Investment Conference for Croatian Diaspora to Be Held in Zagreb

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A conference for the Croatian diaspora with an interest in investing in… Croatia.

“It is time to invest in Croatia!” – that is the message of a business conference MEETING G2.1 (Meeting Second Generation) that will be held at the Forum Congress Centre in Zagreb from 26 to 30 October, reports on October 19, 2015.

“The idea for ​​the conference was born at this time last year”, project director Josip Hrgetić said. “We are looking for ways to show to Croats, who like us were born abroad, how to recognize investment opportunities in Croatia. Croatia has perfect infrastructure, although there are bureaucracy problem which can be solved. Croats are honest, diligent and hard-working people, proud of their nation. That is why we came to the conclusion that it would be interesting to connect Croatia and our families living abroad through business.” The aim of the conference is to connect the participants, to introduce new projects to potential investors from abroad, to restore their confidence and to keep young people from leaving Croatia. Croatia is not lacking in good ideas, but is lacking in funds.

The conference will explore the possibilities of new markets and will present information on how to take advantage of the possibilities offered by Croatian and EU institutions for investment in Croatia. It is a conference organized by those who have already returned to Croatia, held under the auspices of the Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarović and with the support of local companies, agencies and institutions.

So far, the attendance has been confirmed by more than 50 participants from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile, Ecuador, Finland, France, Canada, Hungary, Macedonia, Germany, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, USA, Switzerland and Venezuela. The participants of the conference are people recognized in their communities – the goal is for them to return to their country and tell their stories.

In addition to Joško Klisović, deputy minister for foreign and European affairs, and Damir Novinić, chairman of the Agency for Investment and Competitiveness, the conference will be attended by Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarović, who will officially open the conference.

During the five-day event, there will be several panels which will be attended by numerous successful Croatian businesspeople: Tomislav Kuljiš from Bolivia, Darrell Šarić from Canada, Denis Rubić from Germany; David Tudorović from Australia and Antonio Šeparović from South Africa.


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