Dear business associates, colleagues, friends,
It was an honor to host you at the Supplier’s Day 2017 conference and a great pleasure to see the crowd in B2B room which looked like a beehive.
All of you who participated have made a significant contribution to this event and we truly hope that the meetings were beneficial to you as well.
Nearly 500 B2B meetings were held between the representatives of 160 companies from 10 sectors and 24 countries: Serbia, Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Croatia, Italy, Macedonia, Germany, USA, Romania, Slovenia, Switzerland, Sweden, Poland, Russia, China, Slovakia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Turkey and the Great Britain.
The reason we decided to invite companies from different countries is simple: the progress of the whole region means the progress of each country respectively. The higher the number of good suppliers, the bigger the growth of big companies in the region, which automatically means more business for other companies, emergence of new small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) - some of which will grow into large.
We would like to thank Ametek, HealthCare Europe, Kolektor ATS, Mecafor and Univerexport which took part in the conference session by giving presentations about their companies and expressing the needs of local suppliers.
We would also like to thank Development Agency of Serbia, Vojvodina ICT Cluster and Vojvodina Metal Cluster for inspirational speeches which gave us the insight into the available institutional services and support for the development of small and medium- sized enterprises.
This kind of support is an important part of our activity. SME generate around 65% of employment in Serbia and they significantly contribute to its increase. New SME open every year, however, their positioning, survival on the market and export activity is highly dependent on large companies.
On the other hand, large companies are always in demand of local suppliers. Sourcing out new suppliers often plays an important part of strategic planning – a good and reliable supplier makes an essential component in the company’s growth.
Vojvodina Development Agency will therefore organize more of such B2B meetings divided into sectors. We are currently working on the Supplier Base list which will be uploaded on our website to help companies present their products and services to local and foreign clients.
These are some photos and brief video which will show you a part of the atmosphere from the event; a complete footage from Supplier’s Day 2017 will be uploaded soon.
|DAN DOBAVLJAČA 2017 – SUPPLIER’S DAY 2017|
Novi Sad, Master Centar
|09:00 – 10:00||REGISTRATION|
|10:00 – 10:30||OPENING SESSION|
|10:50 – 13:00||SESSION I|
|13:00 – 14:00||LUNCH|
|14:00 – 16:00||SESSION II|
|INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT FOR THE SME’s||B2B MEETINGS|
|14:00||Development Agency of Serbia|
|14:25||Vojvodina ICT Cluster|
|14:50||Vojvodina Metal Cluster|
|16:00 – 16:30||COFFEE BREAK|
|16:30 – 18:30||SESSION III|
|18:30||End of program|