08:30
08:30 - 09:00

REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION
09:00
09:00 - 10:30

OPENING

THE GREEN TRANSITION – OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES FOR BULGARIA

Stefan Yanev, Prime Minister, Republic of Bulgaria

Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of the European Green Deal

Maria Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation Research, Culture, Education and Youth

Atanas Pekanov, Deputy Prime Minister for EU Funds Management

Yordanka Fandakova, Mayor of Sofia Municipality

Dr. Rob Dixon, British Ambassador to Bulgaria

Moderator: Gergana Passy, President of PanEurope Bulgaria

Discussion
10:30
10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00
11:00 - 12:30

FIRST PANEL

FINANCING THE GREEN TRANSITION

Valery Beltchev, Minister of Finance

Lilyana Pavlova, Vice-President of European Investment Bank

Gallina A. Vincelette, Country Director for the European Union, Europe and Central Asia, The World Bank

Silviya Georgieva, CEO, National Association of Municipalities in Republic of Bulgaria

Dr. Manyu Moravenov, Chairman, Center for Sustainable Finance and Energy and Executive Director of the BSE

Krassimira Raycheva, Country Manager Bulgaria, Visa

Borislav Bangeev, Chief Risk Officer, Member of the Management Board, UniCredit Bulbank

Ivaylo Vatev, Chief Financial Officer, Aurubis

Miguel Coleta, Director Sustainability, Market Activation & Support, Philip Morris International

Hon. Prof. Iliya Garkov, PhD, Vice President of Dundee Precious Metals and Managing Director for Bulgaria

Moderator: Iliya Lingorski, Chief Economist of the Bulgarian Development Bank

Discussion
12:30
12:30 - 13:00

LUNCH TIME

LUNCH TIME
13:00
13:00 - 14:30

1 SESSION

INTELLIGENT INDUSTRY, ENERGY AND CLIMATE

Andrey Zhivkov, Minister of Energy

Meglena Antonova, Climate and Energy Campaigner, Greenpeace

Angelin Tsachev, Executive Director of Electricity System Operator

Plamen Dimitrov, President of Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria

Dimitar Manolov, President of Labour PODKREPA

Lazarova, Co-Founder Organization Brown to Green

Hans–Christian Henne, Senior Manager Corporate Energy &Climate Affairs Aurubis AG

Nikolay Minkov, Chairman of the Srednogorie Industrial Cluster

Krassimir Nenov, Executive Director of ContourGlobal Maritsa East 3

Ivan Tsankov, Executive Director, AES Bulgaria

Bogomil Manchev, Chairman, Bulgarian Atomic Forum

Ivaylo Naidenov, Executive Director of BFIEK

Moderator: Slavcho Neykov, Chairman of the Board of the Institute of Energy Management

Discussion
13:00
13:00 - 14:30

2 SESSION

SMART CITIES AND CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Ivelina Peneva, Deputy Minister of Economy

Reneta Koleva, Deputy Minister of Environment and Water

Desislava Bileva, Deputy Mayor, Sofia Municipality (tbc)

Julian Popov, European Climate Foundation, Advisor for Central and Eastern Europe

Borislav Malinov, Chairman of the Bulgarian Recycling Association

Tsvetanka Todorova, President of the Polymer Branch Association

Svetoslav Stoykov, Institute Circular Economy

Ignasio Navarro, Renewable Energy Campaigner in Greece, Greenpeace

Michael Ludwig, Mayor of Vienna (tbc)

Zoran Jankovic, Mayor of Ljubljana (tbc)

Tsvetanka Todorova, President of the Polymer Branch Association

Moderator: Julian Popov, European Climate Foundation, Advisor for Central and Eastern Europe

Discussion
13:00
13:00 - 14:30

3 SESSION

SMART MOBILITY AND TRAFFIC

Hristo Aleksiev, Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Telecommunications

Krisstian Krastev, Deputy Mayor, Sofia Municipality

Rumen Radev, Vice-Chairman, BICA

Martin Zaimov, Association of Electric Vehicles

Eng. Georgi Pachov, Chief Operating Ocer and Eng. Plamen Dimitrov, Chief Technology Officer, Hardware Design

Lorelei Limousin, Climate and Transport Campaigner, Greenpeace

Moderator: Iliya Levkov, Chairman of the Board of the Industrial Cluster "Electric Cars"

Discussion
13:00
13:00 - 14:30

4 SESSION

INNOVATIONS IN AGRICULTURE AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

Yavor Gechev, Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry

Donka Mihaylova, Mayor Troyan Municipality

Prof. Valentin Kazandjiev, National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology

Prof. Vladislav Popov, Vice Rector, Agricultural University of Plovdiv

Valentin Nikolov, CEO, SGP Bio Dynamics Ltd.

Eng. Kolyu Oreshkov, Manager of 3k Solar

Nikolay Gazdov, Chairman of the Management Board of the Association for Production, Storage and Trade in Electricity

Assoc. Prof. Dimo Atanasov, Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Agricultural University Plovdiv

Moderator: Borislav Sandov, Chairman of the Environment Committee of the 46th National Assembly

Discussion
14:30
14:30 - 14:30

CLOSING CONFERENCE

CLOSING CONFERENCE