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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. The Conference was initially organized in 2010 and since then, has been held every year. The conference has been positioned as one of the most important business and investment events for Southeastern Europe.
The Conference is connecting institutional and private investors from all over the world with businessmen and project owners from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia. It represents a platform for business networking and exploration of investment opportunities in the Southeast Europe region with the sole objective to foster its economic development.
Each year the Conference gathers more than 1,000 participants and has full media coverage both locally and internationally (Al Jazeera Network, TRT, Anadolu Agency, Reuters, etc.).
The 8th International Investment Conference - Sarajevo Business Forum 2017 will be held on the 22nd and 23rd of May, 2017 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. SBF2017 will showcase projects from agriculture, energy, education, finance, infrastructure, construction, services, tourism and other industries.
During the previous seven years, SBF has had the honor to host several globally recognized and influential political and business figures, namely H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of Turkey; H.E. Dr. Ahmed Mohammad Ali, in his capacity as President of Islamic Development Bank Group; H.E. Mehmet Simsek, Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey; H.E. Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad, former Prime Minister of Malaysia; H.E. Dr. Ahmet Davutoglu, who was at the time the Prime Minister of Turkey; H.E. Sheikh Saleh Kamel, Chairman of Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry; H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive Emirates Airline & Group; H.E. Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani, in his capacity as Director General of Al Jazeera Media Network; H.E. Dr. Khalid bin Mohammed Al Attiyah, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar; H.E. Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, in the capacity of State Minister for Financial Affairs of UAE; H.E. Dr. Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf, Minister of Finance of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; H.E. James Steinberg, former Deputy Secretary of State of the USA and many more.