'Balkans Davos' set to open in Sarajevo

Monday, May 12, 2014

Business delegates prepare to discuss interests in Southeastern Europe at Sarajevo Business Forum

Business delegates prepare to discuss interests in Southeastern Europe at Sarajevo Business Forum

SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina – Business people from around the globe are preparing to meet in Bosnia and Herzegovina to discuss economic cooperation and ways of attracting international investment to Southeastern Europe.

The two-day Fifth Sarajevo Business Forum (SBF), popularly known as the 'Balkans Davos', an international investment conference whose main media sponsor will be the Anadolu Agency, will open in Sarajevo on Wednesday.

“Turkish companies should not think the region is only Bosnia,” said Amer Bukvic, the CEO of Bosna Bank International and organizer of the forum.

“There are more than 40 million people living in the region and it is an opening gate for Europe," he said.

The forum, organized by the Bosna Bank International in collaboration with the Islamic Development Bank, was initially launched by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Business people from Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Macedonia, Slovenia and Serbia, as well as Bosnia and Herzegovina, are expected to join the conference, which will include guests such as Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. 

Delegates including representatives of investment funds and chambers of commerce from Turkey, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Kuwait will also attend, seeking opportunities in energy, infrastructure, agriculture and tourism.

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