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    Save the date: 05.11. – 07.11.2018.

    21 December

    Don’t miss the fourth MEETING G2.4 Conference which we shall tailor make according to your recommendations and combined experience. We shall inform you of any news and changes soon!

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    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

    21 December

    We wish all our dear business people in Croatia and abroad, as well as their families and employees, a Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year. Let our Croatia be prosperous in all business fields in 2018!

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    IMPORTANT ELEMENTS OF THE MEETING G2.3 CONFERENCE

    12 December

    You can read a summary of this year’s MEETING G2 Conference at www.meeting-g2.com/hr/meeting-g2-3-sazetak/ , and the Recommendations at www.meeting-g2.com/hr/meeting-g2-3-recommendations/. Our photo gallery can be found here. If you are interested in what others said about us, find out here. If you require any further information, feel free to contact us at email address email address mg2@forumzagreb.net and we are at your service.

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    THIS YEAR’S MEETING G2.3 CONFERENCE IS OVER

    12 December

    Yet another successful Conference is behind us which was full of quality topics and people. We would like to thank all Conference participants and hope that this year’s program was full of interesting information and worthy of your time. We hope that you succeeded in networking with other Croatian business people from around the world. A big thank you goes to our panellists. We believe that our diverse and dynamic group of panellists offered deep insight as well as effective and practical advice and shared experiences in relation to the panel topics in which they participated. We also thank all our sponsors, patrons and partners. The Conference was held under the High Patronage of the President of the Republic of Croatia, Kolina Grabar Kitarović, and Patronage of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs as well as the Central State Office for Croats Abroad and with the support of the Agency for Investments and Competitiveness, Croatian Agency for SMEs Innovations and Investments, Croatian Chamber of Economy, Zagreb Tourist Board, Policlinic Bagatin, MBA Croatia Association, Croatian Heritage Foundation and Croatian World Congress. AVR, ID kongres, Spoon and the Coral Group also contributed to the success of the Conference. The main media partner of the Conference was HRT, and media patrons were Bizdirekt, Poslovni Turizam, Poslovni dnevnik, Večernji list, Matica Magazine, Moja Domovina Portal, CROWN- Croatian World Network, CroExpress Portal and Motivation Up. The patrons of the business trip to Osijek were the City of Osijek, Osijek – Baranja County, Osijek County Chamber and the Osijek Tourist Board. A big thank you also goes to the Croatian Football Federation who thrilled us with 25 tickets for the Croatia – Greece World Cup Qualifier.

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    Register for the Conference and/or portal!

    30 August

    If you would like to explore Croatia’s huge business potential then the MEETING G2.3. Conference is the place where you will come across many business opportunities and at the same time, get answers to your questions. You can register at http://www.meeting-g2.com/register-now/ . If you have participated in our previous conferences, you are entitled to be part of our network free of charge. Please complete a brief application, answering 9 questions which takes about two minutes, at https://forumzagreb.typeform.com/to/IVmqEl .

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    Office of the President of the Republic of Croatia: Open Doors Day for Croatian Diaspora and Croatian Minority Communities Abroad

    21 August

    The President of the Republic of Croatia proclaimed 21st July Open Doors Day for Croatian Diaspora and Croatian Minority Communities Abroad. At the event, the President stressed the importance of connecting emigrants with the Homeland and creating the conditions for their return as well as their full integration into Croatian society. The President said in her speech that Croatians around the world have always felt a part of their Homeland and it was no different during the crucial years of creating, defending and liberating the Croatian Homeland. She emphasised the need for establishing a connection with the descendants of Croatians who emigrated several decades ago, especially with the youth and those who are middle aged and to enable them to visit Croatia through education programs, study and learning the Croatian language but also through a business program. She also believes that it is important to encourage the establishment and work of organisations and foundations for learning the Croatian language and culture in countries where Croatians are a minority community. She also pointed to the need to remove bureaucratic barriers which make it difficult for emigrants to acquire citizenship and obtain documentation, resolve property issues, invest, start a business and return and fully integrate. She similarly noted the need to establish better flight connections with countries and cities in which large numbers of Croatian live.

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    Meeting G2.1. – Remember when!

    21 August

    Let us recall our first Meeting G2.1 Conference and the then panel discussions and our guests from whom we learnt so much and who enthralled us! Nikola Kapraljević, Goran Vlašić, Ratko Mutavdžić, Boris Guina and Hrvoje Prpić spoke of their experiences on the ‘Innovation/Start-ups/Business Angels’ panel. Stjepan Lović, Žarko Tomašić and Gorana Grubišić participated in the ‘How to protect your investment’ panel. Saša Bukovac from the Croatian Chamber of Economy moderated the panel on ‘Investment in Croatia with the incentive of EU funds’ and briefly explained which EU funds are available to us and the panellists were Tajana Mrkić, EBRD; Marina Marasović, HBOR; Sani Ljubunčić, MINPO; Frano Šesnić, Raza, who gave us concrete information on the possibilities for investment. On the panel ‘How to get a loan,’ Roman Šubić from the Croatian National Bank, Nicolas Baron Adamovich of Commerzbank, Vera Maroshi of Progreso grupa, Srđan Šverko of Raiffeisenbank Austria and Zoran Kureljušić of Privredne banka Zagreb discussed the possibilities of financing a desired investment and presented some investment opportunities in Croatia. ‘We will make real changes when we lift the taboo on the topic of education,’ said Hrvoje Balen, Board Member of Algebra on the panel called ‘How to modernise our education to compete with top western countries,’ which was chaired by Tom Antičić of the Ruđer Bošković Institute. The roundtable entitled ‘Property in Croatia – framework, trends and opportunities,’ was chaired by Tomislav Gregurić of Renova Properties d.o.o. and comprised Ivana Delalić of the Law Firm Božić and Partners; Zlatko Gregurić, EBRD; Zlatko Barović, Aplan and Dražen Nikolić, an independent expert on property investment. Tomislav Kuljiš from Bolivia, Darrell Šarić from Canada, Mirela Rubić from Germany and Antonio Šeparović from South Africa shared their experiences on the last panel of this day of the Conference which was entitled, ‘Successful practices around the world and in Croatia’ moderated by Nevenka Weissmann from Canada.

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    Panel discussions #3, #4 and #5 at this year’s Meeting

    21 August

    Our top sportsmen have confirmed their participation on the ‘Sport and Ties’ panel including Gordan Kožulj, Zoran Primorac and the Secretary of the Croatian Olympic Committee, Josip Čop. Representatives from the retailer of top organic products Bio & Bio and representatives from Agrivija, software for the management of agricultural production which has won many prizes and awards worldwide, will tell us all about green business on the ‘Green is the New Gold’ panel. Zoran Uranjek, Director of Harburg-Freudenberger Belišće and others will tell us how much blood, sweat and tears are required for a successful manufacturing business in Croatia.