TALKING BUSINESS: Eastern Europe and Central Asia (in cooperation with the Joint Chamber of Commerce Switzerland Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the South Caucasus)

TALKING BUSINESS: Eastern Europe and Central Asia (in cooperation with the Joint Chamber of Commerce Switzerland Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the South Caucasus)

Date: Tuesday, 19 October 2021
Time: 11:30-13:00

Eastern Europe and Central Asia

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?

Opening: 

  • Dr. Dorit Sallis, Managing Director, Joint Chamber of Commerce Switzerland-Eastern Europe, Central Asia, South Caucasus (JCC)

Panellists:

  • Mr. Igor Almazov, Key Account Manager, Hitachi Energy Switzerland
  • Mr. Nikolaus Kohler, Regional Managing Director Middle East / Central Asia, Member of the Militzer & Münch Group Management, M&M Militzer & Münch AG
  • Mr. Henrik Eklund, Vice President Middle East, Africa & Eastern Europe, Services Division, Vice-President Region Europe Services Division, Burckhardt Compression

Moderator:

  • Ms. Chantal Dupasquier, Chief, Investment Policy Review Section, Investment Policies Branch, Division on Investment and Enterprise, UNCTAD

Event Manager: Ms. Chantal Dupasquier
Contact email: Chantal.Dupasquier@unctad.org