Successful Returnee Business Women Invite Diaspora to #FromDiasporaToDiaspora Conference in Split

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April 24, 2019 – Branka Ćubelić, CEO of Dreamtime Events Croatia and Stanka Karazija, Director of Brown Beach House Hotel in Trogir invite those in the diaspora to the #FromDiasporaToDiaspora Conference in Split on the 17th and 18th of May 2019.

Branka Ćubelić is a returnee from Australia and Stanka Karazija is a returnee from the U.S.A and has also lived in numerous Arab countries. Both have returned and have been using their expertise acquired in the diaspora to start their own businesses here in Croatia.

“We have come back; you should come back. You should use all of your expertise that you have gained in foreign countries, invest in Croatia, come here and teach this younger generation on how business should look like and we want you to come back!“ – Stanka Karazija.

The Overarching Goal of the Diaspora Conference is to find ways to Integrate all Croatians as one and to forge the future of the Croatian identity both in Croatia and abroad through social, economic and political solutions. Hear the stories of successful returnees who are making a difference in Croatia. 

Some of the Panel Discussion include: 

1. Successful stories of returnees who have invested in Croatian tourism
2. The Croatian dream
3. The past and the future of the Croatian returnees
4.  Diaspora tourism & investments
5. Health & wellness tourism
6. Croatia as a brand
7. Diaspora culture shock
8. Integration into Croatian businesses
9. Croatian tourism startups
10. Pitch session – innovative Croatian companies
11. The creation of the tourism product and the cooperation among the tourist industry
12. Development niches of diaspora tourism: culture, creativity & events


This is an opportunity to access and network with Croatians from around the world who have an affinity for Croatia’s progress. Some of the things that we will be doing along with discussing Croatia’s future are:
17th of May- Lunch, at the Milesi Palace, and catering in between panels
17th of May- Dinner at Restaurant “Adriatic Grašo”
18th of May- Lunch at the Milesi Palace and Catering between panels
18th of May- Dinner at “Frapa” Marina in Rogoznica and the organized bus ride to the restaurant (Host: Franjo Pašalić)
19th of May- Lunch at the Waterman Svpetrvs Resorts, in Supetar on the Island of Brač
Ferries leave from the harbour in Split hourly. (Host: Marion Duzich)  

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To learn more and to sign up for the Diaspora Conference, please visit us at

To read more about the Croatian diaspora, follow TCN’s dedicated page


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