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Financial Times Forum: Investments in the region pay off

18/06/2019

Financial Times Forum: “Investment opportunities in the fast growing region” was organized by the Western Balkans Six Chamber Investment Forum (WB6 CIF) and the Financial Times in London. The Forum was attended by the WB6 CIF National Coordinator Balša Ćulafić.

Financial Times Forum: “Investment opportunities in the fast growing region” was organized by the Western Balkans Six Chamber Investment Forum (WB6 CIF) and the Financial Times in London. The Forum was attended by the WB6 CIF National Coordinator Balša Ćulafić.

The Forum represented an opportunity for concrete discussions with potential investors interested in possibilities and investments in the Western Balkans, and the presentation of successful companies from region.

The Forum was attended by global companies such as Siemens, Rio Tinto, investment banks and funds such as Morgan Stanley, Nomura, MUFG Bank, State Bank of India, Commerzbank, BNP Paribas, BC Partners and MidEuropa Partners, representatives of the London Stock Exchange, consulting companies, marketing and market-research agencies.

 

In London the Western Balkans business community was represented by companies from all regional economies: Moji Brendovi, ASA Prevent, Balfin and Agna Group, Devolli Corporation, Luštica Development, Portonovi, IGM Trade, Confida, Mabetex, Kivo.

 

The region offers numerous investment opportunities, according to the President of the WB6 CIF Managing Board Marko Čadež, and as an example he pointed out to the digital economy, which is growing at a double digit rate of 20 percent and more.

 

The participants of the FT forum were addressed by the Prime Ministers of Serbia, Albania and Northern Macedonia – Ana Brnabić, Edi Rama and Zoran Zaev, ministers of the Western Balkan governments, as well as by representatives of financial institutions – the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the World Bank and the European Investment Bank and international companies.

 

The prime ministers of the region agreed that further connecting is the key to faster economic development and the success of the Western Balkans.