The conference aims to inject fresh blood in the Baltic Sea region’s investment environment for the 2021-2027 period. The event will identify key structural reforms that could transform the Baltic economy supported by the Cohesion Policy, InvestEU, capital markets and other public and private funding.
In a series of TED-style talks, speakers will share their perspectives on how to invest in projects and companies for viable growth in the region. Experts will debate the pros and cons of grants versus financial instruments. The conference will be a great networking opportunity with leading authorities and experts from the European Commission, European Investment Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Baltic and Scandinavian governments, business and private investment community, think tanks, academia and local governments.
Opening remarks by Mr Andris Kužnieks, Acting Head of European Commission Representation in Latvia, pointing out the importance of sustainable investments as we move forward #InvestEU #CohesionPolicy #Sustainability pic.twitter.com/zUb9I5uCdz— EK pārstāvniecība???? (@EiropasKomisija) September 13, 2019
Moderating things is Oskars Priede, and the agenda for the day is outlined below.
The conference will be livestreamed by LSM in both Latvian and English, and will also be available at a dedicated Facebook page where you can see more details about speakers and their backgrounds.
10.00 - 10.15 Opening Remarks
10.15 - 10.40 Keynote Speeches
Future of EU Funds, Marc Lemaitre, Director-General, Directorate for Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission
Juris Pūce, Minister of Environment and Regional Development
10.40 - 12.00 TED-Style Talks: Investment and Reforms in the EU and Member States
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch
13.00 - 13.30 Debate: Grants vs. Financial Instruments: Which are more effective?
Jānis Rozenbergs, Mayor of Cēsis vs. Reinis Bērziņš, CEO, Development institution Altum
13.30 - 14.50 TED-Style Talks: How to Boost the Baltic Capital Market?
14.50 - 15.30 Honorary Lecture: Investing in Territorial Diversity: Why Future Trends and Territories Matter to Investments