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June 2019

“Women and the Labor Markets in Macedonia and WBT” presented at the “Western Balkans Women in Business Regional Forum”

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Our CEO, Prof. Nikica Mojsoska Blazhevski, gave a keynote speech at the “Western Balkans Women in Business Regional Forum” organized by EBRD, in Skopje, Macedonia. The topic of the speech was “Women and the Labor Markets in Macedonia and Western Balkan Countries and Turkey (WBT)”.

Mojsoska Blazhevski mainly focused on the societal and economic losses for the WBT region and globally, from the gender disparities in the labor markets. For instance, Macedonia loses 16% of GDP per year due to gender gaps in labor force participation, self-employment and entrepreneurship (Cuberes and Teignier, 2016). Globally, the loss in human capital wealth due to gender inequality is estimated at $160.2 trillion, if we simply assume that women would earn as much as men, and total wealth could increase by 14% globally with gender equality in earnings (WB, 2018). Very few women achieve the highest leadership positions: Only 5% of Fortune 500 CEOs are women. Mojsoska Blazhevski also discussed the main determinants of the gender inequality, as well as potential remedies for mitigating those disparities.

The presentation can be assessed on the following link HERE

The study can be assessed on the following link HERE.

Macedonia2025 Summit to Take Place on 13-15 November at Marriott Hotel – Skopje

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The eighth annual Macedonia2025 Summit will take place on 13-15 November at Hotel Marriott – Skopje. The Summit represents a dynamic platform for sharing knowledge on business and the economy, technology, leadership and innovation. The event will feature 50+ top-notch speakers and a diverse audience consisting of 400+ high officials, diplomats, executives, entrepreneurs, academia members and young leaders.

This year, the main focus will be placed on the topics of leading innovations and examples addressing air pollution, as well as the future of jobs and skills. Traditionally, global economic and geopolitical trends will be discussed, whereas particular attention will also be paid to digitalization, high-tech, entrepreneurship and successful Macedonian businesses.

Apart from the panel sessions, B2B meetings and the strategy-oriented workshops/sessions for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) will be organized. We will also again host the high school students’ competition titled “Best Business Concept”, as well as the Summit Cocktail Reception that will offer great opportunities for networking to all attendees.

In order to learn what is usually discussed at the Macedonia2025 Summit, feel free to check the Summit Session Highlights 2018 HERE.

Please also have a look at the speeches from previous Summits on our special video platform 2025Talks HERE.

Early registration will be open soon. Stay tuned for more information!

Macedonia 2025’s Annual Report 2018 Is Out!

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The Macedonia2025’s Annual Report 2018 encloses the biggest achievements of our organization in the previous year. It provides an excellent overview of the numerous events, programs and activities in 2018 and is the best medium that captures the essentials about Macedonia2025.

Last year, we celebrated the tenth year from establishing the organization and we are pleased to see that our work has been fruitful. So far, we have invested 1 million dollars in the leadership development programs and 3 million dollars in activities for economic development. Over 500 managers and entrepreneurs have been positively impacted by our programs, whereas more than 1000 participants have attended the international trade missions and business networking events around the world. Our flagship event – the Macedonia2025 Summit, with over 2500 attendees and more than 400 speakers through the years, has surely become the largest platform for networking and inspiring cooperation in Macedonia and the region.

At this point, we would like to thank all our sponsors, members and partners who make this work possible. We will remain dedicated to our main strategic objectives of attracting foreign investments, strengthening the linkages with the professional diaspora, and accelerating leadership development. We will also acquire stronger voice in providing relevant input to the Macedonian policy makers with our cutting-edge research and analysis activities.

If you are interested to find out more about our organization and see how your support can make a difference, please browse the Annual Report and do get in touch with us.

The ANNUAL REPORT 2018 is available HERE.

We hope you enjoy reading it!