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

Three Seas Sofia Summit and Business Forum - July 8-9, 2021
Jul
08

Date/Time
Date(s) - 08/07/2021 - 09/07/2021
All Day

Location
National Palace of Culture


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.

Continuing the established tradition of the Three Seas Initiative, the goals of the Business Forum are:

  • To promote the Three Seas Initiative as a tool for attracting new investments to Central and Eastern Europe in order to finance trans-regional and cross-border projects of strategic importance in the field of energy security and diversification, transport, and digital connectivity.

  • To stimulate industrial cooperation and the establishment of direct business contacts between the business circles of the countries in the region in the field of innovation, new technologies and research in order to ensure conditions are in place for the full realization of better qualified and educated young people in the CEE region.

  • To help establish a favorable investment and business climate based on the principles of the free market, transparency and competitiveness, in order to attract fresh strategic investment and private capital to the region.

When?

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 from 10 different countries of the Three Seas Initiative member states and strategic partners
  • 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 (tbc)
  • 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:

July, 8th
15:00 – 17:00
PRESIDENTIAL PANEL: “Three Seas Initiative: A path to smart development and comprehensive economic growth”
July, 8th
17:00 – 19.00
PANEL ENERGY – Moderator: Mr. Kostadin Sirleshtov, CMS Managing Partner, CEE Head of Energy & Climate Change, Bulgaria
July, 8th
17:00 – 19.00
PANEL INNOVATION – Moderator: Mr. Filip Genov, Managing Director, SophiaLab, Bulgaria
July, 9th
9:00 – 10:30
PANEL 3SIIF & INVESTING IN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR INCLUSIVE GROWTH – Moderator: Mr. Iliya Lingorski, Chief Economist of the Bulgarian Development Bank
July, 9th
10:30 – 12:30
PANEL TRANSPORT – Moderator: Mr. Kaspars Briškens, Head of Strategy & Development at the Rail Baltica (Latvia)
July, 9th
10:30 – 12:30
PANEL DIGITALIZATION – 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 PRELIMINARY AGENDA.

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

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