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SEEBDN & TPA Group presenting

STRATEGIC
ECONOMIC
TALKS

23. - 25. May 2024
Kempinski Hotel Adriatic Istria

SEE 
THE FUTURE

ABOUT US
ABOUT US

 

The event "STRATEGIC ECONOMIC TALKS" is an annual business event and our goal is to present to the international participants the investment and market trends in Southeast Europe as well as to connect the participants and thus promote new investment, trade and business opportunities.

 

In addition to the official part consisting of panel discussions and keynote speeches, the participants should have enough time for personal opinion exchange and networking, in a relaxed atmosphere.

 

The next STRATEGIC ECONOMIC TALKS, which will take place in 2024 with a  limited number of participants, will focus on the economic relationship between Southeast Europe and the German-speaking countries under the title “SEE the future”.

 

As part of this event, current economic policy issues will be discussed with prominent decision-makers from business and politics, entrepreneurs, executives, high-ranking representatives of selected interest groups from industry  and economic chambers, experts from various economic sectors and media representatives from Southeast Europe and German-speaking countries.

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ORGANIZERS

The organizers of the STRATEGIC ECONOMIC TALKS are the non-governmental business association SEEBDN - Southeast Europe Business Development Network, based in Vienna, together with the TPA Group, one of Austria’s leading tax advisory companies.

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STRATEGIC PARTNER
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MK Group, a holding company from Serbia, active in the fields of agriculture, banking and tourism, is the main strategic partner of this event.

PREMIUM PARTNER
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SEE

the future

AGENDA 23. - 25. May 2024

23 MAY, Thursday

COCKTAIL RECEPTION

Presidential Suite | 06:00 pM

 

DINNER

Restaurant Dijana | 07:00 pm

24 MAY, FRIDAY

OPENING REMARKS

Silvium Ballroom | 09:00 am

  • Aleksandar Gros General Secretary SEEBDN

  • Thomas Haneder Partner at TPA Group

  • Fritz Kaltenegger CEO at Café + Co International, Chairman of the Board SEEBDN

 

 

KEYNOTE SPEECH  | 09:10 am

  • Dragan Primorac Professor Scientist, Entrepreneur, Global Ambassador of The Penn State University (USA), Founder of St. Catherine Hospital (Croatia), former Minister of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia

  • Moderation by Hrvoje Kresic News Reporter Nova TV

 

 

ONE ON ONE INTERVIEW | 09:30 am

HEALTH: Strategies for Boosting Innovation in the Healthcare Sector and current Challenges for building sustainable Healthcare systems 

  • Dominic Gantner CEO at Allianz Partners SEE

  • Moderation by Hrvoje Kresic News Reporter Nova TV

 

PANEL | 10:00 am

AGRICULTURE: Greening Agriculture and Food systems in the EU as an opportunity for SEE

  • Elisabeth Köstinger Entrepreneur, Investor, Non Executive Director at Ryanair, former Austrian Federal Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, the Environment and Water Management

  • Jakob Zenz Entrepreneur, Senior Advisor to H.E. The President of Uganda on Modernization of Agrigulture and Sustainbility, Honorary Consul

  • Elisabeth Hirschbichler VP Strategy, Marketing and Transformation at dsm-firmenich

  • Marina Hadrovic Secretary General Croatian Chamber of Economy

  • Fritz Kaltenegger CEO at Café + Co International, Chairman of the Board SEEBDN

  • Moderation by Zvonimir Mrsic Partner Spitzberg Partners

 

COFFEE BREAK | 11:00 am

 

ONE ON ONE INTERVIEW | 11:30 am

Trends driving the evolution of mobility

  • Dieter Althaus Former Minister-President of Thuringia, Vice President Governmental Affairs Magna Europe

  • Moderation by Hrvoje Kresic News Reporter Nova TV

FIRE SIDE CHAT | 12:00 pm

Economy in SEE- Analysis and Outlook

  • TBA  

  • Moderation by Hrvoje Kresic News Reporter Nova TV

 

PANEL | 12:30 pm

ENERGY: Real opportunities and challenges of the Energy Transition

  • Maximilian Mauthe Expert Climate, Energy & Environment Federation of Austrian Industries

  • Aleksandar Gerbec CEO at Ecubes

  • Moderation by TBA

 

LUNCH & NETWORKING

Restaurant Dijana | 01:00 pm – 05:00 pm

RECEPTION

Golf Adriatic Club House I 05:00 pm

PANEL | 05:30 pm

INDUSTRY: The new realty with Inflation, Volatility, Technological Disruption: The Outlook for SEE Economy and its partners from DACH region

  • Nusa Pavlinjek CEO Roto Group

  • Kruno Obrovac COO Greiner Bio-One

  • Katerina Zenz Head of Austria & CEE Mutares Austria

  • Marina Rozic Secretary General Croatian Chamber of Economy

  • Moderation by Nevena Krsteva Editor-in-chief at SeeNews

PANEL | 06:15 pm

EUROPE Today and Tomorrow (political panel) 

  • Domagoj Milosevic Entrepreneur, Investor, former Deputy Prime Minister of Croatia

  • Martin Engelberg Member of Austrian Parliament

  • Moderation by Clemens Mayr-Harting Head of Cabinet of the Federal Minister for the EU and the Constitution Karoline Edtstadler

 

JOINT DINNER | 07:00 pm

25 MAY, SATURDAY

 

INDIVIDUAL DEPARTURE

The conference will be held in English

Meet OUR SPEAKERS

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Elisabeth Köstinger

Entrepreneur, Investor, Non Executive Director at Ryanair, former Austrian Federal Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, the Environment and Water Management

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DRAGAN PRIMORAC

Professor, Scientist , Entrepreneur, Global Ambassador of The Penn State University (USA), Founder of St. Catherine Hospital (Croatia), former Minister of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia

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Fritz Kaltenegger

CEO

Café+ Co International

SEEBDN Chairman of the Board

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Dieter Althaus

Former Minister-President of Thuringia,

Vice President Governmental Affairs

Magna Europe

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Marina Hadrovic

Managing Director East Adriatic Markets

and Bulgaria at Mondelez International

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Thomas Haneder

Partner

TPA Group

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Kruno Obrovac

COO

Greiner Bio-One

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KATERINA ZENZ

Head of Austria & CEE

Mutares Austria

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Nusa Pavlinjek

CEO

Roto Group

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Maximilian Mauthe

Expert Climate, Energy & Environment

Federation of Austrian Industries

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Dominic Gantner

CEO

Allianz Partners Austria & SEE

STRATEGIC ECONOMIC TALKS speaker Martin Engelberg

Martin Engelberg

Member of Austrian Parliament

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Marina Rožić

Secretary General Croatian

Chamber of Economy

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Domagoj Milosevic

Entrepreneur, Investor

former Deputy Prime Minister of Croatia

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Elisabeth HirschbichleR

VP Strategy, Marketing and Transformation at dsm-firmenich

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JAKOB ZENZ

Entrepreneur, Senior Advisor to H.E.

The President of Uganda on Modernization of Agrigulture and Sustainbility, Honorary Consul

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Liliya Goranova

Head of Insights

SeeNext

Meet OUR MODERATORS

Strategic Economic Talks Moderator Nevena Krusteva

Nevena Krsteva

Editor-in-chief

at SeeNews

Strategic Economic Talks Hrvoje Kresic

Hrvoje Kresic

News Reporter

Nova TV

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Clemens Mayr – Harting

Head of Cabinet of the Federal Minister

for the EU and the Constitution

Karoline Edtstadler

Strategic Economic Talks Zvonimir Mrsic

Zvonimir Mrsic

Partner

Spitzberg Partners

OUR Venue

 

The STRATEGIC ECONOMIC TALKS participants will receive special overnight rates at the Kempinski Hotel Adriatic. Breakfast will be included in the room price.

Kempinski Hotel Adriatic

Alberi 300 A · 52475 Savudrija · Croatia

Domagoj Brekalo

domagoj.brekalo@kempinski.com

+385 52 707 043 · M +385 99 5427 347

CONTACT
CONTACT
Strategic Economic Talks Aleksandar Gros

AleksandAr Gros

General Secretary

at SEEBDN Southeast Europe Business Development Network

a.gros@seebdn.eu

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