Regional Business Leaders Meet Up 2018

Under the Auspices of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

Agenda

16 May 2018 | Wednesday

9:30 - 9:45

Registration

 

9:45 - 10:00

Family photo

 

10:00 - 10:45

Opening

Opening addresses: Iravan Hira, Chairman of the Board of Bulgarian Business Leaders’ Forum; Lilyana Pavlova, Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of EU 2018; Keynote statements: Boyko Borissov, Prime Minister of Bulgaria (tbc); Donald Tusk, President of the European Council (tbc); Moderation: Maxim Behar, Past Chairman, Bulgarian Business Leaders’ Forum Board Member

10:45 - 11:15

Round table discussion – economic potential of the Western Balkans

Participants in the discussion: Tomislav Donchev, Deputy Prime Minister (tbc); Emil Karanikolov, Minister of Economy (tbc); Goran Knežević, Minister of Economy of the Republic Serbia (tbc); Kreshnik Bekteshi, Minister of Economy of the Republic of Macedonia (tbc); Valdrin Lluka, Minister of Economic Development of Kosovo (tbc); Mirko Šarović, Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina (tbc); Arben Ahmetaj, Minister of Finance and Economy of the Republic of Albania (tbc); Dragica Sekuli, Minister of Economy of Montenegro (tbc); Zoya Paunova, Bulgarian Business Leaders’ Forum Board member (tbc); Levon Hampartzoumyan, Bulgarian Business Leaders’ Forum Deputy Chairperson (tbc); Regional CEOs of Bulgarian Business Leaders’ Forum member companies (tbc); Followed by Q&A session with the audience, senior representatives of BBLF, investors from the region and beyond

11:15 - 11:45

Round table discussion – investment horizons

Participants in the discussion: Maria Shishkova, Past Chairperson, BBLF Board member (tbc); Boriana Manolova, Bulgarian Business Leaders’ Forum Board member (tbc); Regional CEOs of Bulgarian Business Leaders’ Forum member companies (tbc); Followed by Q&A session with the audience, senior representatives of BBLF, investors from the region and beyond

11:45

Conclusions

Investment potential in Western Balkans Region