Investing in Eastern Europe: Focus on Assets, Ownership & Governance

6th International Conference on Commercial Information Gathering & Analysis
Date: Thursday 19th October 2006,
Venue: Strand Palace Hotel, London
Registration Fee: £250, €375 per person

The former state controlled economies of Central and Eastern Europe all face a challenge to build full market economies based on private ownership. Whilst legislation can be put in place to act as a guide for ownership structures what is actually needed is the political will to ensure that commercial advancement is not impeded.

This specialist one-day conference will examine some of the influences and factors relating to this issue and provide an insight into how the problems are slowly being addressed.

The European Bank for reconstruction and development (EBRD) and Effective Technology Marketing are, once again, co-hosting the conference at the Strand Palace Hotel, London to discuss the practical identification, acquisition and analysis of commercial information in the region and its application.

Speakers include:

Chairman: Paul Byfield, Legal Information Specialist, EBRD
Keynote speaker: Olga Anisimova, Partner, Solicitor Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe
Alan Rousso, Lead Counsellor, Office of the Chief Economist, EBRD
Gian Piero Cigna, Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, EBRD
Dr Frank Ryan, Manager, Business Information Centre, EBRD
Karen Blakeman, Consultant, Rhodes-Blakeman Associates

Further details of the programme and registration forms are available at