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Foreign Investors Council
47, Gospodar Jevremova Street, IV Floor, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Phone: +381 11 3281 958, 3281 965
e-mail: office@fic.org.rs

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18. May 2017.

FIC Networking Cocktail Sponsored by CRH

FIC Cocktail on May 18 offered the good opportunity for members to gather and share ideas, but also to promote FIC and its power of synergy to the selected potential members. The event, sponsored by CRH, gathered more than 120 guests at the Gabbiano Yachting Club.

FIC President Yana Mikhailova greeted the guests, outlining the power of synergy in FIC in view of making Serbia more competitive. She said that the 2017 started very actively, outlining as main developments the formation of the WB Task Force in January, the successful launch of the Dialogue for Change, as well as creation of the 10th FIC committee. FIC President drew attention to the importance of the creation of the WB Task Force. “I think this is the unique opportunity for all of us to accelerate the dialogue with the Government and hopefully this year we will have much better track record in the White Book”, she said. The first Dialogue for Change, new event for fruitful dialogue with the authorities, was successful, Yana Mikhailova said, citing in particular that it enabled good dialogue with the governmental structures, and brought a concrete result - the change of the Action Plan on the e-Government to include the M-Government. The formation of the 10th committee was the result of the need of the members, FIC President outlined. She described FIC as  a “respected, well recognized counterpart of governmental structures”  and credible organization who can provide regular and fast feedback on the developments in business environment in view of making business community stronger and Serbia better place to invest.  “All this wouldn’t have been happening without you”, she said to members. The cocktail was, as she put it, also the occasion to show that the “synergy working together on specific topics can make Serbia much more competitive as a destination to invest and much more resilient in this challenging and very changing environment”, and to promote the organization to potential members.  FIC President also presented the FIC BoD members who attended at the event, as well as Committee chairmen and Executive Office team, praising FIC team as very efficient. 

CEO of CRH Serbia, the event’s sponsor, Frederic Aubet, also addressed the guests, saying FIC is a leading, trustable and sustainable organization that helps to transform the business environment in Serbia step by step. “And we are very happy to be part of that family”, he said, congratulating the organization for 15 year of successful functioning and for growing to around 135 members. Frederic Aubet outlined that CRH is a leading global building materials group, with 87,000 employees worldwide in 31 countries, and had 27 billion Euros sales last year. In Serbia it operates in areas of cement, concrete and aggregates.  He also promoted the role of the company in the major Serbian motorway project Corridor 10, and in this respect short movie about the role of CRH in this project was presented to the audience.

Guests were then invited to enjoy warm spring afternoon on a pleasant atmosphere at the terrace of the club on the Danube river. They enjoyed networking, in the nice music background by the Ugljesa Novakovic Quintet.

 

FIC GUIDE

FIC GUIDE
Guide to Foreign Investors Council in Serbia 2016/17

White Book

White Book
Published yearly since 2003, goal of the White Book is to enable removing unneeded barriers and make doing business in Serbia easier, thus enabling better inflow of investments. It is promoted every year in the fourth quarter at the prestigious high-level event.

Rcc

Rcc
Reality Check Conference is an important tool in achieving FIC goals: it is an event meant to remind the authorities about the recommendations from the latest White Book edition and check status of their implementation.