Student s' Business Development Club of the International Burch University and Association " Kupujmo i koristimo domaće kvalitetno proizvedeno u BiH " realized the Second Forum on Domestic Production with a working title" How to Help the Domestic Economy „ on 22nd of May in the campus of International Burch University.
Attendees were addressed by Hairs Magrdžija, President od Business Development Club, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Teoman Duman, Dean of Faculty of Economics, and Admir Kapo, President of the Association „Kupujmo i koristimo domaće“.
After the introductory speeches Dean, Prof Dr. Duman habded Apprecoation Letters to the sponsors and supporters of the Forum, Pro-In Association, Ećo Company, Face tv, e-kapija web portal and Novo Vrijeme newspaper, which was continued with the panel discussion with successful businessmen and representatives of B-H 's most successful local companies:
- Adis Hasaković , PR of AS group
- Nedžad Biberović , Marketing Manager of MI Ovako
- Suhad Ećo , Director of Inside by Ećo and President of the Association of Timber and Forestry VTK BH
- Elma Ganić , Marketing Manager of AMKO Commerce
- Aida Odobašić , Marketing Manager of the Fashion House Belissima
- Admir Kapo , President of the Associatiuon "Kupujmo i koristimo domaće"
The participants in the discussion were able to share their experiences and vision of the current situation in the economy of our country, as well as to present what are the major problems and obstacles they face in their business, and offer possible solutions. Forum was attended by representatives of the authorities who used this opportunity to collect the information, and many company representatives and students.
After extensive debate, the conclusions of the Second Forum on Domestic Production in Bosnia and Herzegovina , were that businessmen, together with state institutions of all spheres of governing must urgently work to solve problems. A key conclusion is that it must be made a comprehensive effort to raise public awareness about buying local products from an early age, and in that process everyone can contribute.
Other conclusions, but not less important , were that the producers themselves should make steps towards mobilizing and uniting, in order to have a greater influence on decisions of law makers which are essential for proper economy functioning. Educational institutions also bear a great responsibility in the education and upbringing of personnel who are deficient in industries. As they concluded a surplus of labor in certain occupation is a fact, and investing in the education system is a priority.
Some of the steps towards the solution of problems in the economy are and cluster formation, and manufacturers investment in the quality of branding, so that joint forces can upbring competitivness in the domestic and in foreign markets . Also the role of the legislative and executive authorities is pointed as highly important, because without that help the fulfillment of the objectives will not be possible.
Forum on domestic production in BiH is an activity that is the result of student ideas and activism , launched with the aim of Bosnia and Herzegovina's public and students promote positive examples of Bosnian economy , and to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit and business initiatives among young people . This initiative has been recognized and supported by the general partners of the Forum , the Association "Buy and use a homemade - quality produced in BiH " , which the 2004th year actively works to promote the local economy and raising public awareness about the importance of buying local products .
At the end of the Forum final point was that that solving new problems in society and the economy, as a result of natural disasters that befell Bosnia and Herzegovina, is possible only with support to domestic producers, whose strengthening will affect company expansion, job creation , and therefore a comprehensive progress in the country.