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8th General Assembly of ICCEU (30 June 2016-Sofia, Bulgaria)

P R O G R A M M E  I N  D E T A I L S:

Dates: 30 June – 3 July 2016
Location: Sofia, Bansko

Accommodation in Sofia: Sofia Hotel Balkan

Accommodation in Bansko: Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko

June 29, 2016 /Wednesday/ – ICCEU arrival date (We kindly invite you to arrive on 29 June 2016 at the latest. BICA will organize for you sightseeing and dinner as explained bellow):

15.00 – If interested, you can join a sightseeing tour around Sofia;

20.30 – Dinner at a traditional Bulgarian restaurant Manastirska magernica in Sofia;

June 30, 2016 /Thursday/ – first day: 

10.00 – 12.30 – International round table/thematic discussion: “Promoting Business Competitiveness by Formalizing Informal Economy” (BG, RU, EN) – “Sredets” Hall, Sofia Hotel Balkan;

10.00 – 10.05 – Opening speech (Mr. Vassil Velev, Chairman of BICA and roundtable moderator);

10.05 – 10.25 – Presentation of the composite index “Economics into the light” as a tool for tracking trends in the informal sector and its changes over the years, and its new value (Prof. Dr. Stefan Petranov, head of the team to create a composite index of “Economics into the light”);

10.25 – 10.45 – Keynote Speech (Mr. Boyko Borisov, Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria);

10.45 – 11.00 – “Measures taken by the Ministry of Finance in order to reduce and prevent the shadow sector: Bulgarian best practices” (Mr. Vladislav Goranov, Bulgarian Minister of Finance);

11.00 – 11.40 – “The informal economy as a business problem: the viewpoint of foreign participants in the round table” (Speech by Mr. Alexander Shokhin, President, Russian
Union of industrialists and entrepreneurs; Statement by Mr. Gagik Makaryan, Chairman of Republican Union of Employers in Armenia; Speeches by other members of the International Coordinating Council of Employers’ Unions – ICCEU);

11.40 – 12.15 – Discussions;

12.15 – 12.20 – Closing of the round table (Mr. Vassil Velev, Chairman of BICA and round-table moderator);

12.30 – 13.30 – A glass of wine and a cocktail;

13.30 – Lunch at Sofia Hotel Balkan;

16.00 – 18.00 – General ICCEU Meeting (BG, RU, EN) as follows:

15:45 – 16:00 – Registration of participants;

16:00 –16:05 – Introductory speech by Mr. Vasil Velev, Rotating Chairman of ICCEU, Chairman of the Governing Board of BICA, moderator;

16:05–16:20 – Presentation on “The advantages of Bulgaria as an investment destination” – Bulgarian Investment Agency;

16:20–16:30 – Presentation on “Sofia – attractive location for international investment” – Sofia Municipal Privatisation & Investment Agency;

16:30–16:50 – 20th Anniversary of the Bulgarian Industrial Capital Association: overcome challenges and achieved results in improving the business climate in Bulgaria. Trends in social dialogue in Bulgaria and in the European Union. – Presentation by Mr. Vasil Velev;

/closed part of the meeting/

16:50–17:20 – ICCEU Declaration for annulment of the economic sanctions between Russia and the European Union;

17:20–17:40 – Affirmation of a logo and disscusiion of a project for website of ICCEU;

17:40–17:50 – Elections for the next rotating presidency of ICCEU for 2017. – Speech of Mr. Gagik Makarjan, Chairman of Employers Republican Union of Armenia, nominated for Chairman of ICCEU for 2017;

17:50 – 17:55 – Fixing the date and location for the next meeting of ICCEU;

17:55 – 18:00 – Closing of the meeting– Mr. Vasil Velev;

19.00 – Third Award Ceremony “Business–to–the–Rules”.

July 1, 2016 /Friday/ – second day:

10.00 – 12.00 – Business forum;

12.00 – Lunch;

13.30 – Departure from Sofia with arranged bus transport;

15.00 – 16.00 – A visit to Rila Monastery. Accommodation in Bansko – Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko;

20.30 – Dinner in a typical Bansko tavern;

July 2, 2016 /Saturday/ – third day:

Option 1. Wine tasting tour
9.00 – 10.30 – Transfer to Melnik
10.30 – 15.30 – Lunch Wine testing tour in Melnik

Option 2. Golf
http://piringolf.bg/index.php

20.00 – Dinner in Molerite, Bansko;

July 3, 2016 /Sunday/
8.00 – Breakfast & departure.

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