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VI International Central and Eastern European Investment Conference

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CFA Society Bulgaria and CFA Institute are pleased to announce the VI-th Central and Eastern European (CEE) Regional Investment Conference, which will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Sofia, Bulgaria on November 10, 2017.

The CEE Regional Investment Conference is the top investment industry event in Bulgaria, organized and hosted by CFA Society Bulgaria with support from CFA Institute. This one-day forum will feature an opening speech and five prominent panels with notable speakers aiming to deliver opinions and perspectives on the investment climate and opportunities in the CEE region. We trust that the conference will be a productive platform to create unique networking opportunities, shape new investment ideas, strengthen collaborative efforts, and launch new projects.

This year's speakers include prominent economists, successful investors, government officials and policy makers, who will share insights on projects of national and regional importance for the CEE region, examine its capital market trends, uncover new direct investment opportunities, explore current FinTech developments, and deliver practical financial advice.

The International Central and Eastern European Investment conference is an annual event, which is held every year in a different European capital. It gathers leaders of the largest financial institutions from all over the world, international investment banks and funds, professional consultants and financial market specialists, as well as representatives of the major business mass media to discuss up-to-date topics of investment potential in the CEE region. The first CEE Investment Conference took place in Bucharest in April 2012 and was hosted in the subsequent years by Moscow (2013), Istanbul (2014), Kyiv (2015), and Warsaw (2016), gathering more than 300 influential investment professionals concentrating on the region.

CFA Society Bulgaria's organizational process and events, including the CEE Investment Conference are free from direct corporate or political influence, making them a unique and independent networking environment.

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08:30– 09:00

Conference Registration

09:00 – 09:20 Welcome Remarks 
  • State Official
09:20 – 09:30 Welcome Remarks 
09:30 – 09:40 Welcome Remarks 
09:40 – 10:10

Opening Session: Economic Perspectives of the CEE Region and the Eurozone

  • Simeon Djankov • Former Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Bulgaria
10:10 – 12:00

Panel Discussion 1: Vision and Strategies for National and Regional Growth



  • Anton Rop • Former Prime Minister of Slovenia, Minister of Finance; Vice-President of European Investment Bank
  • Simeon Djankov • Former Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Bulgaria
  • Lajos Bokros • Former Minister of Finance of Hungary; Professor at CEU
  • Marios Demetriades, CFA • Minister of Transport, Communications and Works of Cyprus
  • Notis Mitarachi, CFA • Former Deputy Minister of Economic Development of Greece; Member of Parliament
12:00 – 12:20 Networking Coffee Break 
12:20 – 13:20

Panel Discussion 2: Capital Markets. Regional Integration and Collaboration



13:20 – 14:30


14:30 – 15:30

Panel Discussion 3: Private Equity. Value Creation and Transformation of Companies



15:30 – 15:50

Networking Coffee Break

15:50 – 16:50

Panel Discussion 4: Mergers and Acquisitions. The Art of the Deal in the CEE Region



16:50 – 17:10 Networking Coffee Break 
17:10 – 18:10

Panel Discussion 5: The FinTech Sector: Market and Sector Disruption



18:10 – 18:20 Closing Remarks