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BSTDB and ICBSS Will Host Webinar on Post Pandemic Recovery of Black Sea Economies

News | 10-Jul-2020

The Black Sea Trade & Development Bank (BSTDB) and the International Centre for Black Sea Studies (ICBSS) will host a webinar on the “Post-Pandemic Recovery of the Black Sea Economies” on 17 July 2020, at 10am (EEST).


A panel of prominent international experts will consider the recent developments and challenges to re-start economies and re-establish trade, investment and financing links, and how the pandemic may impact long term economic trends in the Black Sea Region.


Dmitry Pankin, BSTDB President and Koba Gvenetadze, Governor of the National Bank of Georgia will initiate the discussion with keynote addresses.  The expert panel includes Elliott Auckland, Chief Economist of the International Investment Bank; Ambassador Ebru Barutçu Gökdenizler, First Deputy Secretary General of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation; Lenna Koszarny, Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Horizon Capital (Ukraine); Yaroslav Lissovolik, Programme Director at the Valdai Discussion Club and Member of the Government Expert Council (Russia); and Nikos Vettas, Director General, Foundation for Economic & Industrial Research (Greece). The discussion will be moderated by Panos Gavras, Head of Policy and Strategy at BSTDB.


The webinar is targeting state authorities, business and development communities, academia and media interested in the Black Sea Region.


Register here.

The Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB) is an international financial institution established by Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Türkiye, and Ukraine. The BSTDB headquarters are in Thessaloniki, Greece. BSTDB supports economic development and regional cooperation by providing loans, credit lines, equity and guarantees for projects and trade financing in the public and private sectors in its member countries. The authorized capital of the Bank is EUR 3.45 billion. BSTDB is rated long-term “A-” by Standard and Poor’s and “A2” by Moody’s. For information on BSTDB, visit www.bstdb.org.


The International Centre for Black Sea Studies (ICBSS) was founded in 1998 as a non-profit regional organization. ICBSS serves as the acknowledged think-tank of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) and acts as an independent research and training institution focusing on the wider Black Sea region. It is based in Athens, Greece. For more information www.icbss.org


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