22nd-24th April 2015 Belgrade, Serbia

Key speakers Capital summit
Siniša Mali


Mayor of Belgrade

Siniša Mali, PhD was elected Mayor of Belgrade in May of 2014. He leads a city of 1.7 million people which contributes to national GDP by ~40%. Before becoming Mayor, Siniša Mali served as Special Advisor ... More »

Ana Brnabić



MBA from the University of Hull, England, has more than 10 years of experience in the corporate sector, donor funded projects as well as in the Government of Serbia. She is currently serving as Director of Continental Wind Serbia (CWS) which is ... More »

Aleksandar Vučić


Prime Minister of Serbia

Aleksandar Vučić was born in Belgrade in 1970 and graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade in 1994. He joined the Serbian Radical Party in 1993. He was elected an MP into the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia ... More »

Jadranka Joksimović

Jadranka Joksimović

Minister for EU integrations of Serbia

Born in 1978. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Sciences of Belgrade University in 2002/03 at the Department of International Relations and obtained a Master’s degree ... More »

Igor Šoltes


Member of European Parliament

Dr Igor Šoltes graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana in 1991 and further completed the qualified barrister level. In the year 2008, he took a Doctor’s degree; the title of his dissertation was ‘The significance and ... More »

Ivo Komšić

Dr Ivo

Mayor of Sarajevo

Ivo Komšić was born in Kiseljak, Bosnia and Herzegovina on June 16th, 1948. He graduated from the Department of Philosophy and sociology at Sarajevo Philosophy Faculty. He obtained a Master’s degree in 1977, and a PhD degree in 1985. More »

Koce Trajanovski


Mayor of Skopje

Mr. Trajanovski was born in Skoplje and graduated from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in 1980. He started his professional career as the Head of the Computer centre in MZT HEPOS and later founded his own computer software company ... More »

Hermann Papouschek

Dr Hermann

Chief Project Manager, Vienna Central Station

After many years spent in the private sector, Hermann Papouschek, born in 1962, started working for Vienna City Administration in 1994, where he served in different positions within Municipal ... More »

Milan Bandic


Mayor of Zagreb

Milan Bandić graduated from the Faculty of Political Sciences in Zagreb. After serving the army and short work in Ledo company Bandić was employed in Municipal Committee of League of Communists of Croatia in Pešćenica ... More »

Gábor Bagdy

Dr Gábor

Deputy Mayor of Budapest

Gábor Bagdy graduated in Economics from the Budapest University of Economic Sciences in 1982, and became a Certified Property Expert at Nottingham Trent University in 2004. He received a PhD in Economics in 1986 ... More »

Maria Solich


Head of Project and Structured Finance, Siemens Austria – Investor

Maria Solic earned her degree in International Business Administration from the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg. She started her career in ... More »

Michal Olszewski


Deputy Mayor of Warsaw

Mr. Olsewski graduated from the Faculty of Political Science and Journalism / Institute of International Relations at Warsaw University in 2001. He was engaged as a Senior Expert at the Office of the Committee ... More »

Irina Savina


Deputy Mayor of Sofia

Irina Savina has graduated Economics in University of National and World Economy (Sofia, Bulgaria) and multilevel diplomacy in Sofia University “St. Climent Ohridski”. Since 2006 she has been holding the position ... More »

Momir Stanojević


Director of International Market Sales, Elnos Group

Born in Valjevo, Serbia in 1977. After gaining his MSc at the University of Belgrade’s Faculty of Electrical Engineering in 2002, he gained 11 years of experience and actively participated ... More »

Bernard Atlan


Principal Investment Officer, IFC

Bernard Atlan, is a Principal Investment officer in the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Advisory Services Department (“C3P”). He is based in Belgrade, Serbia... More »

Costin Berevoianu


Personal Adviser to the General Mayor of Bucharest

Mr. Berevoianu received his PhD in Engineering from the University of Bucharest in 1977 and Masters degree in Law from the Ecologica University in 2009. Before becoming the Personal Adviser ... More »

David Pearson


Director, Star Renewable Energy

Former Innovation Director of Star Refrigeration, Dave has led the business in the new segment of renewable heat. With projects around Europe totalling over 30MW ... More »

Zoran Janković


Mayor of Ljubljana

Zoran Janković was born on 1 January 1953 in Smederevo and later moved to Ljubljana where he graduated from the University’s Faculty of Economics. Zoran Janković’s professional career began in 1978 in the investment sector at the Slovenian Post Office ... More »

Jovan Marjanović


Program Coordinator, Sarajevo Film Festival

Jovan Marjanovic (LLb, MSc), has been involved in the Sarajevo Film Festival since 1999, as a technician and a program coordinator. From 2003 to 2007, he was the Executive Manager of CineLink ... More »

Dr Nevila Xhindi

Dr Nevila

Deputy Mayor of Tirana

Dr Nevila Xhindi is Associated Professor and has a PhD in Regional Development and Planning, University of Potsdam, Germany. She also has PhD in Human Geography, University of Tirana, MA in Human Geography, ... More »

Slavoljub Stijepović


Mayor of Podgorica

Mr. Stijepović was born in Podgorica in 1959. He graduated from the Faculty of Law and took the bar exam. From 1984 to 1991 he worked in company Prvoborac in the field of legal affairs. In 1991 he became Assistant Minister ... More »

Andreas Yennimatas


Member of the City Council and Vice President of Athens Development and Destination Management Agency

Andreas Gennimatas is a member of Athens City Council and Vice-President of the Athens ... More »

Andrey Novakov


Member of the European Parliament Regional Development Committee

Born on 7 July 1988 in Pazardjik, Bulgaria. He obtained a Master of Laws Degree (LL.M) at South-West University in Blagoevgrad, ... More »

Jože Torkar

Torkar, MSc

CEO of Eltec Petrol d.o.o.

In terms of formal education, Jože Torkar (born in 1973) is a mechanical engineer and holds both a university degree and a master’s degree in science. His career path began in 1996 in EL-TEC Mulej, d.o.o. ... More »

Jelena Bojovic



As an expert in the field of regulatory reform and the implementation of local economic development policies, Mrs. Bojović has been working on reforming the legislative process and regulatory framework for doing business, ... More »