18
April 2024
Past Event
Central & Eastern Europe Strategy Summit 2024

In-person attendance is by invitation only.

 

Event will also air live on this page.

 

Inquiries: mdewitt@hudson.org

Central & Eastern Europe Strategy Summit 2024

Past Event
Hudson Institute
April 18, 2024
(Central & Eastern Europe Strategy Summit logo)
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(Central & Eastern Europe Strategy Summit logo)
18
April 2024
Past Event

In-person attendance is by invitation only.

 

Event will also air live on this page.

 

Inquiries: mdewitt@hudson.org

Speakers:
H.E. Valdis Dombrovskis
Valdis Dombrovskis

Executive Vice President, European Commission

Forty-Fourth Vice President of the United States
Dan Quayle

Forty-Fourth Vice President of the United States

Sasko
Kamil Šaško

First State Secretary, Ministry of Economy, Slovakia

Jan
Jan Růžička

Chief External Affairs Officer, PPF Group

Marcin Piatkowski
Marcin Piatkowski

Lead Economist, The World Bank, Washington DC, and Professor of Economics, Kozminski University, Warsaw

-	Michael Harms, CEO, Eastern Committee of German Business
Michael Harms

CEO, Eastern Committee of German Business

Pojar
Tomáš Pojar,

National Security Advisor of the Czech Republic

Head of the Ukraine Recovery Conference 2024 Task Force
Jean P. Froehly

Head of the Ukraine Recovery Conference 2024 Task Force

Barker
Tyson Barker

Deputy Special Representative for Ukraine's Economic Recovery, US Department of State

Marek Mora
Marek Mora

Deputy Minister, Czech Republic Ministry of Finance

-	Vassil Terziev, Mayor of Sofia, Bulgaria
Vassil Terziev

Mayor of Sofia, Bulgaria

Dragos Stefan Roibu
Dragos Stefan Roibu

Chief of Staff, Romanian Ministry of Energy

State Secretary, Hungarian Ministry of Finance
Tibor Tóth

State Secretary, Hungarian Ministry of Finance

joel_scanlon
Joel Scanlon

Executive Vice President

Moderator:
thomas_duesterberg
Thomas J. Duesterberg

Senior Fellow

heinrichs
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

Senior Fellow and Director, Keystone Defense Initiative

luke_coffey
Luke Coffey

Senior Fellow, Center on Europe and Eurasia

Peter Rough Hudson Institute
Peter Rough

Senior Fellow and Director, Center on Europe and Eurasia

Jamie Fly
Jamie Fly

Senior Fellow

matthew_boyse
Matthew Boyse

Senior Fellow, Center on Europe and Eurasia

Dan Kochis
Daniel Kochis

Senior Fellow, Center on Europe and Eurasia

About the Summit

Hudson Institute’s Center on Europe and Eurasia is pleased to present its second Central and Eastern Europe Strategy Summit, which will focus on geoeconomics and feature senior officials from Bulgaria, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Romania, Germany, and the European Union.

Taking place on the eve of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund’s spring meetings in Washington, DC, this conference is an opportunity to take stock of business and economic developments in the region, especially in Ukraine.

The summit will cover: 

  • Energy
  • Connectivity
  • Manufacturing
  • Finance
  • National security

Hudson Institute strongly believes that Europe’s significance extends beyond the capitals of Western Europe and that Central and Eastern European voices deserve more attention. Through in-person gatherings like these, Hudson’s Center on Europe and Eurasia aims to highlight the opportunities in the transatlantic alliance while guarding against pitfalls that may arise in the relationship.

We are grateful for the support of the PPF Group and the partnership of the Embassy of Romania in the United States for making this summit possible.

Agenda

9:00-9:15 a.m.: Opening Remarks

  • Joel Scanlon, Executive Vice President, Hudson Institute

9:15-10:00 a.m.: Welcome Address and Conversation

  • Dan Quayle, Forty-Fourth Vice President of the United States

Moderator:

  • Thomas J. Duesterberg, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

10:00-11:00 a.m.: Geoeconomics Panel 1 

  • Kamil Šaško, First State Secretary of the Ministry of Economy of Slovakia
  • Jan Růžička, Chief External Affairs Officer, PPF Group
  • Marcin Piatkowski, Lead Economist, The World Bank, Washington DC, and Professor of Economics, Kozminski University, Warsaw
  • Michael Harms, CEO, Eastern Committee of German Business

Moderator: 

  • Rebeccah Heinrichs, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute 

11:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Financing National Security

  • Ambassador Tomáš Pojar, National Security Advisor of the Czech Republic
  • Luke Coffey, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

12:00–1:00 p.m.: Ukraine’s Economic Prospects

  • Jean P. Froehly, Head of Task Force for the Ukraine Recovery Conference 2024 (Germany)
  • Tyson Barker, Deputy Special Representative for Ukraine's Economic Recovery (US)
  • Daniel Kochis, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute 

1:00–2:00 p.m.: Geoeconomics Panel 2 

  • Marek Mora, Deputy Minister, Czech Republic Ministry of Finance
  • Vassil Terziev, Mayor of Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Dragos Stefan Roibu, Chief of Staff, Romanian Ministry of Energy
  • Tibor Tóth, State Secretary, Hungarian Ministry of Finance

Moderator: 

  • Jamie Fly, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

2:15–3:15 p.m.: Closing Remarks

  • H.E. Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive Vice President, European Commission
  • Matt Boyse, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

3:15–5:00 p.m.: Rooftop Cocktail Reception 

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