The Slovenian Business Club (SPK) has held a meeting with guest participants Željko Ožegović, Serbian State Secretary at the Ministry of State Administration and Local Self-Government, and Gregor Virant, former Slovenian Minister of Public Administration and current Director of the Strategic Unit for the implementation of projects on behalf of the office of the Prime Minister of Serbia.
One of the biggest business associations in Serbia - the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) - declared the winners of the Leaders In Change Award, which is given to both companies and individuals that achieved top business results and introduced innovations to their activities.
The Kuwaiti Ambassador to Serbia H.E. Mr. Yousef Ahmad Abdulsamad held a reception at the Belgrade hotel Metropol in honour of the 55th anniversary of Kuwait’s independence and 25th anniversary of the country’s liberation.
The Slovenian Business Club (SPK) organized a working breakfast with the Slovenian Minister of Economic Development and Technology Zdravko Počivalšek. In the presence of many Club members, the breakfast attendees spoke about the good and bad experiences of doing business in Serbia. They also identified parafiscal fees and tendering procedures as the biggest problems associated with their operations in Serbia.
Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić and the Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia, H.E. Michael Davenport, officially opened a satellite unit of the Draževac Primary School in Poljane, Municipality of Obrenovac. The EU has donated a total of €9.5 million in financial assistance for the postflood reconstruction of Obrenovac.
Within the traditional anniversary of the death of British doctor Elisabeth Ross, the embassies of the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada, in cooperation with the National Museum in Kragujevac, organised a photographic exhibition entitled “Allied Medical Missions in Serbia 1914-1918: The Role of the UK, Australia and Canada” at the Residence of Prince Mihailo.
The cultural event “Celebrate Australia” has been held at Belgrade City Hall, hosted by H.E. Julia Feeney, Ambassador of Australia to Serbia, and Belgrade City Manager Goran Vesić. Milijana Nikolić, an opera singer of Australian-Serbian origin, performed at the event, while an exhibition of Aboriginal art was also staged.
The Nusantara Association of Serbian-Indonesian Friendship and the Embassy of Indonesia, in cooperation with Belgrade City Library, organised a presentation of Indonesia’s largest fair – Indonesia Trade Expo.
UNIQA osiguranje, one of the five most successful insurance companies operating in Serbia, has marked the start of its tenth year of successful, socially responsible operations in Serbia. Over the course of the past nine years, UNIQA has invested over €60 million in different spheres of business. It successfully completed the process of acquiring Basler Insurance, worth around €9 million, after which UNIQA Serbia boasts 730 employees, 33 branches and more than 400 points of sale.
Under the auspices of its strategic cooperation with the Belgrade Faculty of Organisational Sciences, Societe Generale Bank has organised a competitive case study on the subject of small businesses, within the elective Bank Management course. Participating students during the winter semester presented their ideas, with the winning team awarded a three-week work placement in the bank, where members will gain the business experience vital to their further professional development.
The conclusion of a recent meeting between members of the Nordic Business Alliance in Serbia and ministers in the Serbian Government could be summarized as being that predictability of doing business, rule of law, a good legislative framework and the implementation of law represent the basic conditions for the promotion of investment and doing business in Serbia.
The Association of Young Entrepreneurs of Serbia organised the second largest competition of start-up companies in the country, called “Ring Serbia”, held on the premises of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
“VisMedic” – an online clinic that enables patients to consult with their doctors via online video chats and messaging – has won the title of the best start-up company in the country.
HRH Crown Princess Katherine, accompanied by Kathy Fanslow, president of humanitarian organisation LifeLine Chicago, and her daughter, Tracy Armstrong, presented an ultrasound machine and hospital beds to the Narodni Front Maternity Hospital in Belgrade, marking a donation worth a total of $27,000.
After months of renovation, the Goethe-Institut in Belgrade has reopened to the public. Serbian Minister of Culture and Information, Ivan Tasovac, German Ambassador to Serbia, H.E. Axel Dittmann, Bruno Gross, member of the management board of the Goethe-Institut, and Matthias Müller-Wieferig,
Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State Administration and Local Self- Government, Kori Udovički, met with the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, H.E. Lee Dohoon, and agreed to cooperation between the two countries in the field of e-government.
This cooperation will be of great importance to Serbia, considering that Korea’s e-government has been ranked number one in the world for three consecutive years by the United Nations.
First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia, Ivica Dačić, hosted a New Year’s reception at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for heads of diplomatic missions and international organisations, as well as media directors and senior editors. Speaking on this occasion, Dačić said that Serbia’s international position has strengthened in the past year.
H.E. Ambassador of Qatar to Serbia, Sheikh Mubarak Fahad J.M. Al-Thani, hosted a reception to mark his country’s national day, at which he said that the two countries have very friendly relations. Noting that many Serbian people are among the more than 1.5 million foreigners working in Qatar, the Ambassador reminded attendees that Serbian company “Energoprojekt” has been doing business in Qatar successfully for 25 years already.