Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Venue: Sofia Balkan Hotel, 5 Sveta Nedelya Square, 1000 Sofia
The organisers' team would like to Thank you for your interest in the Second Black Sea Stakeholder Conference. In the next days, you will find some useful documents about the Conference such as the speakers' presentations, the press releases (in English and Bulgarian), the effective list of participants and other conference proceedings. Please note that the summary of the conference proceedings will be soon available in English.
Capitalising on the success of the first edition of the stakeholder conference held in Bucharest on 30 January 2014, this year the forum will team up with maritime practitioners and entrepreneurs of the Black Sea to discuss how they can achieve their maximum potential, and generate sustainable economic and social benefits in the coastal areas.
To this effect, dedicated working sessions will seek ideas on:
Key speakers will include Mr Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries and Mr Ivaylo Moskovski, Minister for Transport, Information Technology and Communications of Bulgaria.
The event will affirm European Commission's committment to work collectively and in partnership with the Black Sea countries to support a blue and sustainable economy in the region and to maximase marine and maritime cooperation across all bordering states.
Presentations and speeches (as delivered at the event)
Political opportunities to enhance business growth
Mr Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
Ambassador Victor Tvircun, Secretary General, Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation
Panel 1: Connecting business
Prof Francesco Musco, PhD, Iuav University of Venice, CORILA Member of governing board, Consortium for Managing Scientific Research on Venice Lagoon System
Panel 2: Fishing for tourists
Mrs Nikolina Angelkova, Minister for Tourism, Bulgaria
Mrs Raluca Andreea Bumbac, FLAG Delta Manager, Romania
Mr Mamuka Berdzenishvili, Deputy Chairman, Adjara Tourism and Resorts Department, Georgia
Dr Margarita Stancheva, Institute Oceanography, Bulgarian Academy of Science, Bulgaria
Mr Aleksey Kuzov, Marketing and Insurance Department, UKRFERRY Shipping Company, Ukraine
Panel 3: Creating business opportunities
Mrs Ilze Atanasova, Marine cluster Bulgaria
Ms Laura Bobarnac, Head of Unit, Ministry of Regional Development (Management Authority, Black Sea Cross-Border Cooperation programme), Romania
Mrs Daniela Tchonkova, Programme Coordinator, ARC Consulting, Enterprise Europe Network – Bulgaria
Dr Adrian Stanica, Scientific Director, GeoCoMar, Romania
Way forward & Closing remarks
Mr Hubert Gambs, Director, Mediterranean and Black Sea, DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission