strategic projects




Андріус Кубіліус
Andrius Kubilius

Member of the European Parliament, Co-chair of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly, Lithuanian Prime Minister 1999-2000; 2008-2012 (LITHUANIA)

John E. Herbst
John E. Herbst

Atlantic Council Eurasia Center Senior Director (USA)

Jacek Piechota
Jacek Piechota

Minister of Economy of Poland (2001-2003, 2005), Deputy of the Sejm of Poland (1985-2007), President of the Polish-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce (POLAND)

Taras Vysotskyi
Taras Vysotskyi

First Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine (UKRAINE)

Kazys Starkevicius
Kazys Starkevicius

Chairman of the Economic Committee of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania,
Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania (2008-2012) (LITHUANIA)

Петрас Аустревічус
Petras Austrevicius

Member of the European Parliament (LITHUANIA)

Vasyl Bodnar
Vasyl Bodnar

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (UKRAINE)

Алар Терас
Alar Teras

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications Republic of Estonia, Department of Іnformation Society Services Development (ESTONIA)

Ченгіз Гюней
Cengiz Günay

Member of Board of The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey, President of Tekirdag Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TURKEY)

Даріуш Кіянка
Dariusz Kijanka

Pomeranian Development Agency. Department of Entrepreneurship Development. (POLAND)

M. Suat Hacisalihoğlu
M. Suat Hacisalihoğlu

Chairman of the Trabzon Chamber of Commerce and Industry, President of the Black Sea Cruise Platform (TURKEY)

Dmitry Krasnikov
Dmitry Krasnikov

General Director Smart Maritime Group (UKRAINE)

Daniel Delchev
Daniel Delchev

General Director Practical solutions Ltd (BULGARIA)

Vasyl Fedin
Vasyl Fedin


Алгірдас Сакаліс
Algirdas Šakalys

Coordinator Transport Policy Area of the European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, President EWTCA (LITHUANIA)

Leila Batyrbekova
Leila Batyrbekova

Association Trans-Caspian International Transport Route, Deputy Secretary General (KAZAKHSTAN)

Юрій Кісєль
Yurii Kisiel

People's Deputy of Ukraine, Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Committee on Transport and Infrastructure (UKRAINE)

Мацей Кржесински
Maciej Krzesinski

Port Gdynia, Marketing and International Cooperation Director (POLAND)

Артурас Друнгілас
Arturas Drungilas

Klaipeda State Seaport, Marketing and Corporate Affairs Director (LITHUANIA)

Серік Ахметов
Serik Akhmetov

Port Kuryk, General Director (KAZAKHSTAN)

Бегенч Мамедов
Begench Mamedov

OJSC Turkmen Milli Logistik, General Director (TURKMENISTAN)

Арунас Тума
Arunas Tuma

KAMINERA GROUP, Chairman of the Board (LITHUANIA)

Дмитро Жмінько
Dimitriy Zhminko

U-PORT GROUP, Chairman of the Board of Directors (GREAT BRITAINE – UKRAINE)

Віктор Соха
Viktor Sokha

Dnipro Cargo Limited, Director (GREAT BRITAINE-UKRAINE)

 Giorgi Mchedlishvili
Giorgi Mchedlishvili

Chairman of the Board “TransFor Group” (GEORGIA)

Василь Чернявський
Vasyl Cherniavskyi

Kherson State Maritime Academy, Rector (UKRAINE)

Ріма Мікієне
Rima Mickiene

Lithuanian Maritime Academy, Deputy Director for Academic Affairs (LITHUANIA)

Heikki Koivisto
Heikki Koivisto

The project manager of Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, authorized representative of the International Association of Maritime Universities (FINLAND)

Інга Жаленіене
Inga Zaleniene

Mykolas Romeris University, Rector (LITHUANIA)

Артурас Разбадаускас
Arturas Razbadauskas

Klaipeda University, Rector, (LITHUANIA)

Благовест Белев
Blagovest Belev

Nikola Vaptsarov Navel Academy, Scientific Secretary (BULGARIA)

Сергій Панченко
Serhii Panchenko

Rector of Ukrainian State University of Railway Transport (UKRAINE)

Valentyn Chimshir
Valentyn Chimshir

Director of the Danube Institute of the National University "Odessa Maritime Academy" (UKRAINE)

Даріуш Павліщі
Dariusz Pawliszczy

Local government organization in Poland Voit of Gmina Gromadka in Boleslawiec county, Lower Silesian Voivodship,  Doctor engineer (POLAND)

Baltic-Black Sea economic forum - 
platform for unity and development

Already in the first years of its existence the Forum has become one of the most effective platforms for initiating and supporting joint projects in various fields across territories of the Baltic and Black Sea countries. The consolidation of the partnership format of a joint, turn-based holding in the Ukrainian city of Kherson and the Lithuanian city of Klaipeda has significantly increased the level and quality of the projects being submitted to the discussion, greatly expanded the list of strategic development issues that are being submitted for consideration. The opportunity for the participants of the Baltic-Black Sea Economic Forum to discuss the joint projects on its Lithuanian and Ukrainian venues significantly minimizes the risks of making unreasonable decisions, promotes their qualitative preparation and shortens the transition to the stage of practical implementation. Thanks to the opportunities offered by the forum's platforms, a project to create a corridor of multi-faceted cooperation from the Baltic Klaipeda through the territory of Belarus to the Ukrainian Kherson and further through the Black Sea to the port city of Trabzon in Turkey, the territory of Georgia and Azerbaijan to the port of Baku on the Caspian Sea was initiated. Experts from a number of countries have already recognized this project as having a geopolitical significance not only for the regions and countries of the Baltic and Black Sea basins through which it will pass, but for other countries of Europe and Asia. This project became not only a demonstration of the existing opportunities of forum venues for the effective initiation of such large-scale projects, but also became an additional catalyst for the preparation and introduction of joint initiatives and strategic development issues in various fields. This is not only the implementation of the experience of reforming and developing the port of Klaipeda when preparing a project for implementing a similar model of public-private partnership on reforming and developing the Kherson ICP, but also discussing the world experience of strategic planning of cities development and its use by the municipal authorities of Klaipeda, the initiative to create a single international logistics center, consideration of issues related to modern trends of sports development both professional and mass, many others projects and topical issues. Due to the Baltic-Black Sea Economic Forum not only cooperation between the cities of Kherson and Klaipeda has been developing actively and in various fields but by signing a large-scale agreement cooperation between the cities of Kherson (Ukraine) and Batumi (Georgia) was launched. It was the platform of the forum that witnessed the historic event for Lithuania and Ukraine: for the first time an agreement on partnership between settlements was signed for two countries the Ukrainian village Muzykivka and Lithuanian city Dusetos.

Baltic-Black Sea
Economic Forum

diplomatic missions
spheres of initiated projects