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Milos Pejcinovic © OTP Bank Serbia

Milos Pejcinovic is a Project Manager at the Association for Promotion of Serbian Food (APSF). As part of the APSF team, he worked on several USAID funded projects, including food-related projects — USAID Competitive Economy Project, Belgrade Food Show, and Serbia Does Food (“Svet Hoće Domaće”). He is currently the Project Manager of Belgrade Food Show, which aims to promote, connect and support domestic and regional producers of high-quality food and connect them with buyers and distributors. Leading everyday communication with the producers of high-quality food, he is responsible for identifying and developing educational events, and the organization of the…


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Dejan Randic © ICT Hub Serbia

Dejan Ranđić, Co-Founder of ICT Hub and General Manager at DNA Communications, is an experienced manager, entrepreneur, and consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the areas of innovation, integrated marketing and marketing management, advertising, business planning, and negotiation. He is a strong sales professional with an MBA with a concentration in Executive Management from COTRUGLI Business School.

Founded in 2014 with financial support from USAID, ICT Hub is a center for tech-entrepreneurship and innovation in Belgrade that has quickly positioned itself as an ecosystem that connects all relevant stakeholders in the innovation process. …


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Dmytro Sennychenko, Head of the State Property Fund of Ukraine, is a financial management expert with wide reform background. In 1997, Dmytro was the economist at the National Bank of Ukraine, where he managed projects of the World Bank Group in the financial sector. During this time, he became a member of the Interagency Working Group on Ukraine’s accession to the GATT / WTO. In 2000, Dmytro became the International Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister of Ukraine, and occupied the position of Deputy Director from Ukraine at the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB). …


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Since 2012 Nino Zambakhidze has been as Chairwoman of the Georgian Farmers’ Association. Since 2013 she has held the position of agricultural advisor at Partnership Fund. In 2005, She founded LTD LBN Line, which is the official representative of coffee VERGNANO and tea Ronnefeldt in Georgia. Since 2008 she has been an Executive Director of Agro Complex LTD “Georgian Business Zone.” In 2010, Nino founded “Regional Development Association.”

She was awarded a national business-prize “Merkury 2011” where she received an honorable title of “Woman Entrepreneur of the Year.” She was the first woman chosen as a coordinator of an organization…


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Michael Gold is a finance, business, and technology expert with 44 years of experience, 29 years in the emerging markets of Central/Eastern Europe, Balkans, Africa, Asia, Latin America & former Soviet Union. He specializes in increasing access to finance and financial inclusion, innovation, entrepreneurship, competitiveness, privatization, foreign direct investment, Public Private Partnerships (PPPs), SME development & legal, policy & regulatory reform. His work has resulted in over $6 billion USD in debt and equity financing, foreign direct investments, privatizations and PPPs, and just in Southeast Europe, through the Crimson Finance Funds, direct financing of $70 million USD to over 1,400…


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Photo credit: Anastasija Vasic

Gjoko Tanasoski, MSc is Director-General of the Customs Administration of the Republic of North Macedonia (CA) since 2017. During his tenure, this institution carried out significant reforms for increasing the efficiency of customs operations at the national level, including the launch of the new electronic customs declarations processing system and the implementation of the Authorized Economic Operator program.

Concurrently, CA is involved in all ongoing trade facilitation initiatives implemented under the auspices of the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA) and is actively pursuing multiple undertakings aimed at strengthening bilateral and regional cross-border cooperation. In 2017, Mr. Tanasoski initiated the…

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