc, CEO Lafarge etc.

Plenary sessions: The presentation of practical experiences and of some conceptual models will be accompanied by Q&A sessions after each presentation.

Participants: approximately 200 top managers (general managers, HR managers) from Romanian companies and multinationals that operate in Romania.

Organizer: The Centre for Development in Management (CDM) is a Romanian organization that, since 1994), provides support for developing people and companies through training and consulting programmes delivered in Romania, other European countries and even Asia.