08.45
Registration opens – Coffee/Tea
09.30
A STRONG BANKING SYSTEM FOR SUSTAINABLE GROWTH

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?

Opening Remarks:

Dragana Stanic, Vice Governor, National Bank of Serbia

Panel Discussion:

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

10.30
FROM BRAIN DRAIN TO BRAIN GAIN

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?

Opening Remarks:

Dr Slavica Djukic Dejanovic, Minister without portfolio responsible for demographic and population policy

Panel Discussion:

Zoran Martinovic, Director, National Employment Service
Francine Pickup, Resident Representative, UNDP
Zoran Tadic, CEO, Neofyton

Speaker & Chair:  Milos Tucakovic, Managing Partner, Stanton Chase

11.15
PROMOTING CONNECTIVITY IN SOUTH EAST EUROPE

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?

 Opening Remarks:

Ministry of Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure of Serbia
 Nedjo Trninic,Minister of Traffic and Communications of Republika Srpska

Panel Discussion:

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

12.30
Break – Coffee/Tea
12.45
GLOBAL CHAMPIONS AND THEIR IMPACT IN THE ECONOMY

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

14.00
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

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

 

14.45
Closing Remarks – End of Conference – Light Lunch