Southeast Europe Business Forum

Meeting neighbors for new business

22 - 23 November 2012

Istanbul Congress Center, Turkey

SEEBF 2012 in Brief         SEE countries flags

SEEBF 2012 in facts and figures:

- Energy and Natural Resources

- Transport Infrastructure

- IT &Telecommunications

- Green Business

- Agro-Logistics

  • 17 high representatives of the public authorities of SEE countries
  • Representatives from 7 International Organizations: European Commission, EBRD, IFC, European Investment Bank, Black Sea Trade and Development Bank, Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization, UNDP
  • Representatives from of the most influential business organizations in Turkey: Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEiK), Istanbul Chamber of Commerce, Istanbul Stock Exchange, MUSIAD, TABA/AmCham, ABFT/AmCham Turkey, 
  • Plenty of networking opportunities: Networking area for B2B meetings, Business Breakfast, Official Reception, Business Lunch

Official Opening

. Ms. Liliyana Pavlova, Minister of Regional Development and Public Works of Bulgaria

Ms. Megan Richards, Director for Coordination, DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission

Why did participants join SEEBF 2012?

Tuncay Aydın, Export Sales Manager, Trakya Bulgaria EAD, SISECAM HOLDING (Participant at SEEBF 2012): “I would like to thank you on behalf of Şişecam group for your successful organization that was held in Istanbul. It was my real pleasure to met business people, officials and organisators.  I would like to inform you that we have benefited a lot from SEEBF İstanbul 2012.”

Stefka Slavova, Alternate Director for Poland, Bulgaria and Albania, Board of Directors, EBRD (Speaker at SEEBF 2012): “Thank you very much for organizing such a successful event in Istanbul. I was personally delighted to attend and met many new contacts both from Bulgaria and the region. It was a pleasure seeing you all and I am very proud of the work you are doing.”

George Tabakov, Chair of the Organizing Committee of Southeast Europe Business Forum: “I thank you-the amazing audience for accepting our invitation and for being here today. After 13 years in the conference organizing business I know one thing for sure: the audience is everything for the success of the event.”




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We are looking forward to seeing you at SEEBF 2013!