For the seventh year, the Central European Initiative (CEI) opens its doors to the business and financial community, focusing on the needs of entrepreneurs investing in central and eastern Europe. The event is co-organised with the Slovenian CEI Presidency - the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Economy and the Prime Minister’s Office of the Republic of Slovenia - and is sponsored by the Italian Government. It is attended by representatives of international organisations as well as by Chambers of Commerce, Euroregions and Investment Promotion Agencies. The OECD LEED Programme will participate in this important event. See practical information .
The 7th CEI Summit Economic Forum (SEF) will address four main areas of interest called “SEF streams”, each one running simultaneously across two days:
- Portoroz Business Conference: Competitiveness, Social Responsibility and Economic Growth.
- Infrastructure and Energy: Focus on sustainable development for transport, municipal utilities, energy efficiency and renewable sources
- Financial Sector: Investment opportunities by country and sector, financing real estate and agriculture, privatisation programmes
- Entrepreneurship/ SMEs: Internalisation of the small business, specific needs of entrepreneurs in “target areas”, support services and local strategies for employment
In this occasion, the Local Development Network’s (LDN) First Assembly Meeting, will be held on November 23 in connection with the CEI Summit. If you are interested in the LDN's First Assembly Meeting, please complete the LDN's registration form and send it to Paola.Babos@oecd.org by October 31st. There is no participation fee for the LDN's First Assembly Meeting.
The SEF offers an “Interactive Business Area” where participants can discuss projects, visit stands, business info desks and use the SEF networking/ match-making facilities. It also offers networking receptions and opportunities for the promotion of companies and projects.
The 2004 SEF takes place at the same time and venue as the CEI Summit of 17 Prime Ministers, and includes: the CEI Round Table of 17 Ministers of Economic Sectors the meeting of CEI Chambers of Commerce (CECCI).
1500 participants are expected to attend SEF streams, the Interactive Business Area, and the Summit while 200 journalists will report on the SEF and the Summit
Venue: Grand Hotel Bernardin, Portoroz
Registration : Register NOW
Registration includes : access to all formal sessions and to the Interactive Business Area, “self-promotion” of projects and organisations, many relevant publications and evening receptions for networking. Stands, desks and "virtual stands" (a new SEF concept using interactive computers) can be hired by sponsors in the Interactive Business Area.
For more information, please contact Paola.Babos@oecd.org (telephone + 39.0461.277 612) from the LEED Programme staff based in Trento.
Download official Forum leaflet
Download the CEI Summit Agenda
Download the LDN's Meeting Agenda
Download the LDN's Meeting survey/registration
Visit the official website of the CEI Summit
CEI MEMBER COUNTRIES : Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine.
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