6 Round Table 6 Wednesday, 3 December 2003, 11:30-13:30 CET
Conference Room B
  Transition in Eastern Europe - 15 Years After
   

The sixth Round Table on Transition in Eastern Europe - 15 Years After, discussed the special problems and experiences of the Eastern European countries in their efforts to transform themselves from planned to market economies.

In particular, UNIDO's experience in various areas - such as small enterprise development, the role of the business community and the private sector and technology foresight activities - provided the backdrop for discussion on those subjects. Again the objective was to identify key elements and UNIDO's role in strengthening those elements, which help in alleviating the structural impediments to economic growth and to the realization of the MDGs.

Keynote Speakers  
Mr. Alexander Dynkin Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Mr. Libor Krkoska Principal Economist, EBRD
Panelists  
Mr. Attila Chikan Rector, Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration (former Minister of Economy, Hungary)
H.E. Ms. Danuta Hübner Minister of European Affairs of Poland
H.E. Mr. Valeriy Khoroshkovsky Minister for Economics and European Integration of Ukraine
Mr. Dmitri Piskounov Director, Europe and NIS Bureau, UNIDO
Moderator  
Ms. Marianne Kager Chief Economist, Bank Austria
 
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