Why anti

We bring together leaders of all shapes and sizes to share positive examples of managing this crisis and its consequences. How much did the border closures or restrictions on international trade make our lives more difficult? Will Europe maintain freedom of movement and business? What role does the media play? Are media outlets doing their job or just seeking attention?

7 speakers, 7 mindsets,
7 skillsets

We have decided to create the most diverse line-up ever, not in terms of gender or race. In terms of mindsets, skills and backgrounds. We want to have a senior leader from every area of business. Collaborating, colliding, advising, coming up with practical advice from every angle there is.


Kryštof Mucha

Executive director KVIFF


Tomáš Petříček

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic


Petr Dvořák

General Director of Czech TV


Danuše Nerudová

Rector at Mendel University in Brno


Bohdan Wojnar

Member of the Board, Human Resources at Škoda Auto


Oliver Dlouhý

Co-founder and CEO at


Lucia Šicková

Co-Founder & Chief Learning Officer at Pixel Federation


Zdeněk Tůma

Chairman of Supervisory Board ČSOB, and former governor of the ČNB

Report backstage

Yemi AD

CEO & Creative Producer JAD Productions

Lector Master Class

Vik Maraj

President and Co-founder Unstoppable Conversations Inc.

Essential 100
Guest list
Only guests who have agreed in accordance with GDPR rules are published

Second chamber of the live stream called Essential 100 is an exceptional element of this platform. Leaders nominated for their high social and economical impact in Czech Republic will set a course of the debate through interactive questions, polling and chat.
Interacting with
speakers in live
stream session
the debate
in real time
Live polling
on future
Interacting with speakers in live stream session
Navigating the debate in real time
Live polling on future development

Everyone gets voice

Live voting on the most serious issues was one of the most popular features of our first conference and it has also made a prime time TV news! In the next conference we want to open this even further and give voice to everyone in the audience, beyond our Speakers and the Essential 100 group.

Why? Because we want people in the ‘business front lines’ have their say as well.

1.0 Vote results 2. 4. 2020

Myslíte si, že šok, který zažívá tradiční český průmysl jeho vývoj ve většině …
či zastaví
Pokud by ste mohli zvolit jen 1 možnost cestu podpory ze strany státu, která by pro vás byla nejpřijatelnější?
Podpora zaměstnanosti a udržení pracovních míst
Odklady daní a poplatků státu
Dotace ušlých zisků
Jak dlouho podle vás mohou vydržet střední a malé podniky v současném omezení?
Do konce května
Do konce

2.0 Vote results 7. 5. 2020

Jako prioritu do doby, než se situace uklidní, by lídři měli mít
Udržení klíčových lidí na svých pozicích
Digitalizaci firmy
Držet náklady na minimu
Ztížené rozhodování mají lidé i podnikatelé podle hlasujících zejména proto, že
Média využívají data o koronaviru nesprávně a produkují o nich reality show
Političtí lídři interpretují data o koronaviru se záměrem vyvolat strach
Správná data o koronaviru neexistují

Dostupnými informacemi neřídí
Největší hrozbu vidí tato skupina v
Omezení svobody
Politickém populismu
V omezení podnikání
Samotném šírení viru

Conference blocks

We want this conference to be as practical and focused as possible. We don’t want big shots ceo’s predicting future or generic business statements like: ‘you need to inspire your employees more’. We want concrete problems and concrete solutions.

That’s why this event is not just a business conference, it`s produced with a script and navigates (and entertains) viewers from specific topics to real life examples and actionable advice for the upcoming weeks.

Panic Alert

Each speaker breaks down what is currently the most pressing issue and why.
+Essential 100

Hero of the day

Each speaker presents company, product, government, institution coming up with solutions and ideas. Visual support

Anti-Panic Class

We invite practitioners from all areas of business to educate our audience and provide it with actionable tools and frameworks that can impact their business

Anti-Panic Forecast

Speaker, Essential 100 discuss what can we expect in very near future and what to focus on.

Aspen institute

The Aspen Institute Central Europe is the regional partner of the global Aspen network. It serves as an independent platform where political and business leaders, as well as leading artists, athletes and scientists can meet and interact. The aim of the Institute is to facilitate interdisciplinary cooperation and support young Central European leaders from various sectors in their personal and professional development.

Aspen Institute, its leaders and working groups will have active role in shaping of our conference’s content and impact.

25. 6. 14:00-19:00

Pavel Bartoš : How to resume your business after the coronavirus crisis?

Learn more about Design Thinking, a method Google uses to develop innovative products and ideas. You'll spend five hours as a designer, creating a new product or service on a team of passionate, enthusiastic people. We'll show you how to develop creativity and a spirit of innovation based on the user's needs and kick your project off to a great start.

Register for free for our online workshop (worth CZK 7,000) as a gift from our partner Grow with Google and be another successful graduate of New Generation of Founders!The capacity of the workshop is 30 seats.

Who will help
and how?

Business leaders

Tomáš Salomon

Chairman of the
Board & CEO
Česká spořitelna
How to lead and motivate people in times of crisis and uncertainty?

Tania Le Moigne

Director at Google
Czechia, Hungary,
Romania & Slovakia
How to re-focus your team's energy?

Tomáš Havryluk

Vice Chairman of the Board at
How to manage operations during a long-term crisis?

Tanja Vainio

Managing director
ABB Robotics Tier 1
How to guide an international team through unexplored territory?

Strategic minds

Vít Šubert

CEO & Co-founder
Unicorn Attacks
How to shift your approach to business development when your market and strategy change overnight?

Tomáš Šebek

surgeon & digital
health evangelist
How to leverage distance in health care as an advantage and increase your chances of success and survival?

Pavel Šiška

Managing Partner
Deloitte Central Europe
How to shift your perspective and speed up crucial changes within your organization?

Radek Špicar

Vice President at Confederation of Industry
How to use creative solutions in traditional industry?

Creative thinkers

Milan Šemelák

Author of CreateValue & Co-founder Unicorn Attacks
How to remain relevant to your customers?

Yemi AD

CEO & Creative Producer
JAD Productions
How to fight panic with creativity?

Petr Rokůsek

Founder & Chariman of
the Board of Directiors Nano Energies
How to keep your long-term vision alive in times when a short-term strategy is crucial?

How will this work?

Everything will be streamed online on Zoom. You can register and become a part of the conversation via polling, chats and other Zoom features.
3 minutes per speaker
Practical Examples
Live Questions


Vít Šubert

Unicorn Attacks
A proven leader in both corporate and start up worlds. Co-founder of UP21, one of the most progressive start-up incubators in Central Europe. Previously worked in top management of companies like O2, Dell, LG or PepsiCo.

Milan Šemelák

Unicorn Attacks
After two decades of working with brands of all shapes and sizes in London, Singapore or Prague, Milan has developed a simple method to define how businesses create value for people. He will use it challenge the way you develop and sell your products and approach your customers and employees.

Yemi AD

CEO & Creative Producer
JAD Productions
A multi-disciplinary creative, founder of one of the most successful European live marketing agencies JAD Productions and producer of internationally acclaimed campaigns and events for Mercedes Benz, adidas Originals, or Google. Yemi lives between Prague and Los Angeles, where he worked several years with music producer Kanye West and crafted shows for Saturday Night Live, or VMAs.

General partner



Media partner

Partner suppliers