Eastern Partnership Investment Summit

  • 22 Nov 2019
  • London, UK
  • EBRD

The first ever EBRD Eastern Partnership (EaP) Investment Summit will take place at the Bank’s Headquarters in London on 22 November 2019.

This year is the 10th anniversary of the Eastern Partnership Initiative. Over the past decade, the Bank has developed much closer ties with each of these six countries in eastern Europe and the south Caucasus:
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

The EBRD is the largest institutional investor in the Eastern Partnership region and is committed to supporting the development of the private sector and improving the investment climate. Since the start of the Bank’s operations, the EBRD has invested in excess of €26 billion in more than 1,200 projects in all six countries of the region.

This one-day summit at EBRD’s London’s Headquarters will bring together the Heads of State and/or Government, high-level EU and EIB representatives, international investors and entrepreneurs to network and identify new business opportunities in the six countries of the Eastern Partnership region.

Panel sessions will focus on the countries’ investment climate, investment trends and opportunities, highlight the EBRD’s activities and impact, outline the EU and EIB views on the region, and feature discussion by investors on a wide range of issues in various sectors of the economy. 


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8.30 - 9.30

Registration and refreshments for all participants (Auditorium ante area)

   

9.30 - 9.45

Welcome address (Auditorium)

Speakers:
Suma Chakrabarti, EBRD President
High-level official of the EU (TBC)
UK Government Representative (TBC)

   

9.45 - 11.15

Plenary session: Eastern Partnership Leaders’ session

Fuelling growth: opportunities for investors (Auditorium)
Moderator: Beata Javorcik, EBRD Chief Economist
Panellists: EBRD President / Presidents / Prime-Ministers 

   

11.15 - 11.40

Coffee break for participants (Auditorium ante area)

   

11.40 - 12.00

EU prospective on the Eastern Partnership region. EU offer to the region (Auditorium)

Speakers:
Katarina Mathernova, Deputy Director-General – EC Directorate-General
Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR), (TBC)
Vazil Hudak, Vice President EIB (TBC)

   

12.00 - 13.20

Opportunities for investors in Eastern Partnership countries. Investor perspective (Auditorium)

Moderator: Matteo Patrone, Managing Director for Eastern Europe and Caucasus
CEOs of leading multinationals active in the Eastern Partnership region covering:

  • Renewables
  • Digital economy
  • Real sector FDI
  • Institutional investor
  • Private equity 

Followed by a question and answer session 

 

 

13.20 – 13.30 

Concluding remarks (Auditorium)

Alain Pilloux, Vice President Banking

   

13.30 - 14.30

Networking lunch for all participants (Auditorium ante area)

 

This plenary event will bring together the heads of state and/or high-level representatives of the governments of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine to discuss the prospects for investment in their countries, and the Eastern Partnership region as a whole. A particular focus will be the role of the state in attracting private investment and the current status of reforms in improving the investment climate. The session is an opportunity for leaders to showcase not only the existing and potential areas for foreign investment in their own countries, but also to discuss how best to forge convergence, through both public and private investments, in the Eastern Partnership region. 

 

What makes the Eastern Partnership region attractive to investors? This panel event will allow investors themselves to demonstrate the breadth and scope of opportunities for public and private partnerships in the EaP’s countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. Leading international investors will discuss their experiences of investing across sectors – from the real sector to renewables, the digital economy and private equity – and share their insights on the investment landscape in specific countries and the region as a whole. Discussion will also focus on such questions as:
  • How healthy is the investment climate in the region and what has been the progress over the last decade?
  • How can countries in the region increase FDI flow and attract investors? 
  • What are the potential risks and what are the tools to mitigate them?
  • What is the future outlook for investment in the region?

EBRD Headquarters

Broadgate City of London,

1 Exchange Square,

London EC2A 2JN

 

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