Presidency of BiH Patron of the Sarajevo Business Forum 2017
For eight consecutive years now, the Sarajevo Business Forum has brought together leading investors and businessmen from all corners of the world providing them with an opportunity to learn more about investment opportunities in Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as other countries in the region including Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Albania.
This year, SBF2017 will showcase projects from agriculture, energy, education, finance, infrastructure, construction, services, tourism and other industries.
In the past seven years, SBF gathered participants from more than 30 countries.
Last year, this event attracted more than 1.600 participants including 350 accredited journalists and organized more than 250 B2B meetings involving businessmen and entrepreneurs.
This year we expect an even higher number of international investors, entrepreneurs and distinguished statesmen.
Some of the most distinguished guests of the Sarajevo Business Forum included President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of Islamic Development Bank Ahmed Mohammad Ali, former Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir bin Mohamad, former Prime Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davutoğlu and former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg.
In addition, former guests of SBF included Chairman of the Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Sheikh Saleh Kamel, Chairman and Chief Executive Emirates Airline & Group, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar, Khalid bin Mohammed Al Attiyah, Minister for Financial Affairs of UAE, Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf, Minister of Finance of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, former head of the CIA and head of the US Investment Fund "Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co." (KKR) David H. Petraeus, as well as many others.
The organizer of the largest and most important investment conference in the region is Bosnia Bank International (BBI) in cooperation with the Islamic Development Bank (IDB).