Javier Bajer, new speaker for LEAP Summit 2017

LEAP Summit 2017, one of the biggest youth conferences in Europe, which is set for May 11-13, in Zagreb, Croatia, has announced a couple of speakers for the LEAP Summit 2017 edition, including  Javier Bajer, Cultural Architect that spent the last 20 years helping organizations and cities change old habits, allowing their strategies to work, Tiago Mattoos –Futurist, Entrepreneur and author and Cathy O’Dowd – climber, author and inspirational speaker – 1st woman to climb Mount Everest from both sides.

Tiago is considered an important name among the new generation of Futurist thinkers. He is a futurist, entrepreneur, educator, author and teacher, currently in charge of the Futurism track of the Transdisciplinary Innovation Program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In this project, participants can interact and learn from technology experts, including fourteen Nobel Prize winners.

Javier was the Founding CEO of The Talent Foundation and a former Senior Executive at Accenture in London. He works with a wide range of global organizations, ranging from HSBC to Buckingham Palace, to the City of Buenos Aires.

He is an active fellow of the RSA, the Editor-in-Chief for Strategic HR Review, a professor of culture change at Universidad de San Andrés, and a Visiting Fellow of the Business School at the University of Surrey. Javier has a Ph.D. in Behavioural Change and an MSc in Neurosciences. His speaking style quickly engages audiences to think differently, not only about their organizations but also about themselves. People are left with an urge to act right after the event.

Cathy O’Dowd has turned this extraordinary experience into a case-study of the challenges of trying to do what has never been done before. She examines the pitfalls of operating in unpredictable, high-risk environments and identifies the key problems in executing ambitious plans in uncertain environments. Her analysis and solutions will help any strategic planner implement innovative objectives more effectively. Tackle an uncertain world by learning to think like an explorer.


LEAP Summit organizers will be announcing more speakers in the weeks to come.

LEAP Summit 2017 tickets are available at the conference official website, at

The full price of the ticket is 200€. However, all interested parties can take advantage of the Super Early Bird ticket sale and get their ticket for just 33€ for students and 65€ for young entrepreneurs before 20th of February.

LEAP Summit conference ticket includes: full access to 3 days conference, access to all 5 stages, amazing talks from world-renowned speakers, access to workshops, full Access to all Networking events – you will meet people from all over the world, Open mic session + Speed dating and Networking opportunities with companies and speakers, materials and refreshments, Certificate of Attendance, Access to Exhibition hall, Access to Lounge Area, party and rich non-formal program, access to “LEAP Attendees – only” Meetups, access to pre and post conference events.

LEAP Summit is an international conference that gathers more than 1,000 international students, young professionals and young entrepreneurs who are creators of trends and prominent leaders in their communities. This is a three-day event, designed for individuals that want to change the world and create the future. LEAP Summit 2017 will be held during the period from 11th to 13th of May 2017 in the area of the Student Center in Zagreb.

The conference has been organized annually since 2016, by HUKI, HUKI is an international organization dedicated to promoting entrepreneurial culture and education about creative and innovative approaches for solving real world challenges in local communities.