Investment is at the heart of the recovery plans being deployed throughout Europe to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic, boost the environmental and digital transitions, and enhance our competitiveness. In this context, Caisse des Dépôts and Bpifrance are organising on February 1st, 2022 in Paris the conference: "Long-term investment for a stronger Europe". Here is the link of the digital platform : https://www.forastrongereurope.eu/
The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) would like to invite you to the webinar 'Have we learnt the lessons of the Covid-19 crisis? Investing in more and better social infrastructure for inclusive, resilient and sustainable societies' on Thursday, 30 September 2021 from 14:30 to 16:00 (CEST)
Growing social inequalities and chronic underinvestment in public infrastructure reinforce each other in increasing the vulnerability of societies and economies to unexpected shocks. Earlier this year, European leaders reaffirmed at the Porto Social Summit that the recovery must be sustainable, inclusive and fair, while infrastructure is currently a top priority of the G20.
Bridging critical social infrastructure gaps to ensure equitable access to high-quality and affordable essential services for all remains one of the most effective ways to promote social cohesion and integration. The session will take stock of the social infrastructure gap, with a special focus on Europe, make the case for the prioritisation and scaling up of financing in support of social sustainability objectives.
• Yngve Engstroem, Head of Cooperation, Delegation of European Union to Montenegro
• Anuela Ristani, Deputy Mayor, City of Tirana, Albania
• Antonella Baldino, Chief International Development Finance Officer, CDP Group (Cassa Depositi e Prestiti)
• A representative from the United Nations Development Programme
• Monica Scatasta, Director Technical Assessment and Monitoring, Council of Europe Development Bank
Agenda EPC Policy Brief FEANTSA Report
The European Policy Centre (EPC) organised a conference about European investment in social and affordable housing. Commissioner Nicolas Schmit underlined the difficult situation in many EU Member States and for too many European citizens. Different EU financing instruments including ESIF, InvestEU and the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). ELTI Secretary General Helmut von Glasenapp presented experience of NPBIs to combine public and private investments. Based on the findings of the High-Level Task Force on Investing in Social Infrastructure in Europe and the final report shows the different approaches of the EU Member States when asking for the experience of NPBIs and the transfering of good solutions to other markets.
FEANTSA, the European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless also recently published a report about the situation.
In 2019, Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (BGK) celebrated its 95th birthday.
The history of BGK dates back to 1924 when the President of the Republic of Poland, at the initiative of then Prime Minister and Treasury Minister Wladyslaw Grabski, issued a decree establishing BGK. It was created by a merger of three public banks (the Polish National Bank, the State Reconstruction Bank and the Credit Institution of Malopolska Cities.)
A special reception was held on 13 November at the Polish Embassy in Brussels to mark both the bank's 95th birthday as well as 101 years since Poland regained its Independence.
In 2018, the Hungarian Development Bank (MFB) celebrates the 25th anniversary of the launch of its operation as a development bank.
To mark this occasion, the MFB held a jubilee gala on 16 November, inviting its key existing and potential new clients, leading figures from Hungary’s and Europe’s political and financial scene, and the bank’s domestic and foreign partners and senior staff. The Museum of Fine Arts, reopened in 2018 after its full renovation, provided a fitting venue for the event.
HBOR's International Conference on Export Promotion, 24-25 October 2018
The 17th HBOR’s International Conference on Export Promotion is set to take place in Dubrovnik on Thursday 25 October 2018 starting at 10 a.m.
The goal of the Conference that each year gathers representatives of the Croatian government, leading representatives of Croatian exporters, banks, export credit agencies and international financial institutions is the promotion and strengthening of exports and improvement of achievements in the international market.
The emphasis of this year’s Conference will be on the discussion about trends and movements in international markets, especially from the perspective of commercial and political risks. The topic of the main panel will be the importance of export credit insurance in business internalisation. It is our intention to mark in this way 20 years of HBOR’s export credit insurance business for and on behalf of the Republic of Croatia.
The second part of the Conference will deal with the topics related to exports, and we are proud to announce that the Croatian astronomer, Mr Korado Korlević, will give the Conference closing lecture on global trends expected in the future.
On the eve of the Conference, 24 October 2018, the Conference dinner will be organised, and, after the closing of the Conference, 25 October 2018, all participants are invited to excursion and dinner.
Please, save these dates in your diary, and we will send you an official invitation letter soon together with all details pertaining to the event.
Bpifrance Inno Generation, 11 October 2018
Bpifrance has the pleasure to invite you to the most dynamic entrepreneurial event in Europe : the 4th edition of Bpifrance Inno Generation ('B.I.G.')
On October 11th, 40 000 entrepreneurs will be there to connect and learn together at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris.
Get inspired with speakers from all over the world and all walks of life, meet international experts, investors, and top entrepreneurs and discuss the key issues of our times.
We are preparing an exceptional program to propel your business into the world of Tomorrow.
With more than 40 000 participants, 5 000 B2B meetings, 300 workshops and conferences, innovative product demo, B.I.G. represents a unique opportunity to meet the French innovation ecosystem: startups, corporates, investors, business support organisations…
This year’s edition will be focused on the world of tomorrow and the key challenges we are facing as a society: education, health, environment, mobility, the future of work and many more issues. Artificial intelligence, robotics and technology in general will be at the heart of panel discussions. In addition, a central arena will give the floor to international leaders and visionaries who contribute to shape our future, on a TED talk-like format.
For all these reasons, we would be very happy to welcome you and your client/investee companies to this event. You will have free access to:
• A guided tour to discover the French innovation ecosystem ;
• Many workshops in English ;
• A meeting point located in the “Europe platform” area where you will be able to find us but also Bpifrance European partners including from EU networks (EVFIN, NEFI, TAFTIE, AECM, ELTI etc.) ;
• Networking between your client companies with French companies: this will be feasible provided you inform us by mid-September about the profiles of the participating companies coming with you and their expectations.
If you are interested in participating in this event on your own, with partners, colleagues or client companies, please let us know by sending an email to Pierre Jouanno (
Get your free entry now and be part of the community to experience a unique moment !
OECD/Euromoney Conference on Long-term Investment Financing- Paris, November 2017