13 June, International Hotel Casino & Tower Suites, Impresia hall, Front Beach Alley, Golden Sands
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The event

Capital Cities is a platform for discussion of the development of local economies on the main regions of Bulgaria. 

The purpose of the Meeting of the Business in the Black Sea region is to introduce the projects, challenges and accomplishments as well as to create an opportunity for beneficial discussion between the most dynamic companies.
 
Topics
  • What are Varna and Burgas planning for 2019 and 2020
  • How can the region escape from its seasonality
  • What is the future onf infrastructure and construction near the Black sea 
  • How is change financed: EU's cohesion policy for the Black sea region's progress 
  • Using the proximity to the sea: how do these cities become attractive for people 
 
When and where
13th June 2019
International Hotel Casino & Tower Suites
Impresia Hall
Front Beach Alley, Golden Sands

Registration for the event is free.
The event includes simultaneous translation. 
 

Speakers

  • Ivan Portnih

    Ivan Portnih Mayor of Varna Municipality

  • Dimitar Nikolov

    Dimitar Nikolov Mayor of Burgas Municipality

  • Svilen Shitov

    Svilen Shitov Mayor of Devnya Municipality

  • Ognyan Georgiev

    Ognyan Georgiev Editor in Chief, Capital Cities

  • Spiros Nomikos

    Spiros Nomikos Executive Director, Solvay Sodi

  • Ognyan Raichev

    Ognyan Raichev Executive Director, Port Bulgaria West

  • Yuri Katanov

    Yuri Katanov Member of the Association of Commercial Building Owners in Bulgaria, CEO of Landmark Holdings and Executive Director of its parent company Alfa Finance Holding

  • Rune Sovndahl

    Rune Sovndahl Co-founder and Executive Director, Fantastic Services

  • Stanislav Todorov

    Stanislav Todorov Co-founder and Marketing Director, Advance Academy

  • Antoaneta Georgieva

    Antoaneta Georgieva Co-founder, Cor Caroli Sailing Academy

  • Nadya Dankinova

    Nadya Dankinova Representative of Fund Sustainable Cities, Executive Director of Fund for Local Authorities and Governments (FLAG)

  • Alis Magardichyan

    Alis Magardichyan Managing Director, "Regional Urban Development Fund"

  • Ventsislav Tanchev

    Ventsislav Tanchev Owner, Suntours and Modus Hotel

Program


Preliminary programme

09:30 - 10:00 Registration

10:00 - 10:15 Awards for successful SMEs in the area​

10:20 - 11:00
Panel 1: Burgas, Varna and Devnia’s industry
Moderator: Ognyan Georgiev, Editor-in-chief, Capital Cities

«What kind of policies and investments are municipalities in the Black Sea region planning
«How will they attract more business and people
«Which are the main upcoming projects 
«How is changed financed: EU’s cohesion policy for the Black Sea region’s progress

Panelists:
Ivan Portnih, Mayor of Varna municipality
Dimitar Nikolov, Mayor of Burgas municipality 
Svilen Shitov, Mayor of Devnia municipality

11:05 - 11:40
Panel 2: How to do business near the Black Sea
Moderator: Yuri Katanov, Member of the Association of Commercial Building Owners in Bulgaria, CEO of Landmark Holdings and Executive Director of its parent company Alfa Finance Holding

«What is it like to invest in the Black Sea region
«How are the main business areas - industry, real estate, marine transport - developing
«Can there be a new catalyst for growth besides tourism
«What should regional authorities improve

Panelists:
Spiros Nomikos, Executive Director, Solvay Sodi
Ognyan Raychev, Executive Director,  Port Bulgaria West
Ventsislav Tanchev, Owner, Suntours & Modus Hotel

11:40-11:55 Coffee Break

11:55 - 12:40
Panel 3: Quality of life and urban environment
Moderator: Ognyan Georgiev, Editor-in-chief, Capital Cities



«What is the case with cities near the Black Sea coastline
«What is the impact of urban setting on the labour market
«The sea and other possibilities for becoming an attractive city
«What can be changed in order to pull people to Varna, Burgas and the region

Panelists:
Rune Sovndahl, Co-founder and Executive Director, Fantastic Services
Stanislav Todorov, Co-founder and Marketing Director, “Advance Academy”
Andrey Runchev, Director of Municipal Enterprise “Transport” 
Antoaneta Georgieva, Co-founder of Cor Caroli sailing academy
Plamena Ivanova, Regional Manager “Corporate Sales”, Vivacom

12:45 - 13:15
Panel 4: Financing Change
Moderator: Todor Todorov, Editor, Capital Weekly
«What are the possibilities for financing urban projеcts and how can the achieve long-term effect
«What are the successful examples in the Black Sea region
«How was has cohesion policy gone in its attempt to develop the rergion and what more can be done

Panelists:
Nadya Dankinova, Executive Director of Fund for Local Authorities and Governments (FLAG)
Alis Magardichyan, Managing Director, "Regional Urban Development Fund"

13:15 - 14:00 Business lunch
 

Partners

Vivacom Philip Morris International hotel Varna Delta planet mall Fantastic Services лекотоварни Solvay Sofi mBm Prospect Capital Advance Academy IVCelings