2013 PRME Summit is a must for all those engaged in the development of responsible leaders

2013 PRME Summit - 5th Annual Assembly

Bled, Slovenia


Video Proceedings of the 2013 PRME Summit

Following the good practice of convening PRME Summits between the biennial Global Forums, Steering Committee member, CEEMAN, the association of 210 members from 51 countries, and the PRME Secretariat co-organized the 2013 PRME Summit on 25-26 September 2013 in Bled, Slovenia.

The 21st CEEMAN Annual Conference, which was held on 27 September in conjunction with the 2013 PRME Summit, enabled participants to continue their discussion, while also learning more from best practices and lessons acquired from the inspiring innovations in leadership development taken by CEEMAN members.


To continue the creation of a new intellectual, research, teaching, and institutional agenda that develops leaders for the future we want, the Summit was designed as a forum to share learnings from the innovations that have been taking place among PRME signatory schools. The concept of “4 I’s” enabled to cover the four major facets of PRME:

  • Inspiration: What inspiration we can get and how we can learn from philosophy, history, science, culture and arts, sports, and other fields?
  • Innovation: How to unlock the next level of management education and leadership development? What role could and should PRME Champions play in this respect?
  • Implementation: How to ensure and facilitate a wider and deeper implementation of PRME, sustainable development and responsible leadership among business schools and their stakeholders worldwide? What is the role that PRME Chapters could and should play to facilitate this?
  • Impact: What can we do as individuals, management development institutions, their associations, including through partnerships with our stakeholders, to ensure a deeper and persistent impact on the new role of business, responsible leadership and sustainable development?


As traditional for major PRME events, the 2013 Summit combined plenary sessions with keynote addresses, panels and Q&A, as well as a series of roundtables which further contributed to hearing the voice of educators, business community, policy makers, youth, and Summit participants in general.

PRME Working groups meetings took place prior to the Summit on 24-25 September 2013.

Who should attend?

The 2013 PRME Summit is a must for all those engaged in the development of responsible leaders: business school leaders, faculty members and researchers of PRME signatories and schools that have not yet joined PRME, business and HR executives, those responsible for CSR and sustainable business practices, UN Global Compact local offices and networks, governmental representatives and NGOs, youth, media and general public.



The PRME Summit Chair

Danica Purg

Prof. Danica PurgPresident CEEMAN and IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia

Mr. Georg KellExecutive Director UN Global Compact,USA

The PRME Summit Speakers

Prof. Nancy J. Adlerthe S. Bronfman Chair in Management at McGill University in Montreal

Ms. Diana Bakerpianist, Australia

Mr. Iztok SeljakHidria, Slovenia

Prof. Thierry GrangeGrenoble Ecole de Management, France

Prof. Antonio FreitasFundação Getulio Vargas, Brazil

Ms. Liesbeth van der KruitDirector of CSR Achmea, Netherlands

Irina Sennikova

Dr. Irina SennikovaRector, Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration, Latvia

Nikos KoumettisPresident, Central & Southern Europe Business Unit for The Coca-Cola Company

Prof. Anthony F. BuonoBentley University, USA

The PRME Summit 2013 Keynote Listeners

Prof. Nick BinedellDean at the Gordon Institute of Business Science Johannesburg, South Africa

Janez Stanovnikformer President of the Presidency of Slovenia and former Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Europe

The PRME Summit 2013 Summit Declaration

Mr. Jonas HaertleHead of PRME Secretariat, USA

The PRME Summit 2013 Moderators

Prof. Jonathan GoslingDirector, Centre for Leadership Studies, University of Exeter, UK

Dr. Nadya Zhexembayevaprofessor of Sustainable Development, IEDC- Bled School of Management, Slovenia


Early-bird fee:
before 15 April 2013

PRME Summit

21st CEEMAN Annual Conference

Both events together

PRME Anti-poverty Working Group 

CEEMAN members / PRME signatories

EUR 400

EUR 400

EUR 620


EUR 150


EUR 600

EUR 600

EUR 850

Regular fee:
from 15 April 2013 till 15 July 2013

PRME Summit

21st CEEMAN Annual Conference

Both events together

PRME Anti-poverty Working Group 

CEEMAN members / PRME signatories

EUR 480

EUR 480

EUR 760


EUR 150


EUR 680

EUR 680

EUR 960

Late fee:
after 15 July 2013

PRME Summit

21st CEEMAN Annual Conference

Both events together

PRME Anti-poverty Working Group 

CEEMAN members / PRME signatories

EUR 680

EUR 680

EUR 960

EUR 200


EUR 880

EUR 880

EUR 1,100



Nearest airports

Ljubljana International Airport Jože Pučnik (Brnik) is situated 37 km southeast of Bled (about 20-25 minutes drive). It is connected with all major European cities and airports. The Slovene national air carrier is Adria Airways. For intercontinental flights we recommend a connecting flight via Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Vienna, London or Paris. Transfer from/to Ljubljana airport can be booked through CEEMAN Office when the registration will be open.

Other neighboring international airports are in:

PRME Summit Venue


Situated on the lake shore and within easy walking distance of all major hotels, the centre seating 512 is ideally located for all types of top-level corporate and entertainment events.

Festivalana Bled



Prešernova cesta 33
SI – 4260 Bled
Tel: +386 4 5792 501
Fax: +386 4 5792 500

Established in 1986 as the first business school of its type in Central and Eastern Europe, the IEDC – Bled School of Management is one of the most prominent international management development institutions in Europe. It is a place where leaders come to learn and reflect, an international center of excellence in management development, a business meeting point, and a unique place where works of art complement a creative environment for creative leadership. 
CEEMAN is an international association for leadership development in dynamic societies established in 1993 with the aim of accelerating the growth in quality of management development in Central and Eastern Europe.  The organization’s interests cover the quality of education, research and innovation in these economies, as well as the broad range of subjects related to change and development. 

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Bled festival Hall and IEDC-Bled School of Management are located on the shores of the beautiful lake Bled and surrounded by magnificent Alpine peaks.

Airport Information, Travel directions and Weather


Bled lies in the extreme north-western part of Slovenia, at the foot of the Julian Alps, approximately 45 km from the national borders with Austria and Italy. The nearest international airports are Brnik (36 km away), Klagenfurt, Austria (70 km away), Trieste, Italy (170 km away) and Venice, Italy (300 km away).

Ljubljana airport http://www.lju-airport.si/

Based on your flight schedule we will organize a pick-up service from/to the airport for fixed price of 40 EUR, which is about 25% less than regular taxi fare. There is no public transportation going directly to Bled.

Arrival by car

From Vienna:

  • take the highway “Vienna – Villach”
  • in Villach follow the signs for Slovenia (Karawanken tunnel)
  • once in Slovenia take the exit for Bled (20 km after the tunnel)
  • at the traffic light in Bled go straight; Lovec hotel is after 200m on the left side

From Ljubljana

  • take the highway “Ljubljana – Jesenice”
  • take the exit for Bled
  • at the traffic light in Bled go straight and Lovec hotel is after 200m on the left side


Climate/Slovenia Most of Slovenia has a continental climate with cold winters and warm summers. The average temperatures are -2°C in January and 21°C in July. The average rainfall is 1000 mm for the coast, up to 3500 mm for the Alps, 800mm for southeast and 1400 mm for central Slovenia.
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About Bled


For the PRME Summit a number of rooms have been booked in the following hotels:

Grand Hotel Toplice
Cesta svobode 12, SI – 4260 Bled

Tel: +386 4 579 10 00
Fax: +386 4 574 18 41
E-mail: ghtoplice@hotelibled.com

PRICE: 128 EUR-standard double room/single use/breakfast

The renovated hotel boasts a rich history, offering traditional style and sumptuous comfort for the guests' enjoyment and relaxation. The hotel has hosted a number of eminent guests; today, it is frequented by people looking for the most elegant accommodation by Lake Bled, as well as golfers and conference guests. On top of that, Grand Hotel Toplice is a very popular choice for weddings and large scale celebrations. The hotel features a private beach and boathouse in addition to a thermal swimming pool and select wellness services.

Grand Hotel Toplice is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels chain.


Hotel Golf

Cankarjeva 4, SI – 4260 Bled

Tel: +386 4 579 17 00
Fax: +386 4 574 17 01
E-mail: hotelgolf@hotelibled.com

PRICE: 118 EUR-standard double room/single use/breakfast

The Hotel Golf is situated in a beautiful park full of old trees in the very heart of Bled. Boasting magnificent views of Lake Bled, Bled Castle and the Julian Alps, the hotel has 150 rooms and suites. There is also a modernconference centre with all the necessary equipment for organising successful conferences and business meetings. The hotel offer is complemented by one of Slovenia's bestwellness centres and hotel swimming pools that would best be described as pools with a view.


Hotel Park

Cesta svobode 15, SI – 4260 Bled

Tel: +386 4 579 18 00
Fax: +386 4 579 18 01
E-mail: hotelpark@hotelibled.com

PRICE: 98 EUR-standard double room/single use/breakfast

The Hotel Park is located in the very centre of Bled by the shore of Lake Bled. The hotel usually appeals to guests looking for an active vacation, since the nearby surroundings offer countless options for physical activities in the heart of nature. The Hotel Park is a certified cyclist friendly and hiker friendly hotel. The hotel's Park Restaurant and Cafe is the home of the original Bled cream cake, the popular dessert that Bled is renowned for far and wide. Its 217 rooms and suites make Hotel Park Bled's largest hotel.


Hotel Lovec

Ljubljanska cesta 6, SI – 4260 Bled

Tel: +386 4 576 86 15
Fax: +386 4 576 86 25
E-mail: info@lovechotel.com

PRICE: 92 EUR-standard double room/single use/breakfast

The boutique BEST WESTERN PREMIER Hotel Lovec is situated in the very heart of Bled. Harmonically blended with its natural environment, it proudly continues the tradition of the guesthouse, which has been standing here for over a hundred years. The hotel architecture is inspired by the local milieu and enables guests to fully enjoy the hotel’s surrounding area, offering wonderful views across the lake and the nearby mountains. The natural daylight and materials give Hotel Lovec a touch of warmth and homeliness that sets it apart from other Bled hotels.


Hotel Kompas

Cankarjeva cesta 2, SI – 4260 Bled

Tel: +386 4 620 51 00
Fax: +386 4 578 24 99
E-mail: reservations@kompas-lovec.com

PRICE: 92 EUR-standard double room/single use/breakfast

Hotel Kompas is situated on a small hill right in the heart of Bled. Built in original Alpine style, it blends harmoniously with the natural environment, which is characterised by high plateaus and the peaks of the Julian Alps. Its unique location offers visitors unforgettable views across Lake Bled and the castle.


Hotel Astoria

Prešernova cesta 44, SI – 4260 Bled

Tel: +386 4 579 44 00
E-mail: marketing.astoria@vgs-bled.si

PRICE: 89 EUR-standard double room/single use/breakfast

Hotel Astoria Bled, managed by the Bled Vocational College for Catering and Tourism, boasts a long tradition in hospitality, enriched by young minds and fresh ideas, skillfully brought to life by our professional personnel. Our vision leads us to constantly seek innovation in everything we do, therefore we value our permanent learning centre for catering and tourism, considering it a great asset, a constant source of new and original ideas. Respect for both the natural world and the cultural, social environment, guides us in all our decisions: a sustainable business is advantageous for everyone.


For more information, please contact: maja.medja@iedc.si.


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