ICBSS-BSTDB Webinar on "Post-Pandemic Recovery of Black Sea Economies" - 17 July 2020, 10am (EEST)

ICBSS and BSTDB will host Webinar on "Post-Pandemic Recovery of Black Sea Economies"
Friday, 17 July 2020, 10am (EEST)

The International Centre for Black Sea Studies (ICBSS) and the Black Sea Trade & Development Bank (BSTDB) will host a webinar on the “Post-Pandemic Recovery of Black Sea Economies” on 17 July 2020, at 10am (EEST).

A panel of prominent international experts will consider the recent developments and challenges to re-start economies and re-establish trade, investment and financing links, and how the pandemic may impact long term economic trends in the Black Sea Region, in light of the recent paper “The Pandemic Crisis and the Black Sea Region - Impact, Policy Responses and the Role of Multilateral Development Banks” by the BSTDB.

Keynote opening:
  • Dmitry PANKIN, President, Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB)
  • Koba GVENETADZE, Governor, National Bank of Georgia
  • Elliott AUCKLAND, Chief Economist, International Investment Bank
  • Ebru BARUTÇU GÖKDENİZLER, First Deputy Secretary General, BSEC PERMIS
  • Lenna KOSZARNY, Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Horizon Capital, Ukraine
  • Yaroslav LISSOVOLIK, Programme Director at the Valdai Discussion Club, Member of the Government Expert Council, Russian Federation
  • Nikos VETTAS, Director General, Foundation for Economic & Industrial Research, Greece
Moderator: Panayiotis GAVRAS, Head of Policy and Strategy, Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB)
For the panelists' CVs click here.

The International Centre for Black Sea Studies (ICBSS) was founded in 1998 as a non-profit regional organization. ICBSS serves as the acknowledged think-tank of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) and acts as an independent research and training institution focusing on the wider Black Sea region. It is based in Athens, Greece. For more information www.icbss.org
The Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB) is an international financial institution established by Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine. The BSTDB headquarters are in Thessaloniki, Greece. BSTDB supports economic development and regional cooperation by providing loans, credit lines, equity and guarantees for projects and trade financing in the public and private sectors in its member countries. The authorized capital of the Bank is EUR 3.45 billion. BSTDB is rated long-term “A-” by Standard and Poor’s and “A2” by Moody’s. For information on BSTDB, visit www.bstdb.org.

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