Strengthening of cooperation between the national business community and the diaspora is the goal of Macedonia Global Investment Summit, which begins in Ohrid on Thursday, organized by "Macedonia 2025".
The summit, which brings together over 200 participants, is held under slogan "Discovering Opportunities: Leveraging Business Diaspora to promote trade, investments and economic growth".
The plenary sessions and working panels will include businessmen from Macedonia and the diaspora, Government officials and leaders of renowned international companies.
Participants will debate on global political outlook and economic prospects; doing business in Macedonia; investment climate in Macedonia: a perspective of existing FDIs; globally competitive Macedonian products: successful business models of cooperation between Macedonian and diaspora companies; financing investment projects, from micro finance to financing big projects; leveraging diaspora to create economic opportunities.
Several competitive industries have been identified, such as infrastructure, energy and natural resources; information and computer technology; manufacturing, agribusiness and food processing; real estate, construction and tourism; financial services, and many more.
Summit conclusions will contain recommendations and expectations from business leaders from Macedonia and the diaspora towards supporting, urging and enhancing investment efforts in the country.
Organization "Macedonia 2025" was established by renowned members of the Macedonian diaspora in Crown Point, Indiana in 2007. It opened the Skopje office in 2011. Macedonia 2025's mission is to assist in positioning Macedonia as a preferred destination for foreign direct investment, promote transparency within government and corporate practices, and inspire future business leaders in Macedonia.