Three Seas Initiative. AmCham Poland signs Declaration of Support.
On Thursday, July 8, 2021, ten regional AmChams have signed a declaration supporting the future development of the Three Seas Initiative in Sofia, Bulgaria.
This initiative is in place to develop a comprehensive economic growth strategy through a smart connectivity ecosystem for a sustainable transition, infrastructure priorities for the region such as renewables as a driver for infrastructure advancement, and many more points related to energy, innovation, transport, and digitization.
The support from AmChams is to bridge the gap between the business community and the decision-makers in the public sector to ensure investors build the necessary trust to invest in the regional projects. The declaration signed on July 8 in Sofia, Bulgaria, during the Three Seas Summit and Business Forum, is there to build a vaster interest among investors in our region to increase our energy security, smart connectivity and achieve climate goals.
During the event, AmCham Poland's Chairman, Tony Housh, said, "American investment plays a key role in delivering the benefits of the Three Seas Initiative. Great to be in Sofia with many committed to free markets and the equal treatment of investors.”
Our Chairman was in the presence of a group of AmCham of Europe (ACE) representatives, incl. Ms. Ajša Vodnik, CEO, AmCham Slovenia, Vice-Chair, AmChams in Europe; Ms. Maja Filipcheva, President, AmCham North Macedonia; Mr. Jordan Dimitrovski, Board Member, AmCham North Macedonia; Petar T. Ivanov, CEO, AmCham Bulgaria; and Olivier Marquette, President AmCham Bulgaria.
2021 AmCham 3Seas Sofia Declaration
This year's Sofia 3Si AmChams Declaration is an extension to the previously signed declaration in 2019, which was signed at the 3Si Summit and Business Forum in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The 10 AmChams support the commitment of the Three Seas Initiative Fund in the investment in transport, energy, and digital infrastructure of the Three Seas 12 member countries.
AmChams in the 3Si Region could significantly contribute to facilitating dialogue between interest parties attracted by the initiative. The AmCham reputation, insight, knowledge, and network could be utilized to consult companies who could benefit most from the initiative's projects with their know-how, technology, and capital.
Three Seas Initiative member countries
The Three Seas Initiative includes the countries located between the Adriatic, the Baltic, and the Black Seas: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia.