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April 25-26, 2018


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8,000 Participants
1000+ Investment and Business Projects
2000+ Journalists and Media Representatives
1500 b2b Meetings


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The 9th annual Sarajevo Business Forum to be under the patronage of The Presidency of BiH

The Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, headed by the current Chairman, Dragan Čović, will be once again patron of the Sarajevo Business Forum (SBF) which will be held in the capital city of BiH on April 25th and 26th respectively.

Amer Bukvic, CEO of Bosna Bank International, among the top 50 most influential leaders in the Islamic economy

mer Bukvić, CEO of Bosna Bank International (BBI), has been selected among the world's 50 most influential leaders in the Islamic economy according to "Islamica 500" for 2018. Included on the Islamica 500 list are leading figures from the world of industry, finance, science, business, international affairs, law and media.

Save the date! April 25-26, 2018 for the 9th Sarajevo Business Forum (SBF) 2018

Bosna Bank International (BBI), in cooperation with its shareholders (Islamic Development Bank, Dubai Islamic Bank and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank) and other international partners, is the organizer of the annual International Investment Conference - Sarajevo Business Forum (SBF).

Bukvić at the closing event: Record number of participants from 30 countries worldwide

This year's Sarajevo Business Forum (SBF), which brought together a record number of participants from almost 30 countries, was officially closed.

The main challenge: Competitiveness and Regional Integration

Panel “European Perspective: Prospects for SEE Modernization and Harmonization with the EU” offered highly interesting insights and discussions which were moderated by the Dean of the Faculty of Economics of the SSST and a renowned Bosnian-Herzegovinian economic expert


Mr. A.K. Tareen, Chairman, AKT Strategic Consulting LLP, India, moderator  „Business starts when people see opportunity to trade. When that happens, everything else starts, employment, development... Creating opportunity is a key for us, a new silk road is example for this, and it will bring growth for region. Governments have a key role, and they can put strategic way forward. “


Moderated by Dr Matej Živković, Commissioner, Securities Commission of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Ambassador Franc But, Head of Department for Bilateral Economic Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Slovenia

Parallel Session: Dubai Islamic Economy Round Table, Organized by Dubai Exports and Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre

An economy that addresses special needs of the industry is growing worldwide and not exclusively in the Muslim majority countries. This is particularly true for halal product market which is now faced with growing challenges to meet increased demand, create a legal environment that taps into this multi-trillion dollar market and define and harmonize standards. This was the topic of the special round table dedicated to Islamic economy which was organized as a parallel session at the Sarajevo Business Forum 2017.

Traditional SBF Bridge Awards

Each year, the Sarajevo Business Forum (SBF) incorporates new projects with the purpose of improving the regional business environment and supporting new ideas, successful companies and individuals. This year, SBF 2017 will once again acknowledge those who have gone above and beyond in their respected fields.

Panel 2: Southeast Europe: Bridging the East and West

Connecting the regions was the focus of the second panel of the Sarajevo Business Forum: Southeast Europe – Bridging the East and West, because of its benefits for the economy as an end result. Panelists agreed that the role of Southeast Europe in connecting the Europe and Asia would only grow in importance.

Previous Prominent Participants


Mohammed Ibrahim al-Shaibani

CEO and Executive Director of the Investment Corporation of Dubai

Jirky Katiainen

Vice-President of the European Commission

Bandar M. Hajjar

President of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group

Christian Danielsson

Director-General for Enlargement Negotiations and Neighborhood, European Commission

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The Conference is gathering businessmen and project owners from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia on one hand and their counterparts from more than 30 countries worldwide on the other.