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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

Ollivier BODIN

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

studies in economics at the Alfred Weber Institut, University of Heidelberg assistent for economics at the Alfred Weber Institut, University of Heidelberg Employed by the Berliner Handels und Frankfurter Bank, Francfort Official of the European Commission. 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.
1969-1974
1974-1979
1979-1981
since 1981
1981-1999

Dragos NEACSU

Ministry of Public Finance of Romania, Bucharest

he held the position of General Manager /Executive Director for Romanian National Securities Clearing, Settlement & Depository Company (SNCDD) and took actively part at the establishment and development of the RASDAQ electronic market. In this capacity, he initiated the process that led to the creation of the Central and Eastern Europe Central Securities Depositories Association. 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. he took over the Chairman & CEO position with RCI. 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.
 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.
1996-1998
  he joined Raiffeisen Capital and Investment Romania ("RCI") as Director of Capital Markets Department and Board of Directors Member
1998
since 1998
1999
1999-2001

Dr. Reinhard PLATZER

CEO, Dexia Kommunalkredit Bank, Wien

Studies of business administration at Vienna s university of economics and b.a. Doctoral thesis Creditanstalt-Bankverein Investkredit Bank AG, last position: Head of treasury Member of the Executive Board Kommunalkredit Austria AG Managing Director of the Austrian Environmental Protection Fund CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board Kommunalkredit Austria AG
1974-1978
1978-1979
1979-1984
1984-1995
1990-1995
since 1993
since 1995
 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

MA in International Relations, University of national and world economy Sofia, Bulgaria Attache, International Organizations Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sofia, Bulgaria 1st year of MBA degree study, Fulbright Scholarship holder, University of Rochester, Rochester, USA 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 Associate with Investment Banking in Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa Department, MERRILL LYNCH & CO. London, UK Emerging Markets Vice President, MERRILL LYNCH & CO. London, UK
1983-1988
1990-1992
1992-1993
1993-1995
1995-1999
1999-2001

Dr. Ewald NOWOTNY

Governor, OeNB - Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Vienna

Doctorate in Law, University of Vienna Assistant to Kurt W. Rothschild, Institute for General Economics and Public Economics, Johannes Kepler University Linz ACSL Fellow, Department of Economics, Harvard University, Cambridge Tenure-track professorship in General Economics and Public Economics, Johannes Kepler University Linz Call to TH Darmstadt, Chair in Public Economics Full Professor and Head of the Institute of Finance, Johannes Kepler University Linz Full Professor, Vienna University of Economics and Business (successor to Stephan Koren), partly on leave, Vienna Vice Rector, Financial Affairs, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna Honorary doctorate in Social and Economic Sciences, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt Member and later President, Governing Board of PSK - Österreichische Postsparkasse, Expert on cartel matters, Cartel Court of the Superior Land Court, Vienna Vice-President and Member of the Management Committee, European Investment Bank, Luxembourg Chief Executive Officer, BAWAG P.S.K. Bank für Arbeit und Wirtschaft Österreichische Postsparkasse Aktiengesellschaft Governor, Oesterreichische Nationalbank Member of the Austrian Parliament Deputy Chairman of the Scientific Committee
 Studies in law and political science at the University of Vienna and economics at the IHS - Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna
1967
1968-1973
1972-1973
1973
1973
1974-1981
1981-2008
2003-2005
 
 Business activities:
2008
1971-1979
1999-2003
2006-2007
 
 Political activities
since 2008
1978-1999
1980-1987

Economic Symposium

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Kategorie: all Breakout Plenary

31.08.2005

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

01.09.2005

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

02.09.2005

07:00 - 10:30 Political perspectives Plenary
10:30 - 10:40 Closing remarks Plenary