As geopolitical turmoil shakes Central and Eastern Europe, the Three Seas Initiative can play a critical role in stabilizing the region and promoting European connectivity. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Europe Center and Polish Development Bank BGK organized a series of panels discussing how the Three Seas Initiative can drive transportation, energy, and digital infrastructure development, attract foreign investment, and support Ukraine during and after Russia’s invasion to strengthen regional security and the Western alliance.

Watch all seven panel discussions from the Three Seas House at the World Economic Forum below.

Panel 1: The Geopolitical Opportunity and Urgency of the Three Seas Initiative

Featuring

Karan Bhatia, Vice President, Government Affairs and Public Policy, Google

H.E. Paweł Jabłoński, Undersecretary of State for Economic and Development Cooperation, Africa and the Middle East, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland

H.E. Eglė Markevičiūtė, Vice-Minister of the Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania

Moderated by

Frederick Kempe, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlantic Council

Panel 2: Three Seas Energy Transformation

Featuring

Ana Birchall, Special Envoy for Strategic and International Affairs, Nuclearelectrica

Roger Martella, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, General Electric

Trevor Mihalik, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Sempra 

Moderated by

Hadley Gamble, Reporter and Anchor, CNBC

Panel 3: Fireside Chat with H.E. Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the IMF

Featuring

H.E. Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

Moderated by

Frederick Kempe, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlantic Council

Panel 4: Building Smart Economies in Central and Eastern Europe

Featuring

H.E. Mark Boris Andrijanič, Minister for Digital Transformation of the Republic of Slovenia 

Łukasz Boroń, Chief Executive Officer, CARGOUNIT 

Andrzej Dopierała, President of the Management Board, Asseco Data Systems SA; Vice President of the Management Board, Asseco Poland SA 

Jurgen Rigterink, First Vice President First Vice President and Head of Client Services Group, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Ion Sterian, Chief Executive Officer, Transgaz SA

Moderated by

Ambassador Paula Dobriansky, Vice Chair, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council; Former Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs; Senior Fellow, Future of Diplomacy Project, Harvard University Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs

Panel 5: Three Seas Presidential Panel

Featuring

H.E. Andrzej Duda, President of the Republic of Poland 

H.E. Alar Karis, President of the Republic of Estonia  

H.E. Egils Levits, President of the Republic of Latvia 

Moderated by

Gideon Rachman, Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator, Financial Times 

Panel 6: Financial Perspectives on Three Seas Regional Growth

Featuring

Karen Karniol-Tambour, Co-Chief Investment Officer for Sustainability, Bridgewater Associates 

James Pass, Senior Managing Director, Global Infrastructure and Project Finance Sector Manager and Portfolio Manager, Guggenheim Partners 

Joe Philipsz, Senior Investment Director, Amber Infrastructure Group 

Moderated by

Frederick Kempe, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlantic Council  

Panel 7: Fireside Chat with Presidents Kersti Kaljulaid and Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović

Featuring

H.E. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, Former President of the Republic of Croatia 

H.E. Kersti Kaljulaid, Former President of the Republic of Estonia  

Moderated by

Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher, Co-Chair of Three Seas Programming, Europe Center, Atlantic Council; Former US Ambassador to the Republic of Poland 

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