CENTRAL EUROPE IN FOCUS
COBCOE EXECUTIVE FORUM
The May Fair Hotel, London, 25th March 2009
In these uncertain financial times, it is especially important to develop new
sources of business and to recognise opportunities for economic development be-
yond those on your own doorstep. Going forward, the Central and Eastern European
region will be a focus of major regeneration and growth due to the injection of EU
funds and other external investment and, in light of this, this Forum will provide a
unique platform to create relationships and build partnerships with colleagues from
The Forum will take an in depth look at commercial, trade and investment opportu-
nities that have not yet been exploited. For focused sector discussions, breakout
groups will take place in the second part of the day, and there will also be face to face
meetings to help develop those initial stages of future relationships.
The Forum will be supported by a COBCOE Country Chamber Exhibition which will
be an excellent way of meeting country experts and understanding specific country
The Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe (COBCOE) is pleased to announce
a one day Executive Forum “Central Europe in Focus”.
This event is organised by the British Polish Chamber of Commerce on behalf of COBCOE.
For more information please email email@example.com or call +48 (0) 22 320 01 18.
Welcome: Howard Rosen, President COBCOE
Introduction by Session moderator: Edward Lucas, Deputy Editor,
International Section, Central and Eastern Europe Correspondent, The Economist
Key note Speech:
Rt. Hon Caroline Flint MP, Minister for Europe,
UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office
The UK Government and CE Europe
Rt. Hon. Denis MacShane MP, UK Minister for Europe (2002-2005)
CEE Economies and the attraction for Trade and Investment from the UK
w Waldemar Pawlak, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for the Economy, Poland
w Milan Hovorka, Deputy Minister f