The 2 – day agenda

day 1 – 18.04.2018

07:30 – 08:30

Registration for Participants and Media

Hotel Aleksandar Palace

Participants: Entrance Hall

Media: Media Hall

09:30 – 10:00

Opening ceremony

  • Mr. Zoran Zaev, Prime Minister, Republic of Macedonia
  • Ms. Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, European Commission
  • Mr. Thomas Bareiß, Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Federal Republic of Germany
  • Mr. Damjan Manchevski, Minister of Information Society and Administration, Republic of Macedonia

Location: Hotel Aleksandar Palace, Conference Hall 1
(only registered participants)

10:00 – 10:40

Integrating the WB6 in the pan-European Digital Market

Prime ministers panel

Moderated by Mr. Goran Svilanović, Secretary General, Regional Cooperation Council

Location: Hotel Aleksandar Palace, Conference Hall 1
(only registered participants)

10:40 – 10:55

The impact of digitalization on prosperity of the Western Balkans

Presentation of regional study

  • Mr Florian Bieber, Professor for Southeast European History & Politics, Director of the Center for Southeast European Studies, University of Graz
  • Ms. Maruška Vizek, Director at Ekonomski Institut Zagreb, Croatia

Location: Hotel Aleksandar Palace, Conference Hall 1
(only registered participants)

10:55 – 11:20

Political reflection of the study and conclusions

Prime ministers of WB6

Moderated by Mr. Goran Svilanović, Secretary General, Regional Cooperation Council

Location: Hotel Aleksandar Palace, Conference Hall 1
(only registered participants)

11:20 – 12:20

Coffee break

Location: Hotel Aleksandar Palace, Conference Hall 3

11:35 – 12:05

Press statement

  • Damjan Manchevski, Minister of Information Society and Administration, Republic of Macedonia
  • Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, European Commission;
  • Mr. Goran Svilanović, Secretary General, Regional Cooperation Council

Location: Hotel Aleksandar Palace, Conference Hall 1

12:00 – 13:00

Time for bilateral meetings, B2B and B2G

Location: Hotel Aleksandar Palace, Conference Hall 3

12:30 – 12:55

Official Expo opening

Prime Ministers of WB6 economies, Ministers in charge of digital, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society and Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council

Location: Sports Centar “Boris Trajkovski”, Main Hall

13:00 – 14:30

Session I: Digital Skills

Working together: A collaborative, coordinated and targeted digital skills capacity building

Location: Hotel Aleksandar Palace, Conference Hall 1
(only registered participants)

14:30 – 15:30

Lunch break

Location: Hotel Aleksandar Palace, Conference Hall 3

15:30 – 17:00

Session II: Trust and security

Regional and international partnerships for safe and secure open cyberspace

Location: Hotel Aleksandar Palace, Conference Hall 1
(only registered participants)

End of official agenda for Day 1

20:00 – 22:00

Digital Talks

Audience: Open for public

Location: Hotel Aleksandar Palace, Conference Hall 1
(only registered participants)

 

day 2 – 19.04.2018

08:00 – 08:45

Registration

Location: Hotel Aleksandar Palace, Conference Hall 1
(only registered participants)
09:00 – 15:00

EXPO and B2B meetings continue

Location: Sports Centar “Boris Trajkovski”
(open to the public)
09:00 – 10:30

Session III: Digital environment networks and services, connectivity and access

The right framework conditions for digital connectivity in Western Balkans

Location: Hotel Aleksandar Palace, Conference Hall 1
(only registered participants)
10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

Location: Hotel Aleksandar Palace, Conference Hall 3
11:00 – 12:30

Session IV: Digital economy and society

Digital transformation opportunities

Location: Hotel Aleksandar Palace, Conference Hall 1
(only registered participants)
12:30 – 13:30

Ministerial Roundtable

Digitalization in the Western Balkans: The way forward

(No audience, Ministers only)

Location: Hotel Aleksandar Palace, Conference Hall 2
13:30 – 14:00

Evaluation and Joint declaration / Press conference

Ministers in charge of Digital, WB6

Location: Hotel Aleksandar Palace, Conference Hall 3
(only registered participants)

End of official Agenda for Day 2

15:00 – 16:30

Media in the Digital Age: Combating Fake News

Audience: Open for public

Location: Hotel Aleksandar Palace, Conference Hall 1
(only registered participants)