Balkanalysis on Twitter Briefing with Dejan Dejanov, President of the Macedonian-Israeli Business Club, March 2013

Skopje, Macedonia – On March 16, 2013, Director Chris Deliso conducted a briefing with Dejan Dejanov, president of the Macedonian-Israel Business Club (MIBC) in Skopje. In the briefing, Mr Dejanov reiterated the strategic goals and upcoming activities of the Club, and discussed planning for the MIBC’s 2nd International Business Forum, to be held at the Metropolitan Arena in Skopje on April 18, 2013.

The first such event, held in 2011, was covered by here. However, the upcoming event is planned to be up to three times larger than the first installment, said Dejanov. In fact, organizers expect up to 300 companies to attend the one-day event, hailing not only from Macedonia and Israel, but from Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia, Kosovo, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Slovakia, Sweden, Ukraine, Holland and more

Although Macedonia’s imminent local elections are keeping politicians busy for now, the MIBC expects a keynote address to be made by the Macedonian prime minister or his deputy and that the government will be supportive. From the Israeli side, support for the event is being given by HE Yossi Amrani, Israel’s Ambassador to Croatia and Macedonia.

With company registration set to expire at the end of March, Dejanov underscored the need to register early for the event, which costs a mere 30 euros. The online registration employs a special software enabling B2B interaction by which needs and offerings of different companies will be matched, and up to seven direct meetings can be organized for each registrant with relevant companies.

Dejanov added that evening events and further opportunities for companies to become acquainted are also possible. The sectors represented at the business forum include IT and communications technology, agriculture and food processing, renewable and alternative energy, health, pharmaceuticals and more. Local and foreign media are also invited to cover the event. Interested persons and companies should register online at the IBForum website, stated Dejanov.

The Macedonian-Israeli Business Club is a nonprofit, nongovernmental, apolitical and commercially oriented organization, composed of businesses and individuals formed to develop business relations between Macedonia and the State of Israel, as well as promote business cooperation between its members and other economic entities in both countries. In that sense, the Macedonian Israeli Business Club encourages and supports cooperation between companies from the different countries, but also within the countries themselves.

The Macedonian Israeli Business Club was formed in March 2011, in Skopje, as an initiative of the Embassy of Israel in Macedonia, and based on the ten year successful operation of Samara – the Macedonian Israeli industrial trade association, and on the other founders of the business club. is an American research and analysis firm that provides dedicated coverage of the Balkan and Eastern Mediterranean regions, in areas ranging from politics and security to economics and culture. It draws on the expertise of its broad network of field analysts and reporters representing a number of various countries and professional backgrounds.

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