Programme

SUMMIT100 Business Leaders of Southeast Europe
CONNECTIVITY
October 16-17, 2017, Hotel Marriott Skopje, Macedonia


Preliminary program (as of 13th October, 2017)
Monday, October 16th

09:00 – 10:00

Registration and Energizing Welcome
Smoothie Power Bar powered by EOS Matrix

10:00 – 10:30

Grand Opening on the Importance of Connectivity in the Regiony
Addresses by
Zhivko Mukaetov, Alkaloid and Summit100 President of the Board: How Summit100 Has Turned Into a Leading Regional Business Platform and What Comes Next
Special Guest – Gjorge Ivanov, President of Macedonia: Macedonian View on Regional Perspective

10:30 – 11:30

Special Key Note Address by Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Transport followed by a moderated discussion led by Iztok Seljak, Edison coordinator and SUMMIT100 Vice President of the Board

11:30 – 12:00

Networking break

12:00 – 12:40

Electrifying Motivation or What Lies Ahead?Dr. Alexander Kotouc, Head of Project Management BMW i, BMW Group

12:40 – 14:00

Plenary panel: E-Mindset for Electrifying Growth Based on Connectivity

Panelists:
Kocho Angushev, Deputy Prime Minister, Macedonia
Ismir Jusko, Minister of Transport and Communication, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Iztok Seljak, Hidria
Peter Boras, RoboticsX

Special Key Note Introduction on How Sharing is a New Word for Caring i.e. Inspiration of Global Dimension: Davor Tremac, Uber

Moderated by Almir Jazvin, Prevent Group

Brief description of the panel topic:
Globally, as the society, we are in the midst of a changing paradigm from the centuries long period of seemingly unlimited natural resources to a sustainable carbon-free economy and society of the future, in order to save our planet and civilisation. Aiming at at green mobility of the future, de-carbonisation of road transport is one of critical and thus priority tasks. As Balcans has in the past continually been a part of the problem and has been tipically and still today, lagging behind in overall development, we in Samit 100 are aiming at the prosperous Balkans of the future, becoming a part of solution and providing global break-through innovation. One of the break through projects could be Edison – Green Balcanica, aiming to electrify the region and introduce sharing philosophy in transport. The aim of the panel is to try to find the quantum leap for the region to overstep the setbacks and become the innovative and connected hub for Europe in either green mobility or any other electrifying growth potential opportunity.

14:00 – 15:15

Networking Lunch

15:15 – 16:30

Plenary panel: I Had a Dream of a Free Cargo Region or How to Turn a Summit100 Dream into Reality

Panelists:
Dragan Bokan, Voli
Mihailo Janković, Nectar Group
Zoran Kostovski, Alkaloid
Gazmend Abrashi, Exclusive Group
Peter Gašperšič, Minister, Ministry of Infrastructure of the Republic of Slovenia
Osman Nurković, Minister of Transport and Maritime Affairs, Montenegro

Moderated by Sonja Šmuc, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia and Ivan Mišetić, Atlantic Group

Brief description of the panel topic:
Transport and interconnectivity are vital elements of regional cooperation and economic development. Region of SE Europe is lacking in development and stability also due to hindering transportation routes: for instance, it takes 12 hours to come from Skopje to Sarajevo, via road or air. There are different ways how to improve interconnectivity and traffic. Very effective method is acceleration of cargo along the SEE route, especially commercial and heavy duty vehicles with a process of swift border controls. Our aim is to enable free cargo flow without national borders stoppages/controls/custom clearance, by applying the valid related EU regulations for cargo. The vision of creating a ‘schengen-like’ region for transport would be possible with synchronized procedures and a support of an integrated IT system.

16:30 – 17:00

Networking break

17:00 – 18:30

Plenary panel: From Berlin via Vienna, Paris and Trieste to Prosperous Reality or How to Make Ideas and Projects Work for the Region Thru Berlin Process

Panelists:
Branko Azeski, Economic Chamber of Macedonia and WB6 CIF Managing Board
Marko Čadež, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia and Chairman of WB6 CIF Managing Board
Miljan Ždrale, EBRD
Bas Bakker, IMF
Kenneth Broman, Nordic Council of Ministers
Goran Svilanović, Regional Cooperation Council

Signing of Memorandum of Understanding on Mutual Cooperation between Summit100 and WB6 CIF

Moderated by Jelena Radulović, Summit100 and Eldin Hadžiselimović, ASA Holding

Brief description of the panel topic:
There is a growing number of regional platforms and forums all aimed at improving relationships within the region and using synergies, exisiting and still to be unlocked in securing higher growth for regional economies. The idea of the panel is to talk about synergies and how we can be stronger and more efficient in joining efforts and capacities while all aiming for a more connected, more competitive and more growth oriented region. What can we learn from Norden experience? How EU model can be applied in the region? How does our region look from the outside? And what are connecting dots for creating strong, cohesive and efficient regional platform to support businesses and investments. How that strong, cohesive and efficient platform can build on on Berlin process?

20:15 – 20:45

Transport from Marriott to gala event

20:45– 23:00

Gala networking dinner celebrating CONNECTIVITY powered by Tikveš, Macedonia’s Finest

Tuesday, October 17

08:30 – 08:45

Wake Up For Real – Coffee Time

08:45 – 10:00

Morning panel: I Love the Shape of You, My Dear Digital or How Industry Transformation is Shaping Our Lives?

Panelists:
Srdjan Šaper, I&F McCann Grupa
Vladimir Eftimoski, Stopanska Banka Bitola
Darko Dujić, Ceneje Group & Shopper’s Mind, Slovenia
Zenel Batagelj, Valicon

Moderated by Franjo Bobinac, Gorenje

Key Note Introduction on the Scenario of the Future: Carsten Beck, Director of Research, Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies

Brief description of the panel topic:
The aim of the panel is to try to find some of the answers on some of the following questions: What does digital mean in today’s business? Is it a Hamlet-type of dillema – to be or not to be? Is it a hype? Should we control digital or should we allow digital to control us? How to get on top of it or how to make it work for you and your business? Can digital make more profits for you? How digital is changing your end users/ consumers? What lies ahead or how to stay tuned in to market dynamics by using digital?

10:00 – 10:15

Brief coffee energizing break

10:15 – 12:30

Creative Workshops: Yes, We Can or Let’s Make Regional Partnerships and Projects for Creative Export and Joint, More Competitive Approach to the Local or Third Markets

Creative Workshops

Brief by Nikola Vuković, Boston Consulting Group and Filip Glavan, Boston Consulting Group

1. Energy Agenda
Moderators/ Rapporteurs: Tomaž Orešič, GGE, Anton Papež,Interenergo and Francesco Corbo, EBRD

2. Knowledge-based Economy
Moderators/ Rapporteurs: Srđan Janićijević, Mokra Gora School of Management, Sonja Radović Jelovac, Synthesis and Marjan Bojadzhiev, University American College

3. Food & Beverages / Branding the Origin
Moderators/ Rapporteurs: Radoš Vukičević, Tikveš, Marija Desivojević Cvetković, Delta Holding

4. Digital Economy
Moderators/ Rapporteurs: Dejan Turk, Telekom Austria, Vladan Živanović, NCR and Armin Talić, Bit Alliance

5. Tourism

Moderators/ Rapporteurs: Silvija Lovreta, Marriot International, Siniša Topalović, Horwath HTL and Dino Selimović, BBI

Discussion will be held at round tables with each having two Moderators-Rapporteurs whose roles are to prepare the discussion, select the discussion participants, 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 plenary rapport the findings at the end of the workshop (one moderator per topic).

10:15 – 10:30 Introduction and instructions
10:30 – 11:50 Discussion at roundtables
11:50 – 12:30 Plenary presentation of the ideas of regional cooperation

12:30 – 13:30

Networking Lunch

13:30 – 15:00

Plenary Panel:Can the Region Compete at the Global Playfield

Panelists:
Zoran Zaev, Prime Minister, Macedonia
Denis Zvizdić, Prime Minister, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Edi Rama, Prime Minister, Albania
Duško Marković, Prime Minister, Montenegro

Moderated by Zhivko Mukaetov, Alkaloid and Summit100 President of the Board and Svetlana Vuksanović, Montenegro Employers’ Association and Philip Morris International

15:00 – 15:10

Photo op with Prime Ministers

15:10–16:00

Farewell cocktail powered by Imperial Tobacco