European Regional Meeting of the Trilateral Commission: Bucharest, Romania, October 15-17, 2010

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(34th Meeting of the European Group)

At the Radisson Blu Hotel and the National Bank of Romania

Conference Chairman: Mario Monti, European Chairman, Trilateral Commission; President, Bocconi University, Milan; former Member of the European Commission (Competition Policy and Internal Market); Honorary President, BRUEGEL, Brussels

Host Country Chairman: Mugur Isărescu, Governor, National Bank of Romania, Bucharest; former Prime Minister of Romania

Friday, October 15

19h00-20h50
Opening concert at the Romanian Athenaeum Concert Hall
Official dinner at the Athénée Palace Hilton Hotel hosted by the Government of Romania
Speaker:  Emil Boc, Prime Minister

Saturday, October 16 at the National Bank of Romania

ROMANIA AND ITS NEIGHBORHOOD

0900-10h30
ROMANIA, THE HOST COUNTRY
Chair: Mugur Isărescu
Panelists:
Teodor Baconschi, Minister for Foreign Affairs
Teodor Meleşcanu, Member of the Senate and Professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Bucharest; former Minister of Defence and Minister of Foreign Affairs
Mihai Tanasescu, Senior Adviser and Member of the Executive Board, International Monetary Fund; former Minister of Public Finance of Romania, Bucharest

10h45-12h45
ROMANIA’S NEIGHBORS
Chair: Vladimir Dlouhy, European Deputy Chairman, Trilateral Commission; International Adviser, Goldman Sachs; former Czech Minister of Industry & Trade, Prague
Panelists:
BULGARIA: Meglena Kuneva, former Member of the European Commission and Minister for European Affairs, Sofia
HUNGARY: János Hóvari, Deputy State Secretary for Global Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Budapest
MOLDOVA: Natalia Gherman, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs & European Integration, Chişinău

13h00-14h30
Luncheon at NBR
TWENTY YEARS AFTER UNIFICATION, WHERE IS GERMANY HEADING?
Speaker: Wolfgang Ischinger, Global Head of Government Relations, Allianz SE, Munich; Chairman, The Munich Security Conference on Security on Security Policy; former German Deputy Foreign Minister and Ambassador to the United States and to the United Kingdom

14h45-17h45
EUROPE AND CRISES: A NECESSARY AND SUFFICIENT CONDITION?
Chair: Mario Monti, European Chairman, Trilateral Commission
Panelists:
John Kerr, Deputy Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell plc; Member of the House of Lords, London; former British Ambassador to the United States; former Secretary General, European Convention; Chairman of the Advisory Group to the Trilateral Commission (Europe) 
Marek Belka, President, National Bank of Poland, Warsaw; former Director, European Department, International Monetary Fund, Washington, DC; former Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), Geneva; former Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Poland
Loukas Tsoukalis, Special Adviser to the President of the European Commission; Professor at the University of Athens and the College of Europe; President of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), Athens

19h30-22h30
Official reception and dinner at the Cotroceni Palace hosted by and with address from Traian Băsescu, President of Romania

Sunday, October 17at the Radisson Blu Hotel

8h45-9h45
Chair: Michael Fuchs, Deputy European Chairman, Trilateral Commission; Member of the German Bundestag, Berlin; Deputy Chairman of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group; former President, National Federation of German & Wholesale & Foreign Trade
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, video message followed by reactions by
Jorge Braga de Macedo, Member of the International Advisory Board of Governors of The Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI); President, Tropical Research Institute, Lisbon; Chairman, Forum Portugal Global; former Minister of Finance of Portugal; and
Jürgen Fitschen, Member of the Management Board and Member of the Group Executive Committee, Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt-am-Main
Discussion with the floor.

10h00-12h00
BLACK SEA SYNERGIES: THE U.S., RUSSIA AND EUROPE
Ross Wilson
, The Atlantic Council of the United States, Washington, DC; former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey
Nadia Arbatova, Head of Department on European Political Studies and Professor at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), Russian Academy of Sciences; Director of the Foundation for European Integration, Moscow
Franz–Lothar Altmann, Member of the Commission on the Black Sea; Associate Professor, Bucharest State University; Editor-in-Chief, Ost-Europa Wirtschaft, Munich

Closing remarks by the Conference Chairman

12h00-14h00
Closing informal luncheon

The next Plenary Meeting will be in Washington, DC, April 8-10, 2011.

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