Western Balkans’ Regional Economic Area on the Agenda of Kopaonik Business Forum 2018
Kopaonik – Regional Cooperation Council’s (RCC) Secretary General Goran Svilanovic will moderate a panel titled ‘Western Balkans - challenges: Regional economic area?’ within the 25th edition of the Kopaonik Business Forum.
The panel’s speakers include Marko Cadez, President of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia, Svetozar Janevski, President of Tikveš Winery, Dragan Mikerevic, Professor at Faculty of Economics, University of Banja Luka, Andrew Page, Western Balkans Summit Coordinator at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Charlotte Ruhe, Managing Director for Central and South Eastern Europe at European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
The participants are to discuss the RCC-developed Multi-Annual Action Plan for Regional Economic Area (MAP REA) in the Western Balkans. The panel will deliberate on the expectations and results of this Berlin Process initiative, and its impact on the region's growth and the EU integration process.
The Kopaonik Business Forum, organized by the Serbian Association of Economists and Serbian Association of Corporate Directors, is held in the first week of March at the Kopaonik Convention Centre. The Forum gathers over 1,200 participants, including eminent professors, government officials, members of the diplomatic corps, businessmen, domestic and foreign investors, and representatives of international financial organisations.