Business Opportunities in Serbia, North Macedonia and Montenegro
Time & Location
About The Event
Serbia, North Macedonia and Montenegro offer numerous business opportunities for Finnish companies. These countries represent a market of around 10 million people. All (non-EU) Balkan countries have a free trade agreement with the European Union, which makes the level of economic integration with the EU already very high and which creates pre-conditions for successful trade with Finnish companies.
Leaving the turbulent past behind, the Balkan countries have gone through a tremendous economic transformation, demonstrating great potential and opportunities for growth. In 2017, the GDP growth rates exceeded EU average, and they are expected to increase in the following years, driven by private consumption and increasing investment and exports.
09:15 Welcome and introductions
09:30 Companies from Oulu in the international markets – Olli Löytynoja, BusinessOulu
09:50 Business Opportunities in Serbia, North Macedonia and Montenegro - Igor Madžarević, Embassy of Finland, Belgrade
- Political Overview and Team Finland Activities
- Business Opportunities – focusing to
1)Environment: Wastewater treatment in water works and water management in mining industry
2) ICT industry
10:30 Team Finland and funding alternatives of ELY and BusinessFinland – Juha Elf, ELY
11:00 Time for questions and advises in markets of Serbia, North Macedonia and Montenegro and funding alternatives
12:00 Final words