8:00 – 9:00 Registration, coffee, snacks
9:00 – 9:30 Opening speeches
Bulgarian Government Official

Andy Baldwin, Managing Partner, EY EMEIA

Commissioner Ms. Věra Jourová (video message)

9:30 – 10:45 Panel I: Company Law and Corporate Governance developments in European Union
Opening remarks: Mathilde Mesnard, Deputy Director for Financial and Enterprise Affairs at OECD
Moderator: Salla Saastamoinen , European Commission, Director at DG Just
Speakers: Leena Linnainmaa, Chair ECGCN

Carmine Di Noia, Commissioner at Consob

Josina Kamerling, Head of Regulatory Outreach EMEA, CFA Institute

Pedro Oliveira, Business Europe, Director for Legal Affaris

Ivan Takev, Bulgarian Stock Exchange – Sofia, Chief Executive Officer

10:45 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:00 Panel II: New Culture of non-financial reporting and transparency
Opening remarks: Jonathan Labrey, Chief Strategy Officer, The International Integrated Reporting Council (TBC)
Moderator: Andrew Hobbs, partner, EY EMEIA Public Policy
Speakers: Jo Iwasaki, Head of Corporate Governance, ACCA

Irena Prijovic, Chair of ecoDa

Bistra Boeva, Professor at University of Economy, Sofia

Claudia Kruse, Managing Director Sustainability & Corporate Governance at APG Groep N.V. (APG), Member of European Commission High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance

Aleksandra Palinska, Senior Policy Advisor, EuropeanIssuers

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch break
13:00 – 14:00 Panel III: Regaining trust: Anti-Fraud and compliance in governance
Opening remarks: Olivier Boutellis-Taft, CEO, Accountancy Europe
Moderator: Nikolay Garnev, EY, Country Managing Partner, Bulgaria, FYR Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo
Speakers: Michel de Fabiani, Vice-President, Franco-British Chamber of Commerce

Sorana Baciu, Managing Partner, ACGENIO and President, The Independent Directors Association, Romania

Jo Iwasaki, Head of Corporate Governance, ACCA

Rainer Riess, Director General of the Federation of European Stock Exchanges (FESE)

Svetlin Adrianov, Partner, Penkov, Markov & Partners

14:00 – 14:15 Coffee Break
14:15 – 15:15 Panel IV: Governance challenges for cross-border companies and groups
Moderator: Daniela Mattheus, Corporate Governance Board Services Leader, EY
Speakers: Christian Strenger, Academic Director, Centre for Corporate Governance, HHL Leipzig, Graduate School of Management, Chairman and Member of large asset management companies

Luc Vansteenkiste, Chairman of EuropeanIssuers

Prof. Dr. Abigail Levrau, Research Director, Guberna

Ralitza Germanova, IFC

Guylaine Saucier, Board member, AC Chair, Wendel (tbc)

16:00 – 16:30 Closing remarks: Andrew Hobbs, Partner, EY EMEIA Public Policy Leader