The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Emerging Europe are co-hosting the EBRD-Emerging Europe: Outlook on Belarus 2016 event at the EBRD Headquarters in London on Monday 24 October.
The event will bring together policymakers, investors and prominent business people to discuss the economic outlook on Belarus and explore investment opportunities in the country.
Special guest speakers and panellists include: Alexander Zaborovsky, First Deputy Minister of Economy of Belarus; Alain Pilloux, EBRD's Acting Vice President, Policy and Partnerships; Francis Delaey, EBRD’s Director of Belarus; Natallia Nikandrava, CEO at the National Agency of Investment and Privatisation; Nikolay Shestak, Deputy Director, Zubr Capital, Alex Kokcharov, Country Risk Analyst for Belarus, IHS Markit; David Baron, Chairman of the Belarus-US Council and shareholder at Greenberg Traurig; Hovsep Voskanyan, Chairman of the Board at the German-Belarusian Economic Club and Senior Representative of Minsk Office at Commerzbank and Valdas Vitkauskas, EBRD’s Senior Banker in Financial Institutions for Belarus and Moldova.
The business session will begin punctually at 1530hrs in the Auditorium, with a coffee break at 1700hrs between the panel discussions and then the event will conclude with a cocktail networking reception starting at 1815hrs.
1500hrs Registration and welcome coffee
1530hrs Introductory remarks and welcome by Alain Pilloux, Acting Vice President, Policy and Partnerships, EBRD
1535hrs Welcome note by Alexander Zaborovsky, First Deputy Minister of Economy of Belarus
1545hrs Presentation by the European Commission: Ewa Synowiec, Principal Advisor to the Director General, DG TRADE, European Commission
1555hrs Outlook on Belarus: macroeconomic presentation by David Dalton, Analyst, Belarus, Ukraine, Poland - Economist Intelligence Unit
1610-1700hrs Panel discussion “Political & Economic Outlook: Investment Opportunities” followed by Q&A
Moderator: Larry Sherwin, Deputy Director of Communications
- David Baron, Chairman of the Belarus-US Council and shareholder at Greenberg Traurig
- Gary Burrows, Managing Partner, ACR International
- Francis Delaey, Head of Belarus, EBRD
- Natallia Nikandrava, NAIP
- Alex Kokcharov, IHS Markit
1700hrs Coffee break
1720hrs Panel discussion “Financial Instruments and Sources of Financing” followed by Q&A
Moderator: Andrew Wrobel, Editor, Emerging Europe
- Kirill Ilinski, Founding Partner & Chief Investment Officer, Fusion Asset Management
- Igor Likhogrud, Chairman of the Board, Moscow-Minsk Bank
- Olga Sherbina, Head of Belarus Office, IFC
- Nikolay Shestak, Deputy Director, Zubr Capital
- Valdas Vitkauskas, Senior Banker, Financial Institutions, Belarus & Moldova, EBRD
1810-1930hrs Networking drinks reception