April 12, 2013 - CENTRAL EUROPE INVESTMENT FORUM "SECURE AMID CRISIS"
12 April (Friday)   Hilton Park Nikozja  
9:00
PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION
9:15
GREETING AND OPENING OF THE FORUM
1.    Opening Speech
Speaker: the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland Maciej Szpunar
Maciej Szpunar completed post-graduate studies at the Law Department of the College of Europe in Bruges, followed by Ph.D. studies at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Silesia.
Completed bar traineeship in 2001 with an exam and listing at the Bar Register in Katowice. Obtained a habilitation in Legal Science in 2009 (specialization: EU law and private international law).
From 1996, associate lecturer and professor at the Department of Civil Law and Private International Law of the University of Silesia in Katowice. Associate at a law firm (2001-2004).
Works as a scholar in such institutions as the Centre for European Legal Studies at the University of Cambridge, the Institute for European Legal Studies “Fernand Dehousse” and the European University Institute in Florence.
Author of many publications in the field of European law, civil law, international commercial law and international private law.
Undersecretary of State in the Office of the Committee for European Integration (2008-2009). At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maciej Szpunar is responsible for representing the Polish Government before EU courts and the EFTA Court.
Aprox. time of speech: 5 minutes

2.    Opening Speech  
Speaker: the Ambassador of Poland as the President of the V4 Group Paweł Dobrowolski
Professor at Collegium Civitas, Warsaw – History of European Diplomacy & Civilization. Author of many books and articles on Late Medieval & Early Modern European History.
Consul General, Edinburg (1990-1995), Ambassador to Canada (2000-2004), to Cyprus (2009-2013), Press Spokesman for the Foreign Office (1995-2000), Deputy Director & Director of American Department, Cultural  Promotion Department, Information Department.
Aprox. time of speech: 5 minutes

3.    Opening Speech
Speaker: the Chairman of Polish - Cypriot Chamber of Commerce Paweł Osiński
The Polish-Cypriot Chamber of Commerce was established in March 2011 on the basis of an initiative Polish and Cypriot entrepreneurs. It was set up to strengthen the bonds between Poland and Cyprus and to strengthen the bonds between Poland and Cyprus and to assist associate members who are interested in development of beneficial relationships with partners from both countries.
Aprox. time of speech: 3 minutes

Moderator: Celia Pourgoura – director (Pourgoura & Aspri LLC)
9:30
LECTURES, PRESENTATIONS – Part I
1.    "POLAND - a country of opportunities” (Ministry of Economy of Poland)
Speaker: Mrs. Joanna Śliz - Chief Expert working in the Promotion and Bilateral Coopration Departament of Ministry of Econmy in Poland.
Aprox. time of presentation: 15 - 20 minutes

2.    Presentation of the CzechInvest
Speaker: Mr. Michal Vodrážka - Deputy CEO,  CzechInvest
Established in 1992 by the Ministry of Industry and Trade, CzechInvest is the investment and business development agency of the Czech Republic whose services and development programmes contribute to attracting foreign investment and to developing Czech companies.
Aprox. time of presentation: 15 - 20 minutes

3.    Invest in Hungary (HITA)
Speaker: Mr. Karoly Peter Bukvai - Chief Advisor to the President of HITA
HITA is the investment and trade promotion agency of the Hungarian Government.
Aprox. time of presentation: 15 - 20 minutes

4.    “SLOVAKIA - Ideal Investment & Business Destination” (SARIO)
Speaker: Ms. Andrea Mikulova - Project manager, Department for Foreign Investments (SARIO)
The Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency (SARIO) is a government-funded allowance organization that works under the supervision of the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic.
Aprox. time of presentation: 15 - 20 minutes

Moderator: Celia Pourgoura – director (Pourgoura & Aspri LLC)
11:00 - 11:30
coffee break
11:30 - 13:30
LECTURES, PRESENTATIONS – Part II
1.    "POLAND - Investment and Capital Raising Opportunities"  (Ministry of Treasury of Poland)
Speaker: Mr. Tomasz Zganiacz – Director of the Department of the Capital Markets of Ministry of Treasury of Poland  
Aprox. time of presentation: 25 minutes

2.    “The Business Environment in Cyprus”  (Cypriot Chamber of Commerce and Industry)
Speaker: Mr. Manthos Mavrommatis – Director of Bilateral Business Associations and former President of the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce & Industry
The Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a private corporate body, financially independent, free of any influence by the state. The CCCI is the union of Cypriot businessmen, the interests of whom it promotes by submitting to the government and the Parliament the members' positions on matters in which they are involved, while, through its participation in tripartite bodies and committees, it conveys and promotes the views of the business community.
Aprox. time of presentation: 10 - 15 minutes

3.    Polish Banking Sector 2012/2013 (Polish Bank Association)
Speaker: Mr. Paweł Pniewski – Director of the International Relations Department of the Polish Bank Association
Polish Bank Association is a self-government organization of banks, established in 1991, founded on the  Chambers of Commerce Charter. Membership in the ZBP is voluntary and open for all  banks created under the Polish law as well as for foreign credit institutions branches  operating  in the Republic of Poland.
Aprox. time of presentation: 25 minutes

4.    “Warsaw Stock Exchange investment opportunities related to market for corporate bonds listed on WSE” (NWAI)
Speaker: Mr. Mateusz Walczak – President of the NWAI  
The NWAI Brokerage focuses specializes in delivering comprehensive services and solutions of the capital market to small and medium sized enterprises and individual investors. NWAI DM SA organizes issues and offerings of shares, bonds, convertible bonds, specialist investment fundsand alternative investments.
Aprox. time of presentation: 20 minutes

Moderator: Celia Pourgoura – director (Pourgoura & Aspri LLC)
13:30
lunch
15:00 - 17:00
LECTURES, PRESENTATION Part III and B2B meetings
1.    “NewConnect Market – Alternative trading Market on Warsaw Stock Exchange: opportunities and current situation” (EBC)
Speaker: Mr. Mateusz Iżowski – senior associate in EBC Solicitors. Trainee solicitor, expert in companies law and capital market law.
EBC Solicitors SA is leading Authorised Advisor for NewConnect Market organized and managed by Warsaw Stock Echanges. NewConnect Market is alternative trading market for innovative or start-up projects with high potential of growth.
Aprox. time of presentation: 20 minutes

2.    “Polish market opportunities, case study: developing a project from start up to listing on WSE NewConnect” (TNN)
Speaker: Mr. Przemysław Spyra – shareholder and managing director in TNN Finance.
TNN Finance SA is private-owned firm focused on development of projects applying modern technologies for business purposes. Flag ship project is www.kantoronline.pl exchanges of currency entirely on online platform that after success in Poland shall enter other Central European countries.
Aprox. time of presentation: 20 minutes

3.    “100% global unpredictability? Time for a cool-headed bank” ( Saxo Bank)
Speaker: Mr. Adam Moltrup - Institutional Sales Manager, Central and Eastern Europe
A fully licensed Danish bank, Saxo Bank is a leading online trading and investment specialist.
Aprox. time of presentation: 10 minutes

4.    Alternative investments (DAAH):
a.    investing in arts on example of market for arts in Poland.
b.    alternative investments as a investment strategy for crisis times.

Speaker: Mr. Jacek Kade - director of investments departament DAAH
Abby House S.A. is an auction house and one of the fastest growing enterprises active in this segment of business in Central Europe. Its success derives from a fine combination of business and educational activity in scope of investments in art.   
Aprox. time of presentation: 20 minutes

5.    Welcome on board flight LO 172 to Warsaw “The future is our horizon” (LOT Polish Airlines)
Speaker: Mr. Iacovos Vassiliades - Sales Manager LOT-Cyprus, CTT Aviation GSA for LOT in Cyprus
CTT Aviation is the GSA for LOT Polish Airlines in Cyprus, with its head office in Nicosia, the capital city of Cyprus, and its operations office at Larnaca International Airport.
Aprox. time of presentation: 15-20 minutes

B2B meetings (coffee will be served)

Moderator: Olga Georgiades - advocate (Lexact Solutions Ltd)
16:30
coffee break
Publications

Why Poland
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Investing in Poland 2013
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Why Slovakia
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