Energy, innovation at the Balkans & Black Sea Cooperation Forum 2018

Energy, innovation at the Balkans & Black Sea Cooperation Forum 2018

The Balkans & Black Sea Cooperation Forum (BBSF), held in Athens from May 30 to June 1st, 2018, focusing on "Rail, Road, Rivers Connectivity to the EU through the Balkan Region", brings together the attention and interest of important business people of Central, Southeastern Europe and China.

The 65 leading international speakers and political and business representatives from Greece and abroad, in particular from the Balkans, the Black Sea countries, China, Europe, the U.S.A. and Turkey, will discuss political, geostrategic and business initiatives, partnerships and innovative practices about the Economy, Energy, Environment, Tourism, Education and Innovation, Women in Leadership, and the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, with the United Nations Global Compact Director-General, Lise Kingo, being the keynote speaker.

The sessions will focus on the interconnection of transport, communications, infrastructure and networks from Greece, the Balkans and the Black Sea to Europe.

On behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, the China-Europe Co-operation Representative, Ambassador HUO Yuzhen (Special Representative China-CEEC Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China) will present the strategy of the second largest economy in the world under the "Belt & Road Initiative".

The BBSF is addressed to executives of businesses, organisations and institutional bodies, under the aegis of the Foreign Affairs, Energy & Environment, Tourism, Economy & Development Ministries of Greece, and its scientific partners include international organisations such as BSEC, UNESCO, UNWomen, European Banking Federation, ICBSS, EC / DG Environment, CEEMAN, Clingendael Institute, UN Global Compact, CSR Europe and CSR Hellas.

The aim is to strengthen local economies and bilateral relations in SE Europe... / IBNA

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