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          Challenging Minds – Creating Solutions

 INSTITUTE FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH & LEGAL REFORM

 


                                   

 

 

 

HELLENIC – MOLDOVAN TRADE OPPORTUNITIES MISSION

 

March 6-7, 2018

Thessaloniki, Greece

 

Under the Auspices of the

HELLENIC REPUBLIC

REGION OF CENTRAL MACEDONIA

REGIONAL UNIT OF IMATHIA

OFFICE OF THE VICE GOVERNOR

 

                  

HELLENIC REPUBLIC

REGION OF CENTRAL MACEDONIA

REGIONAL UNIT OF IMATHIA

                    VICE GOVERNOR OFFICE

Veria  30 January 2018

 

Protocol :53299/157

 

 

K.a.: Mr Basil Nikas

         COO Institute for Economic Growth and Legal Reform

         Washington HQ

 

C.c:  Mr. Vladimir Sterpov

         Head of Modlovan Office

         Chisinau

 

C.c: Mr. Marco Florian

        Southern Balkan Coordinator

        Rome

 

Address

P.C.

Information

Phone

FAX

E-mail

: Μητροπόλεως 44

: 59132, Veria

: Nikolaos Tsiountas

: 23313 50107

: 23313 50226

:tsiountas.n@imathia.pkm.gov.gr

 

SUBJECT: INVITATION FOR MOLDOVAN REGIONAL AUTHORITIES.

 

Dear Sirs,

Following our recent conversations, it is our pleasure to invite the Regional Moldovan Authorities of Cimislia and Nisporeni to visit the Region of Central Macedonia and in particular the rich agricultural area of Imathia. On our side we will also be backed by the Chamber of Commerce and the Local Development Agency.

We propose your visit, to take place between 6 and 7 of March 2018.

And agenda of topics:

Imathia/Central Macedonia Region’s responsibilities, main activities, fields of interests

Cismislia/Nisporini Regions’ responsibilities, main activities, fields of interest

Discussion of partnership and twinning for common programs, EU projects, investments supporting the bilateral exchange and economy

Signature of a MOU for future collaboration

Arrangements for Greek delegation visit to Chisinau

 

 

             

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Challenging Minds – Creating Solutions

 INSTITUTE FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH & LEGAL REFORM

 

 

 

HELLENIC – MOLDOVAN TRADE OPPORTUNITIES MISSION

 

March 6-7, 2018

Thessaloniki, Greece

 

AGENDA

Day 1:


ENHANCING TRANSNATIONAL COLLABORATION AND EXCHANGE

 

09.00 – 09.30 Welcome Presentation 

Konstantinos Kalaitzidis

Vice Governor, Region of Central Macedonia, Regional Unit of Imathia

                  Presentation of the Region of Central Macedonia

Presentation of Imathia Province

 

09:30 – 09:45 Welcome Message

H.E. Mr. Anatol VANGHELI

Republic of Moldova Ambassador To the Hellenic Republic

 

09:45 – 10:.45 Moldova as Hub to Russia, the Former CIS & EU

 

Basil W. Nikas
Chief Operating Officer

Institute for Economic Growth & Legal Reform
IGROW NGO Rome, Italy

IGROW INC USA

IGROW MOLDOVA Srl

IGROW as Business Incubator for foreign companies in Moldova

 

10:45 – 11:00 – Break – Refreshments

 

11:00 – 11:15 - Moldova Business Climate

 

Chiril Gaburici (Invited)(via teleconference)

Minister of Economy & Infrastructure

Republic of Moldova

 

11:15 – 12:15 Moldova Investment and Export Promotion Organization - MIEPO

Free Trade Zones, Tax breaks, Ease of Establishing partnerships

 

 

 

12:15 – 13:30 Lunch  - Regional Opportunities for Public Private Partnerships & Ventures

 

Mihai  Olarascu

Former Regional President & Entrepreneur

Region of Cimislia, Moldova

Regional Industrial Zone – PPP Opportunities

Business and Agricultural Opportunities

 

 13:45- 14:00 Banking and Investment Climate in Moldova

 

Sergiu Cioclea (Invited) ( Via Teleconference)

Governor

National Bank of Moldova

 

14:00 – 14:30  EBRD Programs for Energy in Moldova

 

Ioannis Papaioannou (via teleconference)

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Associate Director, Head Clean Energy Projects, EBRD London

 

Alternative energy initiatives – solar, wind, biogas

 

14:30 – 15:15 Milan Municipal Markets

 

 Mario Grippa

EU Programs Direction

Region of Lombardy, Italy

 

Milan municipal markets as bulk logistic platform for Moldovan, Bulgarian and Greek Food products. Food Embassies in Milan

 

15:15 – 15:45 -  European Programs and multilateral programs

 

Marco Della Puppa

Italian Chamber of Commerce in Greece

 

European Programs and multilateral programs between Moldova, Greece, Italy and Bulgaria – Marco Della Puppa

 

15:45 – 16.00 Refreshment Break

 

16:00 – 17:00 Discussion of a MOUs for future actions enhancing multilateral activity

 

17:00 - End of Day 1 Sessions

 

17:00 – 18:30 Networking Reception

 

18:30 – 20:30 Dinner by invitation

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Challenging Minds – Creating Solutions

 INSTITUTE FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH & LEGAL REFORM

 

 

 

HELLENIC – MOLDOVAN TRADE OPPORTUNITIES MISSION

 

March 6-7, 2018

Thessaloniki, Greece

 

AGENDA

Day 2:

 

TRADE OPPORTUNITY NETWORKING

 

09:00 – 10:30 Industry Sector Overviews

 

Basil W. Nikas
Chief Operating Officer

Institute for Economic Growth & Legal Reform

 

Marco Florian

Director – Balkans

Institute for Economic Growth & Legal Reform

Thessaloniki, Greece

 

Agriculture

 

Wine and Spirits

 

Pharmaceuticals

 

Medical l Tourism

 

Manufacturing

 

Logistics

 

Transportation – Refurbishment & Maintenance

 

 

10:30 – 13:00 Match Companies and representatives

Present & via teleconference

 

13:00 – 14:30 Networking Lunch

 

 

 

13:30 –14:30 ENERGY SECURITY AND DEFENSE AS BASE FOR BALKAN AND EASTMED DEVELOPMENT

 

Marco Florian

Director – Balkans

Institute for Economic Growth & Legal Reform

Thessaloniki, Greece

 

Introducing the theme of EastMed & Balkans Development, Energy Security and Trade

 

14:30 – 15:00 EU Common Defense and Integration

Claudio Lunghi Mazzo
Committee Over30 – Mr. Claudio Lunghi Mazzola
Regions of Abruzzo, Toscana, Liguria, Veneto
With the Auspices of the Presidency of the Republic
Triade – EU Armed Forces Initiative

 

15:00- 15:30  Investment Case 1 - Moldova as HUB for Military Refurbishing and Upgrade

15:30 – 15:45 Refreshment Break

15:45 -1 6:30 Investment Case 2:  SkyCore Aviation  Equipment Refurbishment in Moldova

16.30 – 17:00 Investment Case 3: Hi-Tech Military R&D in the EastMed Area

17:00 – 17:30 Summaries and Conclusions

 

Basil Nikas & Marco Florian

Invitation to Follow-up Mission in Moldova

 

 

17:30 – 19:30 Networking Reception

19:30 - 21:00  Networking Dinner – by Invitation

 

 

TELECONFERENCING AND LIVE STREAM OF THE PROGRAM

Moldova is rated as the 3rd best wired (Internet connectivity) in the world!

As such various speakers will present via the Internet and the whole event sessions will be streamed live for all interested parties to follow the program remotely.

Connection information will be provided from the night before (5 March) the program.

 

 


 

 

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Challenging Minds – Creating Solutions

 INSTITUTE FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH & LEGAL REFORM

 

 

 


HELLENIC – MOLDOVAN TRADE OPPORTUNITIES MISSION

 

March 6-7, 2018

Thessaloniki, Greece

 

The Institute for Economic Growth & Legal Reform (IGROW) is an international economic and legal consulting and training firm specialized in providing technical assistance to governments and multilateral donor organizations on sustainable economic growth strategies, environmental concepts and policies, legal reform solutions, governance and public private policy initiatives and Public Private Partnerships. Headquartered in Rome with its training campus at its partner’s, Tor Vergata University of Rome state-of-the-art campus, and operations offices in Moldova, Greece, Ethiopia, Canada and Washington, D.C, IGROW offers a unique range of technical consulting and training options.

 

IGROW S.R.L (Chisinau, Moldova) for 2 years has been studying the specifics of the country's market presence, on the basis of its own economic analysis, advises state bodies and private organizations on the opportunities for economic growth in a transition economy.

 

IGROW (Moldova) being part of the international structural association, which includes the NGO "IGROW Institute", headquartered in Rome, Italy, the corporation "IGROW Corp." in Washington, USA and a number of representative offices (in Greece, Egypt, Canada, Ethiopia and Peru), in Moldova we concentrate our expertise for the development of several main areas:

 

consulting and training in international practices for building public-private partnerships (PPPs)

specialized clusterization and digitalization of the agrarian economy of the region

stimulation and development of specialized types of tourism (medical, wine)

best practice cyclic / closed cycle economy, the introduction of the concept of 3R.

new disclosure of cooperative models

 

At the local level, we implement and participate in the following projects:

 

creation of interregional centers of agricultural logistics (Nisporeni and Cimislia)

two and three-way trade missions of investors and business partners of Moldova and Greece, Italy, Canada, China, USA, Romania, Kyrgyzstan

MICAAT (PPP-type, MOU stage) The signed Memorandum envisages the creation of the International Center for Applied Agricultural Technology, based on the joint IGFPP Institute of Genetics, Plant Physiology and Protection (previously 3, individual institutes). The project is aimed at the creation of agricultural products and services, by combining modern digital technologies and methodologies and research of the Institute.

Initiating and stimulating leasing schemes for organizing small agro-industrial production to increase the added value of agricultural products in the region.

HVAA, High-value agriculture Logistics and honey production in South-Eastern Europe, in cooperation with the Italian manufacturer of Farck SpA equipment; Feasibility study for the production of 12-coal series of glass containers for honey, with Glass Container Moldova-GCC.

A number of projects in the field of renewable energy from waste (biogas), municipal waste management schemes in Chisinau municipality; Sorting of MSW, RDF chain and incineration and pyrolysis.

 

The IGROW team in Moldova and Greece has conducted half a year research analyzing business opportunities that will mutually benefit both countries. IGROW’s goal is to bring not just investment to Moldova by viable existing industries in Greece but to expand their markets and production and create Moldova as hub to more efficiently produce their products and as an export cluster to reach old and new markets from Moldova’s unique East-West vantage point.

 

The result of the IGROW efforts is the invitation by the Vice Governor of the Region of Central Macedonia, Greece, Konstantinos Kalaitzidis to Moldovan Regional and governmental authorities and businesses to travel to Greece and present the beneficial opportunities that Moldova offers and to meet with many Hellenic businesses that are keenly interested in Moldova.

 

Unlike typical trade promotion delegations, our Moldovan delegation will present to an audience already indoctrinated on Moldovan advantages and opportunities and are ready to move quickly in various projects that have been developed for them by the IGROW team.

 

 


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Hellenic and International Authorities That Will Attend the Mission

 

    Region of Central Macedonia (Thessaloniki)

·         Region of Magnesia

·         Region of Thrace

·         Chamber of Commerce of Northern Greece

·         Greek Exporters Association

·         Greek Industrial Association

·         National Research Agency (Department of Genetics)

·         Polytechnic University of Thessaloniki

·         Various entrepreneurs

         Sectors:  - agricultural, energy, logistics, services, pharmaceutical, tourism

-        Italian Chamber of Commerce in Greece

-        Ministry of Defense of Greece

-         Italian Consulate in Thessaloniki

-         Consulate of Luxembourg in Thessaloniki

-        Bulgarian Plenipotentiary Ministry in Greece

          Italian Senate – Mr. Pippo Trezza

                   CEI – Central European Initiative Committee

                  AII – Adriatic Ionian Initiative

 

        Committee Over 30 – Mr. Claudio Lunghi Mazzola

                 Regions of Abruzzo, Toscana, Liguria, Veneto

                With the Auspices of the Presidency of the Republic

     

        Triade – EU Armed Forces Initiative

 


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Hellenic Businesses That Will Attend the Mission

(Partial list)

 

FOOD PRODUCTION – SUPER MARKETS – FOOD TRADE

SEVE – Greek Canners Association  http://www.seve.gr/en/company/greek-canners-association/

Bikas S.A. http://www.bikas.gr/

Sklavenitis S.A. http://www.sklavenitis.gr/ (161 supermarkets all over Greece and 1,8 Billion € turnover

Masoutis SA http://www.masoutis.gr/ (360 supermarkets in Northern Greece, 990 milion € turnover

Vaeni SA largest N. Greece Wine Producers and Bottler. Exporting to 17 different Countries incuding the USA, China, Russia, Australia, Canada, Germany.....https://www.vaeni-naoussa.com/

Nikolitsas SA – Sorting, Packing and Trading of fresh fruits

http://www.nikolitsas.gr/en/

 Kalaitzidis Bros Ltd  - Largest Greek trader of fresh fruits

http://kalaitzidis-bros.gr/eng/index.php

Asepop Naousa – Production and Trade of fresh fruits http://www.asepopn.gr/en/index.htm

Dalamaras Wines – Production of Organic and non Organic Wines https://www.greeceandgrapes.com/dalamaras-winery

 

LOGISTICS & COLD LOGISTICS

Delta Europe Ltd – Cold Logistics and Trade of Fresh Foods http://www.delta-development.gr/

 

CONSTRUCTION OF MACHINERY FOR THE AGRICULTURE AND FOOD INDUSTRY

Farck SpA (Italy) www.farck.com Production of machinery and construction of food plants all over the world. 

Soulis SA – Production of Packaging Machinery and Materials http://www.soulis.gr/

 Agrotherm- Geotherm S.A. – Construction of Greenhouses http://geotherm.gr/

 

ENERGY AND ENERGY SAVING AND DOMOTICS

http://www.maltezos.gr/index.php/en/ largest Greek producer of thermal energy equipment with global sales

http://www.whitestone-europe.com/  Greek leader in the construction of biogas plants. EPC in wind and PV

Olympia Electronics SA https://www.olympia-electronics.gr/

 

DEFENCE & SECURITY

Intracom SA https://www.intracomdefense.com/Default.aspx

Hellenic Aerospace Industry http://www.haicorp.com/en/

 

 

 

 

 

 

BANKING & FINANCIAL COMPANIES & ADVISORS

 

Greek National Bank SA https://www.nbg.gr/en

Cooperative Bank of Serres  http://www.serrescoopbank.gr/en/

HellasFin SA – Largest Greek Wealth Management Company http://hellasfin.gr/en/

Epidosis Business Consultants SA – Financial and Accounting Services in Greece, Bulgaria, Czech Republic http://hellasfin.gr/en/

In4 Capital Ltd – Investment Platform in UK and Greece https://in4capital.com/

Tsalouchidis Services Ltd – Financial and Accounting Services http://tsalouxidis.gr/

 

ADVISORY

Samaras & Sinergates SA https://www.samaras-co.gr/

DK Consultants – Multinational Advisory & Marketing Company https://www.dkconsultants.gr/en/

 

 SOFTWARE HOUSES

Specisoft SA http://www.specisoft.gr/home/?clients.industry

 

PHARMACEUTICALS

Mika Nutripharma SA (Switzerland) http://www.mikanutripharma.com/about-us/

Pharmagenesis SA http://www.pharmagenesis.gr/index.php?route=common/home

Pharmaceutical Trading Co (Cyprus-Greece) http://www.ptc-ltd.com/frontend/index.php

 

 

Hellenic Businesses Prepared to Negotiate Opportunities in Moldova

 

 

The largest winery in Northern Greece, exporting to 17 different countries and looking for new investments in the Balkans and new entries towards Russia will be negotiating an acquisition of a major Moldovan company.

 

Two major waste management companies are preparing formal offers to build and operate municipal waste systems in two Moldovan municipalities.

 

Seven pharmaceutical companies are ready to partner with a Moldovan distributor to supply and purchase pharmaceuticals and to export from Moldova to existing clients in CIS countries.

 

Major fresh fruit dealers wish to establish facilities in Moldova within 2018 for juice processing and export to existing clients worldwide.

 

Two solar hot water heater manufacturers wish to distribute then manufacture in Moldova consumer solar water heaters.

 

One American company interested in establishing a military aircraft refurbishment facility in Moldova with first project of 70 used helicopters Greece is purchasing from the US.

 


 

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MISSION FEES AND EXPENSES

 

As this is a hands-on Trade Mission, there are no registration fees for participants.

 

 

Participant Costs

 

Participants will be required to cover their own travel and lodging expenses.

 

 

 

Trade Mission

 

The Trade Mission will cover all conference costs and Mission lunches and dinners and all ground transportation to field trips.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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CONTACTS

 

MOLDOVA:

Att: Basil Nikas

IGROW MOLDOVA
Institute for Economic Growth & Legal Reform
22, Boulevardul Traian Suite 40
Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

basil.nikas@igrow-world.org
+373 69 241 929
+1 202 250 1842

 

IGROW SOUTHERN BALKINS/GREECE

Att: Marco Florian


Institute for Economic Growth & Legal Reform
Thessaloniki, Greece


marco.fllorian@igrow-world.org
+030 6989 76 4621

 

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION UP DATES

 

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