23-24 May 2016

Draft Agenda


Follow up report 5th DFD in Bratislava (EN)
Nachbericht 5th DFD Bratislava(DE)


Day 1
Day 2




After the successful series of Danube Financing Dialogues at the National Banks of Austria, Serbia, Rumania and Croatia, we are proud to announce the 5th event in series. This time we invite you at the premises of the National Bank of Slovakia in Bratislava on 23rd and 24th May 2016.

The Danube Financing Dialogue is a unique opportunity for project promoters and financing institutions to discuss vital issues related to financing promising projects in the Danube Region. Participants get information about a wide range of financing options and listen to successful stories of project developers. This event also serves as a match-making platform for project promoters with financial needs and financial institutions offering suitable solutions.

The DFD is FREE of charge!




  • Project competition: Project promoters present their promising ideas – 2,000€ award for the best project!
  • Face-to-Face meetings: Participants can meet selected experts
  • Informal networking: Lunch and dinner



  • Representatives of financial institutions and funding agencies offering, inter alia, loans, grants and guarantees
  • Public and private project promoters from the Danube Region
  • Public actors involved in the EU Strategy for the Danube Region

List of Participants




How project developers can benefit from the new EU investment initiative (ppt): 

Wilhelm Molterer | Managing Director European Fund for Strategic Investments

Welcome statements:

Jozef Makúch | Governor of National Bank of Slovakia

Financial instruments and the EIF (ppt):

Hubert Cottogni | European Investment Fund

Combining ESIF and EFSI in support of SMEs: implications for the Danube Strategy (ppt):

Andrea Mairate | European Commission

How to support businesses getting ready for investment (ppt):

Lena Gansterer | Impact Hub Vienna / Investment Ready Program

How crowd funding drives regional innovation (ppt):

Brigitte Hatvan | ConPlusUltra

Setting up a successful business in Rumania (ppt):

George Suciu | BEIA Consult

Doing business in South East Europe (ppt):

Eugeniy Ivanov | General Manager Euroconsultants Bulgaria SA AD

Innovation in a Box – How to guide business ideas to success within your organization (ppt):

Andrej Wallo | Conda Slovakia

Innovation policy and strategy for supporting smart industry (ppt):

Zuzana Nehajova | Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic

The new legal form in Slovakia – Simplified Joint Stock Company (ppt): 

Katarína Miháliková | Majerník & Miháliková s.r.o.

Danube-INCO.NET – can one project make a difference in the region? Informing, networking, supporting the coordination of funding (ppt):

Elke Dall | Centre for Social Innovation

Presentation of KEEP: How to find information on Territorial Cooperation projects in different thematic areas (ppt):

Janne Kiilunen | Interact Programme

How to find the right funding source? The launch of EuroAccess Danube Region (ppt):

Julie Dalmoro | Euro Vienna

Concluding statements and outlook:

Rudolf Schicker | Priority Area 10 Coordinator of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region

Franz Nauschnigg | Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB)


Edina Csanyi | European Investment Bank (EIB)

Eden Mamut | Black Sea Universities Network

Imre Hild | Global Traction Co.

Vasina Radoslav | Venture capital investments at SBA



For information about the location and recommanded Hotels follow the link: Information Latter


On behalf of

The European Commission |  DG REGIO

Implemented by

Kurt Puchinger | Priority Area 10 Coordinator of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR)


Metis GmbH  |   T +43 1 997 1570 – 92

Hosted by

National Bank of Slovakia


1 Imricha Karvaša, 813 25 Bratislava, Slovakia

Award selection-of-projects.pdf
Final-Agenda 5th-DFD.pdf