FIC at the Economic Forum of Bosnia and Herzegovina 2020

6. March 2020by ficba


On March 5, 2020, the Faculty of Economics of the University of Sarajevo organized the Economic Forum of Bosnia and Herzegovina 2020 for the fourth time. This event, as in the previous three years, was attended by representatives of the executive authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina and academia.

The keynote speaker of the 2020 Forum was Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General of the United Nations for the Sustainable Development Goals and Professor at Columbia University.

The panelists of the first session were representatives of the Western Balkans 2020 initiative, and their discussion addressed issues of sustainable development goals in the context of the Western Balkans. This panel discussed the situation in the region countries and what these countries can do together to improve the economic and business environment. Speakers of the first panel were: Jadranka Kosor, Prime Minister of Croatia 2009-2011; Filip Vujanović, President and Prime Minister of Montenegro 2013-2018; Mirko Cvetković, Prime Minister of Serbia 2008-2012; Fadil Novalić, current Prime Minister of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The moderator of the first session was prof. Dr. Zlatko Lagumdžija.

In the second session, representatives of banking sector and the IT sector in BiH and Croatia spoke about the importance of digital development and the future of digitalisation in the Western Balkans, with reference to the banking sector. Speakers of the second panel were: Jasmin Mahmuzić, Director of the Banking Agency of the Federation of BiH; Boško Mekinjić from the Management Board of the Association of Banks; Martina Drvar, Vice Governor of the Croatian National Bank; Mersed Čamdžić, Director of Mistral, and Amina Karić, Vice COO of Authority Partners. The moderator of the second session was Branimir Muidža, President of the Foreign Investors Council in BiH.

Economic Forum BiH 2020 was opened by prof. Dr. Jasmina Selimović, Dean of the Faculty of Economics in Sarajevo, Zoran Tegeltija, Chairman of the Council of Ministers of BiH, and Johan Sattler, Head of the European Union Delegation to BiH and EU Special Representative in BiH.

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