Bosnia and Herzegovina is a European country with a European mentality, and
its rapid progress in terms of new industrial facilities and production is possible.
Looking at the global level and before the war, Bosnia and Herzegovina had a competitive
and developed industry, while the Herzegovina region had especially high end and
advanced technology in areas such as aviation, thermodynamics and metallurgy.
Today, at a time when development is mainly based on establishment and growth
of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), different measures are needed to support
and encourage their creation and survival.
Certainly one of the most effective measures to stimulate local economic development
is to help entrepreneurs and investors enter into business ventures in Herzegovina.
A special category of potential investors are members of the BiH diaspora, which
has about 1.4 million members, of which there is a large number of entrepreneurs,
professionals of various profiles and scientists. That represents a huge potential
that could be capitalized which requires special attention and measures.
It is precisely an entrepreneurial-oriented diaspora where opportunities lie
for investments and the creation of new jobs. Their experience, knowledge and market
position can greatly shorten the time to export competitive products and services
from this region.
INTERA TP wishes to contribute to the opening of channels of communication between
aforementioned target groups from abroad and domestic companies and institutions,
in order to indicate the concrete possibilities and opportunities for positive step
towards re-industrialization of Herzegovina.
Presentation of the local production capacities
Herzegovina has significant production capacities, quality products and investment
potential, and it is necessary to make members of the Diaspora as our true economic
ambassadors and thus break the stereotype that there are no quality products from
Presentation of the Diaspora potential
Diaspora has greatly helped in the development of Bosnia and Herzegovina through
various ways, unfortunately mostly in the form of humanitarian aid. It is high time
for a new model of cooperation with mutual benefits.
Creating preconditions for increasing of business activities
Through cooperation with the Diaspora we want to open the door for foreign companies
to find local partners i.e. increase the level of business cooperation through effective
WHAT WE WANT TO DO?
Promote and present:
- Successful entrepreneurs in the Diaspora, as well as returnees
- Individuals who put in their own efforts to gather members
of the Diaspora through some form of organized activity
- Significant existing production capacity and industrial infrastructure
that can be attractive for investments
- Institutions of local authorities and their investment offer
(business zones, incentives, etc.)
To organize a conference to bring together entrepreneurs from the Diaspora, local
entrepreneurs, representatives of national and international institutions and organizations.
The purpose of this conference would be to connect local businesses with entrepreneurs
in the Diaspora who have the ambition to do something in the business sense in the
It would also be an excellent opportunity to exchange experiences and information,
encourage discussion and point out the problems and draw conclusions in which direction
and with what concrete measures to encourage and facilitate economic cooperation
with BiH Diaspora.
The time and place of the conference:
26/07/2013. in INTERA Technology Park in Mostar
Conference CONNECTO 2013 is just the first step in a broader context and activities:
- Organizing periodic thematic roundtables
- Creating of WEB Community and Diaspora database
- Enrichment of "Business showroom" with all products from
Herzegovina (more on www.intera.ba)
- Conference CONNECTO 2014