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TALKING BUSINESS: Eastern Europe and Central Asia

in cooperation with the Joint Chamber of Commerce Switzerland-Eastern Europe, Central Asia, South Caucasus (JCC)
Session Type
Session Themes
Talking Business
Room number
WIF Virtual Platform, room 10
Event Manager
Ms. Chantal Dupasquier
Contact Email
19 October 2021
11:30 - 13:00 Europe/Zurich
Session video
Talking Business Eastern Europe and Central Asia (in cooperation with JCC)

An interactive session in which representatives of private sector entities investing and/or operating a business in Eastern Europe and Central Asia share their experiences and highlight the opportunities and challenges they encounter, in particular in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and for the recovery. They will also present how their activities can contribute to the SDGs. The session provides a chance for business to explore new investment horizons and interact with country representatives through Q&As.

Issues to be addressed:

  • What are the opportunities and challenges in investing in and operating a business in the region?
  • What investment policy reforms should be considered priorities by your host governments?
  • Which recent investment policy reforms have enabled you to improve your business perspectives?
  • How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected these priorities?
  • What contribution can your business make to the SDGs in the countries you are operating in?
  • What measures will allow your business to grow and increase its contribution to the SDGs?


Managing Director, Joint Chamber of Commerce Switzerland-Eastern Europe, Central Asia, South Caucasus (JCC)
Key Account Manager, Hitachi Energy Switzerland
Regional Managing Director Middle East / Central Asia, Member of the Militzer & Münch Group Management, M&M Militzer & Münch AG
Vice President Middle East, Africa & Eastern Europe, Services Division, Vice-President Region Europe Services Division, Burckhardt Compression


Chief, Investment Policy Review Section, Investment Policies Branch, Division on Investment and Enterprise, UNCTAD