Balkans & Black Sea Cooperation Forum (BBSF)

The next edition of the international rotating Balkans & Black Sea Cooperation Forum (BBSF) takes place in Thessaloniki, Greece between 30 May and 1 June 2018. UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia is organizing the session called “How can the private sector advance gender equality and women's empowerment?”.
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Event type: Conferences, meetings, symposiums

Start date: 30 May 2018 | Start time: 09:00 UTC03:00
End date: 1 June 2018 | End time: 17:00 UTC03:00

Location: TIF-Helexpo “Vellidis international Congress Center, Thessaloniki, Greece

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The next edition of the international rotating Balkans & Black Sea Cooperation Forum (BBSF) takes place in Thessaloniki, Greece. During 3 consecutive days, May 30th to June 1st 2018, 55 international speakers and 500 delegates will interact on economy, business, institutional affairs and rule of law. Alongside the conference, B2B meetings and a sponsor’s exhibition center are also available. A powerful networking platform where leading business- and policy makers can exchange views to transform ideas into reality, among high profile delegates from international and regional businesses & organizations as well as diplomats and academia.

UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia is organizing the session called “How can the private sector advance gender equality and women's empowerment?”. UN Women Deputy Executive Director and Assistant Secretary-General Yannick Glemarec is a member of the Steering Committee of the conference. For more details: balkansblackseaforum.org

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Balkans & Black Sea Cooperation Forum is an independent, nongovernmental and nonpartisan platform powered by private & public institutions and supported by a number of international & regional organizations, aiming at identifying, strengthening & promoting economic relations, business opportunities, cross‐border cooperation and sustainable growth & development across the Balkans, the Black Sea region and beyond. An annually rotating international think-tank reflecting a region of 18 countries and 370 million people, fostering dialogue & cooperation to bridging differences and exploiting opportunities for cohesion, capacity building and business models transferability. A powerful economic networking platform, where leading business- & policy makers exchange views to transform ideas into reality, among high profile delegates from international and regional businesses & organizations as well as diplomats and academia. BBSF key features are the multidisciplinary sessions to strengthen dialogue and cooperation between the region (EU, Balkans, Black Sea perspectives, SDGs 2030, Digital Economy, Energy, Women in leadership, Circular Economy, Agriculture, Culture, Sustainable Tourism, Maritime, Transports, Higher Education), whilst businesses lying at the forefront of the organization, provided full floor for corporate outreach, networking events, exhibiting opportunities, B2B Meetings, a Business Summit etc.

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