Before heading off to Helsinki, and from there tomorrow morning to Istanbul, I spoke in the opening panel of the 2005 Eastern European Business Summit in Stockholm.
Bringing together several hundred CEO's and other chief executives, these meetings have become a rather important gathering discussing these issues.
My task was to try to set the overall scene for the discussions.
For those interested, my remarks as prepared for delivery - what is actually said is always somewhat different - are posted on my web page.
Now off to the airport to head East - to booming Helsinki.