• Investing in the western Balkans - workshop

    March 12 2008, 08:30 - 08:30
    Location: AmCham France

    Are you looking for new markets to grow your business?  Are you looking for ways to further improve your company’s operational efficiency?  The countries of the Western Balkans offer you plenty of opportunities right at your doorstep!

    A workshop on investing in the Western Balkans, focusing on Croatia, Serbia, Republic of Macedonia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Albania, and Montenegro.  Find out what this fast developing region can offer to your company or help move along existing investment project.

    Meet the experts from the World Bank Group and the countries of the Western Balkans to find out more about the support services they offer for potential investors!

    Comparative Country Data & Analysis -- Specific Investment Opportunities -- Professional Advice Services -- World Bank Group Financial and Support Services

    Registration and information for all guests, including AmCham members:

    Maja Gedosev                                             
    Marketing Executive                                    
    Invest in the Western Balkans                     
    FIAS, World Bank Group
    Tel: +43-1-535 5382-2113
    Fax: +43-1-535 5382-5115
    Mobile: +43 664 831 0068


    08:30 – 09:00 Registration
    09:00 – 09:10 Welcome, Mr. Philippe Gautier, Private Sector Liaison Officer of the World Bank, MEDEF
    10:10 – 09:20 -- Mr. Dermot Coffey, Program Manager, IIWB – Invest In The Western Balkans Program, World Bank Group / FIAS.  The Western Balkans region as investment location – competitive advantages for investors
    • Political and economic progress in the region
    • Benchmarking factors impacting on investment decisions: business conditions, cost factors, labor conditions, taxation, etc.
    • Case studies and testimonials
    09:20 – 10:30
    The Western Balkan countries in focus – PANEL DISCUSSION
    Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia
    • Specific investment opportunities
    • Greenfield, partnership & joint venture opportunities
    • Incentives and local support
    10:30 – 10:50
    Ms. Maja Gedosev, Marketing Executive, IIWB – Invest In The Western Balkans Program, World Bank Group / FIAS
    World Bank Group support for investors
    • Professional advice and support services
    • Financial instruments and political risk insurance
    10:50 – 11:00 Coffee Break
    11:00 – 11:15 Mr. Fadi Farra, Investment Compact for South East Europe, Private Sector Development Division, “Western Balkans Sector Studies”
    11:15 – 12:00
    Open Forum – Questions and Answers
    12:00 – 14:00
    Bilateral Meetings and networking coccktail

    Individual meetings with the experts to discuss your specific investment projects on an individual basis. Separate registration required.

    World Bank Group and country representatives

    Invest In The Western Balkans program
    Mr. Dermot Coffey, Program Manager
    Ms. Maja Gedosev, Marketing Executive
    Ms. Hrvojka Skokovic, Marketing Executive
    Mr. Harald Jedlicka, Marketing Executive
    Ms. Margit Mischkulnig, Communications Executive   Ph. +43-1-5355382-2115