PROGRAMME

Monday 11th November

Chairman     Mr. Graham Mather, President, European Policy Forum, London & Brussels

14.30     Introduction and Welcome

14.45     SESSION ONE

AIRPORT FREE ZONES AND THE IMPACT ON REGIONAL ECONOMIES

     Mr. Val Moloney, Senior Zone Project Executive, Shannon Development Company, Ireland

     Mr. Ergenekon Kucuk, ,Marketing & Communications Department Director, Istanbul Atatürk Airport Free Zone Founder & Operating Co., Turkey

19.00     RECEPTION/DINNER

with Keynote address by senior Government Official

Tuesday 12th November

09.30     SESSION TWO

EFFECTS OF THE ENLARGED EU

Future development of Free Zones inside and outside the Union

     Speaker from the European Commission

     Dr. Joanna Cygler, Director of Research, Polish Agency for Foreign Investment, Warsaw, Poland

     Speaker from Government of Macedonia

11.00     SESSION THREE

FREE ZONES AND THE LOGISTICS REVOLUTION

     Mr. Paul Allen, Managing Director, ABP Connect, London, UK *

     Professor Mario Pines, University of Trieste, Italy

12.30     Lunch

14.00     SESSION FOUR

INFRASTRUCTURE NETWORKS AND TRANSPORT LINKS  AS THE

KEY PLAYERS IN DEVELOPING FREE ECONOMIC ZONES

     Mr. Milovij Kolevski, Director, Free Zones Directorate of  Macedonia, Skopje

     Dr. Costas Masmanidis, Secretary General, Black Sea Economic Cooperation Business Council, Istanbul, Turkey

     Dr. Michael Likosky, Director, International Law Programme, Lancaster University, UK

15.30     SESSION FIVE

ATTRACTING INVESTORS – WINNING CO-OPERATION  STRATEGIES

     Mr. Declan Murphy, Programme Director, Investment Compact for South East Europe, OECD, Paris

     Dr. Olga Memedovic, Industrial Development Officer, Strategic Research and Economics Department, UNIDO, Vienna

* subject to confirmation

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