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FORTHCOMING EVENTS

6TH INTERNATIONAL BANKING & FINANCE FORUM

Date: Tuesday, 20 January 2015 (8:30 - 14:00)

Venue: Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TZ

Registration Costs:

Early Bird 95 + VAT (ends 31 Dec 2014)

Standard Ticket £295 + VAT

Senior executives in banking and finance can apply for a complimentary ticket at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Media/Press can register for free - contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for accreditation

Find out more and register here

CITY WEEK 2015

The International Financial Services Forum

Date: 24 - 26 March 2015

Venue: Mermaid Conference and Events Centre, London

Cost: International delegates whose application is accepted may attend the event free of charge.

Registration costs for UK delegates: (IBDE subscribers can receive 30% discount)

Full Conference (both days and access to meetings scheduler) £895.00

Day 1 Registration (March 24) £495.00

Day 2 Registration (March 25) £495.00

“UK delegates can book half day sessions for a fee of £295.00, or single sessions for a fee of £75.00 per session. If you would like to book either a half day or an individual session(s) please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or telephone +44 (0)1483 479331.”

Find out more and register here

 

Venues and dates for the following annual events will be announced soon.

THE EUROPEAN ENERGY FORUM 2015

GLOBAL TELCO FORUM 2015

GLOBAL ECONOMIC FORUM 2015


PAST EVENTS

EXPLORING THE EU'S FINANCIAL STABILITY, FINANCIAL SERVICES & CAPITAL MARKETS UNION

Resilience, stability and role of financial services sector in the EU economy

Date: Friday, 12 December 2014 (8:30 - 10:45)

Venue: Europe House, London SW1P


EUROPE WEEK

 

Showcasing Trade & Investment Opportunities in Europe

Date: 16 - 20 June 2014

Venue: IFB HUB, Liverpool, United Kingdom (located in the HQ Building of the International Festival for Business 2014)

The EUROPE WEEK Pavilion provides an excellent platform to showcase trade and investment opportunities across Europe. Find out more


EMERGING EUROPE - GROW YOUR BUSINESS IN THE CEE

Showcasing Trade & Investment Opportunities in Emerging Europe - covering Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia

Date: 16 June 2014

Venue: IFB HUB, Liverpool, United Kingdom (located in the HQ Building of the International Festival for Business 2014). Find out more

 


MACEDONIA INVESTMENT FORUM

Showcasing Trade & Investment Opportunities

Date: 17  June 2014, from 11.00-13.00

Date: 20  June 2014, from 11.00-13.00

Venue: IFB HUB, Liverpool, United Kingdom (located in the HQ Building of the International Festival for Business 2014)

The event is organised by Invest Macedonia as part of the IFB 2014 Europe Week. Experts from Invest Macedonia will be present at the IFB HUB from Monday 16 to  Friday 20 June 2014. Find out more

 


GLOBAL ECONOMIC FORUM 2014

Exploring Strategic Business & Investment Opportunities Worldwide

Date: 16 - 18 June 2014

Venue: Crowne Plaza, Liverpool, United Kingdom (part of the International Festival for Business 2014)

The Forum provides an excellent platform to discuss global economic challenges as well as explore strategic business, trade and investment opportunities worldwide. Find out more

 


5TH INTERNATIONAL BANKING & FINANCE FORUM

Restoring Growth and Confidence in World Markets

Date: 2 - 3 July 2014

Venue: Hilton, Liverpool, United Kingdom (part of the International Festival for Business 2014)

The Forum aims to explore the role of financial services in supporting economic growth and encourage greater focus on best business practice in banking and finance. Find out more

 

4th INTERNATIONAL BANKING & FINANCE FORUM

Restoring Confidence, Credibility and Growth

Date: 13 February 2014

Venue: Thomson Reuters, Canary Wharf, London

View the Forum Brochure here

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CITY WEEK 2014: The International Financial Services Forum

International Financial Services in the Post-Reform World: Opportunities and Challenges

Date: 31st Mar – 2nd April 2014 Venue: The Mermaid Conference & Events Centre, London

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The European Energy Forum

Energy Infrastructure & Security Challenges and Solutions for Europe

Date: 16 January 2014

Venue: Great Hall, King's College London, Strand, London WC2R

Organised in partnership with the European Centre for Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS)

Download the keynote speech by The Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, Minister of State for Business and Energy

Read the Forum's SUMMARY here

View BROCHURE here

View PHOTOS here

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The First Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership Forum

Exploring Benefits & Pitfalls of the EU-US Trade Agreement

Date: 12 December 2013 from 13:00 - 18:00

Venue: Europe House, London SW1P

Download keynote speech: Sir Michael Rake, President of CBI and Chairman of BT Group

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3rd International Banking and Finance Forum

Restoring Confidence in Financial Services

Date: 19 November 2013 from 08.30 - 14.00

Venue: Clifford Chance, Canary Wharf, London

Click to read the summary of the 2nd Forum in this series hosted at Cass Business School on 24 June 2013. For information on how to join IBDE click here

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Financing Recovery

The Impact of Financial regulation on Long-term Investment

Date: 31 October 2013

Venue: The Mansion House, London

High-Level Meeting - invitation only

The City - London Embassies Meetings organised in partnership with the City of London

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Inward Investment and Access to Finance

Challenges for Recovery

Date: 15 October 2013

Venue: The Mansion House, London

High-Level Meeting - invitation only

The City - London Embassies Meetings organised in partnership with the City of London

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BCC International Trade Conference

Exporting is Good for Britain: Driving International Growth

Date: Thursday 17 October 2013

Venue: Central Hall Westminster London

Find out more

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Bled Strategic Forum

A Changing Europe in a Changing World

1-3 September 2013

Bled, Slovenia

IBDE signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia / Bled Strategic Forum. Click here for more information

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2nd International Forum on Responsible Banking and Finance

Date:24 June 2013

Venue: Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y

Click to find out more and read the summary of the Forum

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Global Economic Forum 2013

Best Practices in Trade and Investment Promotion

Date: 3 April 2013

Venue: 102 Middlesex Street, London

Click here for presentations

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The First International Forum on Responsible Banking and Finance

Date:19 March 2013

Venue: KPMG, 15 Canada Square, London E14

Click here to find out more and register your interest

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The First Southeast European Ministerial Conference

Assessing the EU Enlargement in the Balkans: Progress and Challenges

Organised in partnership with SEESOX, Oxford University

Date: 14 February 2012, 13:00 -18:00,

Venue: Europe House, EC Representation in the UK, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P

Photos available here

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7th EU-Balkans VIP Ambassadorial Luncheon

Date: 21 November 2012

Venue: Residence of the Turkish Ambassador to the UK

Note: Attendance at events in this series are by a special invitation only, however, should you wish to express your interest in attending future events please send an email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it stating your name, position and affiliation.

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The First City - London Embassies Meeting

Sovereign debt Crisis and its Impact on World Markets

Date: 11 may 2012

Venue: German Embassy, Belgrave Square, London

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4th UK-ALBANIA INVESTMENT FORUM

Date: 19 April 2012

Venue: Europe House, London

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3rd UK-Albania Business & Economic Reform Forum

Date: 25 January 2012

Venue: Tirana International Hotel, Tirana, Albania

The Forum was funded and organised in partnership with the British Embassy in Albania

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EU-Balkans Ambassadorial Roundtable

Date: 24 November 2011,

Venue: Europe House, London Followed by a drinks reception

Organised in cooperation with the UCL European Institute

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6th EU-Balkans Ambassadorial Luncheon - Exclusive event - special invitation only

Date: 20 September 2011, 12:30 for 13:00

Venue: German Embassy, Belgrave Square, London

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5th EU-Balkans Ambassadorial Luncheon - Exclusive event - special invitation only

Date: 20 July 2011, 12:30 for 13:00

Venue: Embassy of Poland, London

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4th EU-Balkans Ambassadorial Luncheon,

Date: Monday 21 March 2011, 12:30 for 13:00 - 15:00

Venue: Embassy of Hungary, London

Concept Note: Energy Security and Energy Infrastructure in the Western Balkans - Download PDF format here

Chair: Ms Karla Breuer, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Deputy Head of Mission

Keynote: Ricardo Puliti , Managing Director, Head of Energy and Natural Resources,  EBRD, Presentation here

Dr. Janos Huszar, Director General for the Western Balkans, MFA, Hungary

Rudi Guraziu, Chief Executive, IBDE, Speech here

Minutes

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3rd EU-Balkans Ambassadorial Luncheon,

Date: Thursday 27 January 2011, 12:45 for 13:00

Venue: Embassy of the Czech Republic, London

Chair: His Excellency Ambassador Michael Zantovsky

Key speaker: Jan Fischer, Vice President, Operational Policies, EBRD

Rudi Guraziu, Chief Executive, IBDE, Speech here

Minutes

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2nd EU-Balkans Ambassadorial Luncheon,

Date: Friday 10 December 2010, 12:45 for 13:00

Venue: Residence of the Austrian Ambassador, London

Chair: His Excellency Dr Emil Brix

Key Speakers:

Oleg Levitin, Senior Political Councillor, EBRD (Member of the Advisory Board IBDE)

Claudio Viezzoli, EBRD Director for the Western Balkans

Rudi Guraziu, Chief Executive, IBDE

Minutes

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1st EU-Balkans Ambassadorial Luncheon,

Date: 10 September 2010

Venue: Residence of the Belgian Ambassador, London

Chair: His Excellency Ambassador Johan Verbeke

Key Speakers:

His Excellency Ambassador Zef Mazi

His Excellency Ambassador Iztok Jarc

Rudi Guraziu, Chief Executive, IBDE

Minutes


For information on future events contact us on events (at) ibde.org

For information on how to join IBDE click here

 
 

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EU-BALKANS DISCUSSION GROUP

These high-level meetings with speakers including most successful investors in the region serve as an excellent platform to identify and promote investment opportunities in South East Europe (SEE) with a particular focus on infrastructure, energy, ICT, Financial & Professional Services and the possibility of enhancing PPP opportunities in the region. In addition, they serve as an excellent platform to further enhance the regional political and economic cooperation in SEE. If you are an investor or are looking to invest in SEE please get involved. To find out more please contact us.