The goal of the Summit100 is to demonstrate readiness and willingness of the business elite from Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Montenegro, as well as of the highest political officials from the region, to take their share of responsibility for creating a vision for strengthening the competitiveness of the national economies, but also of the overall competitiveness potential of Southeast Europe.
Summit100 business leaders, initiative started in 2011 on the annual meeting in Arandjelovac, is the first and unique event of this kind in the region. It is designed to be the first annual high-level regional business-government dialogue, to forge a strong, cohesive voice of future economic and business cooperation in the region. The Summit100’s goal this year is to once again demonstrate the determination of business leaders to take on their share of responsibility in creating the vision and defining terms for fortifying competitiveness of national economies but also competitive potential of the whole Southeastern Europe.
Last year’s Summit100 brought together top 100 business leaders in the region, more than 30 special guests from the most renowned international institutions, presidents of Serbia and Slovenia – Boris Tadić and Danilo Türk, and over 75 media representatives from around the region. The first tangible result of the Summit100 is foundation of the construction consortium Fenix in January 2012. Fenix has originally brought together more than 40 Serbian and Slovenian companies with the aim of cooperation and joint act on third markets. The initiators of this project are the Serbian PSP Farman and Slovenian Hidria. In May 2012, construction companies from Bosnia and Herzegovina have joined the Fenix.
In January 2012 the Managing Board of the Summit100 was formed, with the mission to coordinate tangible actions in order to implement agreements adopted in October 2011, in Arandjelovac. In order to ensure further political support for this initiative, the delegation of Summit100 organized meetings with the President of Slovenia Danilo Türk in November 2011, Serbian President Boris Tadić in January, President of Croatia Ivo Josipović in March, and Montenegrin President Filip Vujanović in May of this year.
The Managing Board of the Summit100 selected three key regional topics for this year: food as growth potential of the region, creative consortiums for entries on third markets and tackling human capital market at the regional level as a way of preventing “brain drain” in the region.
At the closing panel of the Summit100 business leaders shall present joint declaration to political officials from the region, in which they will communicate messages and expectations of business elite, in order to support joint efforts to establish a unified, competitive and prosperous market and better life for all citizens of the region. The political officials will be requested to accept their share of responsibility for achieving the mission and vision of the Summit100 by signing the Declaration.
The Format of the Summit100:
- Two working days event
- 100 business leaders from the region
- Highest political officials from the region
- Guests from international institutions – European Commission, UN, World Bank, IMF, EBRD, EIB, IFC, etc.
- Agenda: panel discussions around predefined topics for this year’s Summit100, closing panel with the highest political officials from the region, networking
- Rule of communication: managers in the role of panelists and moderators (equal with equal), with the participation of economic experts and VIP guests
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SUMMIT100 Business Leaders of Southeast Europe
July 14th and 15th 2014, Hotel Croatia, Cavtat
Final Programme will be given to participants at registration.
Monday July 14th
09:00 – 12:00
11:30 – 12:45
Lunch for participant of Summit100 (hotel restaurant)
12:45 – 14:30
Welcome Summit100 2014 cocktail (brief address of the organizer of Summit100 and the cocktail host, representative of Luka Rijeka)
14:45 – 15:30
Ivica Mudrinić, President, Croatian Employers Association
Damir Kuštrak, President, Summit100 Board and Executive Vice President for Export Markets, Agrokor
Special key note address
Harry van Dorenmalen, Chairman Europe, IBM
15:30 – 17:30
Workshops: Creative partnerships as a regional potential consortiums for creative export and joint approach to the local or third markets
Discussion will be held at 7 round tables with each having two Moderators-Rapporteurs whose roles are to lead the discussion at the tables with top business leaders in the region to identify potential ways, projects or other frameworks of cooperation in the region in the particular sector and to rapport the findings at the end of the workshop to a delegation of states.
Introductory remarks and moderation: Iztok Seljak, Hidria, Feniks and Violeta Bulc, Vibacom
Roundtables topics and co-hosts:
Food and Drinks – co-hosts: Miodrag Kostić, MK Group, and Ljerka Puljić, Agrokor
Energy – co-hosts: Tomaž Berločnik, Petrol and Tomislav Thür, INA Group
Tourism – co-hosts: Jako Andabak, Sunce Concern and Žarko Radulović, Montenegro Stars Hotel Group
Transport and logistics – co-hosts: Ivan Pavlović, Luka Ploče and Eldin Hadžiselimović, ASA Holding
Construction – co-hosts: Filip Filipec, Tehnika and Blagota Radović, Zeta Gradnja
Healthcare and pharmacy – co-hosts: Živko Mukaetov, Alkaloid and Ivo Usmiani, JGL
ICT and services – co-hosts: Ivica Mudrinić, HUP
17:30 – 17:45
17:45 – 19:30
Plenary panel: A New Deal for a New Age
Leaders of Brdo-Brijuni process
Moderators: Damir Kuštrak, Agrokor and Sonja Šmuc, Managers Association of Slovenia
Mr. Ivo Josipović
Mr. Bujar Nishani
Mr. Bakir Izetbegović
Mr. Nebojša Radmanović
Mr. Željko Komšić
Mr. Filip Vujanović
Mrs. Atifete Jahjaga
Mr. Gjorge Ivanov
Mr. Borut Pahor
Mr. Tomislav Nikolić
Delegation will have the opportunity to briefly address the gathering after the brief reports on potentials of regional cooperation by one of the hosts of each table at the Workshop (up to 2 minutes each). After that moderators would lead the discussion with the presidents and engage business leaders to participate in the discussion on how politics can add value to the already existing regional cooperation.
19:30 – 19:40
Joint photographing participants and delegations
19:40 – 20:30
Participants cocktail with the liders of Brdo-Brijuni process
21:00 – 23:00
Gala networking dinner (Smart casual)
Tuesday, July 15th
9:15 – 9:30
Time reserved for VIPnet, Adrian Ježina
9:30 – 10:15
Inspirational Morning Discussion: Nordic Council of Ministers – model of successful regional cooperation of the Nordic countries
Ambassador Elin Flygenring, representative of the Chair for the Nordic Council of Ministers
Introduction and moderator: Milan Petrović, Serbian Association of Managers
10:15 – 10:30
Brief networking break
Plenary Panel: How Investors Look at and See the Region?
Is strong regional business cooperation a potential that adds value to an investment in the region?
What type of coordination (political, administrative, business) is needed to have the region appear as one market
Perspective of the region from the seasoned investors’ point of view
Branko Roglić, Orbico Group
Ihab Kamel, Luštica Bay/ Orascom
Jelena Drakulić- Petrović, Ringier Axel Springer
Introductory remarks and moderators: Maja Piščević, AmCham Serbia and Franjo Bobinac, Gorenje
11:45 – 12:15
12:15 – 13:30
Plenary Panel: Access to Finance for Investment Projects in the Region
Introductory remarks: dr Ivo Šimek, AT Kearney
Dejan Janjatović, Procredit Bank
Janko Medja, NLB banka
Giulio Moreno, EBRD
Moderator: Janez Škrabec, Riko Group
Networking lunch – Farewell drink
Smart Partner of the Summit100 2014
CEA – Croatian Employers’ Association
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