EFSE Annual Meeting 2012
During recent history, the EFSE’s target region has been facing unprecedented complexity and velocity of change. In this rapidly transforming world, EFSE in its function as market-enabler and incubator of financial innovation seeks to redefine its development agenda in a collaborative effort together with its stakeholders, public and private. In this context, the EFSE Annual Meeting 2012 under the motto “Sustainability and Stability in a Transforming World: The Evolving Development Finance Agenda” provided a platform for exchange and debate through panel discussions and workshops to ensure that the EFSE continues to create value added for all its partners.
More than 300 local delegates and international experts from 30 countries attended this year’s EFSE Annual Meeting, co-hosted by the National Bank of Georgia.
As a special participant, the Green for Growth Fund, Southeast Europe (GGF) hosted a panel discussion on energy efficiency and renewable energy finance in addition to a series of technical workshops on the topic.
The Annual Meeting was opened by Prime Minister of the Republic of Georgia, Nika Gilauri, together with Philip Mikos, Head of Unit in charge of the Regional Programmes for the Neighbourhood East Region, European Commission, Dirk Niebel, Minister, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and Giorgi Kadagidze, Governor of the National Bank of Georgia.
The EFSE Annual Meeting was preceded by a meeting of its Advisory Group. The EFSE Advisory Group is comprised of the Governors and senior executives of the central banks of the Fund’s target region. The Advisory Group provides the EFSE with better linkages to local markets, shares local experiences and formulates recommendations to the Board of Directors with regard to the Fund’s strategy and operations.
The EFSE Annual Meeting is held each year in a different country in the EFSE’s target regions to promote dialogue and cooperation across country borders as well as stimulate the debate on cutting-edge topics in development finance among the Fund’s stakeholders.
EFSE – The Year 2011 and the Way Forward
Monika Beck (Chairperson of the EFSE Board of Directors)
Dominik Ziller (German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development)
Giorgi Kadagidze (Governor, National Bank of Georgia), Ardian Fullani (Governor, Bank of Albania), Kemal Kozarić (Governor, Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina), Radovan Jelašić (CEO, Erste Bank Hungary), David Benedek (Member of the Management Board, NLB Group, Slovenia), Olga Tomilova (Regional Representative for Europe and Central Asia, CGAP)
Results from the EFSE Stakeholder Survey 2012
Sam Mendelson (Co-Author of the Microfinance Banana Skins Surveys)
Panel - How to make Development Finance work in a World of Transformation
André Laude (Chief Investment Officer, IFC Western Europe)
Ruurd Brouwer (Director Financial Institutions, FMO), Henry Russell (Director Financial Institutions Western Balkans, Belarus and Moldova, EBRD), Nejira Nalić (CEO, MCF MI-Bospo), Edward B. Strawderman (Associate Director, IFC), Dragan Santovac (Deputy president of the Executive Board, Komercijalna Banka), Andrew Pospielovsky (CEO, Access Bank)
Panel - Energy Efficiency Finance – How to fully utilise the Potential
Panel hosted by the Green for Growth Fund, Southeast Europe, Southeast Europe (GGF).
Christopher Knowles (Associate Director, Energy & Environment, EIB), Sebastian von Wolff (Head Energy Efficiency Competence Center, Finance in Motion)
Thomas Schiller (Managing Director, MACS Management & Consulting Services), Oya Sarı (Vice President – Structured Finance, Şekerbank TAS), George Abulashvili (Director, Energy Efficiency Centre Georgia), Tigran Parvanyan (Project Manager IFC Eastern Europe and Central Asia - Armenia Sustainable Energy Finance Project, IFC), Ian Smith (Senior Manager Energy Efficiency and Climate Change, EBRD), Seyhan Pencapligil (CEO and Board Member, Banka Kombetare Tregtare, BKT)
Entering in the field of energy efficiency lending in Albania
Seyhan Pencapligil (CEO and Board Member, Banka Kombetare Tregtare)
The supporting role of IFIs
Ian Smith (Senior Manager Energy Efficiency and Climate Change, EBRD)
IFC sustainable Energy Financing
Tigran Parvanyan (Project Manager IFC Eastern Europe and Central Asia –
Armenia Sustainable Energy Finance Project, IFC)
Energy Efficiency Centre Georgia
George Abulashvili (Director, Energy Efficiency Centre Georgia)
A Market Overview - an Engineers Perspective
Dr. Thomas Schiller (Managing Director, MACS Management & Consulting Services)
Concluding and Closing Panel - Sustainability and Stability in a Transforming World: The Evolving EFSE Development Finance Agenda
Moderator:Dominik Ziller (Deputy Director General, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development - BMZ)
Roland Siller (Director for Southeast Europe and Turkey, KfW), Monika Beck (Chairperson of the EFSE Board of Directors), André Laude (Chief Investment Officer, IFC Western Europe), Christopher Knowles (Associate Director, Energy & Environment, EIB)
I. Technical Workshop - Agricultural Finance – How to make it work?
Technical workshop hosted by the EFSE Development Facility.
Kristin Duchâteau (Head of Department Advisory Programmes, OeEB)
Michael Kortenbusch (Managing Director, Business and Finance Consulting), Ceyhan Atasoy (Senior Agrifinance Consultant, Business and Finance Consulting)
Agricultural Finance – How to make it work?
II. Technical Workshop - Local Currency Finance – How to scale it up?
Technical workshop hosted by the Currency Exchange Fund (TCX).
Cornelis van Aerssen (Investment Officer, FMO)
Jerome Pirouz (Vice President Structuring, TCX), Per van Swaay (Senior Vice President, TCX),
Andrey Sorochan (Junior Trader, TCX)
Local Currency Finance – How to scale it up?
III. Technical Workshop - Challenges in Financing Renewable Energy Projects
Technical workshop hosted by the Green for Growth Fund, Southeast Europe (GGF).
GGF & Introduction to Renewable Energy
Olaf Zymelka (Head of Division Energy Southeast Europe & Turkey, KfW)
Introduction to Hydro Power Plants
Matthias Hitzel (Managing Director, MACS Management and Consulting Services)
Case study of a hydro project
Hannes Posch (Managing Director, iC clean energy solutions)
Financing of Renewable Energy Projects
Dominic Hereth (Head of Project Finance Competence Center, Finance in Motion)
Regulatory Conditions for Bankability
Paata Janelidze (Project Manager, UNDP Georgia)