EBRD’s chief economist to speak at the export conference in LjubljanaAdriatic Journal 29 September 2020
The third export summit will take place on 7 October in Ljubljana. The conference ECONOMIES OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE: SPACES OF OVERLOOKED OPPORTUNITIES IN THE NEW ERA, which is organised by Delo and the Institute for Strategic Solutions as the content partner, will host dr. Beata Javorcik, the chief economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, as the keynote speaker. The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Slovenia dr. Anže Logar will deliver the opening remarks.
Author: Ana Potočnik
The participants will look at how the Slovenian and regional economies are coping with the Covid-19 pandemic that is affecting economies across the globe. Discussion will also focus on how some long-considered advantages of international supply chains are turning into weaknesses and risks. Most prominent Slovenian CEOs, amongst them Marko Jazbec Sava RE, Sibil Svilan, SID, Enzo Smrekar Atlantic Group, Janez Škrabec, RIKO and Sergej Simoniti Coface PKZ will explore the reasons why it is in Slovenia’s interest for the region to do well; and why the fact that the West does not see potential in some parts of Central and Eastern Europe, such as the Western Balkans – an area with great potential – can be an opportunity for the Slovenian businesses.
The conference will also host the State Secretary at the Ministry for Infrastructure Mr. Aleš Mihelič, who will, with other panelists, discuss how the Covid-19 pandemic has pushed the global economy into a situation the world has not witnessed in recent decades. Businesses are faced with many new challenges, which affected the functioning of economies. A great uncertainty and recession that accompanies the decline in economic activity is ahead of us. This will have a major impact on the society and life around the world, even though forecasts for 2021 are predicting a recovery at both global and European level.