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Meetings & Seminars

IBDE Business Members participating in seminars can develop expertise in:

· promoting their companies abroad and fostering internationalisation.

· communicating effectively with non-business interests and pressure groups to safeguard corporate images

· forestalling potential conflicts with stakeholders thereby minimising political risks

· mastery of the use of diplomatic instruments, protocol, etiquette and practice.

Meetings and Seminars are organised through a planned annual program but will also be responsive to input from participants, as well as to issues that suddenly arise and dominate the international political and business agenda. They are open to IBDE members and guests only, unless otherwise indicated. Conclusions from our meetings and seminars will be offered in our reports and private briefing papers only at the request of the Board of Directors acting on behalf of membership.

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Who We Are

Advisory Board






Annual Newsletter 2013/14

Advisory Groups

Trade & Investment Promotion

Financial & Professional Services

Energy, Mining & Infrastructure

Commercial & Economic Diplomacy




The Rt Hon the Lord Heseltine CH

UK Deputy Prime Minister (1995-1997)

Sir Michael Rake

Chairman, BT Group

President, CBI

The Rt Hon Michael Fallon

Secretary of State for Defence


Sir Winfried Bischoff


Lloyds Banking 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.