The First TRACECA Investment Forum, 12th October 2010 in Brussels was a good opportunity to enhance the dialogue between TRACECA, international financial markets and transport operators.

About 200 participants from the TRACECA member countries, international financial insitutions and other interested parties discussed investment opportunities and common points of cooperation.

The presentations of 20 priority projects were accompanied by printed documentation, multi-media screens and, what is most important, bilateral talks and negotiations of the attendants. As one result of the TIF four priority projects based on the prioritization process undergone over the past year already found funding.

Following this successful event TRACECA will work on deepening the communication with financial institutions and further develop infrastructure projects for financing. IFC, World Bank, EIB, JICA and EBRD showed severe interest in mutual business opportunities. NIF and IFCA - two development funds managed by the EC are additional tools to be utilized in the near future.