Three Seas Sofia Summit and Business Forum - July 8-9, 2021

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Three Seas Sofia Summit and Business Forum - July 8-9, 2021


08/07/2021 - 09/07/2021    
All Day


National Palace of Culture
pl. Bulgaria 1, Sofia
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The American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria

has the pleasure to invite you to the

Three Seas Sofia Summit and Business Forum

on July 8-9, 2021

About the Business Forum:

3Si Sofia Summit and Business Forum is organized by the Ministry of Economy in coordination with the President of the Republic of Bulgaria and in partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria, the Bulgarian Development Bank and the Bulgarian Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion Agency.

The Goals of the Business Forum are:
  • To promote 3Si as an instrument for attracting new investments in Central and Eastern Europe to fund trans-border projects of strategic importance in energy security and diversification, transport, and digital connectivity.
  • To stimulate industrial cooperation and the creation of direct contacts between businesses from 3Si countries in innovation, new technologies, and R&D and create opportunities for well-qualified and educated young people in Central and Eastern Europe.
  • To support the creation of an attractive investment and business climate, based on free market principles, transparency, and competitiveness to attract fresh investments and private capital to the region.

The business forum will provide excellent opportunities for participants to get acquainted with the latest market trends in the panels (energy, transport, innovation and digitalization), as well as to learn more about the Investment Fund of the Three Seas Initiative and the requirements for projects.

The online platform of the initiative also provides opportunities for communications and online business meetings between all registered participants.


Date: July 8-9, 2021
Location: Sofia, National Palace of Culture and Virtual

Working language: English

Format: Hybrid Event

Official Guests and Key Speakers:

  • H.E. Mr. Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria
  • Presidents and Prime-Ministers of the Three Seas Initiative member states and strategic partners fromEstonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Croatia, Austria, Germany, Hellenic Republic
  • H.E. Ms. Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice-President, European Commission
  • H.E. Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
  • Ms. Mariya Gabriel, EU Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
  • Ms. Kadri Simson, EU Commissioner for Energy (tbc)
  • Ms. Georgette Mosbacher, Co-Chair of the Three Seas Program, Atlantic Council, USA
  • Representatives of the U.S. Government
  • Mr. Andrey Zhivkov, Minister of Energy, Republic of Bulgaria
  • Mr. Kiril Petkov, Minister of Economy of the Republic of Bulgaria
  • Mr. Assen Vassilev, Minister of Finance of the Republic of Bulgaria
  • Mr. Georgi Todorov, Minister of Transport of the Republic of Bulgaria
  • Mr. Ian Brzezinski, Senior Fellow, The Atlantic Council, Washington, D.C., USA
The following key sectors have been identified as priorities for the Three Seas Initiative:
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Digitalization

Panel Sessions:

DAY, July 8th
“Three Seas Initiative: A path to smart development and comprehensive economic growth”
17:00 – 19.00PANEL ENERGY
Moderator: Mr. Kostadin Sirleshtov, CMS Managing Partner, CEE Head of Energy & Climate Change, Bulgaria
Moderator: Mr. Filip Genov, Managing Director, SophiaLab, Bulgaria
Day 2, July 9
Moderator: Mr. Iliya Lingorski, Chief Economist of the Bulgarian Development Bank
10:30 – 12:30PANEL TRANSPORT
Moderator: Mr. Kaspars Briškens, Head of Strategy & Development at the Rail Baltica (Latvia)
Moderator: Mr. Petar T. Ivanov, CEO, American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria

* The Summit and Business Forum of the Three Seas Initiative will be a hybrid event and will be broadcast online – register below. The in person presence is by invitations only.

Download the AGENDA.

Read more about the 3Si Summit and Business Forum and the AmCham Activities HERE.

Read the press release about the Business Forum.