Balkans Infrastructure & Construction Summit; Uncovering Business Opportunities in the Western Balkans

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The Balkans Infrastructure & Construction Summit to take place 29-30 May in Vienna


IRN global summit organiser is hosting the first Balkans Infrastructure & Construction Summit at the exclusive Radisson Blu Style Hotel, Vienna on May 29th – 30th.

The summit is supported by the:

‘Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs’
‘Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Transport & Infrastructure, Croatia’
'Government of Montenegro Ministry of Transport'
'Maritime Affairs’, ‘Ministry of Communications & Transportation, Bosnia & Herzegovina’
‘Ministry of Economy Trade and Energy, Albania’
‘British Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Albania’
‘Ministry of Regional Development and Local Self-Government, Serbia’

The Balkans region is an area of untapped business opportunities; the prospects in this market are endless, ranging from transportation, utilities and urban development projects that require further financing and will ensure a fast return on investment. The BIC 2013 Summit will address the most pressing questions around tendering, infrastructure delays, legal frameworks and transparency issues for fair competition. This senior level meeting will bring together Ministries of the Western Balkans countries as well as business leaders and international investors looking to tap into this market.

Confirmed Speakers include:

  • Ambassador Dr. Johannes Kyrle, Secretary-General of the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, Austria
  • Damir Hadžić, Minister of Communications and Transport, Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Ermina Salkičević-Dizdarević, Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations, Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Kujtim Hashorva, Ministry of Public Works and Transport, Albania
  • Mile Janakieski, Minister of Transport and Communications, Republic of Macedonia
  • Ivan Brajović, Minister of Transport and Maritime Affairs, Montenegro
  • Verica Kalanović, Minister of Regional Development and Local Self-Government,Serbia
  • Zdenko Antešić, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure, Croatia
  • Oliver Kumrić, Assistant Minister,Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure, Croatia
  • Andreas Beikos ,Head Representative Office Western Balkans Serbia,EIB
  • Christos Gofas, Team Leader Infrastructure & International Financing Institutions DG Enlargement, European Commission
  • Donald Mishaxhi, Senior Banker, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Tirana Resident Office
  • Visar Fida,CEO,Agency for Foreign Investments and Export Promotion of the Republic of Macedonia
  • Ljubo Knežević, Executive Director,Montenegrin Electrical Transmission, Montenegro
  • Ensad Karić, CEO,JP Autoceste FBiH, Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Jorida Tabaku, Deputy Major of Tirana,Albania
  • Martin Spicer, Manager for Infrastructure and Natural Resources, Southern Europe, IFC, World Bank Group
  • Mr Vedran Vilović, Managing Director of Construction and Utility Services Department, Croatian Chamber of Economy
  • Eneida Guria, Executive Director,Albania Investment Development Agency
  • Dusan Bajatovic, General Manager, Srbijagas, Serbia
  • Nenad Nikolić, General Manager,SEETO
  • Elvedin Grabovica, General Manager, Elektroprivreda BiH, Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Hill International Representative

For more information about the summit and for registration inquiries, please contact Jessica Jonah at JessicaJ[at]irn-international[dot]com.

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