Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey

Sarajevo Business Forum bridging investors

13.05.2015 / Sarajevo

Attending the Sarajevo Business Forum, considered “the Balkans’ Davos”, TOBB President M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu stated that the Sarajevo Business Forum will act as a bridge between potential investors and that Turkey will always stand by Bosnia Herzegovina.​

Pointing out Turkey is chairing G20 this term, Hisarcıklıoğlu emphasized that G20 is an extraordinary platform which enables the various countries of G20 to act in unison.

Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan said, “The Sarajevo Business Forum has become one of the most important organizations of the region in terms of cooperation.”

Emphasizing that real prosperity is out of the question for Southeastern European countries as long as obstacles to investments stand, Babacan stated that the Sarajevo Business Forum is an important platform for Southeastern European countries to share their experiences.

Drawing attention to the importance of political stability for the economic process, Babacan stated that the political stability in the region can be attained through tolerance and dialogue.

- One region, one economy

The Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) President Saleh Abdullah Kamel touched on the importance of the Sarajevo Business Forum and expressed their hope that the forum will become an organization which works on the investments in the region.

Former Croatian President Styepan Mesiç stressed the need to focus on the “One Region One Economy” slogan by all countries of the region.

Many domestic and international business people as well as high level government officials attended the forum held for the 6th time this year by Bosna Bank International (BBI) and the Islamic Development Bank with the Anadolu Agency as its global communications partner.

Many projects will be presented during the business forum, which will last 2 days, on such issues as education, organic foods and development of informatics.

Panels on “Food Sector in the Region,” “Informatics Technology Sector in the Region,” “Tourism Sector in the Region,” and “Education Sector in the Region” will be held on the second day of the Sarajevo Business Forum.

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