Past events

RCI Regional Access to Finance Event | Podgorica, Montenegro | May 14, 201314/5/2013

RCI Regional Conference for Centers of Excellence, Innovation, Incubation and IT Entrepreneurs | Sofia, Bulgaria | April 22-2322/4/2013

Regional BASSCOM IT b2b Retreat | Pravets, Bulgaria | April 19-21, 201319/4/2013

Regional Access to Finance Forum | Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina | June 19, 201219/6/2012

Regional Trade Facilitation Meeting | Tbilisi, Georgia | June 13-1413/6/2012

Regional IT B2B meeting | Tirana, Albania | May 18, 201218/5/2012

Trade Fair Participation - IT Companies training with CBI | Tirana, Albania | May 16 & 17, 201216/5/2012

Regional Economic Growth Workshop for the E&E Region | Tirana, Albania | May 15 & 16, 201215/5/2012

‘Exporting into the EU’ - Joint AG Training by USAID and CBI | Tirana, Albania | May 14 & 15, 201214/5/2012

Greenhouse techniques and developments - Joint AG Training by USAID RCI and AAC projects, and CBI | DURRES, Albania | May 10 & 11, 201210/5/2012

First Regional Cooperation Conference for Sustainable Tourism Development20/9/2011

6th Annual Event on Competitiveness, Finance and Economic Growth17/5/2011

„Project Management - profession of the future8/10/2010

Europe & Eurasia Bureau - 5th Annual Regional Event - Competitiveness, Finance and Economic Growth18/5/2010

USAID E&E Bureau's Conference on Competitiveness16/6/2009

Regional Best Practices Workshop24/6/2008

RCI Annual Conference 200820/5/2008

Agribusiness Workshop10/4/2008

AGRA FAIR 200819/2/2008

Regional USAID AgribusinessProjects Coordination Workshop 25/1/2008

RCI Round Table: “Competitiveness– Past, Present, Future” 22/1/2008

Regional Best Practices Workshop13/11/2007

IT Community of Practice27/9/2007

Stability Pact eSEE Initiative Workshop on eGovernance27/9/2007

Expanding Regional ICT Competitiveness: Appropriate Assistance at Different Levels of the Pyramid16/5/2007

New Paths for Regional ICT Success16/5/2006

Grow Your Business – The Power of Knowledge and Networking20/9/2005

Present events

Future events


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Regional Best Practices Workshop

Regional Best Practices Workshop in Armenia

Dear friends and colleagues,

The USAID Regional Competitiveness Initiative (RCI) and the Business Growth Initiative (BGI), in cooperation with the USAID Competitive Armenian Private Sector (CAPS) project are pleased to announce the “The Regional Economic Growth Best Practices Workshop,” which will take place in Yerevan , Armenia , on June 24 and 25, 2008. The event will feature leading experts from the US, South East Europe and the Caucasus and highlight the experience of specialists working in your region dealing with issues you encounter. Agenda will be uploaded soon.

The key note presentation will be Competitiveness in Armenia. The first day of the workshop will focus on “Opportunities and Challenges in Tourism and ICT,” featuring presentations and break-out sessions on topics that include:


  • Bed and Breakfast Quality Services


  • Specialty Niche Tourism Products – Adventure tourism, Food, Wine, and Cultural Tourism


  • Promoting Tourism Destinations


  • Information Communication and Technology (ICT) and Economic Growth


  • ICT Industry Standards and Certifications (IT Mark and CMMI)


  • Application of New ICT Technology to Traditional Industry 


  • How government can leverage ICT to improve the business environment




The second day of the workshop will be dedicated to practical implementation of “Business Service Delivery Mechanisms and Regional Cooperation”.  Topics to be discussed include:


  • Best Practices in Business Services Delivery Mechanisms


  • Business Education and Training of Trainers


  • Best practices in Business Centers and Incubators


  • Opportunities for Regional Cooperation


  • Regional Tourism Cooperation, Challenges and Opportunities


  • Regional ICT Cooperation, Challenges and Opportunities




Please, fill in our form in order to register for the event. Participants may also contact the event coordinator, BC Serdon, at for further assistance and information.




This workshop will be particularly valuable for USAID personnel and projects working with economic growth and business development.  We believe that your local clients and partner organizations will also benefit tremendously from the event.  The workshop will be focused on practical examples and solutions. 







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