For the fourth time the International Black Sea Economic Forum raises the agenda of the economic outlook of the region

The IV International Black Sea Economic Forum will take place on October 24-25, 2013 in the historic Livadia palace in Yalta, held by the Council of Ministers of the Crimea.

According to the press center of the Black Sea Economic Forum, this year, the Forum will focus on vital issues shaping the regional economic agenda, including macroeconomic outlook and breakthrough growth areas, viable models for attracting investments and boosting agricultural production, infrastructure development, as well as spurring growth in tourism and MICE sectors. By introducing new talk-shows and discussion panels to the Forum’s agenda in 2013, we aim at animating the dialogue and exchange of opinions, while guided tours to the Crimean historical places of interest on Friday afternoon will give the perfect final touch to your networking experience at the event. 

The Forum attracted more than 700 participants from 30 countries in three years.

In 2012, Yalta brought together over 200 state officials, experts and business leaders from 21 countries including Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Moldova, Romania, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, the USA, etc. Distinguished speakers of the Forum included Valeriy Khoroshkovskiy, First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, Serhiy Tigipko, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, Minister of Social Policy of Ukraine, Ertuğrul Günay, Minister of Culture and Tourism of Turkey, Alexander Markus, Delegate of German Industry and Commerce in Ukraine, Victor Tvircun, Ambassador, Secretary General of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation, Bohdan Hawrylyshyn, a noted economist and public figure, Member of the Club of Rome, Volodymyr Lavrenchuk, CEO, Raiffeisen Bank Aval, Taras Lukachuk, Vice President of Kraft Foods, General Manager in Ukraine and New Markets, Pavlo Sheremeta, ex-president and senior fellow, Malaysia Blue Ocean Strategy Institute, Giorgi Petraia, First Deputy Director of the Georgian National Investment Agency, Rachel Ziemba, Director of Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa and global macroeconomics, Roubini Global Economics, and other esteemed guests.