Agenda 3

9:15 - 9:30

Keynote Opening Address

H.E. KIRIL PETKOV
Prime Minister
Republic of Bulgaria

9:30 - 10:00

The World – post war in Ukraine: Mapping the new global & regional Security order

NATO, Russia - Ukraine conflict – ways ahead

DRAGOMIR ZAKOV
Minister of Defence
Republic of Bulgaria

NIKOS CHARDALIAS
Deputy Minister of National Defence
Hellenic Republic

10:00 - 10:45

The power of accession: EU Enlargement as a geostrategic imperative after Ukraine?

Western Balkans, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia

DIMITRIS AVRAMOPOULOS
European Commissioner Migration, Home Affairs & Citizenship (2014-19)

SEMME FLORENCE ROBINE
Ambassador of France to the Republic of Bulgaria

DIMITRIS CHRONOPOULOS
Ambassador Of the Greek Republic to the Republic of Bulgaria

EVA MEYDELL
Member of European Parliament

10:45 - 11:40

Inflation, currency board and Eurozone candidacy: the 2022 context

Inflation in a currency board - economic and political challenges, Eurozone candidacy in turbulent times

ASSEN VASSILEV
Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for EU Funds & Minister of Finance
Republic of Bulgaria

PETIA DIMITROVA
CEO
Postbank

EUGEN RADULESCU
Director
Financial Stabilitgy Department

DEJAN SOSKIC
Professor
Faculty of Economics University of Belgrade

GEORGY GANEV
Macroeconomist, Member of Parliament from Democratic Bulgaria

11:40 - 12:00

Reinventing Business Strategies in an ESG environment

CHRISTOS HARPANTIDIS
Chairman & CEO of Papastratos, Head of EU Southeast Cluster
Philip Morris International

12:00 - 12:20

Coffee Break

12:20 - 13:30

Beyond volatility: Geopolitical tensions and Energy transition

Balancing new industrialization with circular, green and digital economy
Gas and pipelines - FSRU – storage facilities - RES and hydrogen

ALEXANDER NIKOLOV
Minister of Energy
Republic of Bulgaria

VESELIN TODOROV
Chairperson
Bulgarian Gas Company EOOD

OLIVIER MARQUETTE
President
AES Bulgaria

GEORGE KREMLIS
Principal Advisor to the Greek PM, for Energy, Climate, Environment & Circ. Economy

KAREL KRAL
CEO
Electrohold Bulgaria Group

VLADIMIR MALINOV
Executive Director
Bulgartransgaz

KALOYAN STAYKOV
Senior Economist, Energy Management Institute

13:30 - 14:20

Digital Transformation: Taking Government to the next level

Bulgaria’s digital transition plan, ways to enhance performance on digital skills, digitization of businesses and of public services, boosting development of Bulgaria's digital economy

BOZHIDAR BOZHANOV
Minister of e-Government
Republic of Bulgaria

KRASSIMIRA RAYCHEVA
General Manager Romania, Croatia, Bulgaria & Slovenia
VISA

GEORGY GANEV
Macroeconomist, Member of Parliament from Democratic Bulgaria

DIMITAR DIMITROV
Chairman of the Committee
GBCIC

14:20 - 15:15

Strategic Infrastructural Projects

Mobility – Connectivity

GROZDAN KARADJOV
Deputy Prime Minister for Regional Development and Public Works
Republic of Bulgaria

GEORGE KREMLIS
Principal Advisor to the Greek PM, for Energy, Climate, Environment & Circ. Economy

GEORGY GANEV
Macroeconomist, Member of Parliament from Democratic Bulgaria

DIMITAR DIMITROV
Chairman of the Committee
GBCIC

14:20 - 15:15

The Transportation sector: The railway projects | Fireside Chat

NIKOLAY SABEV
Minister of Transport and Communications
Republic of Bulgaria

15:15 - 15:45

Light Lunch

15:45 - 16:25

The jobs market in Bulgaria: balancing efficiency and inclusivity

Labor market: A joint action by State and private sector.

GEORGE MENTZELOPOULOS
President
Hellenic Business Council Bulgaria

BOGDAN BOGDANOV
Executive Director
InvestBulgaria Agency

16:25 - 17:30

Developments in FDI & Regional Economic Clusters

Foreign Direct Investments as a catalyst for macro- and micro-economic growth in the Western Balkans - Changes in the landscape of FDI in Bulgaria, policies to boost international flows.

ALESSANDRO BRAGONZI
Head of representation for the Western Balkans
EIB

NIKOLINA ANGELKOVA
MP, Deputy Chair, Parliamentary Tourism Committee, National Assembly of Bulgaria, Minister of Tourism (2014-2020)

ASEN YAGODIN
Member of the Management Board and Executive Director
Postbank

ROBERTO SANTORELLI
CEO
Santorelli Group

GEORGE ROUSELIS
Assistant Chief Financial Officer
Viohalco

17:30

Closing remarks

20:00

Reception (by invitation only)

20:30

Official Dinner (by invitation only)

Guest of Honor & Speaker

H.E. RUMEN RADEV
President of the Republic of Bulgaria