Everything is ready for the 25th Kopaonik Business Forum, which will gather more than 1,000 participants and panelists from 4th to 7th March.
The renowned European trendspotting futurologist, Magnus Lindquist will be the Forum’s special guest.
Other expected special guests include Serbian President, Aleksandar Vucic and Prime Minister, Ana Brnabic, Governor of the National Bank of Serbia, Jorgovanka Tabakovic, and President of the Serbian Academy of Arts and Sciences, Vladimir Kostic – President of the Association of Economists of Serbia and Chairman of the Forum’s Programme Committee, Aleksandar Vlahovic said at a press conference.
The Kopaonik Business Forum will last four days this year and will begin on the evening of 4th March with a special event dedicated to digital economy. Serbian PM, Ana Brnabic will officially close the Forum on 7th March.
The four-day forum will a top quality programme with 152 participants, 22 panel discussion, three plenary sessions, six special events and three special addresses. Vlahovic added that about 110 journalists have been registered to cover the Forum so far.
At the press conference, President of the Association of Corporate Directors of Serbia, Dragan Djuričin pointed out that Serbia must rely more on providing services of high added value, which are related to education, science, healthcare and ICT skills, but also focus more on digital transformation primarily in the domain of industry. He added that Serbia today has less than sensational fiscal stability which is, nonetheless, positive.
Vlahovic also announced the participation of numerous government representatives at the Kopaonik Business Forum, including Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Construction Zorana Mihajlovic, ministers Dusan Vujovic, Mladen Sarcevic, Goran Knezevic, Zoran Djordjevic, Vanja Udovicic, Aleksandar Antic and Zlatibor Loncar.
A member of MasterCard’s Managing Board, Timothy Murphy, Deputy Director of the European Department at the IMF, Thanos Arvanitis, Director of the World Bank for the Western Balkans, Linda Van Gelder, EBRD Director for Central and Eastern Europe, Charlotte Ruhe, Dean of the University of Belgrade, Vladimir Bumbasirevic and UNICEF Ambassador to Serbia, Michel Saint-Lot will also participate in the Forum.
Other guests include the Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia, Sam Fabrizi, Director of the EU Integration Office Director, Tanja Miscevis, Regional Manager at the International Finance Corporation, Thomas Lubeck, the Head of the EIB Regional Representation for the Western Balkans, Dubravka Negre and the General Manager for the Balkans at Mastercard, Artur Turemka who will participate in the official programme.
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