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(E) Croatia & Energy Conference in DC
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  01/20/2002 | Politics | Unrated
(E) Croatia & Energy Conference in DC
Croatia is doing a "dog and pony" show for the upcoming privatization ofINA, HEP and JANAF. Below is the announcement re the conference in DC.The same delegation will be making trips to NYC and LA.John KraljicCROATIA'S ENERGY INDUSTRY:STRATEGIC OPPORTUNITIES FOR U.S. COMPANIESCo-sponsored by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency and the U.S.Department of Commerce in cooperation with the U.S. Export-Import Bank,the Overseas Private Investment CorporationFebruary 13, 20028:30am-5:00pmFour Seasons Hotel2800 Pennsylvania Ave., NWWashington, D.C. 2007ABOUT THIS CONFERENCE:The Government of Croatia is substantially reforming Croatia's energysector to increase competition and create regulatory oversight in linewith European Union rules. It is also accelerating the privatization ofCroatia's three large-state owned companies. High ranking officials fromthe Croatian Ministry of Economy, which is the lead government agencyfor developing and implementing Croatia's energy policy, will visitWashington, DC, to brief U.S. firms on modernization projects andupcoming privatization plans of Industrija Nafte d.d. (INA), thestate-owned oil company; Hrvatska Elektroprivreda d.d. (HEP), thestate-owned electric company; and Jadranski Naftorod d.d (JANAF), thestate-owned oil pipeline company.Energy sector reforms create attractive opportunities for U.S. energycompanies, suppliers of energy equipment services and industry experts.Plans for refinery upgrades, transmission and distribution networkimprovement and the pipeline reversal projects offer significant areasfor U.S. industry involvement. In fact, TDA has recently undertaken afeasibility study to assess the modernization of INA's two refineries.CONFIRMED CROATIAN OFFICALS INCLUDE:Mr. Goranko Fizulic, Minister of Economy, Republic of CroatiaMr. Tomislav Dragicevic, CEO, Industrija Nafte d.d. (INA)Mr. Ivo Covic, CEO, Hrvatska Elektroprivreda d.d. (HEP)Ms. Vesna Trnokop Tanta, CEO, Jadranski Naftorod d.d. (JANAF)U.S. GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES INCLUDE:U.S. Trade and Development Agency (TDA)U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC)Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im)EVENT HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:First-hand briefings from potential Croatian partners aboutopportunities in its dynamic energy sector;One-on-One meetings with potential Croatian partners, governmentofficials and representatives from U.S. government programs;A keynote luncheon speech by Mr. John Easton, Vice President forInternational Programs, Edison Electric Institute.ONE-ON-ONE MEETINGS:This event allows U.S. companies the opportunity to meet one-on-one withthe Croatian officials and companies, and U.S. Governmentrepresentatives. These scheduled meetings allow the company to askspecific questions on upcoming projects, and to introduce the company,its products and its services to those key individuals who willinfluence the final decisions for those projects.Early registrants will receive a delegate and project summary and achance to sign up for these valuable meeting opportunities.TENTATIVE AGENDA:7:30-8:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast8:30 am Opening Remarks (Senior Officials TBD)U.S. Trade and Development AgencyU.S. Department of Commerce9:15 am Croatia: Energy Sector - Challenges and Prospects for the FutureMr. Goranko Fizulic, Minster of Economy, Republic of Croatia9:45 am Croatia's Energy Industry - Opportunities for U.S. Companies:Representatives of Croatian Energy CompaniesMr. Tomislav Dragicevic, CEO, Industija Nafte d.d. (INA)Mr. Ivo Covic, CEO, HrvatskaElektroprivreda d.d. (HEP)Mr. Vesna Trnokop Tanta, CEO, Jadranski Naftorod d.d (JNAF)11:00 am Coffee Break11:20 am U.S. Government Programs -- Speakers TBDOverview & ModeratorU.S. Trade and Development Agency SpeakerExport-Import Bank of the United States SpeakerOverseas Private Investment Corporation SpeakerU.S. Department of Commerce Speaker12:30 pm LuncheonKeynote Speaker: Mr. John Easton, Vice President for InternationalPrograms, Edison Electric Institute2:00 pm Individual Company Meetings - with the Croatian governmentofficials and three Croatian firms and U.S. government representatives5:00 pm Conclusion of Conference6:30 pm Reception at Embassy of the Republic of CroatiaCONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEE:Credit Card or Check in Advance: $50.00 per attendeeRegistration fee includes all conference sessions, one-on-one meetingswith Croatian delegates, daily refreshments, continental breakfast andlunch. In addition, all attendees will receive profiles of new businessopportunities as presented at the conference.The following types of payment are accepted:Personal credit cardGovernment credit cardCorporate credit cardGovernment purchase orderPlease arrange to have payment made at least 72 hours prior to theconference date.SPECIAL NOTES:(1) This conference is only open to representatives of U.S. companies.(2) The Four Seasons Hotel ONLY offers valet parking.(3) The Four Seasons Hotel is close to the Foggy Bottom and Rosslyn Metro CentersREGISTRATION OPTIONS:[1] Phone: 703-807-2745 and speak with Ms. Kristen Brooks.[2] Email:[3] Register online: Use our online booking form to register and pay by credit card electronically.[4] Fax: registration form to 703-807-2728.[5] Mail: registration form to: Market*Access International Attn: Kristen Brooks 4301 Wilson Blvd. #1003 Arlington, VA 22203Registration form requires Acrobat Reader.To register by phone or to request more information: Call Kristen Brooks703-807-2745.POINTS OF CONTACT:For general information about this event, please contact Ms. CaraLombardi, 703/807-2743To register for this event, please contact Ms. Kristen Brooks,703/807-2745For specific information pertaining to Croatia's commercial climate,please contact Ms. Silvia Savich at or Ms. SuzannePhilion at sphilion@tda.govFor One-on-One meeting information, please contact Mr. Fred Eberhart or 703/631-2250For technical support with this web site, please contact Mr. ParrishKnight, 703/807-2748HOTEL INFORMATION:Four Seasons Hotel2800 Washington Ave., NWWashington DC 20007Tel: 202/342-0444Fax: 202/342-1673RELATED WEBSITES INCLUDE:U.S. Trade and Development Agency at www.tda.govU.S. Department of Commerce, Central and Eastern Europe BusinessInformation Center (CEEBIC), at TDA:The U.S. Trade and Development Agency assists in the creation of jobsfor American by helping U.S. companies pursue overseas businessopportunities. Through the funding of feasibility studies, orientationvisits, training grants, conferences, and various forms of technicalassistance, TDA enables American businesses to become involved in theplanning stages of infrastructure and industrial projects inmiddle-income and developing countries. By doing this, the agencyprovides American firms with market entry, exposure, and information,helping them establish a position in markets that are otherwisedifficult to penetrate.ABOUT CEEBIC:CEEBIC is a business facilitation program for U.S. firms interested inexpanding into the central and Eastern European markets. Established in1990, CEEBIC is a one-stop shop and the US Government's clearing housefor the most recent economic, commercial and financial information onthe 15 countries of Central and Eastern Europe. CEEBIC offers an arrayof services, business counseling and information products for companies.CEEBIC's Washington-based trade specialists and dedicated overseas staffin 15 countries of the region work together to implement this uniqueprogram for U.S. firms.distributed by CROWN - - CroWorldNet@aol.comNotice: This e-mail and the attachments are confidential information.If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this e-mail and the attachments is strictly prohibited and violators will be held to the fullest possible extent of any applicable laws governing electronic Privacy. If you have received this e-mail in error please immediately notify the sender by telephone or e-mail, and permanently delete this e-mail and any attachments.
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