The IBA Institute will propose an exclusive educational program with leading international experts.

International etiquette and protocol in a multicultural environment.

With: Maria Kassimova-Moisset

Maria Kassimova-Moisset is a leading etiquette and protocol expert in Bulgaria. She worked for many years as a journalist for a number of printed and online editions. Maria was the editor-in-chief of publications such as "Edno" magazine, "Capital LIGHT" magazine and ELLE Bulgaria, and co-founder of HER, a magazine for business women. She recently published her first book. She has trained at Minding Manners, London, ISPD in Brussels, and the Private School of Classical European Etiquette in Paris. Today Maria is trusted by some of the largest Bulgarian and international companies to hold seminars and consultations on etiquette and protocol. IBA.Bulgaria has the pleasure of welcoming Maria, who will launch a series of international etiquette and protocol webinars on the Alliance’s platform. More about Maria in the first issue of Elysium


Corporate conceptual photography.

With: Lyubomir Sergeev

Lyubomir Sergeev splits his time between New York and Bulgaria. He has photography studios in Brooklyn and in Sofia. A conceptual and advertising photographer with more than 20 years of experience, he has lived in almost every European capital before moving to the US 4 years ago. In 2014 he won the Victoria award, known as the equivalent of the Oscars in the field of photography. А Onе Eyeland photographer of the year for 2015, Sergeev has been ranked among the top 200 digital artists for 8 consecutive years, and as one of the top 55 photographers in North America. He is among the top 5% of commercial photographers in the world for the 6th year in a row. More about Lyubomir in the first issue of Elysium (spring 2018).


The new possibilities of virtual reality.

With: Ani Atanasova

Ani Atanasova has been living in Dubai for ten years. In 2009, "Pixelhunters" was born and quickly became known as the Bulgarian animation company in Dubai. The company specialises in 3D-content, computer animation, video game development and "Virtual Reality" applications in the educational, corporate and entertainment sectors. Ani has a Ph.D. in Quantum and Optoelectronics and is an engineer of optical and mobile communications. Her company Pixelhunters has won over 60 international awards and collaborates with almost all the UAE universities in the field of 3D animations and video games. Atanasovi are the founders of the "Middle East Talents Awards", a competition for digital art. Find more about Ani in her interview in the preview issue of Elysium magazine, on page 22.