International business meetings on Jahorina under the auspices of EUNORS
November 3, Istočno Sarajevo: Under the auspices of EUNORS (Consortium of the Republic of Srpska within the Enterprise Europe Network - EEN), the B2B matchmaking event for companies and clusters was organized and coordinated within the Business Internationalization Forum.
The represented sectors:
• Metal processing industry
• Timber and building industry
• The automotive industry
• Plastics and plastic products
The Forum in Hotel “Termag” brought together more than 250 businessmen from the region, but also from Turkey, China, Sweden, Slovenia etc.
Minister of Industry, Energy and Mining of the Republic of Srpska Petar Đokić has stressed that Serbia is the most important foreign trade partner of the Republic of Srpska.
Republic of Srpska, according to his words, has invested BAM 680 million in the development of small and medium-sized enterprises in the period 2011-2017.
Also, the Republic of Srpska had a GDP growth of 3.5 per cent in 2016, which is, as he has assessed, after leaving the economic crisis an indicator of the readiness for new investments in the Republic of Srpska.
On the other hand, the acting director of the Serbian Development Agency Radoš Gazdić said that by the end of this year Serbian Development Agency (SDA) will "frame" around 45 investment contracts of the total value of around EUR 350 million, which will open around 20.000 new jobs.
The central event of the Forum were the international business meetings organised under the patronage of the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN).
This consortium, formed in 2012 with the support of the Enterprise Europe Network of Serbia and the Representation of the Republic of Srpska in Brussels, consists of the Republic Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises, as the coordinator of the Consortium, the Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of Srpska, the University of Banja Luka, the University of Istočno Sarajevo and Banja Luka Innovation Centre.