Vienna Economic Forum is pleased to inform that the Secretary General Ambassador Dr. Elena Kirtcheva became a Member of the International Advisory Board of the EU Project TRANSIT : "TRANSITion to sustainable future through training and education".

The Project has received successful funding from the HORIZON EUROPE Topic “Sustainability and educational aspects for renewable energy and renewable fuel technologies”.

The project is expected to start on the 1 October 2022 with an official launch during the 13th Mediterranean Conference on Power Generation, Transmission, Distribution and Energy Conversions (MEDPOWER2022).

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VEF Member Canon Austria launches new campaign for monthly printing flat rate

Vienna Economic Forum is pleased to announce the launch of the new monthly printing flat rate campaign by VEF member Canon Austria, represented by Mag. Anderl, Managing Director of Canon Austria and a long-time reliable member of Vienna Economic Forum.

Here is the press release.

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Ambassador Dr. Elena Kirtcheva as a guest on Bloomberg TV Bulgaria's "In Development" program.

Bloomberg Television is an international news network specializing in business and finance. Since Bloomberg first launched TV news in the United States in 1994 and four years later in Germany, it now reaches over 310 million homes worldwide. It has its headquarters in New York, London and Hong Kong.

On 5. September 2022, the founder and Secretary General of Vienna Economic Forum, Ambassador Dr. Elena Kirtcheva was invited to be a guest on Bloomberg TV Bulgaria in the highly acclaimed live program “In Development”.

The program was moderated by Mag. Delyan Petrishki (Делян Петришки), twice nominated for his publications as a winner of the “Club of Journalists AAA” and known as a news presenter on Bloomberg TV Bulgaria.

The VEF Secretary General spoke about the founding, the goals and the visions of Vienna Economic Forum. The economic development of the 13 VEF member states and the economic consolidation of the entire VEF region “From the Adriatic to the Black Sea”, which also includes Bulgaria, as well as the plans for further VEF development as an International organization, seated in Vienna, in accordance with the international public law, were discussed.

Here is the broadcast in Bulgarian.

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The Secretary General of Vienna Economic Forum Ambassador Dr. Elena Kirtcheva with a Video Statement at the Kazakhstan - North Macedonia B2B Forum in Almaty

On 5. September 2022 the first North Macedonia - Kazakhstan B2B Forum was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Organized by the Embassy of North Macedonia in the Republic of Kazakhstan and the national company KAZAKH INVEST, with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the forum discussed issues of investment opportunities in such areas as the agro-industrial complex, pharmaceuticals and petrochemicals.

The VEF Secretary General Ambassador Dr. Elena Kirtcheva greeted the forum with a Video statement accentuating the common goal of the Almaty B2B Forum and Vienna Economic Forum: strengthening regional economic collaboration between neighboring countries to promote investment opportunities in North Macedonia, as well as in the whole VEF region and contributing to economic consolidation of the region.

Ambassador Dr. Kirtcheva pointed to the investment talks held in Vienna and other VEF member countries that resulted in investments in the Republic of North Macedonia, a founding member of the Vienna Economic Forum.

In this regard, the Secretary General thanked H.E. Ambassador Sali Limani, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of North Macedonia to the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic, Member of the Honorary Committee of Vienna Economic Forum and organizer of the First B2B Forum North Macedonia - Kazakhstan and underlined, that Kazakhstan and its companies have the capacity, resources and opportunities to become a key player in the economic cooperation with North Macedonia, as well as with VEF and all 13 member countries of Vienna Economic Forum in the region, defined as “The region From the Adriatic to the Black Sea”.

Video statement of the Secretary General Ambassador Dr. Elena Kirtcheva

Here is the Press release.

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The Vienna Economic Forum Member - TPA Group - with an exciting study on the topic: Quantifying personnel costs as a factor for choosing a business location


In their daily advisory activities, which the TPA Group has been carrying out for decades in 12 countries in Central and South-Eastern Europe, the highly respected Member of Vienna Economic Forum is currently observing the massive management trend towards relocating (nearshoring) in the corporate decision-making processes.

Please find here the extremely interesting comparative labour cost study deriving from these observations: " Quantifying personnel costs as a factor for choosing a business location ".

 

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Intensive Talks between VEF and Kosovo 

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During his working visit H.E. Mr. Albin Kurti, Prime Minister of Kosovo and Patron of Vienna Economic Forum, who was also to take part as a high-level guest speaker at the 18th Vienna Economic Forum - Vienna Future Dialogue 2021, held several discussions with VEF Board members and cooperation partners

 

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With the Member of the Management Board, Parcel & Logistics, Österreichische Post AG and VEF President DI Peter Umundum, and in the presence of the CEO of Österreichische Post DI Dr. Georg Pölzl, Honorary Member of Vienna Economic Forum, in view of the increasing interest of the Österreichische Post AG in Kosovo, next steps for the cooperation were discussed. 

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New perspectives for cooperation with the Chairman of the Board of VERBUND AG, DI Wolfgang Anzengruber 

In a very friendly atmosphere at the Headquarters of the VEF Cooperation partner Verbund AG, on 21. December 2020, the Secretary General of Vienna Economic Forum, Ambassador Dr. Elena Kirtcheva met with DI Wolfgang Anzengruber, Chairman of Board of VERBUND AG, founding member of Vienna Economic Forum and member of the VEF Honorary Committee. 

The conversation, which was focused on the scope for design of future further cooperation, allowed new perspectives to be identified.  

The VEF General Secretary presented DI Wolfgang Anzengruber with the "Decoration of Honor of Vienna Economic Forum", expressing great gratitude for his services in the successful development and realization of the joint project - Vienna Economic Forum. 

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Intensive discussions about the future in the premises of Vienna Economic Forum

The Vice President of Vienna Economic Forum Hermann ANDERL, the new Managing Director of CANON AUSTRIA and his successor as Managing Director of CANON CEE (Central Eastern Europe) Wilbert VERHEIJEN met on 13 December 2019 in the premises of Vienna Economic Forum with the Secretary General Ambassador Dr. Elena Kirtcheva to discuss future collaboration over the next few years. Ideas and possibilities for further development of the excellent cooperation were discussed in a very friendly atmosphere and the planned VEF activities in 2020 were coordinated.

 

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High Representative of the Agency for Foreign Investment and Export Promotion of Macedonia to a working visit in VEF

Secretary General Ambassador Dr. Elena Kirtcheva was pleased to welcome the two high ranking representatives of the Agency for Foreign Investment and Export Promotion of Macedonia, CEO Advisor Mr. Hristijan Josifovski and State Advisor Mr. Ivan Iliev, for a working visit in the premises of the VEF on Thursday, 13. December 2018.

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Vienna Economic Forum visits Novomatic AG

The President, DI Günther Rabensteiner and the Secretary General of Vienna Economic Forum, Ambassador Dr. Elena Kirtcheva, met with the CEO of Novomatic AG Mag. Harald Neumann, Vice President of Vienna Economic Forum on 11 December 2017 at Novomatic AG in Gumpoldskirchen, Lower Austria.

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Mag. Othmar Karas speaker of Bürgerforum Europa invited to the event “Europa-Lunch”

Member of the European Parliament and speaker of Bürgerforum Europa – Mag. Othmar Karas set a new input for the regional political and economic cooperation of Vienna by the “Europa-Lunch”, which took place in the framework of Bürgerforum Europa.

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14th Traditional Gardenparty of Vienna Economic Forum on 19 June 2015

On 19 June 2015 the Board of Vienna Economic Forum together with the Ambassadors of the Member Countries invited to the 14th traditional meeting of the friends between Adriatic Sea and the Black Sea.

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Charity concert for Yana Urazova

Eugeniy Chevkenov (Violine)
Dmitriy Klimenko (Piano)

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Decoration of Merit for Dr. Josef Taus

Dr. Josef Taus, founding father, first president and member of the honorary committee of Vienna Economic Forum, was handed the decoration of merit for the services rendered to Vienna Economic Forum by Secretary General Amb. Dr. Elena Kirtcheva in the premises of the Management Trust AG.

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