First regional summit of business leaders in Arandjelovac, October 06 – 08, 2011

26. 07. 2011
Serbia will host the first regional summit of business leaders from Serbia, Croatia Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Macedonia, titled the Summit100 Business Leaders of Southeast Europe – Agreement for New Age, in the Izvor Hotel, Arandjelovac, on October 06-08.

SUMMIT100 BUSINESS LEADERS OF SOUTHEAST EUROPE

Agreement for New Age
Connecting of business public above politics

Belgrade, July 26, 2011
Serbia will host the first regional summit of business leaders from Serbia, Croatia Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Macedonia, titled the Summit100 Business Leaders of Southeast Europe – Agreement for New Age, in the Izvor Hotel, Arandjelovac, on October 06-08. The Summitt100 is organised in the aim of having business leaders propose specific solutions and assume their share of responsibility for strengthening competition of national economies of the countries and the overall competitiveness potential of SEE, through a constructive dialogue and final documents. President of the Republic of Serbia, Mr Boris Tadić, has confirmed his attendance, while the arrival of the highest political officials of Croatia and Slovenia is expected. The Summit organiser is the Serbian Association of Managers (SAM), in cooperation with the Croatian Association of Employers (HUP) and the Association of Managers of Slovenia (MAS).
“This is a serious story, where keywords are responsibility, common interest, regional vision. Our aim is to stimulate and create a platform for connecting business leaders, successful people with a proven track record in their respective industries, individuals who look beyond border crossings and deeper into the future. Our idea is not to open new chapters of politics or deal with bureaucratic and administrative barriers. Selected participants of the Summit100 will have a huge responsibility to seriously consider and provide constructive proposals and solutions in order to open opportunities and use a vast potential for increasing the competitiveness of this market with 22 million people under the circumstances of the global economic crisis and imbalanced dynamics of the EU association. With this event, we wish to create conditions for establishing trust and constructive dialogue with the highest political officials in the region, in the aim of supporting joint efforts in creating a unique, competitive and prosperous market and a better life for all citizens of the region,” underlines Mrs Maja Piščević, Director of the Summit100 and CEO and Chairwoman of the BoD in the SAM.
The Summit100 will gather 100 business leaders of the region, highest political officials and special guests from international institutions (European Commission, UN, World Bank, IMF, EBRD, EIB, IFC, leading European banks present in the region, such as Intesa SanPaolo, UniCredit, Raiffeisen, NLB), and the media. A working part of the Summit will include panel discussions, where a dialogue on the following subjects for this year’s Summit100 will be initiated: energy and energy efficiency, infrastructure and logistics and joint appearance at third markets. President Boris Tadić and the highest political officials of Croatia and Slovenia will participate in the central panel discussion.
The aim of the Summit100 is to initiate the establishment of a network of business leaders willing to assume responsibility within their capacities for increasing the competitiveness of the whole region. Their commitment to these objectives will be formalised through documents of the Summit100, which will serve as maps for the continuation of active engagement of the Summit100 participants in the implementation and evaluation of results between two annual summits.

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