Bosna Bank International (BBI), in cooperation with its shareholders (Islamic Development Bank, Dubai Islamic Bank and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank) and other international partners, is the organizer of the annual International Investment Conference - Sarajevo Business Forum. The Conference was initially organized in 2010 and since then, has been held every year. The conference has been positioned as one of the most important business and investment events for Southeastern Europe.Know More
This year's Sarajevo Business Forum (SBF), which brought together a record number of participants from almost 30 countries, was officially closed.
Panel “European Perspective: Prospects for SEE Modernization and Harmonization with the EU” offered highly interesting insights and discussions which were moderated by the Dean of the Faculty of Economics of the SSST and a renowned Bosnian-Herzegovinian economic expert
Mr. A.K. Tareen, Chairman, AKT Strategic Consulting LLP, India, moderator „Business starts when people see opportunity to trade. When that happens, everything else starts, employment, development... Creating opportunity is a key for us, a new silk road is example for this, and it will bring growth for region. Governments have a key role, and they can put strategic way forward. “
Moderated by Dr Matej Živković, Commissioner, Securities Commission of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Ambassador Franc But, Head of Department for Bilateral Economic Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Slovenia
An economy that addresses special needs of the industry is growing worldwide and not exclusively in the Muslim majority countries. This is particularly true for halal product market which is now faced with growing challenges to meet increased demand, create a legal environment that taps into this multi-trillion dollar market and define and harmonize standards. This was the topic of the special round table dedicated to Islamic economy which was organized as a parallel session at the Sarajevo Business Forum 2017.
Each year, the Sarajevo Business Forum (SBF) incorporates new projects with the purpose of improving the regional business environment and supporting new ideas, successful companies and individuals. This year, SBF 2017 will once again acknowledge those who have gone above and beyond in their respected fields.
Connecting the regions was the focus of the second panel of the Sarajevo Business Forum: Southeast Europe – Bridging the East and West, because of its benefits for the economy as an end result. Panelists agreed that the role of Southeast Europe in connecting the Europe and Asia would only grow in importance.
Western Balkans can have a bright future by integrating more at a regional level with the EU
During the panel discussion "One Region, One Economy - Connectivity and Potential ", the participants said that establishing connection in the region should not be limited only to linking the Southeast European countries, but rather include considering the opportunity outside this region.
Chairman of the Council of Ministers Denis Zvizdić said at Sarajevo Business Forum 2017 (SBF) that tens of thousands of jobs were created in BiH in the past 20 months, especially in the private sector.
Director-General for Enlargement Negotiations and Neighborhood, European Commission