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ICESoS '14 Conference started
Apr 24, 2014

ICESoS '14 Conference started

2nd International Conference on Economic and Social Studies was officially opened today at UNITIC Center.

International Burch University organized an International Conference on Economic and Social Studies, ICESoS '14, which will be held from 24-26th of April 2014. The conference is organized in collaboration with the University of Zenica, Faculty of Economics of University of Tuzla and The Sarajevo Stock Exchange. The opening ceremony, keynote speeches and panel sessions were held in UNITIC Center this morning.

The main theme and motto of this year's conference is " Regional Economic Development ‘, which gives an overview of the economic situation in the country and in Balkan region from the perspective of regional experts.

Conference Chairman Assoc. Prof. Dr. Teoman Duman held an introductory speech extending his appreciation and greeting to all Organizing Comitee members, invited guests and participants. He underlined that mission of the conference is same as the International Burch Universities' mission, which is bringing people together.

After the introduction part, Prof.Dr. Mehmet Uzunoğlu, Rector of the Burch University addressed the audience saying: „This year’s conference, which International Burch University organized with local and international partners, has a goal to discuss regional economic development from various aspects. This discussion will provide clear picture of the current situation, and joint action of academia in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Croatia, aided with experience of economy experts from Balkan region and Turkey, which will help us decide and recommend actions for improvement of the economical conditions in the region“.

Later on Tarik Kurbegović, Director of Sarajevo Stock Exchange, Can Erguder, from Izmir Development Agency, Emir Hrenovica, Minister of Economy of Canton Sarajevo, and Kemal Kozarić, Governor of the Central Bank of B-H addressed the audience and supported the conference expressing their appreciation to organizer for pointing out importance of cooperation in important economical questions.

Introductory panel sessions hosted regional experts and academics from Bosnia and Herzegovina and neighbor countries, Prof. Dr. Sead Kreso from University of Sarajevo, Erk Hacihasanoglu, the Director of the Istanbul Stock Exchange; Prof. Predrag Bijelić from Belgrade University and Prof. Dr. Ivan Lovrinović from the University of Zagreb .

Working part of the ICESoS ’14 was continued after the Sarajevo City tour at the campus of the International Burch University today and tomorrow.

ICESoS '14 Conference