The 12th June Gathering of the Serbian Association of Managers welcomed the most prominent guests from the business community, government institutions and representatives of the diplomatic corps and regional associations of managers. This year’s event was marked by a retrospective of activities executed in the first half of the year and an announcement of events and activities expecting managers and the wider social community by the end of the year.

In the first half of the year, we executed numerous activities for our members, worked on professional development of managers and entrepreneurs, realised the third round of the mentor program for young members, but we are not planning to stop there. We will continue intensifying regional and international cooperation and the SAM’s positioning as the leader in the region, as this year we have become a fully-fledged member of the CEC European Managers and thus gained an opportunity to actively participate in work of this European organisation and use its platform for strengthening external ties and better connections with professional managerial associations, with more than a million members across Europe. Furthermore, Serbia is presiding over the SUMMIT100 Business Leaders of Southeast Europe this year and, after seven years, this event will be organised in Serbia again by the SAM and related associations and partners from the region,” noted Stanka Pejanović, President of the Serbian Association of Managers.

The Serbian Association of Managers is one of the initiators of the SUMMIT100, the first and unique business initiative of its kind and the first platform for contact between the most renowned businesspeople and the highest officials of the region. Initiated with an aim to unite the voice of countries in the region and strengthen their economic cooperation, the SUMMIT100 provides concrete contribution to the improvement of business relations and competitiveness of the entire region, and this year it will be organised in Belgrade on October 01 and 02.

Today, the SAM is an organisation with more than 400 members, successful and responsible managers, who, in addition to continuous efforts invested in professional development and improvement of their business operations, also aim to provide their contribution to the social community and support young managers and generations to come. We are very proud that today we have gathered business partners and associates not only from the country, but also from the region, as well as numerous representatives of institutions and organisations that we cooperate with on improving the business climate and development of people and future business leaders. We are also proud of our young members, managers and entrepreneurs, who are the future of the SAM and of Serbia,” underlined Jelena Bulatović, SAM Executive Director.

For the purpose of constant professional advancement of the SAM members, more than 30 exclusive lectures, training courses and workshops have been organised this year with local and foreign lecturers, who shared the latest global trends in the area of influence management, innovation, motivation, HR development, productiveness analysis and new leadership skills. Facilitation of business connections between professional managers and companies has been strengthened via traditional events, and the Serbian Association of Managers will celebrate the end of the year with a presentation of prestigious awards at the “SAM Gala 2018” ceremonial event.

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