October 1st 2018

The Economist Events
Seventh EU-Southeast Europe Summit
A sustainable recovery for the Balkans?
Serbia in a leading role

October 4th-5th 2018
Metropol Palace, Belgrade

As southeast Europe is searching for ways to boost innovation and competitiveness and to raise the skills and education level, the Seventh EU-Southeast Europe Summit by The Economist Events entitled “A sustainable recovery for the Balkans? – Serbia in a leading role” sets questions and proposals regarding growth and investments within the context of the current challenges in the region.

EU-integration and regional stability, EU enlargement, Brexit, trade policy, fiscal policy and innovation but also the developments in Serbia’s political and economic environment are also some of the main topics that will be discussed in the forthcoming summit in Belrgrade on October 4th and 5th 2018 at the Metropol Palace.

Confirmed speakers include:
Ana Brnabić, Prime minister, Serbia
John Bruton, Former prime minister, Ireland
Aleksandar Antić, Minister of mining and energy, Serbia
Jadranka Joksimović, minister for European integration, Serbia
Siniša Mali, Minister of finance, Serbia
Lilyana Pavlova, Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2018
Mladen Šarčević, Minister of education, science and technological development, Serbia
Denis Keefe, UK ambassador to Serbia
Kyle Randolph Scott, US ambassador to Serbia
Genoveva Ruiz Calavera, Director in charge of the Western Balkans, Directorate-General for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, European Commission
Maja Andjelkovic, Team leader for Serbia Research Innovation and Technology Transfer Project, The World Bank
Slavko Caric, Chairman of the executive board, Erste Bank Serbia
Jelena Galić, Chief executive officer, AIK Banka
Ian Lesser, executive director, Transatlantic Centre, vice-president for foreign policy, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
Alexis Minte, Loan officer, lending operations in the Western Balkans, European Investment Bank
Peter Tabak, Associate director and lead regional economist for Croatia, Russia, Serbia and Slovenia, EPG department, EBRD
Konstantin Simonov, Founder and director general, National Energy Security Fund, Russia
Paolo Scaroni, Deputy chairman/ former CEO, Rothschild Group/ ENI
Kirk Vallis, Creativity & innovation expert

Conference website:

Gold sponsor:
 Henley & Partners
Bronze sponsors:  AIK Banka, Erste Bank, Invest Cyprus
Communication sponsors:  Blic, Tanjug News Agency, SeeNews, To Vima, Ta Nea
Contributor:  Hanikian Law Firm
Logistics supplier:  DHL
IT Sponsor: Sieben-Pobuca
Supporting organisation:  Advantage Austria

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