EBRD forum regarding developing markets to be held in September
A European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) business opportunities briefing will be held next month in Taipei to attract more Taiwanese investment to four developing markets, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced yesterday.
Michael Hsu ( ), directorgeneral of MOFA’s Department of International Organizations, said the EBRD is going to hold the event on Sept. 8 at Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel in Taipei.
The forum, called EBRD Investment Forum: Investing for Change in Developing Markets, will feature EBRD officials and representatives from four developing markets, namely Turkey, Kazakhstan, Egypt and Romania, with the aim of inviting more Taiwanese investment, Hsu said.
Thomas Maier, managing director for infrastructure at the EBRD, and representatives of EBRD’s offices in each of the four countries will be joining the one-day forum.
Representatives of Taiwanese businesses that have had successful experiences in these areas will be participating in the event as well, he said.
Participants in the forum will also be given rare opportunities for one-on-one meetings with each of the four representatives during the afternoon sessions, Hsu said.
The event will better inform Taiwanese companies who wish to have an overall understanding of the EBRD’s operations in each of the countries and who want to know what kinds of business opportunities are available for potential investors, Hsu noted.
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The EBRD is an international financial institution founded in 1991.
Headquartered in London, the EBRD is owned by 65 countries and two EU institutions and supports development in 37 countries from Central Europe to Central Asia.
As a multilateral developmental investment bank, the EBRD uses investment as a tool to build market economies.
Taiwan has been cooperating with the EBRD since the bank was established in 1991, contributing to the EBRD Balkan Region Special Fund, the Mongolia Cooperation Fund, the Early Transition Countries Fund and the Sustainable Energy Initiative, according to MOFA.
As of December 2014, Taiwan and the EBRD have worked on 271 joint projects, among them 121 involving multiple countries.
Such cooperation has created US$530 million-worth of business opportunities over the past three years for Taiwanese companies, MOFA said.