Session 67

Pioneering the Way Towards the East: Early Entry and Transition Challenges

Track P

Date: Sunday, October 7, 2012


Time: 13:45 – 14:45

Plenary Panel

Room: Forum Hall

Session Chair:

  • TBD


The transition process in Central and East European (CEE) countries has been accompanied by an upsurge of entrepreneurial spirit, business acumen and managerial talent of local business leaders and professionals as well as dramatic inflow of foreign capital and know-how. It generated millions of new business ventures throughout the region and prompted restructuring of centrally planned companies into modern high performing businesses that are often integrated into global production and distribution networks.
Transitions, however, do not only occur at the country level only. The recent years have witnessed unprecedented changes at sectorial and industry levels. In this opening plenary we take a historic route through the transitions that happened throughout the CEE region. Josef Waltl, who was pioneering Shell’s investments in the region during the communist era, and Andreas Treichl CEO of Erste Bank Group one of the region’s largest banking networks, share their experiences. The panelists also provide their take on the contemporary challenges that both, the energy and banking sectors, face today.

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