Impossible Markets — Promoting cultural diversity in business
6th Edition

Host Leadership

14 November, 2019, Sofia 
Networking Co-working Space, 82 Hristo Botev str.
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6th Edition

Host Leadership

14 November, 2019, Sofia
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Promoting cultural diversity in business

The Impossible Markets 2019 focuses on successful Bulgarians who have built their professional career in multicultural environment, in one hand, and the foreigners who have achieved their professional success working in Bulgaria. They will share their experience, the path they have walked and how the encounters with others have changed themselves and their horizons.

Whether we talk about markets of the goods, services or labour, they may look impossible for us if we don't know how to work with them.


Leah Davcheva

International trainer, coach, researcher

Leah Davcheva is the founder and director of AHA moments – Centre for Interculturality, Solutions Focus, and Host Leadership. She is an international trainer, coach, researcher, and (co-) author of books, articles and learning materials. Leah has contributed to and was instrumental in building up the foundations of intercultural education and intercultural communication training in Bulgaria. She has led a huge range of intercultural projects, both at home and internationally, and has published extensively on the topic. She is a member of SIETAR (Society for Intercultural education, Training and Research) and IALIC (International Association for Languages and Intercultural Communication) and has presented at a range of their conferences and events.

Kaloyan Ratchev

Innovator & International entrepreneurship adviser

Kaloyan Ratchev was born in Bulgaria but grew up in Austria, where he currently lives. He graduated in Sociology and Economics in Vienna and has been working in the field of innovation for 15 years. Kaloyan strives to promote Bulgaria through his work at founded by him Vangavis Ltd, helping Bulgarian entrepreneurs to expand their business to the German-speaking countries. He is also very active in directing international partners, investors, and projects to his home country. Besides that, he participates in Trending Topics, the leading online media in the field of business and technology in Austria, which also expanded to the Bulgarian market this year; he is one of the founders of the Bulgarian Fintech Association, as well as a representative of the Bulgarian Start-up Association (BESCO) in Austria. Kalo is currently actively involved in various projects related to artificial intelligence, creative industries, fintech and digital media.

Neda Alkalay

Co-founder & Managing Partner, Mentor Coaches

Neda has more than 25 years of experience in middle and high level management roles in multinational companies. For the last 12 years her primary focus is on delivering professional training, coaching and consulting to a wide number of individuals and companies, operating in different industries. By giving her clients the opportunities of acquiring new knowledge and skills and going into insightful self-exploration, Neda supports them to enhance their capacity, motivation and drive and thus to achieve valuable goals and appealing visions.


13:30 - 14:00


14:00 - 16:00

Workshop: Dance of the Host Leader, Leah Davcheva

16:00 - 16:30


16:30 - 17:15

Panel: Stories of the Leaders, Neda Alkalay & Kaloyan Ratchev 

17:15 - 18:00

Networking Cocktail


The next ImPossible Markets event will be held in a cozy Networking Premium

25 Rakovska str., Sofia.
  • Networking Premium is a stylish coworking space at the city center of Sofia, Bulgaria coming from the downtown area of Tel-Aviv, Israel.
  • It's actually a professional social club, event space with a concert stage, a hotel and definitions that take it beyond the "just" coworking definition.
  • 70% of the space is devoted to common areas: lounges, open kitchens, cool meeting rooms, creators room, napping room, and some more cool areas.



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