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TOGETHER AHEAD. Central European Initiative Wholesale Markets Foundation. Belgrade, Serbia 8 April, 2013. Foundation History. The Central European Initiative Wholesale Markets Foundation (CEI WMF) - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Central European Initiative Wholesale Markets FoundationBelgrade, Serbia8 April, 2013TOGETHER AHEAD

  • The Central European Initiative Wholesale Markets Foundation (CEI WMF) a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) associating Wholesale Markets from transition countries in Central and Eastern Europe and National Wholesale Market Company (NWMC) from Croatia Established with the assistance of: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Central European Initiative (CEI) Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Registered in Poland in 1998 The initial founding members: Croatia - National Wholesale Market Company Hungary - Budapest WM Poland Warsaw Bronisze WM

    Foundation History

  • Since 1998 the Foundation has been growing: From the initial 3 to 19 organizations from 8 countries

    New member joining the Foundation during this event Belgrade Wholesale Market

    Area covered - 130 million consumers

    The Foundation Growth

  • Albania Korce Lushnje Shkoder VloreBosnia and Herzegovina Capljina Croatia National Wholesale Market Company (NWMC) Osijek Rijeka-Matuli Split ZagrebHungary BudapestPoland Bronisze Rzeszw Zielona GraRomania BucharestSerbia BelgradeUkraine Lviv Kiev DonetskCurrent Members

  • Foundation Council Composed of representatives of the Founders Supervision over the Foundation activities, finance, membership, etc. Chairman from Ukraine

    Management Board Management of day-to-day operations of the Foundation Croatia - President Hungary Vice President Poland Vice President Romania Vice President

    Foundation Office Implementation of any day-to-day tasks of the Foundation Managed by the General Secretary, PolandFoundation Authorities

  • The primary objective of CEI WMF:

    To help relatively young wholesale market companies in Central and Eastern Europe to develop and improve their operations in order to:

    to better serve their clients

    to increase the WMs revenue earning capabilities

    to increase their competitivenessFoundation Objectives

  • In particular, the Foundation aims to:

    Provide support to its members aimed at improvement in their business operations

    Facilitate exchange of information and experience

    Provide business match-making opportunities

    Foundation Objectives

  • The Foundation offers benchmarking opportunities that can be translated into practical solutions adaptable in local environments of its member countries

    The Foundation aims to raise the visibility of its members with local policy-makers, industry institutions, and the media, drawing on the experience of countries in or outside the regionImprovement in WM Business Operations

  • Platform for exchange of expertise among its member WMs and external parties on technical, management and operational issues Regular seminars, workshops and study tours by the Foundation members organized twice a year in member and non-member countries: 2012: Poland, France, Italy 2011: Ukraine, Germany 2010: Italy, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2009: Spain, Hungary 2008: Germany, Poland, Romania 2007: Croatia, Ukraine 2006: Albania, Hungary, etc. Some WM construction and reconstruction projects have been successfully implemented also due to consultancy provided by the Foundation membersExchange of Information and Experience

  • Exchange of Information and ExperiencePrice quotation system on the Foundation website www.ceiwmf.org Selected fruit and vegetables representative for CEE countries, updated weekly

  • Support in establishing and strengthening trade relations between companies from the member countries and external companies

    Networking opportunities at the Foundation workshop

    28 May 2012 the Foundation and the Warsaw WM from Bronisze, Poland organized the I Forum of Traders and Producers from Wholesale Markets of Central and Eastern Europe

    a new initiative of the Foundation involving representatives of the WM operators producers, wholesale buyers and sellers to have a joint discussion on the current market operational issues with more industry players

    Business Match-making Opportunities

  • The Foundation is open to cooperation with other European Wholesale Markets

    For more information on the Foundation activities, please visit the Foundation website:

    www.ceiwmf.orgCEI WMF contact person:Elbieta Walczyska (Poland)General [email protected]@ceiwmf.orgPhone: + 48603 39 55 00