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May 22-23, 2017


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Traditional SBF Bridge Awards

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.

Bukvić at the closing event: Record number of participants from 30 countries worldwide

This year's Sarajevo Business Forum (SBF), which brought together a record number of participants from almost 30 countries, was officially closed.

Al Hawaj: BiH is Dream Country and Has Everything Bahrain Wants

President of Al Hawaj Group of Companies Jawad Yousuf Al Hawaj said at the Sarajevo Business Forum (SBF) 2017 that Bahrain had great respect for Bosnia and Herzegovina, noting that many people mentioned our country as the destination they would love to visit.

The European Perspective: Prospects for SEE Modernization and Harmonization with the EU

Member of the ASA Prevent Group Management Board Ćazim Hamzić said at today's Sarajevo Business Forum (SBF) 2017 that ASA Prevent employed 7000 persons in 15 towns across the country, adding that maintaining stability was their basic business strategy.

Halal Industry is Fastest Growing Industry in World

The second day of this year's Sarajevo Business Forum (SBF) 2017 began with the panel discussion about current opportunities and potential for linking East Asia and South-Eastern Europe.

Zvizdić: Tens of Thousands of Jobs Created in BiH in Past 20 Months

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.

Mesić at SBF: Linking Region Should Be Our Most Important Strategic Goal

Former Croatian President Stjepan Mesić said in his address at Sarajevo Business Forum (SBF) that linking the region was the most important strategic goal for these countries.

Danilo Turk: It is Good that BiH Economy Is Becoming More Independent of Politics

Former Slovenian President Danilo Turk said SBF that the European Union had not initially understood that the way forward involved taking small steps but the Union eventually accepted it, adding that it was good that BiH economy was becoming more independent of politics as BiH Presidency Chairman Mladen Ivanić pointed out today.

Ivanić at SBF: Let Us Set Aside Political Differences and Work on Attracting Investors

Attendees at eighth international investment conference Sarajevo Business Forum 2017 (SBF) were welcomed by the Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Mladen Ivanić who thanked the BBI CEO Amer Bukvić and his team who worked very hard on organizing the SBF for the eighth time.

Hajjar: Bank shall continue to leverage its global and regional presence

President of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, Dr. Bandar Hajjar, says the Bank shall continue to leverage its global and regional presence, extensive client base, and wide range of products and services to support Southeastern Europe’s position as an important international economic corridor between the East and West for trade and investment.

Previous Prominent Participants


Dr. Mladen Ivanić

Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina (2015)

Bakir Izetbegović

Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina (2014)

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

President of the Republic of Turkey

Dr. Ibrahim Abdulaziz Al Assaf

Minister of Finance of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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The Conference is gathering businessmen and project owners from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia on one hand and their counterparts from more than 30 countries worldwide on the other.