As organizer of the Kopaonik Business Forum, the Serbian Association of Economists strives to maintain and nurture cooperation between relevant stakeholders and to offer an interactive platform for exchange of thought and a constructive debate with strong argumentation, thereby perceiving key reform challenges from different perspectives: political and economic, micro and macroeconomic, from the perspective of real and financial sectors, domestic and foreign investors, private and public enterprises, theory and practice. The Forum aspires to be a true holiday for the economists, a show for displaying ideas, as well as a kind of an annual reality check for economic policy makers, a place where the results of our country’s economic policy between two Forums are summarized.
Owing to its tradition and excellent reputation, the Kopaonik Business Forum has become the most important event of its kind in Serbia and the region. In terms of its relevance and impact the Kopaonik Business Forum has been recognized as “Serbian Davos” and has certainly contributed to creating a positive image of Serbia in the world. Every year it attracts plenty of media attention.
An overview of the most important conclusions and recommendations are prepared in the document “Kopaonik Consensus”. This document, intended primarily to the Government of the Republic of Serbia, National Bank of Serbia and relevant institutions, is a contribution of the organizer to designing feasible and efficient policies with the aim of continuing Serbia’s economic transition in a faster and high-quality manner.
Empowering the regional dimension in recent years the Forum attracts increasing number of participants from neighboring countries and the Western Balkans. Regional cooperation stands as an indispensable prerequisite for the future of the region as a whole as well as for each individual country, foremostly when it comes to their European perspective. Closer cooperation, partnership and contacts with more advanced, experienced EU members would provide these countries with opportunities for direct learning, adopting best practices and translating them to the Western Balkan context which would ultimately enhance resolution of the present issues and challenges in the region.
PREPARATIONS FOR THE KBF 2024
Preparations for the XXXI Kopaonik Business Forum
are already well underway. The most important gathering of the business, academic and political elite will be held on its traditional dates from 3rd to 6th March, 2024
at the Congress Center of the Hotel Grand Kopaonik. The Forum is traditionally organized by the Serbian Association of Economists, the umbrella organization of experts in economics in Serbia. The central topic of the upcoming Forum shall be:
New global context: Challenges of an uncertain future
During preparations of the Forum and the Forum itself, all information about the program, participants, sponsors, as well as daily review of news and most important events at the Forum will be published on the website: www.kopaonikbusinessforum.rs
The program of the Kopaonik Business Forum 2024, its structure and list of participants will be published later this year, in mid-December.
Online registration is mandatory for all participants and will open on 10th January, 2024.