“It was March 2016 when the first issue of Diplomacy & Commerce magazine was launched in Belgrade. In November of the following year, we launched D&C Croatia. In the meantime, we also launched D&C Austria in February and D&C Slovenia in September this year. We plan to launch D&C Greece next spring too”, said Mr Robert Čoban, the CEO of Color Media Communications, which publishes the magazine.
Many representatives of the diplomatic corps, business and public life in Croatia attended the event including the US Ambassador to Croatia, H.E. W. Robert Kohorst, the French Ambassador, H.E. Gaël Francois Veyssière, the Serbian Ambassador, H.E. Mira Nikolić, the Swedish Ambassador, H.E. Diana Helen Madunic, the Austrian Ambassador, H.E. Josef Markus Wuketich, representatives of the Embassies of Albania, Slovenia, Australia, Germany and the United Kingdom, Director of AHK, Sven Thorsten Potthoff, President of the SLO-CRO Business Club, Saša Muminović, President of the Swiss Business Club, Ivica Jakić, President of the International Women’s Club, Jenner Pešut, President of the Franco-Croatian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Višnja Ježić Sorić, Head of Legal Affairs of UTPUH, Hrvoje Grenac, Director of Communication Division of CCE, Martina Sokač Saraga, Krešimir Macan, Duško Luština, Nenad Korkut, and representatives of numerous companies, agencies, associations and business
The CEO of Diplomacy & Commerce Croatia, Boban Spasojević, recalled the many challenges the magazine has faced since its inception, but also revealed that the magazine has been a success with readers for the past two years.
“We have become a recognizable brand to our readership, and that is the most important thing for us – to be sought-after and for our readers to be interested in what we are planning to do,”- said Spasojević.
The next to address the guests was Robert Čoban, the CEO of Color Media Communications, which publishes the magazine.
“It was March 2016 when the first issue of Diplomacy & Commerce magazine was launched in Belgrade. In November of the following year, we launched D&C Croatia. In the meantime, we also launched D&C Austria in February and D&C Slovenia in September this year. We plan to launch D&C Greece next spring too. As you can see, Diplomacy & Commerce has become a major regional undertaking. In three days it will be 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall and we saw that there was no ‘The End of History’ as envisioned by Francis Fukuyama, but I deeply believe that the values of the Western civilization – democracy, independent media and the free market – are what we all share in the space between Vienna and Athens,” said Čoban.
The event began with a procession of members of Academia Cravatica, the only institution in Europe and the world that has been studying, safeguarding and improving the necktie as a Croatian and global moving cultural heritage for over 20 years, while promoting Croatia as the homeland of the necktie.