All roads lead to Sisak – let them lead you too!
All roads, as they say, lead to Rome, but they go through Roman Siscia, or Sisak! Grown from ancient settlements, the city of Sisak, situated on navigable rivers, near the Zagreb-Sisak highway and Franjo Tuđman Airport, holds immense potential for development as a transport and logistics hub.
Sisak’s strategic location, known for centuries, enables the rapid distribution of goods within Croatia and from abroad. Sisak naturally emerges as an incredibly attractive business destination for many companies that prioritize access to multimodal transport.
The numerous possibilities opened up by Sisak’s position in the panel titled ‘Trans Siscia’ are presented by the head of the G2 Meeting, Antun Krešimir Buterin, along with distinguished guests, leading figures in their respective fields! It’s our honor to introduce them.
Željka Josić is the State Secretary of the Central State Office for Demography and Youth. She was born in Sisak and will discuss how to improve the demographic situation in Banovina and Croatia as a whole.
Also born in Sisak, the outstanding economist Vladimir Čavrak is a beloved professor at the Faculty of Economics, University of Zagreb, and one of the authors of the scientific monograph ‘Social and Economic Revitalization of Sisak and Banija/Banovina.’
Joining us in Sisak is the young scientist Tomislav Rožić, an associate professor at the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, University of Zagreb. His main research focus is on transportation networks and cargo flows, with research in the field of intermodal transportation and urban logistics.
We will also have the successful entrepreneur Petar Šimić, who runs the family company PRIMACO. Educated in Zagreb and London, he worked for many years in a well-known global consulting firm and is now the president of the Logistics Activities Association of the Croatian Chamber of Economy.”
Geothermal waters – Banovina wealth
At the end of the season, as we tally whether we’ve achieved yet another tourism record, on a panel dedicated to health tourism, Miljenko Bura, President of the Croatian Health Tourism Association, will reveal the potential in Croatia for this potent branch of the economy that is still in its early stages of development. “It’s not just a comfortable room with a bit of wellness; health tourism requires seriousness because it needs infrastructure capable of accommodating guests willing to pay for their health,” says Bura, adding that Croatia has a lot of potential for this type of tourism.
Daruvarske toplice, one of the leaders in health tourism, is on its way to realizing its full potential. With recent announcements that they have applied for a project to improve their spa and wellness tourism offering worth 17.1 million euros, their goal is to renovate the Thermal spa hotel, build new thermal pools, and enrich tourist, recreational, and wellness facilities. Ratko Vuković, Director of Daruvar Spa, will reveal the details of what their idea of introducing virtual and augmented reality technology entails. With a strong focus on green and sustainable practices, these spas intend to become a leader in health tourism in Croatia.
Marinko Rade, Director of the Special Hospital for Orthopedics and Rehabilitation “Martin Horvat” in Rovinj, is a distinguished scientist. The hospital has a tradition that spans over 130 years. The hospital complex, right by the sea, dating back to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, has undergone a challenging restoration process due to conservation protections. Despite its old foundations, the hospital is turning towards new challenges and has expanded into neurology, pediatrics, pediatric orthopedics, pediatric rehabilitation, clinical psychology, speech therapy, educational rehabilitation, anesthesiology, intensive medicine, and pain management, as well as telemedicine. This youngest hospital director in Croatia will share his vision, with a special emphasis on the rehabilitation of children, aiming to make the hospital a place not necessarily associated with illness but with healing, and even play.
The need for connecting ideas, knowledge, experts, and forces, even on visionary grounds, will be discussed by Anita Galić, the founder of the first health think tank in the region – Health Hub. This pharmacist with extensive managerial experience embarked on an adventure to create a network that brings together the best in healthcare in Croatia and Europe. With a very simple but powerful message that Croatian healthcare can be a global leader, and that we should not give up on the idea that we can have a winning spirit in this field, similar to our national soccer team, she will speak on the panel about how to merge good ideas and create new, sustainable, and profitable stories.