The completion of the fifth Summit marked a milestone for Macedonia2025. We succeeded again in creating and organizing one of a kind event that inspires cooperation and economic development in the country. Thanks to the dedication of representatives of the professional diaspora, we were able to harness the expertise of 40 people from around 20 countries around the world who spoke on topics high significance for the future of Macedonia.
The Summit cast its positive influence in a time of political crisis, which is also seen as a crisis of perspective for Macedonia. The presentations and discussions supported the platform in which companies and experts can put their mind towards improving our ability to make better products and services, implement new technologies and substitute the burning of fossil fuels with more efficient and eco-friendly sources of energy.
So it was not a coincidence that Macedonia2025 received so many encouraging remarks, which essentially summarized the impression that the Summit gives people confidence and encourages them to pursuit cooperation with companies from around the world. This influence of the Summit is irreplaceable and Macedonia2025 is determined to extend it and build on it.
The theme that we selected is concurrent with developments around the world and in Macedonia, especially regarding energy independence, reliance on sustainable sources, smart technologies and abating pollution. The panels dedicated to green and smart technologies created a perspective for the ways in which we can decrease our carbon footprint and this is especially relevant now since in the last ten years, the number of motor vehicles has marked a significant increase, especially in Skopje.
Our post-event survey confirms that the theme of the Summit is deemed relevant by the participants. Two of the most influential panels that were specified by the respondents were Changing the World with Technology Innovation (53%) and Sustainable Innovation and Technology (46%). In the time ahead, we are going to promote conclusions from these and other panels and share them with experts, entrepreneurs, as well as decision makers in order to accelerate the adoption of new measures and technologies that will benefit the development of the country.
Finally, without the diaspora, Macedonia would be short of a world-class event that enables local professionals engage in and reflect on the global business dynamic. The Summit was made possible by the people and companies in Macedonia and abroad that believe in our vision, but also by the participants who a proactive in playing a more dedicated role in the development of the country.