欧洲复兴开发银行——重振发展、竞争力与投资 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is organising a conference in Budapest on 9-10 November 2016 with the support of the Hungarian government on how to reinvigorate growth and investment in the EU member states where the Bank invests.
Opening addresses by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and EBRD President Sir Suma Chakrabarti will be followed by a high-level panel discussion moderated by Simeon Djankov, former Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance. His guest speakers will include Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice President of the European Commission, and Rosen Plevneliev, President of Bulgaria. Four separate discussion panels will follow – on finance, infrastructure, innovation and productivity, and the green economy. CIV Executive Director, Prof. Yesha Sivan, will take part at the innovation and productivity panel, aside Sir Vince Cable (former UK Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills) and Dr. Chiara Criscuolo, Head of the Structural Policy Division at the OECD Science, Technology and Industry Directorate.
The conference will conclude with a joint session on “Growth and Inclusion”, chaired by incoming EBRD Chief Economist Sergei Guriev.
The event will bring together senior representatives from governments, international institutions, the business community and academia from the region and beyond.
The conference will provide important insights into developments in the region as well as opportunities for high-profile meetings and networking.