The IV International Black Sea Economic Forum will take place on October 24-25, 2013 in Yalta to discuss economic growth and cooperation within the Black Sea region, the press center of the Black Sea Economic Forum said in a statement, reports Ukrinform. “This year, the Forum will focus on vital issues shaping the regional economic agenda, including macroeconomic outlook and breakthrough growth areas, viable models for attracting investments and boosting agricultural production, infrastructure development, as well as spurring growth in tourism and MICE sectors”. It is noted that the event attracted more than 700 participants from 30 countries in three years. As reported, in 2012, Yalta brought together over 200 state officials, experts and business leaders from 21 countries including Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Moldova, Romania, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, the USA, etc. According to experts, The Black Sea Economic Forum is a vibrant platform for the dialogue of leading government and business stakeholders, international experts and media, organized by the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. The Forum contributes to investment attractiveness, economic growth and competitiveness of the Black Sea region overall and Crimea in particular.