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1 19 May 2005 ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR EUROPE 9 th session of the Committee for Trade, Industry and Enterprise Development Palais des Nations, 23, 26 and 27 May 2005 FINAL PROGRAMME Executive Forum After Fifteen Years of Market Reforms in Transition Economies: New Challenges and Perspectives for the Industrial Sector Palais des Nations, Room XI, 24 and 25 May 2005 ECE/TRADE/NONE/2005/1

2 page 2 Executive Forum After Fifteen Years of Market Reforms in Transition Economies: New Challenges and Perspectives for the Industrial Sector Palais des Nations, Room XI, 24 and 25 May 2005, Room XI Final Programme Information Notice No.3 by the UNECE Secretariat Tuesday, 24 May :00 Registration 10:00 10:10 10:10 10:30 Welcome and introduction: Mr. George Kowalski, Director of the Industry, Energy and Enterprise Development (UNECE) Keynote Speech: Global Restructuring, Opportunities and Challenges for Economies in Transition: Mr. Michael A. Landesmann, Scientific Director, The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (WIIW) Session I 10:30 10:50 10:50 11:05 Economic and Industrial Restructuring in the UNECE Region Lessons and Prospects Mr. Miroslav Somol, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Industry and Trade (Czech Republic) Dr. Judit Habuda, Regional Director in EU & Governmental Relations, PricewaterhouseCoopers Central and Eastern Europe/CIS (Hungary) Industrial Restructuring in Transition Economies: Achievements, Risks and Opportunities Dr. Judit Habuda, Regional Director in EU & Governmental Relations, PricewaterhouseCoopers Central and Eastern Europe/CIS (Hungary) Industrial Restructuring in the CIS Countries: Achievements, Problems and Perspectives. Dr. Anatoliy Rozhkov, Deputy Director, SOTSUGOL State Enterprise (Russian Federation) 11:05 11:20 Stages of Sectoral and Territorial Restructuring in the CIS Countries Prof. Sailau Baizakov, Deputy Director General, Institute of Economic Research, Ministry of Economy and Budgetary Planning (Kazakhstan) 11:20 11:30 The Restructuring of the Russian Metallury during Serafim Z. Afonin, President of Russian Union of Metal Exporters (RUME) (Russian Federation) 11:30 11:45 Structural Change and Industrial Restructuring in the Steel Industry in Ukraine - Experience of the KRIVOROZHSTAL Kombinat Mr. Anatolij V. Sokurenko, President of the Managing Board, OAO Krivorozhstal (Ukraine) 11:45 11:55 Questions and Answers Session

3 page 3 Session II Information and Communication Technologies and Knowledge-based Industries and Industrial Restructuring Mr. Ramamurti Badrinath, Director, Division of Trade Support Services, International Trade Centre (ITC) Dr. Bruno Lanvin, Senior Advisor, E-Strategies, The World Bank) 11:55-12:15 Can Knowledge be the Next Source of Comparative Advantage for Transition Economies? - The Role of ICTs in Industrial Restructuring, and the Next Wave of Outsourcing Dr. Bruno Lanvin, Senior Advisor, E-Strategies, The World Bank 12:15-12:30 Role of ICTs and Knowledge-based Industries in Industrial Restructuring the Finnish Experience Mr. Antti Eskola, Commercial Counsellor, Ministry of Trade and Industry (Finland) 12:30-12:45 Using ICTs for Development and Restructuring How ICTs Can Promote the Competitiveness of SMEs Turkish experience Mrs. Füsun S. Nebil, Owner and Chief Executive Officer, Turk.Internet.com (Turkey) 12:50-13:00 Questions and Answers Session 13:00-15:00 Lunch Break Session III The Impact of the Industrial Restructuring on Small and Medium-sized Enterprises: Enhancing Entrepreneurship and Competitive SME Sector in Europe Prof. David Smallbone, Director of the Centre Small Business Research Centre at Kingston University (United Kingdom) Mrs. Dragica Karaic, Head of Department, Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship (Croatia) 15:00-15:20 Creating an Entrepreneurial Europe: Activities of the EU in Promoting SMEs Mr. Jorge Costa-David, Unit E1 Entrepreneurship, Directorate E- Promotion of SMEs competitiveness, Enterprise & Industry Directorate General, European Commission 15:20-15:40 The Impact of EU Enlargement on SMEs Prof. Péter Szirmai, Director of the Small Business Development Centre at the Budapest Corvinus University and others, the Network of Entrepreneurship and SME Research and Education Colleges and Universities in CEE (Hungary) 15:40-16:10 Development of the Entrepreneurship and SME Sector in South-Eastern Europe and in the Commonwealth of Independent States in Order to Accelerate the Transition Towards market economy Mr. Antal Szabó, Regional Adviser on Entrepreneurship and SMEs, UNECE; Ms. Anna Petrosyan, Leading Specialists, Ministry of Trade and Economic Development (Republic of Armenia); Dr. Marija Zarezankova-Potevska, Head of Department of the Ministry of Economy (The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) and Mr. Vladimir Vrankovic, State Secretary, Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship (Croatia) 16:10 16:20 Questions and Answers Session

4 page 4 Session IV Good Practices in Entrepreneurship and SME Development: The Baltic Miracle Experiences in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania Prof. David Smallbone, Director of the Centre Small Business Research Centre at Kingston University (United Kingdom) Mrs. Dragica Karaic, Head of Department, Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship (Croatia) 16:20 16:55 Entrepreneurship and Competition Policy in Estonia Mrs. Signe Ratso, Deputy State Secretary General, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications (Estonia) 16:55 17:20 Dialogue between the Government and Stakeholders a Crucial Factor for Improving Business Mr. Anrijs Matiss, Deputy State Secretary of the Ministry of Economy or the Head of the Latvian Investment and Development Agency (Latvia) 17:20 17:50 Creation of Better Environment for SME Growth Mr. Gediminas Rainys, Under-Secretary, Ministry of Economy (Lithuania) 17: 50 18:00 Questions and Answers Session Wednesday, 25 May Session IV Driving Forces in Industrial Restructuring in Transition Economies H.E. Mr. Dumitru Croitor, Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Moldova to the UN Office and other International Organization 10:00-10:20 Financing of Industrial Restructuring in the Transition Economies Mr. Zbigniew Kominek, Economics, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) 10:20-10:40 The Role of Business Related Services in the New Economic and Industrial Policy of EU, Major Issues of the Service-oriented Policy: Results and Problems 10:40-11:55 The Role of Foreign Direct Investment in Economic Growth in Increase of Competitiveness of the Transition Economies Mr. Kalman Kalotay, Economic Affairs Officers, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) 11:55 11:10 The Role of Quality and Environment Management in Industrial Restructuring Experience in Countries in Transition Mr. Mihaly Parkany, Director, Digart Ltd., (Switzerland)

5 page 5 11:10 11:25 The Role of ICT in Industrial Restructuring and in Increasing the Competitiveness of Enterprises Mr. Patrick Gannon, CEO, Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS), (United States of America) 11:25 11:35 Question and Answers Session 11:35 12:30 Round Table Discussion on Fostering Restructuring in Manufacturing Representatives of manufacturing companies from transition and emerging economies like: Mrs. Maria Grapini, President of the Board of Administration of the Pasmatex Group (Romania) Mr. Domagoj Milošević, President of the Board and CEO, PASTOR Group (Croatia) Mr. Teimuraz Kortua, Deputy Director, Georgian Industry Investment Corporation - Light Industry Ltd. (Georgia) Mr. Essen Amanjolov, Human Resource Director of Argymak TransService LLP, (Kazakhstan) Mr. Alexander A. Kruglik, First Vice-President, OAO ROSLEGPROM, (Russian Federation) Ms. Salimova Makhfuza, Managing Director, Sarbad Fashion House, (Uzbekistan) Session VI New Challenges and Perspectives for the Industrial Sector H.E. Mr. Dumitru Croitor, Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Moldova to the UN Office and other International Organization 12:30 12:50 Report of the s of the Sessions 12:50 13:00 Summary and Concluding remarks by Mr. George Kowalski, Director of the Industrial Restructuring, Energy and Enterprise Development Division (UNECE) * * * * *

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