Balkans to Asia Conference


25.11.2021 (12:00 – 15:15 CET)

Welcome Address (12:00-12:05 CET):

Conference organizers:

  1. Hriday Sarma, PhD
  2. Sasho Kjosev, PhD
  3. Mr. Nelu Neacsu, MSc.

Opening speech (12:05-12:20 CET):

Mr. Henri MALOSSE, Former President of the European Economic and Social Council:

Topic: Economic benefits of closer economic cooperation between EU, Balkans and Asia

I. Prospecting New Economic Opportunities to create Sustainable Balkans-to-Asian Value Chains.

  1. Mr. Zoran Martinovski (12:20-12:35 CET)
    Topic: The Chinese economic agenda under the Belt and Road Initiative in the Western Balkans: Challenges and opportunities for the WB6 countries from the emerging economic linkages with China
  2. Ms. Roxana Minzatu (12:35-12:50 CET)
    Topic: Legislation, funding, evidence and study cases on social economy in Romania and the EU

Open Discussion (13:05 – 13:30 CET)

Moderator: Hriday Sarma

II. Addressing challenges for stakeholder collaboration under emerging new realities.

  1. Amjad Ayoub (13:30 – 13:45 CET)
    Topic: Prospecting New Economics Opportunities to create Sustainable Balkans-to-Asia Value Chains
  2. Attila Galambos (13:45 – 14:00 CET)
    Topic: Various dynamics in Asia-WB6 economic cooperation
  3. Dumitru Tudor JIJIE (14:00 – 14:15 CET)
    Topic: Linking Southeast Asia to Western Balkans – why and how EU should support it.
  4. Hriday Sarma (14:15 – 14:30 CET)
    Topic: Connecting opportunities in frontiers of Asia with the Western Balkans
  5. Prof. Shahab Enam Khan (Time: 14:30 – 14:45 CET)
    Topic: Prospects for Global Economic Partnerships in Bangladesh in the post-Covid 19 phase

Open Discussion (14:45 – 15:15 CET)

Moderator: Yelena Kalivach

26.11.2021 (12:00 – 14:30 CET)

III. Strategizing the pathway for Westerns Balkan to Asia business ties:

  1. Arben Shkodra (12:00 – 12:15 CET)
    Topic: Strategizing the pathway for Western Balkan to Asia business ties.
  2. Darko Angelov (12:15 – 12:30 CET)
    Topic: Making Geography Work for Increased Balkans and Asia Business Relationship: The Case for Logistics and Transport
  3. Drilon Iseni (12:30 – 12:45 CET)
    Topic: Overcoming trade barriers as a crucial process in penetrating the attractive Asian Market
  4. Manish Kumar (12:45 – 13:00 CET)
    Topic: Prospecting New Economics Opportunities to create Sustainable Balkans-to-Asia Value Chains
  5. Pavel Ustiuzhaninov (13:00 – 13:15 CET)
    Topic: Global Activities and Prospects for business cooperation with the Russia-China Chamber

Moderator: Courtney Weigal

Open Discussion (13:30 – 14:00 CET)

Wrap-up and Closing the Conference (14:00 – 14:30 CET)