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Skopje to host Summit100 Business Leaders of SEE

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Summit100 Business Leaders of SEE which opens on Monday in Skopje is an unique business initiative that gathers over 150 business leaders from the region of South East Europe, four Western Balkans Prime Ministers and EU officials.

Summit’s key topic is connectivity in different areas and at different levels. Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Transport will deliver keynote address which will be joined by renowned business leaders, representatives of leading companies in the region, such as Hidria, ASA Group, Atlas Foundation, Atlantic Group, Gorenje, BMW, Podravka, Philip Morris, BBI, Uber, Bambi as well as representatives of international financial institutions such as the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the International Finance Corporation, the European Investment Bank, the World Bank and many other business representatives.

Zhivko Mukaetov, Alkaloid and Summit100 President of the Board, and President Gjorge Ivanov will officially open the event. Panel with prime ministers from the countries in the region will also be held. The presence of the prime ministers of Macedonia, Albania and Montenegro and the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of BiH has been confirmed.

PM Zoran Zaev is invited to address the plenary panel “A new deal for a new age or Can the Region Compete at the Global Playfield” which will focus on topics of energy, knowledge-based economies, branding, the digital economy and the strategies for connecting the region and for joint initiatives in the sphere of tourism.

Zhivko Mukaetov said that the event is unique opportunity for real connectivity and sharing common potential of the countries in the region.

Summit100 is the first regional initiative of this kind, designed to be a strong, cohesive voice of future economic cooperation and, above all, for the business leaders to make a tangible contribution toward improving business relationship and competitiveness of the entire region.

The organisers of the Summit100 are the Managers’ Association of Slovenia (MAS), Serbian Association of Managers (SAM), Croatian Employers’ Association (HUP), Atlas Foundation, Alkaloid Skopje, ASA Holding and BBI Bank.