Fifth International Economic Forum Maritsa

6 - 7 June 2012

The Congress Centre of International Fair Plovdiv

Presentations

Day 1 Wednesday 6 June 2012  

 Bulgaria Hall

Official Opening

  • Mr. Zdravko Dimitrov, Regional Governor of Plovdiv Region
  • Ms. Stefka Slavova, Alternate Director for Poland, Bulgaria and Albania, Board of Directors, EBRD
  • Mr. Stefan Staykov, Chairman of Regional Council for Development of South Central Region and Regional Governor of Smolyan Region
  • Mr. Todor Popov, Chairman of NAMBR and Mayor of Pazardzhik
  • Mr. Dimitar Ivanov, Mayor of Maritsa Municipality, Bulgaria
  • Acad. Eng. Plamen Dilkov, Executive Director, PVB Power Bulgaria

Moderator: George Tabakov, Chairman of Bulgaria Economic Forum and Chairman of Organizing Committee of International Economic Forum Maritsa

 

Day 2 Thursday 7 June 2012

Bulgaria Hall

 

   

Session 1: Regional Development of South Central Region, Projects, Plans and Opportunities in the  Programme Period 2014 - 2020

  • Ms. Denitsa Nikolova, Director General "Programming of Regional Development" Directorate and Head of the Managing Authority of OPRD, Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works - Presentation
  • Mr. Zdravko Dimitrov, Regional Governor of Plovdiv Region
  • Mr. Stefan Staykov, Chairman of Regional Council for Development of SCR Planning Region and Regional Governor of Smolyan Region - Presentation
  • Ms. Ivanka Taushanova, Regional Governor of Kardzhali Region - Presentation
  • Mr. Nikolay Nanev, Deputy Regional Governor of Haskovo Region - Presentation
  • Mr. Joerg Sollfelner, Chairman of the Management board, EVN Bulgaria - "The first 7 years of EVN Bulgaria – guaranty and engagement for sustainable regional development" - Presentation

Moderator: Mr. Velislav Velichkov, Representative of Bulgaria Economic Forum for South Central Region

 

Session 2: Public-Private Partnership - Alternative of the European Funding 

  • Ms. Menda Stoyanova, Head of the Parliamentary Budget and Finance Commission
  • Assoc. Prof. Svetlana Alexandrova, UNWE - Presentation
  • Mr. Dimitar Ivanov, Mayor of Maritsa Municipality, Bulgaria
  • Mr. Federico Cesi, Confindustria Bulgaria - Presentation

Moderator: Mr. Ivan Sokolov, Association for Plovdiv

 

 

 

Session 3: Investment Opportunities in the Municipalities. Municipal Development Plans, Industrial Zones, Recreational Areas. Infrastructure Projects  

  • Mr. Yulian Balchev, Head of Department, Head of Division "Investment Analysis and Statistics", InvestBulgaria Agency - Presentation
  • Mr. Dimitar Katsarski, Deputy Mayor of Plovdiv Municipality - Presentation
  • Mr. Stefan Tsankov, Deputy Mayor of Maritsa Municipality - Presentation
  • Ms. Neli Delgianska, Sienit Holding - Presentation
  • proff. Krastyo Petkov, European College of Economics and Management - "Contemporary dimensions of clusters in the public sector" - Presentation

Moderator: Mr. Stefan Tsankov, Deputy Mayor of Maritsa Municipality

 

 

 

Session 4: Thracian Tourist Region - New Perspectives

  • Mr. Ivo Marinov, Deputy Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism, Bulgaria
  • Mr. Angel Papazov, Mayor, Parvomay Municipality - Presentation
  • Mr. Geogre Trak, Founder  and President, Trakart
  • Mr. Ivan Todorov, TODOROFF  Wine Cellar

Moderator: Mr.  Lyubozar Fratev, Chairman, Thracian Tourist Region

 

 Pressclub Hall  

 

 

Round Table 1: Food and Processing Industry and Agriculture - Projects and Perspectives. Business Clusters

  • Mr. Lyubomir Kulinski, Director "Food Safety", Bulgarian Food Safety Agency
  • Ms. Genoveva Hristova, President of the Bulgarian Association of Business Clusters - Presentation
  • Mr. Evgeni Ivanov, Union Made in Bulgaria
  • Mr. Panteley Denev, University of Food Technologies - Plovdiv, Bulgaria - Presentation
  • Mr. Georgi Petrov, Unitemp Ltd - Presentation

Moderator: Mr.  Angel Hronev, Executive Director, Plovdiv Chamber of Commerce and Industry

 

 

 

Round Table 2:  Non-ferrous Metallurgy, Heavy Industry and Machine-Building Industry - the Sector with Future in South Central Region. Business Clusters

Moderator:  Mr. Yuliy Slavov, Coordinator, Association for Plovdiv

 

 

 

Round Table 3:  Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Sources, Investments in Innovative Industries

  • Ms. Liyana Adzharova, Director of the Energy Agency - Plovdiv "Challenges for the Bulgarian Municipalities regarding the air purity and energy consumption" - Presentation
  • Acad. Eng. Plamen Dilkov, Executive Director, PVB Power Bulgaria - Presentation
  • d-r Libert Yavashev, European College of Economics and Management - "Investments in renewable energy sources: biomass and biogas" - Presentation
  • Ms. Vanya Bogunska, Green Synergy Cluster - Presentation
  • Mr. Nikola Hristovich, Chairman, Investors Union - Presentation

Moderator:  Mr. Nikola Hristovich, Chairman, Investors Union