UK-Macedonia Investment Forum, October 2011

On 19th October 2011, at Painters’ Hall, London, Developing Markets Associates in conjunction with the Embassy of the Republic of Macedonia hosted the UK-Macedonia Investment Forum 2011.

This outstanding event was attended by around 200 delegates including key stakeholders and high level representatives from both the public and private sectors, including a high level delegation representing the Government of the Republic Macedonia, led by HE Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski.

A Welcome and Introduction was given by HE Marija Efremova, Macedonian Ambassador to the UK and throughout the day the conference was addressed by senior ministers of the Government of Macedonia including Hon Vladimir Pesevski, Deputy Prime Minister, Government of the Republic of Macedonia, Hon Vele Samak, Minister for Foreign Investments, Government of the Republic of Macedonia, Hon Valon Saracini, Minister for Economy, Government of the Republic of Macedonia, and HE Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski himself, who gave an official welcome to the afternoon session.

The conference was also addressed by key representatives from the business community such as Mark Gustafson, President and CEO, EurOmax Resources, Mark Bryant, Director, Binani, Slagjan Mihajlovski, Chief Executive Officer, Infinite Solutions and a key note speech was given by Jan Fischer, Vice President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

Following the closing remarks a Gala reception was held for the conference attendees.

UK-Macedonia Investment Forum 19th October 2011
Painters’ Hall, London

UK-Macedonia Investment Forum, October 2011

PROGRAMME
8.00am – 9.00am
Registration and refreshments

9.00am – 9.15am
Welcome and Introduction – Atam Sandhu, CEO of Developing Markets Associates and HE Marija Efremova, Macedonian Ambassador to the UK

9.15am – 10.30am
Setting the Scene – ‘Macedonia – Europe’s newest business partner’
Chair – HE Christopher Yvon, British Ambassador to Macedonia
• Hon Vele Samak, Minister for Foreign Investments, Government of the Republic of Macedonia
• Visar Fida, CEO, Invest Macedonia
• Viktor Mizo, Director, Free Zones Authority
• Aleksandra Ruzin, Executive Director, Eurolink
• Ian Godwin, Director, Johnson Matthey
Q & A Session

10.30am – 11.00am
Refreshments Break

11.00am – 12.30pm
Investing in Infrastructure, Energy and Natural Resources
Chair – Mr Jean Marc Peterschmitt, Managing Director, Central and South Eastern Europe, EBRD
• Hon Vladimir Pesevski, Deputy Prime Minister, Government of the Republic of Macedonia
• Hon Valon Saracini, Minister for Economy, Government of the Republic of Macedonia
• Mark Gustafson, President and CEO, EurOmax Resources
• Mark Bryant, Director, Binani
Q & A Session

12.30pm – 1.45pm
Networking Lunch

1.45pm – 2.30pm
Official Welcome - HE Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski
Jan Fischer, Vice President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

2.30pm – 4.00pm
Investing in Information Communications Technology
Chair – Atam Sandhu, Chief Executive, Developing Markets Associates
• Hon Bill Pavleski, Minister for Foreign Investments, Government of the Republic of Macedonia
• Hon Vladimir Pesevski, Deputy Prime Minister, Government of the Republic of Macedonia
• Slagjan Mihajlovski, Chief Executive Officer, Infinite Solutions
Q & A Session

4.30pm – 6.00pm
Closing remarks
• Hon Vladimir Pesevski, Deputy Prime Minister, Government of the Republic of Macedonia

4.00pm – 4.30pm
Gala Reception

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