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EBAN particpates in Dubrovnik Forum - Three Seas Conference - Strengthening Europe: Connecting North and South
Dear Global Innovation, Entrepreneurial and Early Stage Investment Community,

Greetings from the Dubrovnik Forum where it is a great honor for EBAN and a number of its members to have been invited by the President of Croatia, H.E. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović to participate in and speak at the Three Seas -- Adriatic, Baltic, and Black -- Conference - Strengthening Europe: Connecting North and South.  

Six Presidents from Croatia, Poland, Hungary, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Slovenia and more than 20 ministers from Austria, Slovakia, Romania, the Czech Republic, Estonia, and Latvia have joined at this historic city to discuss: "Strengthening EU Energy Security: Connecting the Three Seas". The conference is focusing on energy, security, transport, and business opportunities. The role of Business Angels in fostering private investment in all these areas is being given a priority at the conference which will close with a panel on "Angel Investments - Supporting the Start-Up Community in the Three Seas Area" moderated and organized by Davorin Stetner, President of Croatian Business Angels Network, and including EBAN President, Candace Johnson, EBAN Board Member and Vice President of the Austrian Angel Investors Association, Selma Prodanovic, President of Hungarian Business Angels, Antal Karolyi, and President of Business Angels of Slovenia, Branko Drobnak.

The Conference is also being joined by General James Jones, former U.S. National Security Advisor to President Obama and Mr. Liu Haixing, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China and Secretary-General of the Secretariat for Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European Countries.

EBAN would like to thank Davorin Stetner, Advisor to the President of Croatia and President of the Croatian Business Angels Network (CRANE) who has organized the participation of EBAN at this important conference. CRANE is also organizing the EBAN Winter University in Zagreb, on 28-30 November, under the Honorary Presidency of the Croatian President.

Throughout the next day and a half we will be sending EBAN Flashes, tweets, and posts on our Facebook page  to update our community on the progress of this exciting conference.

With kindest regards,

Candace Johnson
President
EBAN
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