SUMMIT100 Business Leaders of Southeast Europe

Event date
May 27-28, 2016
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Short description


Summit100 Business Leaders of SEE is an unique business initiative that gathers 100 most eminent business leaders (by invitation) from the region of South East Europe, including Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Kosovo and Albania, with the aim to engage business leaders into the dialogue to try to shape new vision that would improve business and quality of life in the region. They participate in roundtable discussions, grouped according to the economic sectors, and discuss the impediments to and possibilities of cooperation in the region.

Summit100 is the first regional initiative of this kind, designed to be a strong, cohesive voice of future economic cooperation and, above all, for the business leaders to make a tangible contribution toward improving business relationship and competitiveness of the entire region.



The programme will be the following:




Welcome cocktail and lunch hosted by Deloitte


Welcome address by Summit100 Board


Address by Deloitte representative

14:15 – 14:30 Opening addresses by
  Summit100 Co-Presidents of the Board Eldin Hadžiselimović, ASA Holding and Amer Bukvić, BBI Bank
14:30 – 14:45 Inspiration from the North – inspirational introduction by Kali Kahiluoto,
  Chief of the Secretariat for Nordic Co-operation during the Finnish Presidency at the Nordic Council of Ministers: Southeast Europe and Nordic Regions – parallels for synergies with successful branding and co-operation being the key words
14:45 – 15:30 Special Key Note Address on Being the Successful Global Competitor with Regional Base and How the Model Can be Turned into App to Apply in the Region by Samo Login, Co-Founder of Outfit7 and Globally Successful Entrepreneur, Creator of Talking Tom App that was downloaded more than 2 billion times globally
15:30 – 16:00 Brief Networking Break
16:00 – 18:00 Brainstorming Workshops on Turning Problems into Progress
  Brainstorm among business leaders will be held at 6 round tables with each having two Moderators-Rapporteurs whose roles are to prepare the discussion assisted by Boston Consulting Group with the focus on one tangible project or idea by preparing a one pager on identified possibilities. Moderators-Rapporteurs lead the discussion at the tables to further fine tune the original ideas, projects or other frameworks of cooperation in the region in the particular sector and present the proposed project plenary at the end of the brainstorm workshop. Ministers and other high level guests are invited to participate in the brainstorm at roundtables.

16:00 – 16:10 Introduction to brainstorm workshops

16:10 – 16:25 Introduction at the tables

16:25 – 17:30 Brainstorm discussion at roundtables

17:30 – 18:00 Presentation of the ideas

  Moderation: Jelena Radulović, Summit100, Melanie SeierLarsen and Tomislav Čorak, Boston Consulting Group
  Inspirational remarks on circular economy model by Markus Laubscher, Circular Economy Lead, Philips, Netherlands

Roundtables topics:

  • Innovation for Sustainable Energy Supply
  • Smart SEE’s Tech to Enable Boost of Circular Economy Model  
  • Branding the Region (Agri/ Food, Tourism, Exports)
  • Transport Infrastructure and Logistics
  • Workforce of the Future
  • Clustering to Growth in Automotive industry
18:00 – 18:15 Networking Break
18:15 – 19:15 SEEquality inspired by Lady Leaders and Open for Gentlemen Leaders – Smart Talk Over a Glass of Wine with Iza Login, Globally Successful Entrepreneur, Co-Founder of Outfit7, Mom of Talking Tom App and two sons, Wife, Happy Lady
  Moderated by Melanie SeierLarsen, Boston Consulting Group
  Organized by Section of Women Managers at Managers’ Association of Slovenia
19:15 – 20:15 Transformational and Relaxing Break
20:15 20:30 Transfer to Dinner Location at the Sarajevo City Hall
20:30 – 23:00 Glamorous and Inspirational Networking Dinner with Regional Sports Aces: How to Inspire and Motivate Yourself to Always do More and be More!
  Special sports guests to sit at different tables during dinner while host of the evening will moderate brief interviews with guests at the tables.

Special Guests:

Aleksandar Saša Đorđević, former basketball player and coach of the Serbian national basketball team; (tbc)

Refik Šabanadžović, former football player (tbc)

Felix Sturm (Adnan Ćatić), German boxer of Bosnian origin

Bojan Križaj, former downhill skier (tbc)

Darko Pančev, former football player and coach (tbc)

Janica Kostelić, former downhill ski champion (tbc)



09:00–10:15                New Energy, Inspiration, Innovation: How to Create Impactful Network of 100 New Champions to Turn Challenges into Progress in the Region
  Alan Klanac, Jadrolinija (tbc)


Dejan Roljić, ABC Akcelerator

Tijana Anđelić, Carnex (tbc)

Žana Karkin, Bit Alliance

Adnan Hodžić, ASA osiguranje

Igor Ilijevski, Tikveš

  Moderators: Jelena Bulatović, Serbian Association of Managers and Tjaša Kolenc Filipič, Zavarovalnica Triglav
10:15 – 10:30 Brief Networking break
10:30 – 11:40 Plenary Panel 1: Transport Infrastructure Boost in SEE – Real Dream or Dreaming Reality?
  PPP or Capital Investments – Ports, Railways, Cargo Centers, Highways, Hubs: How and Where to Start but Surely NOW!
  • Roman Escolano, Vice President, Transport, EIB (tbc)
  • Oleg Butković, Minister of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure, Croatia (tbc)
  • Ivan Brajović, Minister of Transport and Maritime Affairs, Montenegro (tbc)
  • Vlado Misajlovski, Minister of Transport and Communications, Macedonia (tbc)
  • Matej Čer, CEO, Avantcar
  Moderators: Iztok Seljak, Hidria and Damir Kuštrak, Agrokor
11:40 – 12:10 Networking break
12:10 – 13:20 Plenary Panel 2:  Mobility of Goods and People: How to Create Union Before European Union in the Region
  Harmonization of customs barriers, abolishing visa regimes for boosting tourism, allowing more labour mobility within the region
  • Branimir Gvozdenović, Minister of Tourism and Sustainable Development, Montenegro
  • Zdravko Počivalšek, Minister of Economic Development and Technology, Slovenia
  • Mirko Šarović, Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations, Council of Ministers, Bosnia and Herzegovina (tbc)
  • Marko Čadež, Serbian Chamber of Commerce (tbc)
  • Sead Kočan, Transmet
  • Janko Andabak, Sunce Koncern (tbc)
  • Miljan Ždrale, Head of Agri Business CSEE, EBRD
  Moderators: Sonja Šmuc, Slovenian Association of Managers and Zhivko Mukaetov, Alkaloid
13:20 – 14:50 Lunch
14:50 – 16:00 Plenary panel 3: Competitive Edge Through Innovation for Sustainable Energy Supply
  Innovative models for sustainable energy supply: strategic planning of resources for the sustainable and competitive region
  Introductory inspiration from the North: Hans Jørgen Koch, CEO, Nordic Energy Research
  • Tomislav Panenić, Minister of Economy, Croatia (tbc)
  • Peter Gašperšič, Minister of Infrastructure, Slovenia (tbc)
  • Hykmete Bajrami,Ministry of Trade and Industry, Kosovo (tbc)
  • Vojin Lazarević, Rudnap (tbc)
  • Izudin Ahmetlić, HIFA Group (tbc)
  • Sylvia Gansser-Potts, Managing Director, Central and South Eastern Europe, EBRD (tbc)
  Moderators: Eldin Hadžiselimović, ASA Holding and Milan Petrović, Serbian Association od Managers
16:00 – 16:15 Brief Networking break
16:15 – 17:00 Special connection – Linking Sarajevo Summit100 and Paris Western Balkans Conference 2016: Special Key Note Addresses by Senator Alain Richard, Special Envoy of the French President François Holland (tbc)
17:00 – 17:30 Networking break
17:30 – 19:00 Plenary Panel with Leaders of Brdo Brijuni Process: A New Deal for a New Age
  Key Note Introduction on EU’s Perspective on the Region: Sergio Mattarella, President of Italy (tbc)
  Georgi Ivanov, President of Macedonia


Bakir Izetbegović, Presiding of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Kolinda Grabar Kitarović, President of Croatia

Tomislav Nikolić, President of Serbia

Bujar Nishani, President of Albania

Borut Pahor, President of Slovenia

Hashim Thaçi, President of Kosovo

Filip Vujanović, President of Montenegro

  Moderators: Amer Bukvić, BBI and Duško Knežević, Atlas Group
19:00 – 19:10 Photo – all participants
19:10 – 20:00 Farewell Cocktail with Brdo Brijuni Leaders
20:30 – 23:00 De-brief & Networking: Watching UEFA Champions League Final Over Cevapi and Beer at Pivnica, Sarajevska Pivara

The program is subject to change at any time.

Source: Summit100

Geographical focus
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
  • General
Event type
  • Conference WBs

Entry created by Anna Sirocco on May 11, 2016
Modified on May 13, 2016