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 3rd Investment forum

UK - central Europe

 

12 june 2019

london

 

Country's

Economy

  

Poland

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Czech

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Hugary

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Slovakia

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Estonia

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Latvia

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Lithuania

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Bulgaria

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Croatia

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​3rd Investment Forum
United Kingdom — Central Europe
 
12th June 2019, London
 

 

The Embassies of eleven Central European countries: Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Slovenia and Mayer Brown and the Institute of Directors organised the third annual forum on investing in innovation in Central Europe.

The speakers included cabinet ministers, trade agency chiefs, investors, local entrepreneurs as well as other experts with considerable experience of investing in Central Europe. 

Panel Topics included:

  • Investing in infrastructure projects in Central Europe 

  • Opportunities for cooperation with companies in Central Europe 

  • Support for foreign investors in Central Europe

Key Event Info
  • Date & Time
    Wednesday ,12 June 2019

  • Lunch and Registration
    1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

  • Main Session
    2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

  • Reception
    From 6:00 p.m. onwards

  • Location
    Mayer Brown
    201 Bishopsgate
    London EC2M 3AF

Matchmaking
Agenda

Lunch

13.00 - 14.00

Opening

14.00 - 14.10

Keynote speech

  • Ms Jadwiga Emilewicz, Minister of Entrepreneurship and Technology, Poland

14.15 - 14.30

Keynote speech

  • Mr Jurgen Rigterink - First Vice President of EBRD

14.30 - 14.45

Session 1: Investing in infrastructure projects in Central Europe

  • Mr Zdenko Lucić, State Secretary of the Ministry of Economy, Croatia

  • Mr Guntis Rubins, Head, Representative Office in UK, Investment & Development Agency, Latvia

  • Mr Michał Wrona, CFO, Solidarity Transport Hub, Poland

  • Mrs Kristi Tiivas, Former Head of Estonian Investment Agency, Estonia

  • Mr Jakub Lichnovský, Partner PRK Partners Prague, Ostrava, Czech Republic

       Q&A

       Moderated by:

       Mr Jacopo Dettoni, Deputy Editor, fDi Magazine, Financial Times Group

14.45 - 15.35

Break. Transfer to separate rooms for session number 2 and session number 3

(two panels are held simultaneously in different rooms)

15.35 - 15.45

Session 2: Opportunities for cooperation with companies in Central Europe – real economy, energy, elektromobility, complex AI

  • Mr Karl Farrow, Commercial Director, GA Drilling, Slovakia

  • Mr Michal Maćkowiak, Head of innovation and E-Mobility, Poland

  • Mr Marko Grobelnik, Researcher, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia

  • Ms Rachel Speight, Partner, Mayer Brown, United Kingdom  

       Q&A

      Modereted by:​

      Mr Artur Kawonczyk, Managing Director, ING Corporate Investments 

15.50 - 16.40

Session 3: Opportunities for cooperation with companies in Central Europe – software, AI technology, digital solutions

  • Mr Remus Radvan, Managing Director, QUALITANCE, Romania

  • Mr Mislav Malenica, CEO, Vingd, Croatia

  • Mr Vismands Menjoks, Chief Commercial Officer, Sia Apply Company, Latvia

  • Mr Paulius Nagys, Co-Founder and CEO of Adeo Web, Lithuania,

  • Mr Peter Turner, SVP and Chief Revenue Officer, Avast, Czech Republic

       Q&A

       Moderated by:​

       Mr James West, Partner, Mayer Brown

15.50 - 16.40

Coffee break

16.40 - 17.10

Session 4: Support for foreign investors in Central Europe

  • Mr Róbert Ésik, President of the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency, Hungary

  • Mr Karolis Zemaitis, Head of Business at Go Vilnius, Lithuania

  • Mr Vid Habjan, Head of Foreign Direct Investment Promotion Department, SPIRIT, Slovenia

  • Mr Horia Mintas, Senior advisor at InvestRomania, Romania

  • Mr Miroslav Beseda, Senior Consultant, Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency (SARIO), Slovakia

       Q&A

       Moderated by:​

       Ms Allie Renison, Head of Europe and Trade Policy, Institute of Directors

17.10 - 18.00

Closing remarks

18.00 - 18.10

Reception hosted by the Ambassadors

18.15 - 20.00

 
 
Confirmed Speakers
Jadwiga Emilewicz, Minister of Entrepren

Minister of Entrepreneurship and Technology, Poland

Ms Jadwiga Emilewicz

Zdenko Lucic, State Secretary, Ministry

State Secretary of the Ministry of Economy, Croatia

Mr Zdenko Lucić

Partner PRK Partners Prague, Ostrava, Czech Republic

Mr Jakub Lichnovský

Head of Foreign Direct Investment Promotion Department,

SPIRIT Slovenia, Slovenia

Mr Vid Habjan

Jurgen Rigterink, First Vice President,

First Vice President of EBRD

Mr Jurgen Rigterink

Róbert_Ésik,_President_of_HIPA,_Hungary.

President of the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency, Hungary

Mr Róbert Ésik

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Head, Representative Office

in the UK, Investment

and Development Agency, Latvia

Mr Guntis Rubins

Senior Consultant, Slovak Investment & Trade Development Agency (SARIO), Slovakia

Mr Miroslav Beseda

Former Head of Estonian Investment Agency, Estonia

Mrs Kritsti Tiivas

Karl Farrow, Commercial Director, GA Dri

Commercial Director, GA Drilling, Slovakia

Mr Karl Farrow

Remus Radvan, Managing director, QUALITA

Managing Director,

QUALITANCE, Romania

Mr Remus Radvan

Peter Turner, SVP and Chief Revenue Offi

SVP and Chief Revenue Officer, Avast, Czech Republic

Mr Peter Turner

Marko_Grobelnik,_Researcher,_Jožef_Stefa

Researcher, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia

Mr Marko Grobelnik

Michał_Maćkowiak,_Head_of_Innovation_&_E

Head of innovation

and E-Mobility, Rafako, Poland

Mr Michal Maćkowiak

Chief Commercial Officer,

Sia Apply Company, Latvia

Mr Vismands Menjoks

Moderators
Allie Renison, Head of Europe and Trade

Head of EU & Trade Policy, Institute of Directors

Ms Allie Renison

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Partner,

Mayer Brown  

Mr James West

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Deputy Editor, fDi Magazine, Financial Times Group 

 Ms Jacopo Dettoni

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Managing Director,

ING Corporate Investments 

Mr Artur Kawonczyk

 
Location

Mayer Brown
201 Bishopsgate
London 
EC2M 3AF

 
 
Organising Committee

 

of the 3rd Investment Forum, United Kingdom – Central Europe

Mr Mariusz Gasztoł - Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London

 

Ms Lucie Botha - Embassy of the Czech Republic in London

 

Mr Bence Spiczmüller - Embassy of Hungary in London

 

Mr Michal Horvat - Embassy of Slovakia in London

 

Ms Davorka Žanić-Dražić - Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in London

 

Ms Darja Slokar - Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in London

 

Mr Bogdan Vaduva - Embassy of Romania

 

Ms Tanya Koicheva - Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in London

 

Ms Ieva Valickaite - Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania

 

Mr Guntis Rubīns - Embassy of Republic of Latvia

 

Mr Priit Masing - Embassy of Estonia in London 

Mr James West – Mayer Brown 

Mr Tomasz Letniowski – Institute of Directors,  Central London Branch

Gallery from 2nd Investment Forum ​- 2018
 
 
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