As usual, this year’s late autumn is reserved for Belgrade Stock Exchange Conference, which is recognized for its long-standing tradition and quality as one of the most important business events in the country and the region.
International Belgrade Stock Exchange Conference UPGRADE IN BELGRADE 2019 will be held for the 18th time on November 12, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel beginning at 9:00 AM. Gathered participants – domestic and foreign experts in the financial sector, representatives of companies whose securities are traded on domestic and stock exchanges in the region, as well as domestic and foreign investors, will have the opportunity to share their knowledge, exchange views and establish business contacts. As before, many media representatives will attend the Conference.
The main part of this year’s Conference consists of three panels, which, in our opinion, represent the most recent trends in the domestic and world capital markets.
The first panel of the Conference will discuss the “Macroeconomic perspectives of Serbia”, what awaits us in the future and whether the results so far are good enough, with the most eminent experts from the public and private sectors. Discussion will be moderated by Professor Saša Ranđelović from the Faculty of Economics while Pavle Petrović President of the Fiscal Council of the Republic of Serbia, Zsuzsanna Hargitai Regional Director for the Western Balkans at the EBRD, Dragan Lončar Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Zoran Drakulić, President of the Privrednik Club will present their view of our economy and current economic policy.
The second panel, called the „Capital Markets Development Strategy“, discusses the chances of Serbia using the capital market to reduce the backlog of developed economies, increase private investment and accelerate growth. What is needed to be done within the Ministry of Finance, the Securities Commission and the Belgrade Stock Exchange to facilitate access to capital for domestic companies? The most invited to answer these and many more questions are Marko Janković Chairman of the Securities Commission, Siniša Krneta Director of the Belgrade Stock Exchange, Zsolt Bangó Senior Financial Sector Specialist And Ognjen Popović from the Ministry of Finance of the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the conversation will be moderated by Danijela Mirkov-Arkula from CFA Society Serbia.
In what way could crypto-assets be a generally accepted investment asset class? What legal framework is necessary and can tax treatment be a comparative advantage? Can the problems of the domestic financial sector be offset by a rapid adoption of Fintech innovation? The above questions will be answered in the panel “Regulatory Framework of Crypto-Asset Rights” by Dušan Romčević from the Securities Commission, Željka Motika founder of Motika Law Office, Aleksandar Arsić Tax Advisor, PwC Serbia and Aleksandar Matanović, while the moderator of this interview will be Ana Odorović from the Faculty of Law.
Also on this year’s Conference will be held three special lectures – Real estate funds (REIT) – presented by Director of Bulgaria Stock Exchange, Quantamental approach in Investment Management – Elmar Voggenhuber, Refinitiv and What is Crowd investing? – BDO Serbia.
In association with WOOD & Company, 9th Regional Investor Conference will be held to gather representatives from twelve largest listed companies from Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia and North Macedonia, which will present their business plans to the professional investors through bilateral relations.
And finally, with great pleasure, we will give awards to the companies, which in the past year, based on their dedicated work and activities, are stood out as the companies that have the best investor relations, that is, the companies that have made the greatest progress in the quality of investor relations.
Gold sponsor this year’s Conference is company „NIS“ a.d Novi Sad, among our sponsors are also Association of Serbian Banks, Singidunum University, WOOD&Company and Komercijalna banka a.d. Belgrade.