Southeast Europe Transatlantic Economic Forum

Monday, May 20 / Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Washington, D.C.

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Agenda (click here)

Monday, May 20

US Capitol Building

SVC 208/9

8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Registration and light breakfast


9:00 a.m.


Jörn Fleck, Senior Director, Europe Center, Atlantic Council
Daniel Hamilton, President, Transatlantic Leadership Network


9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Regional Cooperation: Overcoming Barriers and Improving Trade

David S. De Falco
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Europe and Eurasia, US Department of Commerce

Ines Mucostepa
President, Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Albania

Vjekoslav Vuković
President, Foreign Trade Chamber of Bosnia and Herzegovina

 Lilzim Rafuna
President, Chambers of Commerce of Kosovo

Nina Drakić
President, Chamber of Economy of Montenegro

Daniela Mihajlovska Vasilevska
Coordinator, Economic Chamber of North Macedonia

Nenad Djurdjević
Advisor to the President, Chambers of Commerce of Serbia

Ilva Tare
Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council


11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Coffee Break


11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Energy Diversification: Obstacles and Opportunities – Part One

Olga Khakova
Deputy Director for European Energy Security, Atlantic Council

Zuhdi Enuzi
CEO and President of the Board, MEPSO, North Macedonia

Cole Simons
Managing Director of Government Affairs, GE Vernova

Michael Hochberg
Chief Development Officer, HGR Energy, Hecate Global Renewables, US

Kelley Owen
CEO, Verdicel, US

Jean – Luc Saquet
Omega Energy Consulting, France

John Craig
Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Leadership Network


1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Networking Lunch

Tuesday, May 21

Cannon Caucus Room

Cannon House Building – US House of Representatives

8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Registration and light breakfast


9:00 a.m.


Joel Starr
Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Leadership Network


9:10 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

US – The Western Balkans, and Beyond: Enhancing Tourism Cooperation

Željka Radak-Kukavičić, (Montenegro)
Coordinator, Western Balkans – US Transatlantic Leadership Network Tourism Initiative

Signing Ceremony: Western Balkans Chambers of Commerce

“Strengthening Transatlantic Tourism Cooperation Between the Western Balkans and the United States”- Memorandum of Understanding

Edon Alibegu
Executive Director, The Albanian-American Association of Ulqin

Ibrahim Osta
Senior Advisor, Chemonics, US

Fedja Begović
Chief of the Party, USAID Developing Sustainable Tourism in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Rachel Duran
Commercial Attaché, U.S. Embassy in Belgrade


10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Coffee Break


10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Independent Judiciary and fight against corruption: Best Practices

Enisa Adrović
State Prosecutor, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Annalise Burkhart
Program and Research Associate, Transparency International, Washington, D.C.

Srdjan Blagovčanin
Chairman of the Board, Transparency International, Bosnia and Herzegovina 

Andrej Milović
Minister of Justice, Montenegro

Tanja Dramac Jiries
Deputy Director for Europe, National Endowment for Democracy 


12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Networking Lunch


1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Digitalization, Banking Regulations and Financial Growth

Sahra English
Managing Director of Global Government Affairs, Citigroup Inc.

Jasmin Mahmuzić
Director, Banking Agency, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Predrag Miladinović
Attorney at Law, Managing Partner, VP Law Firm

Milan Vicentić
Executive Board Member Alta Bank, Alta Pay Group

Lisa Homel
Associate Director, Atlantic Council Europe Center


3:00 p.m.

Closing remarks

John Craig
Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Leadership Network