MEET THE IME 2019

The Investment Management Exhibition (IME) is an international event taking place for the 4th time already in Germany.

The IME plays a vital role in attracting and facilitating international investment into your country by raising awareness of the wide range of opportunities and positive business climate and facilitating vital direct connections between investors and you.

IME serves as a matchmaking platform for connecting investors, IFI with public and private investment project opportunities, in order to assure realization of promising projects from the following branches: Energy, Infrastructure and Logistics, Industry and Mining, SMEs and IT as well as Public Private Partnerships (PPPs).

Another objective is increasing corporate settlement for cities, regions or countries, throughout introducing attractive locations, business parks and economic free zones to companies aiming to expand their business and comparing best practices and success reference models for investment promotion and stimulation and their results.

IME 2019 is the right event for:

Those who have a project and want to showcase to the industry and are looking to meet Investors.

Cities / municipalities / countries that are aiming to attract entrepreneurs from around the world.

Investors or entrepreneurs who want to review at a glance a variety of innovative and future-oriented investment projects in sectors such as IT, infrastructure, agriculture, renewable energy and PPP, with a special focus on alternative investments.

Institutional Investors
Banks, Financial Institutions, Investment Companies, Fund Management Companies, Private Investors, Pension Funds, Venture Capitalists, Insurance Companies, Hedge Funds, Private Equity Investors, Asset Management Companies, Sovereign Wealth Funds

Exploring why Alternative Investments can be an integral part of nearly every investor’s portfolio.

Project developers or consultants who want to expand their customer base.

Anyone who is interested in current economic policy issues and wants to expand their network.

Anyone who is actively involved in the development of international economic diplomacy.

WHO WILL YOU MEET AT IME 2019?

INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS
Banks, Financial Institutions, Investment Companies, Fund Management Companies, Private Investors, Pension Funds, Venture Capitalists, Insurance Companies, Hedge Funds, Private Equity Investors, Asset Management Companies, Sovereign Wealth Funds


PUBLIC PRIVATE UNITS
Investment Authorities, Economic Free Zones/Industry Parks Management, Economic Counselors of the Countries of the regions accredited in Frankfurt – the economic and financial hub of Germany


CITIES & REGIONAL AUTHORITIES
Investment Promotion Agencies at central and local level, Location Marketing Agencies, Regional Development and Investment Zones


SERVICE PROVIDERS
Real Estate Developers, R&D, Architects, Designers, Urban Planners, Real Estate Owners, Consultants, Construction Companies

IME CONFERENCE AGENDA AND TOPICS

Improved Business Climate and Incentives
Representatives from investment promotion agencies, government representatives and investment and consulting companies will discuss important achievements for improving business climate as well as challenges, government incentives and present efforts done to attract FDIs.


Comparative perspectives on investment best practices and Optimizing Partnership Opportunities- Collaboration among corporations, leading research universities, local non-profit organizations, and public institutions is driving innovation across industries.


Public-private partnerships (PPPs) – PPPs not only present opportunities but also risks for countries using them. We aim to elaborate on how to reach a healthy PPP.


Roundtable on Investing in the SDGs- Private Sector Solutions for Sustainable Development


Special Economic Zones: Challenges and Opportunities


Business location Germany, how it will continue in the future!


FDI-sources and FDI needs


Alternative Investment Panel – Explore Why Alternative Investments can be an integral part of nearly every investor’s portfolio

AGENDA OF
IME 2019

DAY 1: TUESDAY, MARCH 12 2019,
CRYSTAL ROOM THIRD FLOOR AT JUMEIRAH FRANKFURT


09:30 – 10:00

REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE


10:00

OPENING SESSION

Welcome message at IME
Mr. Bekim Xhafa – Founder of IME
IME Moderator, Mr.Gunther Fehlinger, CEE BC Secretary General

OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE IME

Keynote: Mr. Norbert Barthle MdB, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development
Topic of Presentation: “Welcome remark and insights into current economic and development cooperation”

Keynote: Mr.Endrit SHALA, Minister
Ministry of Trade and Industry in Republic of Kosovo
Topic: Investment Incentives in Kosovo- Kosovo as Business Location Destination

MIRACLE ECONOMY

– Business location Germany
Ms. Nicole M. Pfeffer – Board Member at the German Manager Association e.V.
Club of decision-makers in business

Flex Funds
Mr. Edwards Carrasco – Regional Director FlexFunds EMEA
Topic of presentation: EFFICIENT INVESTMENT VEHICLES FOR GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION

DIRECT INVESTMENTS IN CEE, SUCCESS FACTOR

Mr. Jürgen Raizner, CEO at Steinbeis Transfer Management s.r.l.


11:00 – 12:30

PLENARY SESSION

Improved Business Climate and Incentives
Ms. Mariyana Nikolova – Deputy Prime Minister for Economic and Demographic Policies in Bulgaria
Topic: Business Location Bulgaria – how it will continue in the future

Mr.Mariusz Sagan, Ph.D. – Head of Strategy and Investor Relations Department in Municipal Administration of the City of Lublin-Poland
Topic: „10 years of Lublin SEZ as an example of intelligent reindustrialisation. From traditional solutions to Industry 4.0“

Mr.Mirsad Jašarspahić – President of the Chamber of Economy of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Topic: Doing business in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ms.Klara-J. Fabisch – Magistrat der Stadt Oberursel (Taunus)
Wirtschaftsförderung

Topic: City Oberursel (Taunus) – Investment Opportunities


12:30 – 13:45

LUNCH BREAK AND NETWORKING


13:45 – 14:05

THE HESSIAN MINISTRY OF FINANCE

Keynote: Dr. Martin J. Worms – State secretary at the Ministry of Finance


14:05 – 16:00

PRIVATE SECTOR SOLUTIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Keynote: Mr.Ralf Strehlau – BDU President Ralf Strehlau is Managing Partner of ANXO Management Consulting GmbH.
Topic: Change of values and digitalization

Special Economic Zones: Challenges and Opportunities

Mr.Jacek Gumowski , Head of Department of Investor and Business Relations.

CITY / Miasto Gorzów Wielkopolski – Urząd Miasta,Poland
Topic: Investment Opportunities in the City of Gorzów Wielkopolski

Ms.Violeta Šestić, Director at PE “Infrastructure Sabac”.
Topic of presentation:”City of Sabac – your reliable business partner”

Mr.Marin Ciobanu, Chief Administrator
Zona Economica Libera „BALTI“- Moldova
Topic: Foreign Direct Investment and Business Opportunities in Moldova

INNOVATIONS INVESTMENT PROJECT

Speaker Mr.Faruk Tairi CEO of T-Meeting in Sweden
Topic: Complete communication for deaf, hard of hearing, speech impaired and deaf blind, by T-Meeting!

Mr.Perparim Rama – CEO of 4M GROUP in London, UK
Experts on Architecture, Urbanism, Construction, Research
Topic: Why and How well planned Real Estate Development projects can have a great impact on
developing a City


16:00 – 16:20

Coffee Break & Networking


16:20 – 18:00

Cooperation between the USA, Caribbeans & EU
We look forward to strengthening cooperation between USA and the EU for FDI, SME, Energy, Infrastructure, Good Governance, European Quality Standards and IME in Germany as well as the City of Frankfurt as hub for the EU-USA Investment Partnership.

Ms.Tessa Jacques, President, Caribbean Association for Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA)

Mr.Lukas Posch – President at the Young Transatlantic Initiative in Hamburg
www.junge-transatlantiker.de

Mr. Michael Schmidt – Investment and Technology Promotion Expert
Investment and Technology Promotion Office (ITPO) Germany
United Nations Industrial Development Organization

FDI-sources and FDI needs


18:00

END OF THE FIRST DAY


DAY 2: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13 2019,
CRYSTAL ROOM AT JUMEIRAH FRANKFURT


10:00 – 12:00
Dr Matthias Bauer – Senior Economist
European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE), Brussels
Topic of Presentation: The investment climate in EU / USA

Mr.Mirsad Jasarspahic, President of Bosnia Chamber of Commerce

Mr.MOHAMMAD AL-RAWABDEH, Investment Promotion Directorate
Topic: JORDAN INVESTMENT ENVIRONMENT AND OPPORTUNITIES

Ms.Mila Bessmann, the founder of Artooba, an online space-booking platform to sell art at public venues
Topic of presentation: How information technology creates a global context for lifestyle businesses in the age of digitalization of everything.


12:00 – 13:00

LUNCH BREAK AND NETWORKING


13:00 – 15:00
Launching the EU-CARIFORUM Business Forum, MOU signed and networking between Caribbean 23 States and participants followed by cocktail.


15:00

FAREWELL COFFEE & CLOSING OF IME 2019


15:15 – 17:00

CITY TOUR IN FRANKFURT



REGISTRATION
If you are looking for exhibitor, speaker, sponsor or delegate/visitor opportunities, please inquire at info@ime-europe.eu.

VENUE
Jumeirah Frankfurt
Thurn-und-Taxis-Platz 2
60313 Frankfurt am Main


DATE
12 – 13 March 2019


OPENING HOURS
12 March: 10:00 – 18:00
13 March: 10:00 – 16:00