Lunchtime briefing: European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF): The role of regional & national promotional banks in bridging the investment gap  

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In cooperation with the European Association of Public Banks (EAPB), represented by  the Hungarian Development Bank (MFB), and the German Public Banks (VÖB) representend by the Investitionsbank Saxony-Anhalt, the European Committee of the Regions is pleased to invite you to the lunchtime briefing:

European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF):
The role of regional & national promotional banks in bridging the investment gap

This lunchtime briefing will explore the role of regional and national promotional banks in addressing the investment gap at local and regional level with the support of ESI Funds. Two concrete examples of instruments designed for the specific needs of two regions will illustrate the process of setting up and implementing financial instruments, as well as the benefits for the final beneficiaries and for the regional and national economy.

Agenda

12:30

Registration

Light lunch buffet

13:00

Welcome

Karl-Heinz Lambertz, CoR President

13:05

ESIF: The role of regional banks in bridging the investment gap

Marcel Roy, EAPB Secretary General

13:15

Regional tailor made financial instruments:

1. ERDF Loan Fund in Saxony-Anhalt
Marc Melzer, Managing Director, and Carsten Buhman, EU Policy Expert, Investitionsbank Sachsen-Anhalt

2. ESIF Equity schemes in Hungary 2014-2020
Kornél Kisgergely, CEO Hiventures, MFB

Q&A

14:15

Wrap up and conclusions

Karl-Heinz Lambertz, CoR President (tbc)

 

Interpretation will be provided in EN/DE (tbc)

Please register before 13 February 2019.


Contact:
Contact Person: Nils Brunelet
Organizer: ECON Secretariat