Balkan Policies for
“Green” Economic Growth


         Balkan Policies for Green Economic Growth
10th and 11th June 2012

Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia

Sunday 10th June

18:30                   Welcome and Presentation of the “Green Growth Report” of 
                           the World Bank at
hotel Arena di Serdika, Sofia
                           Markus Repnik, Country manager for Bulgaria, Czech Republic 
                           and Slovakia, the World Bank

Monday 11th June

09.00 – 09.30    Coffee and registration

09.30 – 09.45    Welcome and Opening of the Conference

                       Julian Popov,Chairman of the Board, Bulgarian School of Politics 
                        “Dimitry Panitza”

Panel 1. South East Europe 20 years after Rio Conference

Moderator: Julian Popov, Chairman of the Board, Bulgarian School of Politics
                       “Dimitry Panitza”

09.45 – 10.45   Delyan Dobrev, Minister, Ministry of Economy, Energy and
                      Tourism of Bulgaria

                      Besim Beqaj, Minister of Economic Development of Kosovo
                      Lazar Gechevski, Director, Energy Agency, Macedonia
                      Radmila Damjanovic, Advisor, Ministry of Economy, Montenegro

10.45 – 11.00   Panel discussion

11.00 – 11.15   Coffee break

Panel 2.  Policies for Green Economic Growth
Moderator:  Petar Karaboev, Deputy Editor in Chief, Capital Daily

11.15 –12.00   Costis Stambolis, Deputy Chairman & Executive Director, Institute
                     of Energy for South
East Europe
                     Prof. Konstantin Dimitrov, President, Macedonian Centre for
                     Energy Efficiency

                     Yasen Guev, Director, Corporate Affairs, GLOBUL

12.00 – 12.15  Panel discussion

12.15 – 13.15  Lunch

Panel 3. Regional Cooperation for Sustainable Future
Moderator: Antoaneta Apostolova, Mayor of Slatina District,
                     Municipality of Sofia

13.15 – 14.15  Dirk Buschle, Deputy Director, Energy Community Secretariat
                     Garret Tankosić‐Kelly, Principal, SEE Change Net
                     Iskra Mihaylova‐Koparova, Chair, Parliamentary Commission of
                     Environment and Water

                     Mark Crandall, Chair of the Board, Continental Wind Partners

14.15 – 14.30  Panel discussion

Panel 4. Economic Growth Through Green Investment and Innovation
Moderator: Мilko Kovachev, Minister of Energy and Energy Resources
                     (2001 ‐ 2005)

14.30 – 15.30  Evgenia Haritonova, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Economy,
                     Energy and Tourism of Bulgaria

                     Marina Stefanova, Executive Director, Global Compact
                     Network Bulgaria

                     Peter Kaderjak, Director, Regional Centre for Energy
                     Policy Research, Hungary

                     Sandrine Dixson‐Declève, Director, EU Corporate Leaders Group on
                     Climate Change

15.30 – 15.45  Panel discussion

15.45 – 16.00  Concluding remarks