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02: Financing infrastructure projects in Central and Eastern Europe

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Alpbacherhof
Breakout / Working Group
German and English language

With regard to infrastructure financing, the enlargement of the EU has created significant challenges for CEE countries as well as the European Union. According to European Investment Bank estimates, an investment volume of EUR 285 billion will be required for a partial introduction of EU standards in Central and Eastern European countries. Spread over a period of ten years, this will call for an annual investment amount of approximately 7% to 8% of the new member states GDP. In order to attain the same infrastructural level as the “old” EU, an investment volume of EUR 500 billion will be required. At the same time, the Maastricht criteria restrict the latitude for fiscal action, meaning that this new environment calls for innovative financing solutions.

Co-Manager with the World Bank Representative of the EC/World Bank Joint Office for SEE
Ministry of Public Finance of Romania, Bucharest
CEO, Dexia Kommunalkredit Bank, Wien
Former Minister of Finance of Bulgaria, Sofia
Governor, OeNB - Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Vienna Chair

Ollivier BODIN

Co-Manager with the World Bank Representative of the EC/World Bank Joint Office for SEE

1974-1979 assistent for economics at the Alfred Weber Institut, University of Heidelberg
1979-1981 Employed by the Berliner Handels und Frankfurter Bank, Francfort
since 1981 Official of the European Commission.
1981-1999 Various functions in the Directorate General for Economic and Financial affairs, including Head of Unit for developing and Western Balkan countries in the directorate for international affairs.
since 1999 Advisor for financial issues in the directorate responsible for the relations with the Western Balkans (DG Enlargement) and co-manager of the Joint Euroepan Commission-World Bank office for South East Europe.

Dragos NEACSU

Ministry of Public Finance of Romania, Bucharest

 Dragos Neacsu is a 1995 class graduate of the Canadian MBA Programme and has been actively involved into Romanian capital market for over ten years.
1998 In this capacity, he initiated the process that led to the creation of the Central and Eastern Europe Central Securities Depositories Association.
  he joined Raiffeisen Capital and Investment Romania ("RCI") as Director of Capital Markets Department and Board of Directors Member
since 1998 he actively participated to the lobby efforts for the pension sector reform in Romania. He founded the Romanian Association for Privately Managed Pensions in spring 2004, when he was elected as Vicepresident of this professional body that is made of insurance companies and asset managers promoting the introduction of the second and third pillar reforms in the pension sector.
1999 he took over the Chairman & CEO position with RCI.
1999-2001 Besides his professional duties, Mr. Neacsu was involved in the development process of Romania s emerging capital market as a member of the Listing and New Products Committee of Romanian Securities Dealers Association (ANSVM) , and starting with 2001 as member of Bucharest Stock Exchange ("BSE") Board of Governors and President of BSE s Listing Committee.
2005 he was appointed Secretary of State within the Ministry of Public Finance of Romania, coordinating the public debt and the State Treasury.

Dr. Reinhard PLATZER

CEO, Dexia Kommunalkredit Bank, Wien

1978-1979 Doctoral thesis
1979-1984 Creditanstalt-Bankverein
1984-1995 Investkredit Bank AG, last position: Head of treasury
1990-1995 Member of the Executive Board Kommunalkredit Austria AG
since 1993 Managing Director of the Austrian Environmental Protection Fund
since 1995 CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board Kommunalkredit Austria AG
since 2005 CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board Dexia Kommunalkredit Bank AG
 President of the Supervisory Board of:
 Dexia banka Slovensko, Slovakia
 Dexia Kommunalkredit Bank, Poland
 Kommunalkredit International Bank, Cyprus
 Kommunalkredit Public Consulting, Vienna
 Kommunalkredit Depot Bank, Vienna
 Kommunalkredit Beteiligungs- u. Immobilien GmbH, Vienna
 Kommunalkredit Dexia Asset Management, Vienna

M.A., MBA Milen VELTCHEV

Former Minister of Finance of Bulgaria, Sofia

1990-1992 Attache, International Organizations Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sofia, Bulgaria
1992-1993 1st year of MBA degree study, Fulbright Scholarship holder, University of Rochester, Rochester, USA
1993-1995 MBA in Financial Engineering, Sloan School of Management, Holder of a World Bank Scholarship for his studies there; awarded a Teaching Assistantship to Professor Stuart Myers; studied under Prof. Rudiger Dornbusch and Prof. Franco Modigliani; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
1995-1999 Associate with Investment Banking in Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa Department, MERRILL LYNCH & CO. London, UK
1999-2001 Emerging Markets Vice President, MERRILL LYNCH & CO. London, UK
since 2001 Minister of Finance, Sofia, Bulgaria

Dr. Ewald NOWOTNY

Governor, OeNB - Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Vienna

1968-1973 Assistant to Kurt W. Rothschild, Institute for General Economics and Public Economics, Johannes Kepler University, Linz
1972-1973 ACSL Fellow, Department of Economics, Harvard University, Cambridge
1973 Tenure-track professorship, General Economics and Public Economics, Johannes Kepler University, Linz
1973 Call to TH Darmstadt, Chair in Public Economics
1974-1981 Full Professor and Head, Institute of Finance, Johannes Kepler University, Linz
1981-2008 Full Professor, Vienna University of Economics and Business (successor to Stephan Koren), partly on leave, Vienna
2003-2005 Vice Rector, Financial Affairs, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna
2008 Honorary doctorate in Social and Economic Sciences, Alpen-Adria-University, Klagenfurt
 
 Business activities
1971-1979 Member and later President, Governing Board of PSK - Österreichische Postsparkasse, Expert on cartel matters, Cartel Court of the Superior Land Court, Vienna
1999-2003 Vice-President and Member of the Management Committee, European Investment Bank, Luxembourg
2006-2007 Chief Executive Officer, BAWAG P.S.K. Bank für Arbeit und Wirtschaft Österreichische Postsparkasse Aktiengesellschaft
since 2008 Governor, OeNB - Oesterreichische Nationalbank
 
 Political activities
1978-1999 Member, Austrian Parliament
1980-1987 Deputy Chairman, Scientific Committee
1985-1999 Chairman, Finance Committee

Economic Symposium

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Kategorie: all Breakout Plenary

31.08.2005

12:00 - 12:15OpeningPlenary
12:15 - 14:00Globalization: The decline of the old order?Plenary
14:15 - 14:45Special Lecture: Globalization: The decline of the old order?Plenary
14:45 - 16:30Special Lecture: The media and globalizationPlenary
17:00 - 18:30National states and corporations in competition?Plenary

01.09.2005

07:00 - 08:30Global, national and /or self-regulation: Who/what will replace the national state?Plenary
09:00 - 10:30The world financial system and national statesPlenary
12:00 - 15:00Working group 09: The Austrian School of Economics and its significance todayBreakout
13:00 - 16:00Arbeitskreis 01: CSR und ZivilgesellschaftBreakout
13:00 - 16:00Working group 02: Financing infrastructure projects in Central and Eastern EuropeBreakout
13:00 - 16:00Arbeitskreis 03: Globalisierung – Chance oder Gefahr. Öffnung der Agrarmärkte am Beispiel ZuckerBreakout
13:00 - 16:00Arbeitskreis 04: Internationale Finanzmärkte und FinanzierungBreakout
13:00 - 16:00Arbeitskreis 05: Tourismus als Motor für Wachstum und BeschäftigungBreakout
13:00 - 16:00Arbeitskreis 06: PPP und Infrastruktur im GesundheitswesenBreakout
13:00 - 16:00Arbeitskreis 07: Medien und GlobalisierungBreakout
13:00 - 16:00Arbeitskreis 08: Regionalentwicklung im Spannungsfeld von Markt und PolitikBreakout
13:00 - 16:00Arbeitskreis 10: Liberalisierung der DienstleistungenBreakout
13:00 - 16:00Working group 11: Corruption as a global factor of (im)potenceBreakout
17:00 - 18:00Special Lecture: Europe and Africa together?Plenary

02.09.2005

07:00 - 10:30Political perspectivesPlenary
10:30 - 10:40Closing remarksPlenary