MAY 30TH 2022 (DAY ONE)

Welcome note

Mr. Fatmir Besimi

Minister of Finance, Republic of North Macedonia

Opening address

Mr. Dimitar Kovachevski

Prime Minister, Republic of North Macedonia

Keynote address

Mr. Paul Krugman

Distinguished Professor of Economics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York
Recipient of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics

PILLAR 1. MACROECONOMIC CHALLENGES IN TURBULENT TIMES

Keynote speakers

Ms. Anna Bjerde

Vice President of World Bank for Europe and Central Asia

Mr. Johannes Hahn

EU Commissioner for Budget and Administration

Panel 1: Fiscal Policies

Panelists

Mr. Fatmir Besimi

Minister of Finance, Republic of North Macedonia

Ms. Delina Ibrahimaj

Minister of Finances and Economy, Republic of Albania

Mr. Hekuran Murati

Minister of Finances and Economy, Republic of Kosovo

Mr. Vjekoslav Bevanda

Minister of Finance, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mr. Aleksandar Damjanovic

Minister of Finance and Social Welfare, Montenegro

Moderator

Mr. Aleksandar Stojkov

Iustinianus Primus Law Faculty, UKIM

Moderator

Ms. Blagica Petreski

Director of FinanceThink

Panel 2: Monetary policies

Panelists

Ms. Anita Angelovska Bezoska

Governor, National Bank of the Republic of North Macedonia

Mr. Bostjan Vasle

Governor, Bank of Slovenia

Mr. Radoje Žugić

Governor of the Central Bank of Montenegro

Mr. Vladimir Gligorov

Senior research associate, The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies

Moderator

Mr. Vladimir Shimic

Professor of Economics, Faculty of Economics (Split, Croatia)

PILLAR 2. RESILIENCE, COMPETITIVENESS, AND REGIONAL COOPERATION

Keynote speakers

Ms. Susan Danger

CEO of AmCham Europe

Panel 3: Seizing Opportunities from Regional Cooperation and Euro-Atlantic Perspectives

Panelists

Mr. Dragan Davitkov

President of Board of Directors, American Chamber of Commerce of North Macedonia

Mr. Petar Ivanov

Executive Director of AmCham Bulgaria

Ms. Nikolaos Bakatselos

President of AmCham Greece

Mr. Zivko Mukaetov

CEO of Alkaloid

Mr. Branko Azeski

Economic Chamber of North Macedonia

Mr. Nebi Hoxha

Economic Chamber of North-West Macedonia

Mr. Trajan Angeloski

Union of Economic Chambers, North Macedonia

Ms. Aneta Antova Pesheva

The Chamber of Commerce for Information and Communication Technologies – MASIT

Moderator

Mr. Andi Aranitasi

Head of North Macedonia at European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

MAY 31st 2022 (DAY TWO)

Presidential Addresses

H.E. Stevo Pendarovski

President of the Republic of North Macedonia

Mr. Talat Xhaferi

President of the Parliament of North Macedonia

PILLAR 3. ENERGY, GREEN TRANSITION, AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Keynote speakers

Ms. Odile Renaud-Basso

President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Ms. Lilyana Pavlova

Vice-President of the European Investment Bank

Panel 4: Energy and Green Transition

Panelists

Mr. Artur Lorkowski

Director of the Energy Community Secretariat

Mr. David Geer

Head of EU delegation

Mr. Naser Nuredini

Minister of Environment, Republic of North Macedonia

Mr. Armen Grigoryan

Resident Representative of UNDP

Mr. Stefan Peter

CEO of EVN

Mr. Marko Bislimovski

Regulatory Commission for Energy

Moderator

Ms. Aleksandra Nakjeva Ruzin

Professor of Economics, University American College

Panel 5: Infrastructure, Connectivity, and Trade

Panelists

Mr. Fatmir Bytiqi

Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs

Mr. Ary Naïm

Regional Manager, Central and Southeast Europe, International Finance Corporation

Mr. Blagoj Bocvarski

Minister of Transport and Communications

Mr. Alessandro Zanota

Delegation of EU

Mr. Alessandro Bragonzi

Head of Regional Representation of European Investment Bank for Western Balkans

Moderator

Mr. Borko Handjiski

Head of Strategic Projects and Policies, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

PILLAR 4. BEYOND THE CRISIS: DRIVERS FOR SUSTAINING GROWTH

Keynote speakers

Sir Tony Blair (online/video message)

Executive Chairman, The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

Mr. Artan Grubi

First Deputy Prime Minister

Panel 6: Financial Innovations and Investments Under Uncertainty

Panelists

Ms. Majlinda Bregu

Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council

Mr. Filip Nikoloski

Deputy Minister of Finance

Mr. Nikola Popovski

Professor of Economics

Mr. Ivan Steriev

CEO of the Macedonian Stock Exchange

Mr. Gligor Bishev

President of Education Commision (Economic Chamber of North Macedonia)

Mr. Toni Stojanovski

Chief Corporate Officer of Stopanska banka and Macedonian Banking Association

Mr. Bilal Sucubasi

Halk Banka ad Skopje (Macedonian Banking Association)

Moderator

Ms. Magdalena Simonovska

Special Advisor, Ministry of Finance

Panel 7: New Challenges to Good Governance

Panelists

Ms. Slavica Grkovska

Deputy President of the Government in charge of good governance policies

Mr. Nikola Tupanceski

Minister of Justice

Mr. Bojan Maricic

Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs

H.E. Ms. Rachel Galloway

British Ambassador to North Macedonia

H.E. Mr. Clemens Koja

Ambassador and Head of OSCE Mission to Skopje

Mr. Eric Meyer

Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Skopje

Moderator

Ms. Besa Arifi

Full Professor of Law, South East European University, Tetovo

Panel 8: Human Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Panelists

Mr. Jamele Rigolini

Lead Economist at the World Bank (Vienna, Austria)

Akad. Prof. Dr. Taki Fiti

Professor of Economics and Academician (MANU)

Acad. Prof. Dr. Abdylmenaf Bexheti

Professor of Economics and Academician (MANU)

Mr. Trajko Slaveski

Professor of Economics (Faculty of Economics, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University)

Mr. Jeton Shaqiri

Minister of Education and Science

Mr. Bekim Sali

Minister of Health

Mr. Jovana Trenchevska

Minister of Labor and Social Policy

Moderator

Ms. Nikica Mojsoska Blazevski

Executive Director of Macedonia2025