Programme

Event Schedule

Visit our Event Schedule for updates on upcoming sessions during the three-day Business Forum.

 

Why Attend the Event?

Join us in Nicosia, Cyprus for the EBRD's 26th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors and Business Forum which will take place on the 9-11 May 2017.

You will learn how the world’s most successful companies are defining and changing the investment landscape, get valuable information about investment opportunities and connect with old business contacts and make new ones through our networking and social events.

We expect to welcome some 2,000 participants from around the globe, including high-level government officials, financial and corporate executives, entrepreneurs from the region, representatives of civil society, as well as a strong media presence.

The overall theme of the Business Forum will be Targeting Green and Inclusive Growth – Meeting Regional and Global Challenges. The Forum will provide an opportunity to reflect on what has been achieved, and on the many economic, social and political issues now facing our region.

The Annual Meeting will be presented in a new format with discussions reflecting on the six re-defined qualities of transition:

Competitive

Towards a market structure that ensures competition, with productive firms generating value, and the incentive for firms to compete and advance. 

Discussion Panel: Competitiveness in the 21st Century

Well-Governed

Towards authority, decision-making and accountability with quality and appropriate processes.

Discussion Panel: How important is Trust for the Functioning of Institutions?

Green

Towards a “green”, environmentally sustainable market economy where economic decisions reflect the true, full value of resources.

Discussion Panel: The Journey to Green Growth... Seeking Solutions to the Challenges

Inclusive

Towards an inclusive market economy that ensures equal economic opportunity for all population groups, with fair, full access to labour markets and finance.

This year, we will look at A) the private sector as a facilitator of economic inclusion and B) greater gender equality.

Discussion Panels:

A -The Private Sector as an Engine for Economic Inclusion

B - Making Green Growth Work for Women 

Resilient

Towards a resilient market economy that supports growth and avoids excessive volatility and lasting economic reversals; towards policy predictability and sustainability in financial and economic structures.

Discussion Panel: Banks: Too Frail to Succeed?

Integrated

Towards geographic integration of domestic and regional markets, an integrated market economy with the necessary policies, institutions and connectivity.

Discussion Panel: Integrating Eastern Europe's Regional Gas Markets

 

Carbon Neutral Initiative

In the spirit of the Bank’s Green Economy Transition (GET) approach, the EBRD will endeavour to reduce the environmental impact of the upcoming Annual Meeting & Business Forum in Nicosia, Cyprus in 2017. Find out more about our initiative.

Resources
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