MEETING G2 Business Networking Conference „Look to the future“

The conference, Meeting G2.4. “Look to the Future”, that will take place from 12th till 14th of November at the Congress Center Forum Zagreb, is a good opportunity for generating new businesses between Croatian companies and successful businessmen of Croatian diaspora.

This year we are expecting successful business people of Croatian origin from 15 countries and four continents!

The largest delegations from the Diaspora come from Australia and Austria with more than 20 participants. A high sponsor of the event is President of the Republic of Croatia Kolinda Grabar Kitarović who will address the participants on Tuesday, November 13th, to emphasize the importance of linking Croats who live all over the world and in the homeland. Seven panels will be organized at the conference with nearly 40 participants, the pitch for Croatian startup team and a session for business associating of participants.

Ten pitches will be presented at the pitch session, and the second day of the Conference will include seven panels – the importance of the Chamber of Commerce for Exporters, innovative design in the wood industry, delicate Croatian products, and their worldwide placement. A large number of business people come from Australia to make business connections in Croatia, and this year there are representatives of three of the four Australian-Croatian Chamber of Commerce operating in that vast country – the continent. On the other hand, the Austrian-Croatian Chamber of Commerce has made tremendous advances over the past months for promoting diaspora and businessmen cooperation in the homeland, and this year we are expecting a particularly strong cluster for delicate products.
The conference will be attended by business people from the USA, Canada, Chile, Ecuador, Bolivia, Venice, Germany, Switzerland, Finland, France, Slovenia and Bosnia, and Herzegovina. Apart from investing in Croatia, this is also an opportunity for Croatian companies to strengthen their connections on other continents and countries and to realize export ambitions.

The participants will enjoy a diverse program, so on the first day, they can expect the “Pitch Session”  where 10 Croatian startups will be presented aimed at obtaining financial support from business people around the world. On the second day, there are seven panels on the program, with lots of opportunities for socializing of the participants. In recent years we have seen how important the chambers of commerce in some countries are in encouraging entrepreneurs to invest in Croatia, this year we are expecting a panel on the example of Australian-Croatian Chamber of Commerce, which has excellent results and that contribute to the Croatian surplus in commodity exchange between the two countries.

On the panel on innovative design in the Croatian wood industry, several companies will be presented that have achieved international successes such as the Prostoria and the Dizz Concept and they will share with the participants how they create added value through branded products. On the panel of Croatian delicacies, Croatian producers will be presented with great success abroad, of which the wider public are less familiar. Neb Chupin, creator of the famous brand Dida Boža or Dalmatia is also one of the participants you’ve probably heard of.

At Blockchain’s panel in Croatia, we will first hear the experience of investing in blockchain projects and current world trends. One of the participants is a crypto investor and well-known entrepreneur Hrvoje Prpić. The conference will be closed by Nenad Bakić, entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist who will present the project of Croatian Makers who has achieved remarkable results in the last two years regarding the introduction of STEM activities in educational institutions and local communities.

On the page, you can find more detailed information about this year’s program and previous meetings, and interested can sign up online.

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