UK – Macedonia investment forum
Macedonia is a favourable country for running business acknowledged by the World Bank through its Doing Business report in which Macedonia for several years in a row is on the top of the list of reformers and favourable business destinations. Our breakthrough has been also noted on the Forbes list. We are continuously making efforts to improve the business climate and working conditions, both for domestic and foreign companies in an attempt to allow economic development of the private sector and opening of new jobs – stated Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski in his address at the United Kingdom – Macedonia Investment Forum, which was held in London yesterday. The PM invited UK companies to visit and examine Macedonia’s business climate in order to put the country on their map as a destination for doing business.
The UK- Macedonia Investment Forum integrated three panels on the following topics: “Macedonia, the latest business partner of Europe”, “Investing in Infrastructure, Energy and Natural Resources” and “Investing in Information and Communication Technology”.
The Macedonain delegation was led by the Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski who was accompanied by the Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Vladimir Peshevski, the Minister of Economy Valjon Saracini, Ministers of Attracting Foreign Investments Vele Samak and Bill Pavlevski, the CEO of Invest Macedonia Visar Fida and the CEO of the Free Zones Authority Viktor Mizo.
The investment forum was attended by over 150 representatives of British companies from the financial and banking sector, infrastructure, logistics and information technologies. Macedonian delegation also held separate meetings with representatives of several companies where they discussed opportunities and potentials offered by Macedonia as an investment destination.