Yesterday was opened 8th international Sarajevo Business Forum (SBF), which will last until 23rd May.

The reception for the participants of this year’s SBF is organized in the beautiful ambience in Sarajevo’s Vijećnica , one of the most important historical buildings and symbols of the city of Sarajevo.

Eighth international investment conference Sarajevo Business Forum 2017 was opened on Monday 22. May, in the building of Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and is held under the sponsorship of Presidency of BiH.

Traditionally, the eighth year SBF is organizing by Bosna Bank International (BBI) in cooperation with the Islamic Development Bank (IDB). Participants of SBF were welcomed by Amer Bukvić and IDB President Bandar M.H. Hajjar, and at the opening ceremony chairman of the BiH Presidency, Mladen Ivanić, addressed to the participants.

During the eighth international investment conference Sarajevo Business Forum 2017, was held ceremony of the “SBF Bridge” award in five categories, reported Anadolu Agency (AA).

In the category of Innovators of the Year, the prize was awarded to Gorenje Group from Slovenia, while the award for employment of youth was awarded to M San Group from Croatia.

HUB 387 is the winner of the award for the new business of the year, and the annual Business Award went to the HIFA Group. Award for the social influence of the year got Foundation Hastor from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

On the first day of the SBF were held two panels – “One Region, One Economy – Connectivity and Potential” and “Southeast Europe – Bridging the East and West” where speakers were many distinguished guests from BiH, region and world.

The second day of the SBF, on Tuesday, May 23, at the Hills hotel in Ilidža, will be held the panels “East Asia and Southeastern Europe: Current Opportunities and Future Potential”, “Central/Western Asia and Southeastern Europe: How to Strengthen Business Realationship”, “The European Perspective: Prospects for SEE Modernization and Hamronization with the EU” and “Dubai Session: Sharing Experience with SEE”.

Also, the first day of the SBF was held a parallel session “Dubai Islamic Economy Roundtable”, and the second day of the SBF at the Malak Hotel will be organized round table “Indonesia / Bosnia and Herzegovina business roundtable”.

This investment conference has become a global platform for project promotion and economic potentials, analysis and project preparation, and an adequate presentation of economic potential as well as engagement of businessmen and investors on an individual and institutional level.

SBF is one of the largest and most important business and investment events for Southeast Europe. And this year are expected more than a thousand leading investors and business people from all over the world, well-respected statesmen and media representatives, said from the City Administration of Sarajevo.

(Source: AA)