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ABF - Southeast European Economic Forum - Washintong, D.C. / March 26-28, 2012"

1st  Southeast  European Economic  Forum

Agenda

March 26 - 28, 2012 | Center for Transatlantic Relations SAIS, Johns Hopkins University, Washington DC

March
26th 2012
7:00 p.m.

Opening Night:


Kenney Auditorium, Johns Hopkins University SAIS
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington DC

 

Welcome:

  • Daniel Hamilton
    Director, CTR, SAIS

Keynote Address:

  • Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)

Remarks:

  • Ambassador Kolinda Grabar
    Assistant Secretary General of NATO for Public Diplomacy

Presentation:

  • Philippe Le Houérou
    Vice President for Europe and Central Asia
    The World Bank Group

Remarks:

  • Rep. Russ Carnahan (D-MO)

Concert:

  • Young artists from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Video Message:

  • Nikola Gruevski, Prime Minister of Macedonia
    "Macedonia Timeless" movie
March
27th 2012
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

What will Attract Foreign Investment?

Room 500, Johns Hopkins University SAIS
1717 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington DC

Chair:

  • Erhard Busek
    President, Vienna Economic Forum

Panelists:

  • Wolfgang Petritsch
    Ambassador, Austrian Permanent Representative to the OECD
  • Zoran Jolevski
    Ambassador of Macedonia to the United States
  • Augusto Lopez Claros
    Director of the Global Indicators Group, The World Bank Group
  • Ilir Meta
    Former Prime Minister of Albania
11:00 a.m.

Keynote Speaker:

  • Ambassador Philip T. Reeker
    U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia

Introduction: Michael Haltzel, CTR SAIS

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

The Turkish Model: The Impact of Regional Cooperation on Economic Development

  • Murat Karagoz
    Deputy Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey

Introduction: Sasha Toperich, CTR SAIS

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Lunch Break
   
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

A New Paradigm for the Mediterranean: EU-North African-U.S. Partnership for Growth

 

Chair:

  • Daniel Serwer
    CTR, SAIS

Panelists:

  • Fathi Noah
    Former Undersecretary of Energy in Libya and Dean of the Faculty of Nuclear & Electronic Engineering, Tripoli University
  • Daniele Moro
    CTR SAIS
  • Saoussen Mahjoub
    Vice President, Tunisian-American Young Professionals
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

What Works? Best Business Practices in Southeast Europe

 

Chair:

  • Michael Haltzel
    CTR, SAIS

Panelists:

  • David Welch
    President, Europe, Africa & Middle East Division, Bechtel
  • Fehmi Mujota
    Minister of Infrastructure, Kosovo
  • Shannon Runyon
    Economic Regional Officer, European and Eurasian Bureau, U.S. Department of State
  • Per Kjellerhaug
    Country Manager for the Balkans, IFC
4:45 – 5:45 p.m.

Book Launch: Unfinished Business - "The Western Balkans and the International Community"

 

Editors:

  • Vedran Džihić
  • Daniel Hamilton

Moderator:

  • Michael Haltzel

Panelists:

  • Goran Nedic
  • Wolfgang Petritsch
  • Ivana Howard
  • Nida Gelazis
  • Daniel Serwer
March
28th 2012
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Economic Opportunities Arising from the Arab Spring

Kenney Auditorium, Johns Hopkins University SAIS
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington DC

Chair:

  • Ambassador William B. Taylor
    Director, Middle East Transitions Office, U.S. Department of State

Panelists:

  • Mujo Selimović
    CEO, MIMS Group
  • Mohamed al-Mugariaf
    Co-founder, National Front for the Salvation of Libya
  • Fadel Hshad
    Business Consultant
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Privatization – An Opportunity for International Cooperation

 

Chair:

  • Jana Grittersova
    CTR SAIS

Panelists:

  • Erdal Trhulj
    Minister of Energy, Mining and Industry of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Raffi Gregorian
    Acting Director, European and Eurasian Bureau , U.S. Department of State
  • Sena Latif
    Director for Economic Strategic Partnership and Projects, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania
  • Kevin Bain
    CFO, Alvogen Inc.

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