The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Business Emerging Europe are co-hosting the EBRD/Emerging Europe: Outlook on Croatia event at EBRD Headquarters in London on Thursday 28 January.
The event will bring together policymakers, investors and prominent business people to discuss the economic outlook on Croatia and explore investment opportunities in the country.
Special guest speakers and panellists include: Ivana Gažić, CEO at Zagreb Stock Exchange; Joan Hoey, Regional Editor Eastern Europe at Economist Intelligence Unit; Siniša Reljić, Director, Navis Consult d.o.o., (part of Rolls-Royce Group); Vedrana Jelušić Kašić Croatia Director for EBRD; Vedrana Likan, President of the Board at the British Business Centre Croatia and Managing Partner at Colliers International for Croatia, BiH and Slovenia and Zvonimir Mršić, CEO at Podravka.
The business session will begin punctually at 1600hrs in the Auditorium and will be followed by a networking break at 1730hrs.
After the networking break, join us for a screening of “Fishermen’s Conversations”, directed by Chiara Bove Makiedo, a filmmaker of Croatian descent. Set in the Dalmatian island of Hvar and taking its title from the epic poem by the great poet Petar Hektorović, the film laments the depredation of tourism in Croatia. At the same time, it celebrates the conservation of a way of life that helps preserve the identity of the island.
The film session will begin at 1800hrs. After the film and a brief Q&A with the director, there will be a networking cocktail reception starting at 1930hrs.
Thursday 28th January 2016
1600hrs Introductory remarks and welcome by Betsy Nelson, Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, EBRD
1605hrs Welcome note by HE Ivan Grdešić, Croatian Ambassador to the UK
1610hrs Presentation by Vedrana Jelušić Kašić, Director for Croatia, EBRD+ macroeconomic outlook by Peter Tabak, Lead Economist for Croatia, Serbia and Russia, EBRD
1620hrs "Outlook on Croatia” presentation by Joan Hoey, Regional Editor, Eastern Europe, Economist Intelligence Unit
1630-1725hrs Panel discussion: “Political & Economic Outlook: Investment opportunities” followed by Q&A
Moderator: Larry Sherwin, Deputy Director of Communications
Hrvoje Bardek, Partner, Bardek, Lisac, Mušec, Skoko in cooperation with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz
Ivana Gažić, CEO, Zagreb Stock Exchange
Siniša Reljić, Director, Navis Consult d.o.o., (part of Rolls-Royce Group)
Vedrana Likan, President of the Board, British Business Centre Croatia& Managing Partner Croatia, BiH and Slovenia,Colliers
Zvonimir Mršić, President of the Management Board and CEO, Podravka
1725hrs Closing remarks by Sylvia Gansser-Potts, Managing Director for Central and South Eastern Europe, EBRD
1730hrs Networking drinks reception
1805hrs Film screening of Fishermen’s Conversations” and Q&A with film director, Chiara Bove Makiedo
1930hrs Networking drinks reception (wines from Iločki Podrumi, one of the biggest wineries in Croatia, kindly provided by Croatian Fine Wines)