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Date: May 14-15
Location: Tbilisi, Georgia
                                                                               

The 24th Annual Meeting of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia, from May 14 to 15, 2015. 

Europe editor, Stefanie Linhardt, will be at the annual meeting and business forum, and will cover the key themes and discussions from the event.

Ahead of the meeting, The Banker’s May edition takes an in-depth look at the EBRD’s traditional core region of central and eastern Europe (CEE), with features on Russia, Georgia and Ukraine, as well as a ranking of the top 100 banks in the EU’s CEE member states, and additional coverage on Belarus and Kyrgyzstan. 

The May edition also reports on the EBRD’s more recently added areas of focus in southern Europe and the Middle East with features on Turkey, Morocco and Egypt.

Register today for free access to three articles every month and ensure you are fully up to date with all the topics discussed at the event.

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