EUROBANK GENERAL SPONSOR OF THE 17TH SERBIAN ECONOMIC SUMMIT
23 October 2017.
The traditional partnership between Eurobank and the Serbian Economic Summit continued this year with the sponsorship of the 17th Summit, which ran from 23 through 24 October in Belgrade.
The traditional partnership between Eurobank and the Serbian Economic Summit continued this year with the sponsorship of the 17th Summit, which ran from 23 through 24 October in Belgrade. The key topics included Increase the Competitiveness of the Serbian Economy, Emerging Geopolitical Trends and Security Challenges, and Serbia’s Road Map to the European Union. Speakers at the Summit were representatives of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, international and local financial institutions, prominent businessmen, and ambassadors.
Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić delivered the first opening speech, after which Eurobank’s Executive Board member Milan Vićentić
addressed the audience. Speaking about banks’ lending activities, Vićentić said that, according to the National Bank of Serbia, newly approved loans to businesses during the second quarter of 2017 increased by a fifth compared with the first quarter and amounted to RSD 217.6 billion. He also mentioned the decreased share of non-performing loans in total loans as encouraging. “As of September, Eurobank is among the five most active banks in lending to businesses. Eurobank is committed to long-term presence in the Serbian market, prepared to provide additional support to new projects that will make the Serbian economy more competitive. For both the government and businesses, we represent a reliable, stable partner that is here to stay ,”
Vićentić said at the event.
Eurobank’s Board of Directors member Professor Ivan Vujčić took part in this year's Economic Summit as the moderator of the Serbia’s Road Map to the European Union panel, made up of ambassadors and representatives of competent state institutions.
The Economic Summit has been taking place in Belgrade since 2001. This event is an annual review of Serbia's political, economic, and business development, as well as its role in the region and the European Union. The Summit serves as an excellent forum for communication between Serbian and international decision makers, business leaders, and experts. More than 400 participants attend the event every year, taking the opportunity to learn more about the government’s economic policy and meet with peers from Serbia and abroad. The discussion topics included increasing the competitiveness of the Serbian economy, emerging geopolitical trends and security challenges, Serbia’s macroeconomic development, and strengthening the development of the country’s private and public sectors.