Event name

The Central & Eastern European Forum 2021

12-14 January 2021

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Event Overview

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The 26th edition of The Central and Eastern European Forum was held virtually for the first time in its prestigious history. Once again, the event brought together issuers, investors, intermediaries, and policymakers with an interest in the region and to help set the agenda for the year ahead. 

The event kicked off with an opening keynote address from Mairead McGuinness, the new commissioner for financial services at the European Commission who outlined the necessity of developing tools to recover from 2020. The next keynote was delivered by Odile Renaud-Basso, President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) who stressed the importance of building back better. Following on, we were honoured to be joined by Ministers from Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Croatia and North Macedonia for informative and engaging keynote interviews on their country economic developments. 

Additional highlights included a keynote interview with Lilyana Pavlova, Vice-President and Member of the Management Committee, European Investment Bank (EIB) and a keynote presentation from Alfred Kammer, Director of the European Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF). 

For the esteemed Monetary policy session, we welcomed Central Bank Governors from several countries from across the region including Czech Republic, Hungary, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Georgia, Albania and North Macedonia. 

Overall, 18 sessions covered topics including macroeconomics, corporate finance, monetary policy, CEE banking, sustainable finance, and much more.

We would like to thank our sponsors for supporting the Forum this year. We very much look forward to convening again next year and too seeing you all in person again in the not-too distant future.

 

Our virtual platform offered the following features:

Contacts

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Speakers

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Keynote Speaker

Fatmir Besimi

Minister of Finance
Republic of North Macedonia

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Kiril Ananiev

Minister of Finance
Republic of Bulgaria

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Alfred Kammer

Director of the European Department
International Monetary Fund (IMF)

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Tadeusz Kościński

Minister of Finance, Development Funds and Regional Policy
Republic of Poland

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Zdravko Marić

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance
Republic of Croatia

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Mairead McGuinness

European Commissioner for Financial Services, Financial Stability and Capital Markets Union
European Commission

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Lilyana Pavlova

Vice President
European Investment Bank (EIB)

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Odile Renaud-Basso

President
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

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Mihály Varga

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance
Hungary

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Kalin Anev Janse

Chief Financial Officer
European Stability Mechanism

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Anita Angelovska Bezhoska

Governor
National Bank of the Republic of North Macedonia

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Zoltan Arokszallasi

FX and Rate Strategist, CEE
Erste Group Bank AG

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Zoltan Balazs

Group Treasurer
MOL Group

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Vojtěch Benda

Member of the Board
Czech National Bank

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Alessia Berardi

Head of Global Emerging Markets and Strategy Research
Amundi Asset Management

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Ingo Bleier

Chief Corporates and Markets Officer and Member of Management Board
Erste Group

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Martin Blum

Desk Strategist
Raiffeisen Bank International

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Kristine Braden

Head of Europe and Chief Executive Officer
Citigroup Global Markets Europe

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Peter Brezinschek

Chief Analyst
Raiffeisen Bank International

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Michael Bures

Head of Debt Capital Markets, Corporates
Raiffeisen Bank International

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Daniel Bytcanek

Director
Slovak Debt and Liquidity Management Agency (ARDAL)

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Jason Channell

Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Finance
Citi Global Insights

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Radoslaw Cholewinski

Deputy Head Of Fixed Income
Pekao TFI

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Mirela Covasa

Chief Financial Officer
NEPI Rockcastle

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Karol Czarnecki

Director of the Public Debt Department
Public Debt Department, Ministry of Finance of Poland

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Viktoriia Denysova

Head of CEE EU Funds, International Clients Management
UniCredit

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Marjan Divjak

Director General
Ministry of Finance, Slovenia

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Martin Dolejs

Portfolio Manager, Pension Fund and Insurance Portfolios
Allianz

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Marek Drimal

EMEA Strategist
Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking

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Esty Dwek

Head of Global Market Strategy
Natixis Investment Managers Solutions

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Vera Economou

Sustainable Finance Expert, Coordinator of Corporate ESG Experts in Central and Eastern Europe
Raiffeisen Bank International

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Toby Fildes

Managing Editor
GlobalCapital

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Lucy Fitzgeorge-Parker

ESG and Emerging Europe Editor
Euromoney

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Fabio Fornaroli

Head of Corporate and Investment Banking Central and Eastern Europe
UniCredit

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Axel Fougner

Policy Officer in DG Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
European Commission

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Christopher Garnett

Senior Adviser
GlobalCapital Conferences

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Koba Gvenetadze

Governor and Chairman of the Board
National Bank of Georgia

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Michaela Hessmert

DCM Origination FI/SSA
NORD/LB

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Łukasz Januszewski

Board Member Markets and Investment Banking
Raiffeisen Bank International

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Jennifer Johnson

Deputy Secretary General
EMF-ECBC

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Richard Kemmish

Editorial Consultant
GlobalCapital Conferences

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Christian Kopf

Head of Fixed Income
Union Investment

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Richard Kosecky

Head Of Balance Sheet Management
Slovenska sporitelna, a.s.

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Borislav Kostadinov

Director at Finance in Motion, advisor to the Green for Growth Fund
Green for Growth Fund and Finance in Motion

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Jacek Kubas

Associate Director
EBRD

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Frederik Kunze

Markets Strategy and Floor Research, Covered Bond Analyst, Director
NORD/LB

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Zoltan Kurali

Chief Executive Officer
Government Debt Management Agency (ÁKK Zrt)

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György László

State secretary of Ministry of Innovation and Technology
Hungary

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Stanislas Lecat

Global Co-Head of Corporate Finance
Societe Generale

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Aleksandar Lejic

Chief Financial Officer
Animal Commerce

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Dinko Lucić

President of the Management Board and Chief Executive Officer
Privredna banka Zagreb

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Mariam Meskin

Emerging Markets Editor
GlobalCapital

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Gilles Moëc

Chief Economist and Head of Research at AXA IM
AXA Group

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Kevin A Murray

Chief Executive Officer for Central Europe
Citi

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Martin Novak

Chief Financial and Operations Officer
CEZ

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Mihály Patai

Deputy Governor
Central Bank of Hungary

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Ann Pettifor

Director of Policy Research in Macroeconomics
Prime Economics

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Ognjen Popović

Advisor to the Minister
Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Serbia - Treasury

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Tadrak Przemyslaw

Director, Finance Management Division
Santander Bank Polska

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Kalin Radev

CEO
Software Group BG

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Dimitar Radev

Governor
Bulgarian National Bank

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Heike Reichelt

Head of Investor Relations and Sustainable Finance
World Bank Treasury

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Debora Revoltella

Director, Economics Department
European Investment Bank

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Wiebke Schloemer

Director for Europe and Central Asia
International Finance Corporation (IFC)

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Ralf Schuster

Financial Institutions, Relationship Management Banks, Capital Markets
Helaba

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Gent Sejko

Governor and Chairman of the Supervisory Council
Bank of Albania

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Kyrylo Shevchenko

Governor
National Bank of Ukraine

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Sandra Švaljek

Deputy Governor
Croatian National Bank

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Alexis Taffin de Tilques

Head of Debt Capital Markets CEEMEA, Global Markets
BNP Paribas

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Niccolo’ Ubertalli

Co-Chief Executive Officer of Commercial Banking, Central Eastern Europe
UniCredit Bank

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Vincent Van Steensel

Head of Portfolio Guarantees
European Investment Fund

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Boštjan Vasle

Governor
Bank of Slovenia

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Azad Zangana

Senior European Economist and Strategist
Schroders Investment Management

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Alexander Zeidler

Vice President, Senior Credit Officer, Covered Bonds, Structured Finance Group
Moody's Investors Service

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