Event Speakers

We are pleased to include 3 Key speakers into our event including Yuliya Kocherhan, Ron Manners and Jadranko Brkic

Yuliya Kocherhan

168776_1720060913700_993338_nYuliya Kocherhan is a Business Development Leader and research associate at Kyiv School of Economics, a world-class academic research institution.  She is also engaged in the launch of the Blue Ocean Strategy Eastern Europe and the Central Asia Regional Institute.  In the past she has advised for the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine as a Specialist, as well as spent two years leading international projects at the Ukrainian Reform Support Foundation, a free market think tank.  She was also Vice-President for Corporate relations in AIESEC in Kyiv.  Yuliya continues to actively participate in the Free-market Community, attending different educational conferences and executive development seminars throughout Central, Eastern Europe and overseas.

Yuliya Kocherhan will be speaking on how Friedman’s ideas work in Ukraine, the success stories on the private provision of goods as well as how Ukraine can learn from Hong Kong.

Ron Manners

Ron Manners

Ron Manners is the Managing Director of the Mannwest Group, a family owned business that has been serving Australia’s mining industry since 1895 (6 years before Australia had a flag or a Constitution). His accomplishments were recognized at the 2005 Excellence in Mining & Exploration Conference when he was inducted as a Mining Legend and in 2011 as an Inductee into the Australian Mining Hall of Fame.

Ron was introduced to the free-market movement in 1952 by Leonard E. Read of the Foundation for Economic Education Inc., New York and has maintained an active interest since then, currently through his Mannkal Economic Education Foundation. Since its founding, Mannkal Foundation has sponsored over 600 young scholars to attend economic internships and conferences in all parts of the world.

Ron has enjoyed several discussions with Milton Friedman over the years including personal meetings in Hong Kong (1978) and San Francisco (2001) and will share some of these experiences with us.

Jadranko Brkic

Jadranko Brkic

Jadranko Brkic is a founder and manager of both Freedom and Prosperity BiH: an educational campaign for Liberal Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as Freedom and Prosperity TV: A Libertarian network of alternative media in Western Balkans. In addition, he is a Director of New Media and a Senior Fellow at the Adriatic Institute for Public Policy.

Jadranko will be speaking on subjects including how a lack of taste of Yugoslavia’s communist rulers for the ideas of Milton Friedman led to missed opportunities for economic prosperity. In addition, the benefits of implementing Milton Friedman’s ideas, the risk of persecution faced by independent thinkers in pushing these ideas forward and much more.


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