On 21 and 22 May 2017, Vienna Economic Forum, together with Serbian Association of Economists and under the Patronage of Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, organized Vienna Economic Talks – Belgrade Meeting 2017 in the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia. The event brought together high-level representatives and visionaries from the region’s economy, politics and diplomacy, from Europe and from other continents.
On the evening of 21 May, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia, Mr. Marko Cadez, welcomed the participants and speakers of Vienna Economic Talks – Belgrade Meeting 2017. Following the opening speech of Mr. Aleksandar Vlahovic, President of the Serbian Association of Economists, Secretary General Amb. Dr. Elena Kirtcheva solemnly presented Mr. Marko Cadez the VEF Badge of Honor.
The ensuing first evening session, under the title “The Responsibility to be Regionally Connected”, was moderated by Amb. Victor Jackovich, President of Jackovich International LLC (USA) and board member of Vienna Economic Forum.
Overall, these discussions lively noted and stressed critical issues that are unavoidable for the region in order to facilitate a significant and major boost to the further development of regional economic cooperation.
The fact that Vienna Economic Talks – Belgrade Meeting 2017 was organized under the Patronage of Jean-Claude Junker, President of the European Commission, speaks for Serbia’s great role in the EU integration process and the economic cooperation of the whole region. Vienna Economic Forum is very grateful both for the moral support of the patronage and for the powerful support of the European Union delegation in Serbia in the realization ofVienna Economic Talks – Belgrade Meeting 2017.
Vienna Economic Forum is also very proud that Vienna Economic Talks – Belgrade Meeting 2017 was organized together with the Serbian Association of Economists and the great support of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Vienna Economic Forum would like to thank all the cooperation partners: Jackovich International LLC, Wiener Börse AG, Bouygues Europe SA, LANSKY, GANZGER + partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey, and especially CANON CEE GmbH, Sopharma PLC, Parivodic Advokati/Lawyers and Österreichische Post AG.