Bosna Bank International (BBI), in cooperation with its shareholders (Islamic Development Bank, Dubai Islamic Bank and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank) and other international partners, is organizing the Annual Investment Conference – Sarajevo Business Forum. The Conference was initially organized in 2010 and since then, has been held every year. The conference has been positioned as one of the most important business and investment events for Southeastern Europe.
The Conference is gathering businessmen and project owners from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia on one hand and their counterparts from more than 30 countries worldwide on the other. It represents a platform for business networking and exploration of investment opportunities in the Southeast Europe region with sole objective to foster its economic development.
Each year the Conference gathers more than 1,000 participants and has full media coverage both locally and internationally (Al Jazeera Network, TRT, Anadolu Agency, Reuters, etc.).
The 7th Sarajevo Business Forum will be held on May 4th-5th, 2016 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. It will include presentations of business and investment opportunities in Energy, Infrastructure, Agriculture, IT, Tourism and other areas from seven countries of Southeast Europe: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia.
During the previous 6 years, SBF has had the honor to host several globally recognized and influential political and business figures, namely H.E. Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad, former Prime Minister of Malaysia, H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of Turkey, H.E. Ali Babacan, Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey, H.E. James Steinberg, former Deputy Secretary of State of USA, H.E. Dr. Ibrahim Abdulaziz Al Assaf, Minister of Finance of Saudi Arabia, H.E. Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, State Minister for Financial Affairs of UAE, H.E. Dr. Ahmed Mohammad Ali, President of Islamic Development Bank Group, H.E. Sheikh Saleh Kamel, Chairman of Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry, H.E. Dr. Ahmet Davutoglu, Prime Minister of Turkey, H.E. Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President and CEO of Emirates Airlines, H.H. Sheikh Ahmad bin Jassim Al Thani, former Director General of Al Jazeera Network and other high ranking officials and businessmen.