Lise Kingo, CEO and Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact, has been confirmed to deliver the opening keynote at the Balkans & Black Sea Cooperation Forum – the South East Europe’s leading business and sustainability regional conference.

During 3 consecutive days, May 30th to June 1st 2018, 55 prominent speakers will interact on economy, business, institutional affairs and rule of law.

Global Compact Network Hellas cooperates with the organizers of Balkans and the Black Sea, in order to align as a strategic approach in all event’s sessions the Agenda 2030. The incorporation of Sustainable Development Goals to a sensitive region as Balkans and the Black Sea requires multilevel approach about enhancing mutual understanding towards deepening economic relations and cross-border cooperation as well as social and environmental impacts. At the crossroads of Europe, Middle East and Central Asia, the region is in the center of gravity for investments and geopolitical influence of world’s superpowers during a time of larger region-wide and global change.

At the cross section of public and business sectors, Balkans & Black Sea Cooperation Forum aiming at identifying, strengthening & promoting economic relations, business opportunities, cross‐border cooperation and sustainable growth & development across the Balkans, the Black Sea region and beyond.


A powerful networking platform where leading business- and policy makers exchange views to transform ideas into reality, among high profile delegates from international and regional businesses & organizations as well as diplomats and academia. See full agenda: