In April, Japanese Business Alliance in Serbia intensified its regular activities of supporting Japanese investors in Serbia and promoting Serbia as an investment destination.
Japanese companies in Serbia as employers enjoy favorable perception in the local market, taking into account their long-term operations, reliability of their projects, observance of obligations to employees and investments in their career development, it was concluded at the panel “What Makes Serbia an Attractive Destination for Foreign (Japanese) Investors?”. It was also stated that Japanese investment play a significant role as a mechanism for retaining young people in their communities as well as supporting their career advancement.
On the other hand, the investors are faced with the challenge of highly-skilled or labor force in general lack at the locations where they implement their projects. In this regard, JBAS expressed its readiness to actively contribute to the development of labor market in Serbia through the support of further specialization and employee mobility in order to improve the business environment and investment climate. It is expected that the completion of the undertaken infrastructure projects will result in greater flexibility when it comes to the availability of workforce in various regions of Serbia.
It was also emphasized that Japanese investors view access to the markets of the European Union and Russia, strong tradition of industrial production, and support to FDI by the Government of Serbia as three most important pillars of Serbia as an investment destination.
Our speakers Vladimir Tomic, Head of Strategic Investments of the Development Agency of Serbia, Aleksandar Hangimana, CEO of ManpowerGroup Serbia, Takamaso Yano, CEO of Mitsubishi Motors Serbia and Goran Pekez, President of JBAS also presented other impressions and recommendations.
The panel is available at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZesbJnaKGmM
Japanese Business Alliance in Serbia is especially grateful to Manpower Group Serbia for organizing this event.