08.30 - 09.00 - Conference registration

Press statements in the central hall of the House of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia

09.00 - 10.15 – Conference opening

Welcome address:
Ivica Dačić, Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia

President of the Republic of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, officially opens the conference

Government Officials:

Maja Gojković, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia and Minister of Culture and Media

Zorana Mihajlović, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia and Minister of Mining and Energy

Tatjana Matić, Minister of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications in the Government of the Republic of Serbia

Darija Kisić Tepavčević, Minister of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Policy


Zoran Radojičić, mayor of Belgrade

Françoise Jacob, UN Resident Coordinator in Serbia

Dejana Kostadinova, UNICEF Director in Serbia

Francesca Bonelli, head of the UNHCR in Serbia

Alessandro Bragonzi, Head of EIB Regional Representation for Western Balkans

10.15 - 11.15 Panel no. 1

„Brave New World: What will the world order look like in 2022?”

H.E. Giles Norman
, Canadian Ambassador
H.E. Thomas Schieb, Ambassador of Germany
H.E. Sian MacLeod Obe, Ambassador of the United Kingdom
H.E. Pierre Cochard, Ambassador of France
H.E. Amr Aljowaily, Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to Serbia
Nebojša Košutić, Ambassador, v. d. Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, Head of the EU Sector

11.15 - 11.30
Café pauza

11.30 - 12.30 Panel no. 2
“Economy before and after the pandemic - challenges in 2022”
Representatives of business associations and chambers of commerce will talk about the consequences of the pandemic and overcoming the economic crisis

Zoran Petrovic, President of AmCham Serbia
Dr David Landsman, Chairman, British-Serbian Chamber of Commerce
Dragan Stokic, President of French-Serbian Chamber of Commerce
Giorgio A. Marchegiani, President of Italian-Serbian Chamber of Commerce CCIS
Oliver Lepori, Executive director of Japanese Business Alliance in Serbia – JBAS
Simon Savsek, Economist at the EIB Macroeconomic Scenario Unit

Moderator: Marko Andrejić, Editor of

12.30-12.45 Case study 1

Digital ecosystems through innovation and partnerships

Natali Delić
, Chief Strategy and Digital Officer, Telekom Srbija

12.45-13.00 Case study 2

Localization of the Serbian economy

Nenad Tešić, partner, Egzakta

13.00 – 14.00 Panel no. 3
“Global challenges and local experiences”

Stylianos Tsoktouridis MSc, Managing Director of Alumil YU Industry A.D.
Dušica Gaković, Project Lead, Deka inženjering doo
Jovana Cvetković, Development, TO and Innovations Director MPC Properties
Tijana Koprivica, Chief Business Sustainability Officer at Delta Holding.
Aleksandar Ranđelović, Leasing Expert, GEFF Serbia Leasing

Moderator: Dragana Korica, Executive director, Serbia Green Building Council

14.00 – 14.30
Reality Check: Nebojša Katić, economist

14.30 – 14.45

„The View from London“ by Joan Hoey, The Economist

14.45 Conference closes