Belgrade Economic Forum

13.50
Welcome Remarks

Symeon G. Tsomokos, Founder & President, Delphi Economic Forum

Vladimir Djordjevic, Country Manager, South-Eastern Europe Visa

 

14.00
EU ACCESSION: INTERNAL DYNAMICS & EXTERNAL FORCES - Why EU Membership still matters in the Western Balkans?

In Conversation with:

Ana Brnabic, Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia

Olivér Várhelyi, European Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement

Chair: Tanja Vujic, Foreign Policy Journalist at the daily Politika

14.30
WHAT EUROPE WILL EMERGE FROM THE COVID-19 CRISIS?

Opening Statement

 Jadranka Joksimovic, Minister of European Integration of Serbia

 H.E. Sem Fabrizi, Ambassador & Head of Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia
 H.E. Thomas Schieb, German Ambassador to Serbia
 Thomas Wieser, Non –Resident Fellow, Bruegel, Former President of the EWG, Brussels

 Chair: Prof. Ivan Vujacic, President, Forum for International Relations, European Movement in Serbia

 

15.15
GLOBAL POWER SHIFTS AFFECTING SOUTH EAST EUROPE

Sonja Licht, President of the Belgrade Forum for Political Excellence
Philippe Le Corre, Research Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School; Fellow-in-residence
Vladimir Gligorov, Senior Research Associate, The Vienna Institute for Internaional Economic studies

Chair: Jovan Kovacic, EWB President, Trilateral Commiss.ExCom Member, TC Serbian Group Chairman

15.45
PRIORITIES OF THE NEW EU COUNCIL PORTUGUESE PRESIDENCY

H.E. Maria Virgínia Mendes da Silva Pina, Ambassador of Portugal to the Republic of Serbia

Chair: Jovan Kovacic, EWB President, Trilateral Commiss.ExCom Member, TC Serbian Group Chairman

16.00
STABILITY FACTORS IN SOUTH EAST EUROPE

Opening Statement

Miltiades Varvitsiotis,Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs responsible for EU Affairs, Hellenic Republic

Tanja Miscevic, Deputy Secretary General, Regional Cooperation Council
Ivan Vejvoda, Director Europe’s Futures Project & Permanent Felow, Institute for Human Sciences
Thanos Dokos, National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister, Hellenic Republic
Dr Marek Dabrowski, Non-Resident Scholar at Bruegel, Brussels

Chair: Aleksandar Medjedovic,Executive Board Member, Turkish-German Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Berlin/Germany      

17.00
In Conversation with

Peter Grk, Secretary General, Bled Strategic Forum

Chair: Symeon G. Tsomokos, Founder & President, Delphi Economic Forum

17.15
SOUTH EAST EUROPE: ENERGY COOPERATION AND STABILITY

Zsuzsanna Hargitai, Regional Director for Western Balkans, EBRD
Prof. Yannis Maniatis, Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change (2013-2015), Greece
Sander van Rootselaar, Deputy Head of Communications, Turkstream
George Ioannou, CEO, Energy Exchange Group

Chair: Aleksandar Vulovic,Compliance and Community Relations Advisor, Medgold Resources Corp.

18.00
CONNECTIVITY ISSUES IN SOUTH EAST EUROPE

Opening Statement

Tomislav Momirovic, Minister of Transport, Construction, and Industry of Serbia

Dmitry Pankin, President & Chairman of the BoD, Black Sea Trade & Development Bank
Franco Nicola Cupolo, Managing Director - CEO of THPA S.A.
Simon Ellis, Program Leader for Western Balkans, World Bank, Vienna
 

Chair: Ervin Pasanovic,General Manager, Adventis Real Estate

Tuesday, November 24

09.25
Welcome Remarks

Symeon G. Tsomokos, Founder & President, Delphi Economic Forum

09.30
Opening Statement

Jorgovanka Tabakovic, Governor of the National Bank of Serbia

09.45
WHAT REFORMS ARE NEEDED AT THE BANKING SECTOR

Slavica Pavlovic, President of the Executive Board, Eurobank
Vladimir Cupic, President of the Executive Board, Alta Banka
Marijana Vasilescu, President of the Executive Board, Sberbank
Ary Naϊm, Regional Manager for Western Balkans and Central Europe, IFC

Chair: Dr Jelena Gazivoda, Senior Partner, JPM JANKOVIC POPOVIC MITIC           

10.30
20 YEARS OF BUILDING CASHLESS ECONOMY

Andrei Aleikin, Sr. Director, Digital Solutions CIS&SEE, Visa

Chair: Vesna Damjanic, TV Presenter, Radio Television Serbia-RTS       

11.15
NEW NATIONAL OBJECTIVES POST COVID-19 AND POST ELECTIONS

Dejan Soskic PhD, Professor, Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade
Zoran Drakulic, President, Klub Privrednik
Aleksandar Vlahovic, President of the Serbian Association of Economists
Lazar Sestovic, Senior Country Economist for Serbia, Europe and Central Asia Region, World Bank

Chair: Toplica Spasojevic, President, ITM Sistem

12.30
Statement

Andjelka Atanaskovic, Minister of Economy of Serbia

12.45
In Conversation with


Marija Obradovic, Minister of Public Administration and Local Self-Government of Serbia

Violeta Jovanovic, Executive Director, NALED

13.00
In Conversation with


Ivica Dacic, President of the National Assembly of Serbia

Chair: Zoran Stanojevic, Editor and TV Presenter, Radio Television Serbia-RTS

13.35
Break

14.00
HEALTHCARE TRANSFORMATION - WHY? WHAT? WHEN?

Vivek Muthu, Health systems Consultant & former Global Head of HealthcareEconomist Intelligence Unit
Dr Ana Govedarica, General Manager Roche doo
Nenad Paunovic, Director of the IT and Entrepreneurship Team in the office of the PM of Serbia
Prof. dr Marko Ercegovac, Director, Urgentni centar KCS

Chair: Radojka Nikolic, Editor in Chief, Biznis Magazine 

15.00
IMPROVING COOPERATION IN IT & INNOVATION

H.E. Jahel Vilan, Ambassador of Israel to the Republic of Serbia
Zoran Tadic, CEO, Neofyton
Dr Sanja Popovic-Pantic, President, Association of Business Women of Serbia
Kori UdovickiFounder and Member of Managing Board, Centre for Advanced Economic Studies

Chair: Aleksandar Medjedovic,Executive Board Member,Turkish-German Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Berlin/Germany        

16.00
DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF SERBIA’S ECONOMY AND ENTERPRISES

Opening Statement

Tatjana Matic, Minister of Trade, Tourism, and Telecommunications    

Aleksandar Stepancev, Country Lead,Cisco Serbia
Nikola Polic, General Manager, IBM Serbia

Chair: Mirko Radonjic, Editor in Chief, eKapija

16.45
FDI IN PANDEMIC

H.E. Carlo Lo Cascio, Italian Ambassador to the Republic of Serbia
Dubravka Negre,Head of Regional Office for the Western Balkans, EIB
Dejan Turk, Vice President of the Board of Directors, FIC & CEO, Vip Mobile & A1 Telekom Slovenia  
Richard Robinson, Director, British-Serbian Chamber of Commerce

Chair: Dr Milan Parivodic, Parivodić Advokati / Lawyers, Minister of Int Economic Relations (2004-7)     

17.45
End of the digital Forum

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