We are pleased to announce our May 23rd Luncheon featuring:
European Commissioner for Mobility and Transport
The IAC's May luncheon will be Tuesday May 23rd, 2017, at the Willard Hotel.
Violeta Bulc, of Slovenian nationality, became European Commissioner for Mobility and Transport in November 2014.
Ms. Bulc is an expert on balanced sustainable development strategies, organic growth and innovation ecosystems. She believes in the power of networks, holistic individual, and positive energy. She has received eight national awards for business innovations. She is a member of management and supervisory boards of several professional associations (UN Chapter of Global Compact in Slovenia, Manager Association, Umanotera, Change the Game global initiative) and a member of the Slovenian National Council for innovative society. She is also honorary member of the Association of Slovenian Innovators.
Ms. Bulc is the author of a popular business book "Ritmi poslovne evolucije" (free translation “Rate of Business Evolution”), and co-author of several other professional publications and books.
She is a recognized thought leader and speaker on organic growth of organizations, progressive sustainable models, innovation ecosystems, and social entrepreneurship.
Ms. Bulc was a member of the Program Advisory Board of the Stanford Research Center of Innovation and Communication at Stanford University, and an outspoken promoter of its mission in the Balkan region (2006-2011). She is a lecturer at DOBA University on Innovative and Innovation Management and a visiting lecturer at MCI in Innsbruck, Austria. At DOBA she received an award for “lecturer of the year” by student vote.
At the start of her current mandate, Ms. Bulc stated "To progress towards the vision zero, I count on using the full range of instruments, including new technologies to make vehicles and infrastructure safer, soft measures to build a road safety culture or strategic targets, for instance for serious injuries in road accidents. I am determined to maintain the high level of safety and security that characterises the EU transport system. I will therefore ensure that inspections in the aviation and maritime sectors are carried out according to the highest standards of professionalism and cost-effectiveness."
Ms. Bulc holds a Master's degree in Information Technology from Golden Gate University in San Francisco and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Informatics from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. She is an entrepreneur and politician with a passion for sustainability and innovation.
Reception begins at 12:00 PM. All guests are to be seated by 12:30 PM. Space is limited. Advance registrations are strongly encouraged. Please let us know if you have special dietary needs (e.g. vegetarian meal)
Guest names for name tags, recommendations to the Club for government invitees, and other questions should be sent to:
International Aviation Club