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Draft Agenda

9:00 – 09:30 Registration and Coffee

09:30 – 10:00 Offical Opening:
The banking sector in 2016 - what's important to know
Kalin Hristov, Deputy Governor in charge of the Issue Department, Member of the Governing Council, Bulgarian National Bank

10:00 – 10:30
Macro forecast for 2016 and how it will affect the banking sector
Christopher Pavlov, Chief Еconomist, UniCredit Bulbank

10:30 – 11:30 First Discussion Panel:
How the upcoming asset valuation will change the banks' behavior and will this have an effect on the business

Peter Andronov, CEO, CIBANK, Chairman of the Association of Banks in Bulgaria
Levon Hampartzoumian, CEO, UniCredit Bulbank
Balázs Bíró, Partner, Central European leader of Portfolio Lead Advisory Services, Deloitte Hungary

Moderator: Peter Andronov, CEO, CIBANK,Chairman of the Association of Banks in Bulgaria

11:30 – 12:00 – Networking Coffee Break

12:00 – 13:30 Second Discussion Panel:
New financial instruments for support of small business lending in Bulgaria

Frank Jansen, Country CFO and Member of the Management Board, CIBANK
Dobromir Dobrev, Member of the Managing Board, Raiffeisenbank Bulgaria  
Lilyana Tomova, Small Business Market Manager, Societe Generale Expressbank
Dimitar Penkov, Senior Manager Business Clients, UniCredit Bulbank
Ivan Kolev, Owner, Kolev and Kolev 

Moderator: Marco Marrone, Head of the Regional Mandates Division, Guarantees and Securitisation Department, European Investment Fund (EIF)

13:30 – 13:40 SME banking challenges in South Eastern Europe
Stefan Marcu, Managing Director, A.T. Kearney Romania

13:40 – 14:40 Closing and Lunch