The Macedonia Economic Summit concluded today following eight interactive, inspirational and informative panel discussions. Skopje was a great host to many leading experts who led the audience to think towards the new opportunities in business development. The impression of the participants was that knowledge should circulate and reach a wider audience, including the public administration, the private sector and academia.
The former Prime Minister of Georgia Mr. Nika Gilauri and the Program Director of the Pacific Institute Jim Dunn, both spoke about the real possibilities for companies, individuals, but also entire countries to carry out significant transformation. The discussion continued to mobile technology, management, improving the competitiveness in the country and undertaking strategic goals in development. One of the highlights of this day was the energetic speech by Tomi T Ahonen, who compared trends in mobile technology that are currently in development and pointed to the trend that will attract the most of the world’s attention and investment capital.
“There were more than 250 representatives of domestic and foreign companies present at the Summit. The better part of the attendees took notes during the presentations. This shows us that people are interested to take things in their own hands and not leave everything to probabilities and, of course, to start something new in Macedonia that will become a competitive export,” said the cofounder of Macedonia2025 Mike Zafirovski. “It is good that there was constructive criticism for the things that have to change in Macedonia. It is good that we are talking about that as well,” added Zafirovski.
Professor Harry Kraemer from the Kellogg School of Management, who is also the former CEO of Baxter and mentors a number of executives, spoke on the topic of building leadership that is founded on values. Following the Q&A session between he and Mr. Zafirovski, Mr. Kraemer signed more than 250 copies of his latest book, Becoming the Best.
The organizer stated that the professional diaspora provided an immense input at the Summit and contributed to the mapping-out of transformative processes in Macedonia. Macedonia2025 wishes to thank all innovative and proactive professionals who were part of the event. The organization continues to focus on its mission.