THE 2014 KOPAONIK BUSINESS FORUM
Changing Serbia in a Changing Europe
Kopaonik Convention Center
March 4-6, 2014
AGENDA
March 3, 2014 REGISTRATION AND WELCOME
19:30-20:30
Registration
20:30-21:30
MK Group Welcome Party
March 4, 2014 WAY FORWARD FOR STRUCTURAL REFORMS
09:30-10:00
Opening Ceremony
Aleksandar Vlahovic, President, Serbian Association of Economists
Toplica Spasojevic, President, Serbian Association of Corporate Directors
10:00-11:00
Plenary Session 1: Political and Economic Fact Sheet
Keynote Speakers:
Ivica Dacic, Prime Minister, Government of the Republic of Serbia
Jorgovanka Tabakovic, Governor, National Bank of Serbia
Zeljko Sertic, President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia
11:00-11:30
Special guest
Michael Landesmann, Scientific Director, Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies
11:30-12:00
Coffee Break
12:00-13:30
Plenary Session 2: How Competitive Are We?
Pavle Petrovic, President, Fiscal Council Republic of Serbia
Dragan Djuricin, Forum Chairperson
Ljubo Jurcic, President, Croatian Association of Economists
Danica Purg, President, IEDC Bled School of Management
13:30-15:00
Plenary Session 3: Macroeconomic Stability: How Stable Are We Actually
Keynote Speaker and Moderator
Dusan Vujovic, Preffesor, FEFA
Panelists:
Nebojsa Savic, President of the Council of the Governor, National Bank of Serbia/Professor, FEFA
Miroljub Labus, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade
Vladimir Vuckovic, Member of the Fiscal Council
Mirko Cvetkovic, Consultant/Former Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Republic of Serbia
Tony Verheijen, World Bank Office Director in Serbia
Matteo Patrone, Managing Director, EBRD in Serbia
15:00-17:00
Jeep UNIQA ski race and party
17:00-19:30
Networking
19:30-21:00
Panel 1: What to Do to Expand Insurance Sector
Keynote Speaker and Moderator:
Boris Marovic, Serbian Association of Economists
Panelists:
Dusko Jovanovic, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Association of Serbian Insurers/General Manager,
Sava Insurance
Branko Krstonosic, President of the Board, Wiener Städtische Insurance
Franz Weiler, Executive Director, UNIQA International
Adamantios Chatzistylis, CEO, AXA Insurance
Olivera Andrijasevic, Partner, Ernst&Young
Snezana Ristanovic, CEO, Raiffeisen Future
Dragan Markovic, CEO, Triglav Insurance
Vladan Manic, Secretary General, Association of Serbian Insurers
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21:00-22:00
Panel 2: New Regulatory Framework for Banks: Deleveraging and Capital Hedge
Keynote Speaker and Moderator:
Slavko Caric, President of the Executive Board, Erste Bank
Panelists:
Vladimir Cupic, President of the Executive Board, Aik banka
Goran Pitic, President of the Board, Societe Generale Bank Serbia/Professor, FEFA
Zoran Vojnovic, President of the Executive Board, Hypo Alpe-Adria Bank
Claudio Cesario, President of Management Board, UniCredit Bank Serbia
Dejan Janjatovic, Member of the Executive Board, ProCredit Bank
22:00-23:00
Panel 3: Another Way to Recovery
Keynote Speaker:
Dejan Soskic, Professor, Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade
Moderator:
Aleksandar Vlahovic, President, Serbian Association of Economists
Panelists:
Goran Jesic, Vice President, Government of Vojvodina
Cedomir Jovanovic, Member of Parliament, National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia
Dusan Petrovic, Member of Parliament, National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia
Miroljub Aleksic, President, Municipality of Trstenik
Sasa Radulovic, Former Minister, Ministry of Economy
23:00-00:30
Ernst & Young Midnight Party
March 5, 2014 ECONOMIC AND STRUCTURAL POLICIES: NEW FRAMEWORK
09:30-10:30
Plenary Session 4: Reforming Mindset
Keynote Speakers:
Lazar Krstic, Minister, Minister of Finance, Government of the Republic of Serbia
Zorana Mihajlovic, Minister, Ministry of Energy, Development and Environmental Protection
Igor Mirovic, Acting Minister, Ministry of Economy
10:30-12:00
Plenary Session 5: Acceleration of Accession Process to the EU: What Is to Be Done
Keynote Speaker and Moderator:
Ivan Vujacic, Professor, Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade
Panelists:
Tanja Miscevic, Head of Negotiating Team for Accession of the Republic of Serbia to the EU
Michael Davenport, Head of the European Union Delegation in Serbia
Michael Kirby, U.S. Ambassador to Serbia
Heinz Wilhelm, German Ambassador to Serbia
François-Xavier Deniau, French Ambassador to Serbia
Johannes Eigner, Austrian Ambassador to Serbia
Giuseppe Manzo, Italian Ambassador to Serbia
12:00-12:30
Coffee Break
12:30-14:00
Panel 4: Industrial Policy in Energy Sector
(Parallel track)
Keynote Speaker and Moderator:
Aca Markovic, Chairperson, Electric Power Industry of Serbia
Panelists:
Zorana Mihajlovic, Minister, Ministry of Energy, Development and Environmental Protection
Dusan Bajatovic, CEO, Srbijagas
Aleksandar Obradovic, CEO, Electric Power Industry of Serbia
Ljubomir Aksentijevic, Special Advisor to the Minister of Energy, Development and Environmental
Protection
Nikola Petrovic, CEO, Elektromreza Srbije
Tomislav Micovic, Secretary General, Association of Oil Companies of Serbia
Goran Novakovic, Partner, Energowind
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12:30-14:00
Panel 5: Privatization, SOEs Reform, Regional Development and Competitiveness Improvement
(Parallel track)
Keynote Speaker and Moderator:
Dragijana Radonjic Petrovic, Vice President, Serbian Association of Economists
Panelists:
Sinisa Mali, Economic Advisor to Serbian Deputy Prime Minister
Ljerka Puljic, Vice President, Agrokor, Croatia
Edvard Jakopin, Assistant Minister, Ministry of Regional Development and Local Self-Government
Dragan Loncar, Professor, Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade
Vladislav Cvetković, Director, Advisory Markets Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers Belgrade
Zoran Cirovic, Charman, Securities Commission Republic of Serbia
14:00-15:30
Panel 6: Industrial Policy in ICT Sector
(Parallel track)
Keynote Speaker and Moderator:
Milos Djurkovic, CEO, Hewlett Packard/President, American Chamber of Commerce in Serbia
Panelists:
Dejan Turk, CEO, VIP mobile
Ove Fredheim, CEO, Telenor
Jovan Radunovic, President of the Managing Board, RATEL
Aleksandar Bakoc, CEO, Algotech
Milos Nikolic, COO, IBM
14:00-15:30
Panel 7: Junior Achievement Serbia: youth/education/entrepreneurship
(Parallel track)
Keynote Speaker:
Michael Kirby, U.S. Ambassador to Serbia
Moderator:
Darko Radicanin, Executive Director, JA Serbia
Panelists:
Svetlana Kisic, Chairman of the Board, JA Serbia/Special Advisor, Economics Institute
Kori Udovicki, Director, Center for Advanced Economic Studies
Vidosava Dzagic, Vice-president, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia
Darko Budec, CEO, Buck
Jovan Milic, Student, Technical school "May 15", Nis
15:30-19:00
Networking
19:00-20:00
Special Event: How to optimize taxes for foreign investors - Transfer pricing and Value added tax as
examples for Serbias way torwards Europe
Leitner Leitner
20:00-21:30
Panel 8: Is There Any Alternative to Reindustrialization: The Business View
Keynote Speaker and Moderator:
Toplica Spasojevic, President, Serbian Association of Corporate Directors
Panelists:
Milan Beko, President, Luka Beograd
Miodrag Kostic, Chairperson, MK Group
Slobodan Petrovic, CEO, IMLEK
Branislav Grujic, President, PSP Farman
21:30-23:00
Panel 9: The Role of Foreign Investors in Turnaround
Keynote Speaker and Moderator:
Symeon Tsomokos, President, Business Council Greece-Serbia
Panelists:
Christian Otto Neu, CEO, DDOR Novi Sad
Ronald Seeliger, CEO, Hemofarm
Filippos Karamanolis, President of the Executive Board, Eurobank
Stathis Natsis, Group Executive Director Overseas Business, Terna S.A.
Andreas Beikos, Head of office, European Investment Bank
23:00-00:15
UNIQA Midnight Party
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March 6, 2014 TURNING INDUSTRIAL AND REGIONAL POLICIES INTO REALITY
09:30-10:00
Keynote Speech
Dragan Glamocic, Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management
10:00-11:30
Panel 10: Impact of the Implementation of the Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA) on
Agriculture in Serbia
Keynote Speaker and Moderator:
Miljan Zdrale, Head of Agribusiness, CSEE, EBRD London
Panelists:
Miladin Sevarlic, President, Serbian Association of Agricultural Economists
Miroslav Miletic, CEO, Bambi
Sasa Vitosevic, General Manager, Global Seed
Jasna Atanasijevic, Chief Economist, Hypo Alpe Adria Bank
Dragan Sagovnovic, Managing Director, Economics Institute
11:30-13:00
Panel 11: Industrial Policy in Trade and Tourism: Industrial and Regional Perspectives
Keynote Speaker and Moderator:
Goran Petkovic, Professor, Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade
Panelists:
Stipe Lovreta, Professor, Faculty of Economics University of Belgrade
Stanka Pejanovic, CEO, Mercator–S
Tomislav Momirovic, President of the Managing Board, HORES
Zivorad Vasic, CEO, Crowne Plaza
Goran Kovacevic, CEO, Gomex
Zoran Arsenovic, President of the Managing Board, YUTA
13:00-14:00
Closing Remarks
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