Third annual Central Europe Meeting Point in Warsaw, April 22-24 (PL)

The Organizers of Barcelona Meeting Point set up "Central Europe Meeting Point" in 2006 to foster property businesses between Western professionals and the main local players from the Central and Eastern European countries. After the success of the first two editions, this first-class international Event will take place again at the Marriott Hotel in Warsaw on April 22nd-24th.

A main feature of this edition, unlike other years, will be the starring role which will have two Central European countries, Bulgaria and Hungary, as well as their capital cities, Budapest and Sofia.

The CEMP's Symposium will analyze the Bulgarian property market in a session called "Bulgaria: A Rising Star in CEE" on Wednesday, April 23rd from 5:45 p.m to 7 p.m.

The immediate general perception of the Bulgarian property market is "a generously developing holiday home offer on the beautiful Black Sea coast and the city of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria". Obviously there is far more than that in a country with a steady GDP increase over the last 6 years: from 4.1% in 2001 to 6.3% in 2007. The growing number of companies operating in Bulgaria clearly indicates a favorable atmosphere for international business as the country as an encouraging 10% corporate income tax rate.

This session will be moderated by Joanna Iwanowska, Senior Consultant, REAS, and will have as speakers Antonio Brieba, Director, Geoinvers; Hristo Etropolski, State Expert, Bulgaria Invest Agency (BAI); Savin Kovachev, Bulgaria's Deputy Minister of Regional Development and Public Works, Luigi Maianti, CEO, Iris Plus International, and Elizabeth Vassileva, Managing Partner, Excel Group.

On the other hand, in the session "Analysis of the Hungarian Property Market, Gateway to Central Europe", to take place on Wednesday, April 23rd, at 4.15 p.m. we will have an introduction to the country's economy and urban planning matters as well as to key issues for real estate investment and taxation. Special attention will be given to the 2nd National Development Plan for Infrastructure Investments, and particularly to the projects that will be financed with European funds which, therefore, will mean business opportunities for non-Hungarian companies. This session will be moderated by J

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