Conference Agenda

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

11:00 - 18:00


BBI Centar, Trg djece Sarajeva bb, 71000 Sarajevo
20:00 - 22:00

Welcome Reception and Cultural Program

Sarajevo City Hall - Vijećnica, Obala Kulina bana, 71000 Sarajevo

Co-Hosted by Mr. Abdulah Skaka, Mayor of Sarajevo and Mr. Amer Bukvić, CEO of Bosna Bank International (BBI)

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Venue: Bosnia and Herzegovina National Parliament Building

08:00 - 08:30


Bosnia and Herzegovina National Parliament Building, Trg BiH 1, 71000 Sarajevo
08:30 - 09:00

Opening Reception

09:00 - 09:10

VVIP/VIP Photo Session for the Media

09:10 - 09:30

Welcome Message from the Organizers

  • Mr. Amer Bukvić, CEO, Bosna Bank International, BiH
  • H.E. Dr. Bandar M. H. Hajjar, President, Islamic Development Bank Group, KSA
09:30 - 09:45

Official Opening Statements

  • H.E. Bakir Izetbegović, Chairman of Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina 
09:45 - 11:00

Keynote Speeches

  • H.E. Dr. Denis Zvizdić, Chairman, Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • H.E. Mehmet Şimşek, Deputy Prime Minister, Republic of Turkey
  • H.E. Rasim Ljajić, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister, Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications, Republic of Serbia
  • H.E. Eng. Ibrahim Al Omar, Minister/Governor of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA)
  • H.E. Lars Gunnar Wigemark, Head of EU Delegation to BiH and EU Special Representative , BiH 
  • H.E. Sofyan A. Djalil, Minister of Land and Spatial Planning, Republic of Indonesia
  • H.E. Lahcen Daoudi, Minister Delegate to the Head of Government in Charge of General Affairs and Governance, Kingdom of Morocco
11:00 - 11:20

The Sarajevo Business Bridge Awards Ceremony

11:20 - 11:40

MOU Signing Ceremony

11:40 - 12:10

Statements for the Media and Coffee Break

12:10 - 13:25

Panel 1: Western Balkans Six Regional Economic Area - Thriving with the EU

  • Ms. Dragana Djurica, Senior Expert on Competitiveness, Regional Cooperation Council


  • H.E. Mirko Šarović, Deputy Prime Minister/Minister, Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • H.E. Zdravko Počivalšek, Minister of Economic Development and Technology, Slovenia
  • Dr. h.c. Doris Pack, President of European Political Party Women and former President of the Delegation for SEE, European Parliament
  • Mr. Sujeevan Satheesan, Head of Infrastructure and Access to Finance, Western Balkans Summit Team, Europe Directorate
  • Mr. Guido Clary, Senior Banker Responsible for Lending Operations in the Western Balkans, European Investment Bank
  • Dr. Duško Knežević, Founder and President, Atlas Group, Republic of Montenegro
  • Mr. Branimir Muidža, President of Foreign Investor Council, Bosnia and Herzegovina
13:25 - 14:40

Panel 2: Southeast Europe International Gateways and Connectivity

  • Ms. Cornelia Meyer, Chairman & Chief Executive, Meyer Resources (MRL Corporation), United Kingdom


  • H.E. Stjepan Mesić, Former President, Republic of Croatia
  • H.E. Valdis Zatlers, Former President of Latvia
  • Mr. Şekib Avdagiç, President of İTO, TOBB Representative, Turkey
  • H.E. Branimir Gvozdenović, Vice President, Parliament of Montenegro
  • Mr. Iztok Mirošič, State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Slovenia
  • Mr. Ian Brown, Head of Office, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development , Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Mr. Mujo Selimović, President of the Supervisory Board, Media Group Oslobodjenje/TV1, BiH
14:40 - 14:55

Special Presidential Address

  • H.E. Borut Pahor, President, Republic of Slovenia
14:55 - 16:10

Lunch (National Parliament Building)

20:00 - 22:30


Hotel Europe, Vladislava Skarića 5, 71000 Sarajevo

Sideline Events and Parallel Sessions

12:00 - 14:00

The Role of Women’s Leadership in Development

Parliament, 2nd Floor, The White Room


  • Prof. dr. Danica Purg, President, IEDC-Bled School of Management and President of CEEMAN, Slovenia
  • Ms. Azra Atagić Ćatović, CEO and Owner,, BiH 


  • H.E. Semiha Borovac, Minister of Human Rights and Refugees of Bosnia and Herzegovina, BiH
  • H.E. Shaikha Mariam Bint Hamad Al Khalifa, Vice President, Bahrain Businesswomen Society, Kingdom of Bahrain
  • H.E. Đemila Talić Gabriel, Honorary Consul of Bosnia and Herzegovina in New South Wales, Australia
  • Ms. Marijela Margeta Hašimbegović, Director of the National Theater Sarajevo, BiH 
  • Ms. Fatma Cinar, Head of International Banking, Kuveyt Turk Participation Bank, Turkey
  • Ms. Madelein Mkunu, President, Leading Women of Africa, Republic of South Africa
  • Ms. Tajma Kapic, Project Director, Cradle, Republic of Ireland

15:00 - 16:00

Technology Transfer Presentation in cooperation with IUS - International University Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and HLAF - Human Life Advancement Foundation (Malaysia)

Parliament, 4th Floor, The Blue Room


  • Dr. Muhamed Adilovic, Professor, International University of Sarajevo, BiH  

Confirmed Presenters:

  • Dato’ Paduka Syed Isa Syed Alwi, CEO Algaetech International Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
  • Dr. Rezal Khairi Ahmad; CEO, Nano Malaysia Berhad, Malaysia
  • Mr. Mohamad Hafiz Bin Zolkipli; VP, Nano Malaysia Berhad, Malaysia
  • Mr. Raja Riznal Raja Abidin, VP, Nano Malaysia Berhad, Malaysia
  • Dato’ Cheng Kok Leong, Chairman, Leong Nanopac (M) Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
  • Mr. Jeff Ho, Director, Leong Nanopac (M) Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
  • Dr. Sharifah Mazlina Syed Abdul Kadir, Chairman, M.E.P.S Concept Holdings Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
  • Mr. Shah Julian Aman Shah, CEO, Naturemedics Laboratories, Malaysia
  • Dr. Rozita Hassan, CEO, Heritage Environment Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
  • Prof. Dr. Fadzilah @ Adibah Abd Majid, Professor, University Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia 

16:00 - 18:00

Embassy of Indonesia & BBI VIP Business Club: Special Business-Matching Session

Novotel Hotel Bristol Sarajevo, Fra Filipa Lastrića 2, 71000 Sarajevo

Please note: this program is by invitation only.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Venue: Hills Hotel and Congress Centre, Butmirska cesta 18, 71210 Ilidža - Sarajevo

08:00 - 09:00


Hills Hotel and Congress Centre, Butmirska cesta 18, 71210 Ilidža - Sarajevo
09:00 - 09:20

Introductory Presentation

  • Mr. Abdulah Skaka, Mayor of Sarajevo, BiH
09:20 - 10:20

Panel 1: Tourism as a Rapid Growth Opportunity for SEE


  • Promoting SEE as an attractive tourism destination 
  • Increase tourism cross-promotion and cooperation in the region
  • Fastest growing tourism sub-sectors in SEE
  • Challenges for tourism infrastructure development: possibilities for investment


  • Mr. Branislav Miletić , Partner and Director, Horwath HTL-Belgrade Office, United Kingdom/Croatia


  • Mr. Jawad Yousuf Alhawaj, Yousuf A.Wahab Al Hawaj & Sons Co. W.L.L. / Bahrain -Bosnia and Herzegovina Friendship Society, Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Mr. Takahiko Makino, Advisor for Regional Tourism, JICA – Japan International Cooperation Agency, Japan
  • Ms. Snježana Derviškadić, Team Leader Tourism project, Regional Cooperation Council
  • Mr. Bernhard Wodl, Regional Manager Southeast Europe, Lufthansa, Germany
  • Ms. Vedrana Likan, Managing Partner, Colliers International, Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina
10:20 - 10:25

10:25 - 11:25

Panel 2: EU Supply Chain and its Impact on Western Balkan Companies


  • How to strengthen regional industries in creating stronger supply chains
  • How to produce more finished products?
  • Advantages for EU countries and those that are neighboring the EU


Special Presentation:

  • Mr. Martin Gaber, Deputy Director, German Delegation of Economy, BiH



  • Dr. Elma Agić Šabeta, Head of Strategy, Bosna Bank International, BiH



  • Mr. Zlatan Faik Uzunović, Supply Chain Manager for Central and Eastern Europe, Prevent Group, BiH
  • Mr. Sascha Göhmann, Director Automotive Support Agency, Wolfsburg AG, Germany
  • Mr. Mahmut Galijašević, CEO, MANN+HUMMEL, BiH
  • Mr. Mirsad Jašarspahić, President, Chamber of Economy of the Federation of Bosnia & Herzegovina, BiH
  • Ms. Karin Hörhan, Programme Manager, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Germany
  • Mr. Ekrem Turajlić, Corporate Sales Director, Bosnalijek, BiH
  • Mr. Umur Gökçe, Policy Analyst, OECD

11:25 - 11:30

11:30 - 12:30

Panel 3: SEE Capitalizing on IT & Digital Economy Trends

  • Digitalization of SEE
  • Creation of innovation friendly environment
  • Reform IT Education for needs of labor market
  • How to promote, expand, & support

  • Mr. Armin Talić, Bit Alliance, Sarajevo, BiH
  • Mr. Branislav Vujović, New Frontier Group Vienna, Austria
  • Ms. Amina Karić, CEO; Authority Partners, BiH
  • Mr. Admir Kulin, CEO, m.Doc GmbH, Köln, Germany
  • Mr. Armin Osmančević, CEO, MyBazar Global Ltd. Dubai, UAE
  • Dr. Šadi Matar, Advisor to the Minister, Ministry of Telecommunications, BiH
  • Mr. Dejan Miklavčić, COO, Monri Group, BiH

12:35 - 13:35

Panel 4: Dubai as a Model of Economic Development for Other Regions


  • Smart Cities
  • Cities of the Future
  • Sustainable Urban Development



  • Dr. Ashraf Ali Mahate, Chief Economist, Dubai Exports


  • Mr. Ahmed Belyouha, Chairman, Dubai Food and Beverage Group, Dubai
  • Mr. Ashraf Al labban, C.E.O, Module Engineering, Dubai
  • Mr. Mohamed Lutfi, Managing Partner, Lutfi Perfumes, Dubai
  • Mr. Ilie Fayad, Export Sales Manager, National Paints, Dubai
  • Mr. Safwan Arafeh, Chairman of the board, SA Group, Dubai
  • Mr. Daniel Pačić, Commercial Director, Vista Group, Dubai

13:35 - 15:00

Lunch & Networking

15:00 - 16:45

Roundtable: Diaspora, Sports, Arts, Culture & Creative Industry –Transforming Emotions into Investments


  • Attracting investments from abroad
  • Sports stars and other celebrities to promote regional investment
  • Developing institutions and methods for transferring and investing funds that improve investor confidence 

Special Roundtable Address:

  •  H.E. Igor Crnadak, Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, BiH
  • Mr. Marc Dillard, Director of Office of Economic Policy Analysis and Public Diplomacy, U.S. State Department Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs 


  • Mr. Samir Cerić , Group CEO - Alpha Omega Group, UK/China
  • Mr. Sanjin Arifagić, Project manager, USAID Diaspora Invest, BiH


  • H.E. Đemila Talić Gabriel, Honorary Consul of Bosnia and Herzegovina in New South Wales, Australia 
  • Mr. Şekib Avdagiç, President of İTO, TOBB Representative, Turkey
  • Mr. Rudi Kesić, Director, Advantage Business Group, UK
  • Mr. Robert Prosinečki,  coach of Bosnia-Herzegovina national football team, Croatia 
  • Mr. Mirsad Ćatić, Enterpreneur, BiH

  • Mr. Adnan Ćatić alias Felix Sturm, Former Boxing World Champion, Germany
  • Mr. Hasan Šehović, President, Bosnian Diaspora Congress, BiH
  • Ms. Maja Miljević, CEO and Founder Zdrava Logika, BiH
  • Mr. Jan Z. Kulenović, Founder, Social Innovation Imcubator MUNJA and, BiH
  • Ms. Maša Čampara, CEO and founder, eMediaPatch, BiH/USA
  • Mr. Olivier Jarosz, ECA – European Club Association, Switzerland
  • Dr. Ismet Gavrankapetanović, Medical Doctor, BiH
16:45 - 17:00

Coffee Break

17:00 - 18:30

SEE - ASIA Cooperation Business Roundtable

Hills Hotel and Congress Centre, Butmirska cesta 18, 71210 Ilidža - Sarajevo

Platforms of Cooperation between ASIAN and SEE Economies’

  • Can We Work Together For Better Future?

Official Opening Introductory Notes

  • H.E. Sofyan A. Djalil, Minister of Land and Spatial Planning, Republic of Indonesia
  • H.E. Mirko Šarović, Ministry of Trade and Industry of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • H.E. Ghulam Murtaza Khan Jatoi, Minister for Industries and Production, Pakistan


  • H.E. Goran Svilanović, Secretary General RCC

Special Keynote Speech ASIA (ASEAN)

  • H.E. Hassan Wirajuda, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Indonesia

Roundtable Contributors 

  • H.E. Sahib Mammadov, Deputy Minister of Economy of Azerbaijan
  • H.E. Alwi Shihab, Spec. Envoy to President of Indonesia
  • Mr. Mohammad Zubair, Governor Sindh, Pakistan
  • Mr. Ihsan Fehmi Sozkesen, Albaraka Turk Participation Bank, Turkey
  • Prof. Dr. Anwar Nasution, Chairman, Bank Muamalat, Indonesia
  • Mr. Ahmet Egrlić, President, Foreign Trade Chamber, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Mr. Gordan Milinić, Director Investment Promotion Agency, Bosnia and Herzegovina
18:30 - 19:00

Closing Ceremony

19:00 - 21:00


Hills Hotel and Congress Centre, Butmirska cesta 18, 71210 Ilidža - Sarajevo

Friday, April 27, 2018

08:00 - 17:00

Site Visits for Potential Project Investments

Activities realized by Bosna Bank International (BBI) in collaboration with BBI VIP Business Club, Business Councils and Chambers of Commerce.