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Swedish telecom architect helps operators substantially increase 4G/5G performance

Events and Seminars Posted on Sat, February 20, 2016 20:05:53

Swedish telecom architect Netonomics
introducing their advanced method of optimising 4G and 5G networks at Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona. The method combines
optimization of Cloud RAN pooling and new physical transmission links when
connecting access nodes into Cloud RAN.

The Netonomics method of pooling radio
access nodes into Base Band Hotels, and optimal placement of the BBH within
each pool provides maximum capacity within latency limits. Radio performance is
enhanced and transmission resilience secured by choosing the most efficient new
link for new CRAN nodes. All optimized for best resource utilization.

“Our research based method takes all
technical and practical design criteria into account to simultaneously reach
the lowest possible cost. It makes a great financial difference for the
operators”, says André Grce (pictured below), CEO and founder of
Netonomics AB. “Our team of designers have a thorough background in network
design as well as advanced mathematics, and our results have been verified by
major telecom vendors”.

More information in Netonomics´ stand in the
Swedish Pavillion, Hall 7, E41.


Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs invites to Seminar on EU integration of W. Balkans

Events and Seminars Posted on Thu, December 10, 2015 13:37:09

The conference will be dedicated to EU
enlargement, the integration of the Western Balkans into the EU and regional
cooperation. The purpose of the conference is to promote the significant role
that enlargement, as one of the most successful EU policies, has played in
bringing peace and reconciliation, and in promoting regional cooperation after
the years of conflict in the Western Balkans. It is important for integration
to happen sooner rather than later so that sustainable peace can be achieved
and the challenges posed by open issues in the region can be overcome.

Two panels will assess the outcome of EU
progress reports and subsequent reforms, as well as the prospects for faster EU
integration from the perspective of the European Commission and Sweden. The Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ms Margot Wallström, will participate in one of the panels.

The conference is being jointly organised
by the Western Balkans, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden and the European Commission Representation in Sweden.
Date: December 18.
Time: 09.00 – 13.00
Venue: Europahuset, Regeringsgatan 65, 2nd floor, Stockholm

You will find the invitation here where you also can register your participation.

A Regional SEE IT Conference to be held in Sarajevo 21-22 May

Events and Seminars Posted on Mon, May 11, 2015 10:17:35

The USAID Partnership
for Innovation
from BiH, together with the USAID REG
project and the GIZ Open Regional Fund project for supporting regional IT,
are organizing an SEE IT conference in Sarajevo, on 21st and
22nd of May.

SEE IT (South-East European Information Technology) conference will
gather ICT clusters / associations, both mature and young ICT firms, and
companies from other industry sectors that use ICT technologies in their

The main goal of the
conference is to create an effective environment for two days where companies
can interact and trade freely and legally, with representatives from SEE and EU
targeting markets for mutual benefit. ICT companies from SEE are successfully
implementing joint projects with companies (of all sizes) abroad, as
subcontractors for product development or as implementers of software products.
The goal of this conference is to broaden cooperation among participating
business entities.

The conference will gather
participants from Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark,
Germany, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Romania,
Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden and Turkey.

The Draft Agenda to this free
event, as well as other relevant information, is available on For more opportunities for B2B
meetings, please register at

Swedish event: Doing Business in the Western Balkans

Events and Seminars Posted on Thu, April 30, 2015 12:26:00

The event “Doing Business in the Western Balkans: Investments, Suppliers & Trade” will present suppliers’ database and outsourcing opportunities in manufacturing and ICT industry in Republic of Serbia, Republic of Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. If you are a machinery or equipment manufacturer or supplier, or involved within ICT technologies, this is a seminar you don’t want to miss. The event is created to provide attendees with a full understanding of the Western Balkan supplier’s network and outsourcing potentials.

Throughout the event, there will be formal presentations from governmental representatives and case studies from the Swedish companies that already have established successful business in the Western Balkans. Panel discussion embracing country representatives, will offer participants learning opportunity through the engaging and interactive session.

The event is jointly organized by the Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Embassy of Republic of Macedonia, Embassy of the Republic of Serbia, Chamber of Commerce of East Sweden, and Serbian Swedish Business Council, in collaboration with Mjärdevi Science Park.

The event, which is free of charge, will take place at Mjärdevi Science Park, Teknikringen 10, 583 30 Linköping May 22 and start at 09.00. More information and how to register here.

Find Fundings for the Real Economy in Bucharest

Events and Seminars Posted on Wed, March 25, 2015 18:16:40

bne IntelliNews, the supplier of quality business information to the Chamber of Commerce for Sweden – Southeast Europe and other organizations operating in the emerging markets of Europe, recommends attending the event Emerging Funding for the Real Economy, April 2, 2015, at the Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest.

The conference aims to bring together the stakeholders of the real economy’s medium and long term financing value chain, giving everybody a platform and a chance to speak out (concerns, debates, plans, regulations, case studies, to dos etc.).

The event partners are CMS Cameron McKenna, Pedersen & Partners, Erste Asset Management, UniCredit Tiriac Bank, Enterprise Investors, London Stock Exchange Group and ELITE.

Main topics include macroeconomic trends, local and regional views; viable alternative solutions for the real economy funding; hot topics for Private Equity for the local market; banking instruments and capital markets; covered bonds etc.

For more information about the event, the detailed agenda and the registration rates visit the event website here. the event website here.

Seminarium om investeringar och aktuella affärsmöjligheter i Centraleuropa

Events and Seminars Posted on Sun, March 22, 2015 16:06:14

Mot bakgrund av de stora EU-finansierade upphandlingarna de kommande åren anordnar Regeringskansliet, Utrikesdepartementet och Business Sweden gemensamt två halvdagsseminarier i Stockholm den 13 april, på eftermiddagen och Göteborg, den 14 april, på förmiddagen. Under seminarierna kommer en kvalificerad genomgång ges av marknadsutvecklingen i Centraleuropa (Polen, Slovakien, Rumänien, Tjeckien, Ungern, Slovenien, Kroatien). Program och ytterligare information kan inhämtas här.

Upplev det senaste av textil och mode från Sydosteuropa – i Borås

Events and Seminars Posted on Mon, March 02, 2015 16:11:36

Kom till Marketplace Borås och se det nya modet och
textilierna från länderna i Sydosteuropa. Bulgarien, Serbien, Makedonien och
Turkiet har alla lång tradition av att tillverka textilier av högsta kvalitet
och mode. Företagen där erbjuder dessutom snabba leveranser, låga initialorder
och attraktiva priser.

Regionen är full av unga kreativa designers med sinne för
det senaste modet. Du möter några av de allra bästa i Västerås tillsammans med
modeexperter och representanter från företag och ambassader redo att hjälpa dig
och ditt företag att välja rätt produkter för dina kunder i Sverige.

Se hela programmet härAnmäl dig till eventet här.

Plats: Marketplace Borås Arena, Textile Fashion Center,
Skaraborgsvägen 3A, Borås
Tid: Kl 13.00 – 17.00 tisdag den 10 mars.

Deltagandet är helt kostnadsfritt. Lätt förtäring kommer att
Mycket välkomna!

Welcome to the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Croatia

Events and Seminars Posted on Sat, July 26, 2014 12:31:45

We would like to inform You about the Global Entrepreneurship Congress,
which will be held in Croatia in Zagreb, Dubrovnik and Split from September 22
– 26, 2014.

the past six years, the Global Entrepreneurial Congress (GEC) has evolved into
a premier annual gathering of startup champions from 153 nations dedicated to
building and strengthening entrepreneurial ecosystems that fuel advances in
innovation and economic growth. During the GEC, entrepreneurs, investors,
researchers, thought leaders and policymakers work together to help new firms
start and scale. It is the part of global campaign GEW,

The goal
of GEC2 is to provide a framework for thinking and acting. GEC2 has emerged to
fill a need for more in-depth collaboration. It is the first in a series of
deep-dives into specific topics, ‘The Entrepreneurial Mindset’. The main goals
of this event is:

Examine the best in terms of formal curriculum as well as more popular
experiential education programs for startups with focus on critical thinking
and problem solving skills

Recognize best examples of startup programs around the globe

Promote global sharing of innovative practices in empowering more citizens to
start thinking like entrepreneurs

Provide Global-wide networking opportunities for participants

2014 GEC2 is a joint effort by the GEW – an initiative of the Kauffman Foundation,
GEW Host Croatia, the Split City Government, Dubrovnik – Neretva County,
University MINERVA and the Croatia Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Crafts.
Please visit the Congress website A preliminary programme can be downloaded here.
Are you a Swede interested in doing business with Southeast Europe? Or someone in that region having business relations with Sweden? Then you are very welcome to join our web forum here.

Welcome to a World of Bioenergy – in Sweden

Events and Seminars Posted on Mon, March 10, 2014 12:12:54

If your business is energy of any kind, then there is only one place to be in June this year. And that is the
town of Jönköping in Sweden where the World Bioenergy 2014 is taking place.
every second year this major global bioenergy get-together is based on the
unique “Taking you from Know-How to Show-How” concept, combining tradeshow,
conference sessions, field excursions and B2B matchmaking into one
comprehensive event. This way academic research and development blends with
commercial experience providing a better business context. New for this year
are the in-depth workshops. For more information, here is their web page.


Ambassadors and Commercial Attachés from nine countries met with the Chamber of Commerce in Stockholm

Events and Seminars Posted on Sun, March 02, 2014 23:04:25

The members of the board of the Chamber of Commerce for
Sweden – Southeast Europe recently met with Ambassadors and Commercial Attachés
from nine countries in the region. The meeting was arranged on the initiative
of the Bulgarian Ambassador, H.E. Mr Svetlan
and took place in the Bulgarian embassy in Stockholm.

Nine embassies were represented at the meeting, either by
the Ambassador or the Commercial Attaché or both. Martin Ancons, Chairman of
the Chamber, and Roger Hellqvist made a presentation of the Chamber, how it
works and what it can do for the countries in the SEE region. Mr Ancons
emphasized that the Chamber is working bilaterally
with the goal to promote trade in both
directions. Göran Uvner gave then a presentation of the Chamber´s media
platform with the news site and web forum and welcomed the Commercial Attachés
to use those tools for communicating information from their respective

The Bulgarian and Romanian Ambassadors concluded by saying
that they have a very good experience of the cooperation with and assistance
from representatives of the Chamber of Commerce and all agreed about the
importance of continuous contact between the Chamber and the embassies.

Photos below by Göran Uvner

1. The Bulgarian Ambassador H.E. Mr Stoev
(right) welcoming his colleagues from other SEE embassies and representatives
from the Chamber of Commerce to the meeting.

2. Tibor Szilagyi and Roger Hellqvist from the Chamber of
Commerce having a pleasant conversation with the Bulgarian Commercial Attaché, Mrs
Galateya Kolikova. In the background the Chairman of the Chamber, Mr Ancons, in
conversation with Kosovo´s Commercial Attaché, Mr Jashari.

3. Part of the audience with the Bulgarian, Romanian and
Moldovan Ambassadors in the front row (from left).

Take a Balkan cruise – on the Baltic

Events and Seminars Posted on Tue, February 25, 2014 16:40:19

17-18 May it´s time again for everyone who loves good Balkan
music and wants to enjoy a real Balkan party. That´s when the next
Balkan Cruise is taking off from Stockholm on board the Tallink Silja Line´s cruise
ship Galaxy
to the tunes of the hottest band in the Balkans, the Lexington Band and Milica Todorovic and many more. The previous cruise on November 16 last year made the waves go high between Stockholm and Helsinki and this time we´re sure
the ship aint gonna roll less. More info and bookings here.

Are you a Swede interested in doing business with Southeast Europe? Or someone in that region having business relations with Sweden? Then you are very welcome to join our web forum here.

Balkan is not dead!

Events and Seminars Posted on Mon, January 27, 2014 18:53:29

No you can bet it ain´t. It´s just the title of a Macedonian
film that, together with some other Balkan movies, will be shown in Stockholm
during the BaNeFF 2014, The Balkan New Film Festival 14-16 February. The venue
is Cinema Zita, Birger Jarlsgatan 37 Stockholm. Click here for more information
about the the films and how to get tickets and here to come to the festival web
(Picture from the movie ”Balkan is not dead”)

Join in at the biggest Mobile Event in the Balkans – Sponsored by Sweden

Events and Seminars Posted on Sun, October 06, 2013 13:53:51

Mobile AppCamp Macedonia is
the biggest Mobile Technology event in the Balkans where mobile start-ups and
developers exhibit their mobile applications, schedule b2b meetings with their
peers, try to impress investors with the innovations and have a lot of fun. So if you have a mobile
application or a prototype on any operating system – your place is here! Learn
new ways to accelerate your mobile application and find your future partners
and co-founders.

During the two days
26-27 October of the Mobile AppCamp, participants will be able to attend live
panel discussions with today’s most prominent Mobile Technology experts. among
them the famous Swedish startup investor, Johan Stael von Holstein, who is also
known as a controversial debater. Workshops, exhibition, b2b meetings, pitching
session will fill the programme for this year’s Mobile AppCamp.

This state of the art event,
in the forefront of mobile technology, is organized and sponsored by Swedes. All participants at the event will be able to
schedule face-to-face meetings with other participants or with some of the

There is no admission fee
to the event. Click here for more information and registration details.

Time to register for the IT/Media event “Outsource2Europe” in Stockholm

Events and Seminars Posted on Sat, September 28, 2013 23:35:07

Earlier many western companies looked to India and Far East for getting their IT-jobs done at affordable prices. Now you don’t have to look as far as that. Instead look to the “near East”, Southeast Europe to be more precise.
The evolution of IT companies in this corner of Europe has been going on at a tremendous speed lately, many of them now offering highly advanced IT and media experts at prices that clearly can compete with those in the Far East and are way below what is standard in Western Europe. All within 2-3 hours flight from Scandinavia in the same time zone and with a European mindset.
South Eastern European Business Agency (SEEBA) is planning a seminar and matchmaking event in November, inviting IT/Media companies from SEE to meet up with Nordic potential customers in Stockholm in November this year.
So whether you are representing an IT/Media company in Southeast Europe or a Nordic company in the need of help with your IT or Media production, register here today!

Balkan Bikers

Events and Seminars Posted on Sun, July 28, 2013 17:30:25

They call
themselves ”Restless Bikers”
and biked across the United States in 5 monthes last year. So biking down from
Split in Croatia to Athens in one month should be a piece of cake for these
tough Swedish guys.
They will fly to Split this coming Tuesday the 30th of July and say in their
website that they still have no idea what route to take, so anyone who has a
good idea about biking routes in the Balkans is welcome to send a message on
facebook or drop an e-mail to And you can follow
the guys on their website and blog here.

Restless Bikers are
sponsored by the Swedish IT Companies PDB,
GripGrab, Bluey Australia, Sportson
and now also with a big
cheer by the Chamber of Commerce for Sweden – Southeast Europe.

OUTSOURCE TO EUROPE- Major IT outsourcing event to be held in Stockholm

Events and Seminars Posted on Sat, July 13, 2013 08:56:17

Earlier many western companies looked to India and Far East for getting their IT-jobs done at affordable prices. Now you don´t have to look as far as that. Instead look to the “near East”, Southeast Europe to be more precise. The evolution of IT companies in this corner of Europe has been going on at a tremendous speed lately, many of them now offering highly advanced IT and media experts at prices that clearly can compete with those in the Far East and are way below what is standard in Western Europe. All within 2-3 hours flight from Scandinavia in the same time zone and with a European mindset.

South Eastern European Business Agency (SEEBA) is planning a seminar and matchmaking event, inviting IT companies from SEE to meet up with Nordic potential customers in Stockholm in November this year.

So whether you are representing an IT/Media company in Southeast Europe or a Nordic company in the need of help with your IT or Media production, register here and we´ll keep you updated about the event and the conditions for participation.

This event is supported by the Chamber of Commerce Sweden – Southeast Europe.

BIC2013 – Uncovering Business Opportunities in the Western Balkans

Events and Seminars Posted on Thu, May 16, 2013 21:06:01

IRN global summit organiser is hosting the first Balkans Infrastructure & Construction Summit at the exclusive Radisson Blu Style Hotel, Vienna on May 29th – 30th.
The Balkans region is an area of untapped business opportunities; the prospects in this market are endless, ranging from transportation, utilities and urban development projects that require further financing and will ensure a fast return on investment. The BIC 2013 Summit will address the most pressing questions around tendering, infrastructure delays, legal frameworks and transparency issues for fair competition. This senior level meeting will bring together Ministries of the Western Balkans countries as well as business leaders and international investors looking to tap into this market.

Balkan infrastructure under microscope

Events and Seminars Posted on Tue, April 30, 2013 14:32:34

Government ministers from several Balkan countries will be discussing infrastructure and construction in the region at a two-day summit in Vienna, Austria, on 29 and 30 May, 2013, at the Radisson Blu Style Hotel, Vienna. The Balkans Infrastructure & Construction 2013 Summit (BIC 2013) will be bringing together government bodies, ministers, institutions and foreign investors to discuss the opportunities, strategies and challenges around upcoming infrastructure projects. It claims to be one of the first summits looking into the infrastructure investment opportunities within the Balkan countries. Each of the Western Balkan countries will highlight the key transportation projects that are currently in need of tenders for finance, construction and feasibility studies.

The summit will include an update on the ZAIC Consortium regarding the expansion of Zagreb airport in Croatia. Financing, designing and construction will be discussed and further tender opportunities will be announced.

There will also be an update on the development of Corridor 5C running through mainland Bosnia, looking at the challenges and opportunities faced so far, and further tender opportunities with regards to construction.

The Summit will include a detailed update on Macedonia’s projects for Corridor 10 and Corridor 8, and there will be an open call for tender investment opportunities for construction companies and consultants for feasibility studies.

Albania’s four hydropower investment opportunities will be discussed, with an update on the tender opportunities within the four hydro power plants – two by the Northern Mat River and two by the Southern Bistrica River. Government bodies and state-owned producers will outline the profitability of the four hydro power plants and relationship between the potential buyers and state-owned producers.

The summit will assess the hydropower tender opportunities in Montenegro. Ministers and governments will discuss the future plans for advancing hydropower stations in Montenegro

There will also be discussion about the redevelopment works in Serbia’s municipalities, focusing on the tender opportunities for the construction of schools, buildings and healthcare projects in Serbia. (News from Construction Europe).
For more information about the BIC summit click here.

Save the planet in Sofia

Events and Seminars Posted on Sun, April 28, 2013 09:48:09

29 to 31 May 5 international trade events at Via Expo in Sofia will highlight new products,
technological innovations and business trends for the “green” industry sectors
in the region of Southeast Europe. Apart
from the exhibition, the program includes also parallel forums, panel
discussions and networking events for promoting knowledge transfer.

Save the Planet’ is the Conference on Waste Management &
Recycling, where you can get acquainted with the latest developments in the
sectors and find new business partners from South-East Europe.
So far companies from many European companies have registered to the event, but
only one from Sweden, Presona AB according to the organizers. Don´t we have more specialists in waste management
in Sweden…?
Read more about the event here.

Swedish Higher Education Council organises contact seminars in Western Balkans.

Events and Seminars Posted on Sat, April 20, 2013 22:25:47

The newly founded Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR) is organizing a contact seminar in Sarajevo and Tirana 7-11 October 2013. The seminar is a cooperation between higher education programmes within the framework of the future EUprogramme of the current Erasmus Mundus and Tempus programmes as well as the Swedish funded Linnaeus-Palme programme.

The purpose of the seminar is to facilitate for the Swedish higher education institutions to establish new contacts with institutions in the Western Balkans, in order to create partnerships and new projects together. The seminar addresses scholars and administrative staff at Swedish higher education institutions with an interest to cooperate with institutions in Bosnia, Albania and other countries in the region who will be invited to participate. More information here.

Learn all about Balkan Infrastructure and Construction in Vienna 29 March

Events and Seminars Posted on Tue, March 12, 2013 09:23:58

The Balkans Infrastructure & Construction 2013 Summit will aim to cover the latest infrastructure developments within the Balkans; from the latest ventures in transportation, energy, water and urban development. The BIC Summit 2013 will provide a clear outline for those who are interested in understanding more about the countries potential and investment opportunities. Read all about the event here.

Energy Saving Hot Topic in the Balkans

Events and Seminars Posted on Wed, February 13, 2013 15:33:07

Energy efficiency, renewable energy and smart buildings are the hot topics of the annual Eco Forum and Exhibition for South-East Europe. The event is organized by Via Expo in the period 29-31 May 2013 in IEC, Sofia, Bulgaria. South-East Europe is a part of the green energy global transformation. Environmental issues are of high priority in these countries and the market in the relevant sectors is in need of experience, modern technology products and equipment. The event will present the current trends and the opportunities for win-win partnerships in Southeast Europe.
More info about the event can be found here.

Sourcing-seminarium om Central- och Östeuropa

Events and Seminars Posted on Tue, November 27, 2012 21:07:37
  • Vill du minska dina kostnader för tillverkning och inköp
  • Funderar du på hur andra företag resonerar kring sourcing i Central- och Östeuropa
  • Behöver du ett beslutsunderlag?

Svenska företag har visat ett ökat intresse för att finna inköpsalternativ till Asien. Närhet till Sverige, god kvalité och en likartad kultur är några faktorer som brukar lyftas fram. Exportrådet har gjort en studie om sourcing från nio länder i Central- och Östeuropa, i vilken de undersökt de mest intressanta branscherna för företag i Sverige, och man bjuder nu in till en presentation av intressanta sourcing-möjligheter i länder som många svenska företag hittills inte funderat över. På seminariet berättar man om möjligheter i Bulgarien, Litauen, Makedonien, Moldavien, Rumänien, Serbien, Tjeckien, Ukraina och Ungern. Fokus kommer att ligga på sektorerna ICT, metall, livsmedel, trä, möbler, textil, Life Science och Shared Services.
Detta kostnadsfria seminarium äger rum i Stockholm den 5 och i Göteborg den 6 december. Närmare information hittar man här och man anmäler sig här.

Round Table Conference with Politicians from the Balkans

Events and Seminars Posted on Tue, November 27, 2012 07:54:22

November 29 – December 1, the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation hosts a Round Table Conference on “the EU Crisis and its Impact on South East Europe” in Nynäshamn, south of Stockholm. During the conference, topics such as the Euro Crisis, the EU’s Enlargement Fatigue and the Importance of Solving Border Conflicts will be discussed. More information on this link or from this email

Mobile AppCamp in Skopje and Google Bootcamp in Sarajevo – The Balkans is drawing attention to the IT Developers

Events and Seminars Posted on Mon, October 29, 2012 13:38:28

Only a few days ago we posted the news about an upcoming event where mobile app developers are invited to join an App camp in Skopje and now we learn there is another IT event on a similar theme in a neigbouring city. It´s the Google Boot Camp in Sarajevo next weekend.
Google Bootcamp is held during the Start up weekend in Sarajevo and will teach developers about HTML5 technologies so that they can be more productive during the Startup Weekend. The one-day event which will take place on 3.11.2012. will be held at the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology in Ilidža.
Google Bootcamp Sarajevo is aimed at programmers with any level of JavaScript experience. If you are a designer who has cut a little jQuery code, you are also very welcome. Read more here.

Meet the neighbours – in Istanbul

Events and Seminars Posted on Wed, October 24, 2012 08:58:47

The Southeast Europe Business Forum will gather companies from all Balkan countries on the 22-23 November at Istanbul Congress Center. More than 300 CEOs.
The following sectors are in focus during the conference:
– Energy and Natural Resources
– Transport Infrastructure
– Agro-Logistics
– IT &Telecommunications
– Green Business
Check the program:
Detailed program:
Speakers bio:
List of Confirmed Companies and Organizations up to 23.10.2012:
Easy on-line Registration:
If you need more information visit

A toast for the Balkans

Events and Seminars Posted on Tue, May 15, 2012 21:20:52

It’s finally happening! One of the oldest wine regions in the world, the Balkans needed two decades modern winemaking to gather enough economic and entrepreneurial energy to unite in a regional festival. The long awaited event will take place from 14th to 17th June 2012 in Sofia. Its founder and organizer, wine expert Galina Niforou of Oniorama, listed 10 reasons to participate in the Balkans International Wine Competition, BIWC, 2012. (

Join the EBRD Business Forum in May

Events and Seminars Posted on Sun, April 22, 2012 14:13:53

Managing in Turbulent Times
This is the theme of thought-provoking discussions and networking events with a focus on the economic, political and social issues affecting central and eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia – the EBRD’s region of operations – on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 May.
The event will be held at EBRD Headquarters in London during the bank´s 2012 annual meeting and it will give you an opportunity to interact with senior government officials, policy-makers, investors, business executives and other Annual Meeting participants.

Some of the prominent speakers include:
HE Nikoloz Gilauri, Prime Minister, Georgia;
HE Simeon Djankov, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Bulgaria;
Marek Belka, President, National Bank of Poland; former Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Poland;
Olga Dergunova, Member of the Management Board VTB Bank; former Chair of Microsoft in Russia and the CIS

Click here to come to the invitation web page and here to receive the invitation brochure. Below is EBRD´s own promotional video for the 2012 event.


Save the Planet in Sofia

Events and Seminars Posted on Tue, August 09, 2011 10:55:57

Environmental issues are highly prioritized in the worldwide agenda and are also a priority theme for South-East Europe. The countries from the Region are in need of expertise, technology products and equipment. ‘Save the Planet’ will present the latest solutions in waste management, recycling and environment and will encourage the foreign investments and creation of public-private partnerships. The exhibition and the parallel conference will gather representatives of business, public authorities and institutions involved in these sectors.
Venue: Sofia Exhibiton Center, Bulgaria. Date: 28 – 30 March 2012.
For more information and registration click here.

Who will win this Balkan Battle?

Events and Seminars Posted on Mon, June 20, 2011 09:47:14

This “battle” you can really enjoy. That is if you like loud brass music of course.
In that case, and if you happen to be in Stockholm, the music city of the world this days, with the Jazz festival going, get over to “Södra Teatern” (the Southern Theater) at Mosebacke square at 7 pm tonight, June 20. There you will see, but most of all hear, the world´s best bands of balkan brass. The Giants. The Balkan Beatles vs Rolling Stones, as one newspaper called the event.
So who will win? The band from Serbia led by the carismatic Boban Markovi and his son Marko, who made the soundtrack to Kusturica´s Arizona Dream and Underground. Or will it be the Romanian superstars, Fanfare Ciocarlia, who toured many turns around the globe with their music. Which band is the loudest, fastest, most brilliant of them?
Tonight we will know. In Stockholm.
More details about the venue here.

Come to CONNECT – IT Partnership Forum in Bucharest on June 9-10

Events and Seminars Posted on Mon, May 09, 2011 08:52:50

CONNECT – The first Black Sea Partnership Forum on Information Technology and Communication Systems, takes place on 9-10 June 2011 in Bucharest, Romania. The forum will be focused on the countries of Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine. The event is sponsored by UNDP and ATIC. For more information click here.

Upplev historiens vingslag över Balkan

Events and Seminars Posted on Sun, May 08, 2011 21:34:55

Följ med på en unik resa genom Serbien, Kroatien och Bosnien-Hercegovina och upplev det Balkan som under långa tider symboliserat gränsen mellan västvärlden och det osmanska riket.
Resan börjar där floderna Sava och Donau flyter samman, i Serbiens huvudstad Belgrad och avslutas i den underbara kroatiska pärlan Dubrovnik vid Adriatiska havet.
Balkans historia är resans genomgående tema. Resan går via Novi Sad i Serbien, Brcko, Tuzla, Sarajevo och Mostar i Bosnien-Hercegovina samt Vukovar och Osijek i Kroatien.
Ciceron är radioprofilen Kjell Albin Abrahamson som delar med sig av sin kundskap om Balkans historia. Kjell Albin har i hela sitt yrkesliv intresserat sig för Central- och Östeuropa som han också skrivit flera böcker om.
Resan äger rum den 6-16 oktober 2011. Klicka här för mer information och utförligt program.

Musical Cruise from Belgrade to Wienna

Events and Seminars Posted on Sun, April 24, 2011 14:42:29

“An Der Schönen Blauen Donau” kan du möta våren med Grand tours och kapellmästare Rimma Gotskosik, älskad virtuos på violin, från Stockholms Nya Operettensemble på Hallwylska palatset. Flera kvällar bjuder Rimma med artistvänner på ett spännande program av operett, musikal och klassiska stycken. Resan inleds i Belgrad och följs av historiska och kulturella strandhugg i bland annat Budapest, Bratislava och Wien.
Läs mer och boka resa här.

Macedonia theme at our Annual Meeting

Events and Seminars Posted on Wed, March 23, 2011 20:19:41

Members of the Chambers of Commerce Sweden – Southeast Europe are very welcome to the annual meeting on April 7th in Stockholm. The meeting will start with a presentation by the new Ambassador to Sweden H.E. Mr Kire Ilioski on the present economy, trade and investment climate in Macedonia, which will be followed by a Q&A session.
Details of the programme and registration form can be downloaded by our members here. If you are not yet a member of the Chambers but would like to become one and attend the meeting, you are welcome to send an email to

Kommande exportseminarier i regionen i år

Events and Seminars Posted on Mon, April 19, 2010 11:34:05

Följande seminarier arrangeras av Exportrådet i vår region under innevarande år.
Click on the link to download the programme.

June 8th – June 9th in Sofia

June 7th 2010 in Belgrade

Civil Security in South Central Europe
Seminars in Belgrade and Sofia
September 28-29, 2010

MAY 27 – 28TH, 2010