Zalaznik: Summit100 for region''s higher competitiveness

Zalaznik: Summit100 for region''s higher competitiveness


President of the Managers' Association of Slovenia Aleksander Zalaznik said on Thursday ahead of the Summit100 Business Leaders of Southeast Europe that employers have high hopes of that meeting, in terms of raising the region's competitiveness.



President of the Managers' Association of Slovenia Aleksander Zalaznik said on Thursday ahead of the Summit100 Business Leaders of Southeast Europe that employers have high hopes of that meeting, in terms of raising the region's competitiveness.

“The restoring and strengthening of economic relations is an important contribution to stability in the region of South-East Europe and a greater success of the economies in that area,” Zalaznik told Tanjug.

He underscored that this is the reason why the Managers' Association of Slovenia backs this event, which they organize together with colleagues from the Serbian Association of Managers, the Croatian Association of Employers and other partners.

“We have great expectations of this year's Summit100 in relation to the internalization and raised competitiveness of the region, especially in terms of concrete projects arising from the Summit100, “ Zalaznik said.


The Summit100 Business Leaders of Southeast Europe will be held on June 1 and 2 in Portoroz, Slovenia.


Seljak: We are stepping jointly into region's development

The Summit100 Business Leaders of Southeast Europe is an important economic and industrial parallel to the Brdo-Brijuni political process, and the basis for its practical implementation, Iztok Seljak, president of the board of the event, which this year is being held in Portoroz, Slovenia, has said.

“The initiative helped the concept of joint participation in the development be adopted by all the presidents in the region, from Slovenia to Albania,” Seljak told Tanjug ahead of this year's edition of Summit100, which will bring together the political and business elite of Southeast Europe at the beginning of next week.

The event's panels will focus on results of regional cooperation in the energy, tourism, transport, infrastructure and financial sectors, and on the role of 'smart cities' in the development of national economies.


Speaking about the importance of the conference, which will also be attended by the heads of state and a large number of ministers of the countries in the region, Seljak said that it would result, among other things, in concrete projects for cooperation of the countries in third markets.


Kustrak: Strengthening competitiveness of South-East Europe

Vice President of the Managing Board of the Summit100 Damir Kustrak said ahead of the forthcoming meeting in Portoroz that the initiative of the Croatian Association of Employers, the Managers' Association of Slovenia and the Serbian Association of Managers remains unchanged- opening prospects for strengthening competitiveness of national economies, and the region of SEE as a whole.



“This year's Summit 100, the fourth annual meeting of employers and entrepreneurs of South-East Europe, furthers the idea of gathering and exchanging experiences, so as to be a lasting platform and a meeting point for the most distinguished entrepreneurs and businessmen from Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Kosovo and Albania,” Kustrak told Tanjug.

The summits builds on the good practices and opportunities for opening new perspectives, and to various political tensions in the region, which we have seen recently, businessmen respond with cooperation, opportunities for market expansion, and joint entries to third markets, Kustrak said.

This year's summit is expected to bring together around 150 prominent business leaders of SEE, as was the case in previous years.