Against this background, The Three Seas Initiative Summit and 3SI Business Forum serve as a momentous platform to facilitate the synergy among governments and the private sector, to jointly exploit the massive economic growth potential of the Three Seas region.The participating countries represent a market of one quarter of the EU population, with an investment potential in infrastructure, energy, and digitalization of over EUR 1000 billion. A wide government-to-business and investment opportunities will be available in this second edition hosted by Romania of the Business Forum of the Initiative. This is a window of opportunity to build a more attractive and secure region for investments, and complementing the EU cohesion instruments.
In light of this, I commend the timely engagement and expertise of the Initiative’s strategic partners – the United States of America, the European Commission, Germany – which play a vital role for our region, in the collective endeavor to catalyze synergies within the European Union and to strengthen the Transatlantic partnership.
I am confident that the meeting in Bucharest will be an effective platform of contacts for future economic projects of utmost importance and I welcome all participants to Romania!