Undoubtedly banking sector plays a crucial role in Serbia’s economic growth. Although lately the sector has undergone significant restructuring, more needs to be done to improve business operation and results that will benefit all. What strategies should be followed in order to secure a robust and reliable banking system?
Dragana Stanic, Vice Governor, National Bank of Serbia
Slavica Pavlovic, President of the Executive Board, Eurobank
Jelena Galic, President of the Executive Board, AIK Bank
Vojislav Lazarevic, President of the Executive Board, Addiko Bank
Chair: Katarina Ocokoljic, Secretary of the Association of Financial Institutions, PKS & Member of the ICC Banking Commission
Brain drain is costing Serbia up to 1.2 billion euro a year. Improving public finances, securing stable growth and foreign investment inflows are key components to secure value-added jobs. What’s more to be done?
Dr Slavica Djukic Dejanovic, Minister without portfolio responsible for demographic and population policy
Zoran Martinovic, Director, National Employment Service
Francine Pickup, Resident Representative, UNDP
Zoran Tadic, CEO, Neofyton
Speaker & Chair: Milos Tucakovic, Managing Partner, Stanton Chase
Connectivity has historically been the key to success. The better connected a region is the more business it is able to generate and the more ties it can forge. What competitive advantages does Serbia possess in terms of connectivity and infrastructure? In which areas is Serbia lagging behind its peers that could be further developed?
Ministry of Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure of Serbia
Nedjo Trninic,Minister of Traffic and Communications of Republika Srpska
Zsuzsanna Hargitai, Regional Head for Western Balkans, EBRD
Antonio Lorenzo, Head of Unit-Lending Operations in Croatia and Western Balkans, European Investment Bank
Simon Ellis, Program Leader for Western Balkans, World Bank, Vienna
Sotirios Theofanis, Chairman of the Board & Managing Director, Thessaloniki Port Authority SA
Chair: Dragijana Radonjic Petrovic, Vice President, Serbian Association of Economists
Large corporations have an impact on host country, often in complex and imperceptible ways. Provision of significant employment and training to the labour force, transfer of skills and expertise, helping to develop the quality of the host labour force and adding to the host country GDP through their spending with local suppliers and through capital investment are only some of the benefits. How can Serbia maximize this impact?
Yana Mikhailova, CEO, Nestlé South East Market
Ivo Ivanovski, Director for M&A, International Affairs and Regulation Telekom Austria Group
Ana Govedarica, General Manager, ROCHE
Vladimir Cupic, Director, Atlantic Group
Erich Cossutta, President, Confindustria Serbia
Chair: Aleksandar Medjedovic, Executive Board Member - Turkish German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Berlin/Germany
As AI becomes more sophisticated, there is an increase in algorithmic decision-making in all aspects of the society, in healthcare and education, in the justice system, in recruitments, in finance and giving loans and in optimising how consumers are targeted. How can Serbia capitalize on the technological revolution?
Aleksandra Vuksanović Kurtović,CEO of Atom partner and Member of Board of Directors at AIGO
Marko Kazic, CEO, Zamphyr OÜ
PhD Dusan Barac, Professor, Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade
PhD Drazen Draskovic, Assist. Professor, The Depart. of Computer Science & IT, School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade
Chair: Aleksandar Medjedovic, Executive Board Member, Turkish-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Berlin/Germany