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The Central and Eastern European Forum 2017

17-18 January 2017
Vienna, Austria

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Event Overview

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The 22nd Central and Eastern European Forum took place in Vienna on 17-18 January 2017 bringing together over 1,000 issuers, investors and policy makers from the region and beyond. For the 22nd year in a row, the Euromoney CEE Forum has set the financial agenda for the months ahead, dealing with a persistently challenging geopolitical situation.

Once again we were delighted to welcome the Austrian Minister of Finance H.E. Hans Jorg Schelling and Ewald Nowotny the Governor of the National Bank of Austria and Member of the ECB’s Governing Council who delivered the opening keynote speeches. This year the Forum also featured a series of fantastic live one-on-one keynote interviews with:

H.E. Agnes Hornung, Minister of State for Financial Policy Affairs, Hungary
H.E. Zdravko Maric, Minister of Finance, Government of Croatia
H.E. Kiril Minoski, Minister of Finance, Government of Macedonia
H.E. Dusan Vujovic, Minister of Finance, Government of Serbia

This was followed by a discussion on the capital markets financing of sovereigns in the region. The borrowing plans of the governments of Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia and Lithuania were all discussed by their chief representatives which was directly followed by parallel discussions on M&A/restructuring and a fixed income investor viewpoint. This year we held brand new special sessions looking at infrastructure finance and funding corporates in CEE. Our regular sponsored roundtables also focussed on individual countries and topics offering investors a unique opportunity to meet and discuss with policy and deal makers.

On the second day we were joined by nine Central Bankers from the region who took part in parallel discussions on monetary policy. These were directly followed by sessions looking at private equity and the growing internationalisation of Renminbi featuring the Hungarian Debt Management Agency (AKK) and the Public Debt Department of Poland’s Ministry of Finance. The second day closed with an excellent economic outlook panel discussion looking forward to the year ahead. Live audience polling indicated that 68% of respondents feared politics, populism and rule of law posed the greatest threat to regional growth in 2017. However the majority of those who took part presented a positive outlook for growth overall in the year ahead.

Often described as one of the best networking events for anyone with an interest in Central and Eastern Europe, it will continue to be the first event in the calendar helping to set the financial agenda for the year ahead.

 

Euromoney Conferences would like to would like to thank all of our sponsors, speakers and participants for their support and for making the 2017 CEE Forum such a resounding success. We look forward to returning to Vienna in January 2018.

 

Speakers

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H.E. Arben Ahmetaj

Minister of Finance

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Bas Bakker

Senior Regional Resident Representative for Central and Eastern Europe
IMF

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Patrick Barbe

Chief Investment Officer, Euro Sovereign and Aggregate

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Gyorgy Barcza

Chief Executive Officer
Hungary Debt Management Agency (AKK)

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Nikolaus Bethlen

Partner

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Martin Blum

Head of Desk Strategy

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Dimitar Bogov

Governor
National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia

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Jerome Booth

Economist and Chairman

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Paolo Bozzolo

Head of Project Financing CEE

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Peter Brezinschek

Global Head of Research

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Daniel Bytčánek

Director, Debt and Liquidity Management Agency (ARDAL)
Government of Slovakia

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Marilyn Ceci

Managing Director and Head of Green Bonds

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Regis Chatellier

Director, Global EM Senior Credit Strategist

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Michael Cirami

Vice President, Co-Director of Global Income, Portfolio Manager,

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Aidan Corcoran

Head of Global Macro and Asset Allocation

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Simone Del Guerra

Deputy Global Head of Transactional Sales

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Ihsan Ugur Delikanli

President

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Marjan Divjak

Director General, Treasury Directorate
Ministry of Finance, Government of Slovenia

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Branko Drcelic

Acting Director, Public Debt Administration

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Bill Fawkner-Corbett

Investment Director

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Marzena Fick

Head of CEE Debt Capital Markets

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Toby Fildes

Managing Editor

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Steven Fisher

Country Head

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Lucy Fitzgeorge-Parker

Emerging Europe Editor

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Virginia Furness

Acting Emerging Markets Editor

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Jelena Galic

Chief Executive Officer

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Christopher Garnett

Senior External Adviser
Euromoney Conferences

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Ivana Gazic

Chief Executive Officer

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Kamila Gers

Deputy Director, Public Debt

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Elisabeta Gjoni

First Deputy Governor

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Susan Goeransson

Director, Head of Municipal and Environmental Infrastructure

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Patrick Goetz

Head of Transaction Banking

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Peter Groznik

Chief Financial Officer

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Franz Hoerhager

Founding Partner

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Mario Holzner

Deputy Director and Senior Economist

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H.E. Agnes Hornung

Minister of State for Financial Policy Affairs

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Ivo Hrdalo

Head of Treasury and Asset Management

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Janis Irbe

Treasury Director

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Nicholas Kabcenell

Managing Director

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Taleh Kazimov

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Pasha Bank

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Richard Kemmish

Editorial Consultant
Euromoney Conferences

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Ernst Theodor Kirschner

Fund Manager

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Petr Koblic

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

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Ryszard Kokoszczynski

Member of the Management Board

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Sailesh Lad

Senior Portfolio Manager

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Yuri Lekarev

Managing Director, Head of International Funding, Financial Institutions and Investor Relations

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Andrew Lennon

Director, Capital Markets

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Lubomir Lizal

Member of the Board

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Dorian Macovei

Managing Director

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H.E. Mr Zdravko Marić

Minister of Finance
Government of Croatia

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Pierre Mellinger

Founder and Managing Partner

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Jean-Marc Mercier

Managing Director, Global Co-Head of Debt Capital Markets, Global Banking

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H.E. Kiril Minoski

Minister of Finance

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Lubomir Mitov

CEE Chief Economist

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Gernot Mittendorfer

Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Management Board

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Zvonimir Mrsic

Management Board President

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Marton Nagy

Deputy Governor

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Pavel Nepala

Founding Managing Partner

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Stojan Nikolic

Chief Financial Officer

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Gediminas Norkunas

Deputy Head, State Treasury

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Ewald Nowotny

Governor
Oesterreichische Nationalbank

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Jan-Martin Nufer

Director Treasury

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Zsuzsa Ortutay

Group Treasurer

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Mehmet Seyhan Pencabligil

Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors

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Enzo Puntillo

Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income
GAM Investment Management

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Andreas Rein

Senior Portfolio Manager

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Debora Revoltella

Director, Economics Department
EIB

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Gregorio Saichin

Global Head of Emerging Markets Fixed Income

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H.E. Hans Jorg Schelling

Minister of Finance

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Karl Sevelda

Chief Executive Officer

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Ludwik Sobolewski

Chief Executive Officer

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Dmytro Sologub

Deputy Governor
National Bank of Ukraine

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Bojan Sporar

Partner / Representative

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Margarete Strasser

Head of EMEA

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Alexis Taffin de Tilques

Head of CEEMEA Debt Capital Markets
BNP Paribas

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Gergely Tardos

Chief Economist
OTP Bank

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Tomasz Telma

Director, Europe and Central Asia

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Jan Toth

Deputy Governor

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Michal Toufar

Chief Portfolio Manager

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Zdenek Turek

Chief Executive Officer / Country Officer – Ireland and Europe Cluster Head
Citibank Europe Plc

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Tim Umberger

Portfolio Adviser and Deputy Head of Eastern Europe
East Capital

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Giada Vercelli

Content Director

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Carlo Vivaldi

Head of CEE Division
UniCredit

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Liviu Voinea

Deputy Governor

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Elena Voloshina

Country Head

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Boris Vujcic

Governor
Croatian National Bank

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H.E. Dr Dušan Vujović

Minister of Finance
Government of Serbia

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Marko Vukadinovic

Managing Director and Deputy Head of Financial Institutions Group CEE

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Krzysztof Walenczak

Chief Country Officer - Poland
Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking

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Stefan Weiler

Head of CEEMEA Debt Capital Markets

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Laszlo Wolf

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

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