Bloggers given unparalleled access to the forthcoming Malaysia Global Business Forum - Bosnia

The bloggers will be given unparalleled access to the forthcoming Malaysia Global Business Forum - Bosnia, for the first time in Malaysia.

The keynote speaker, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad (Malaysia's former Prime Minister) is an avid blogger himself and will be the keynote speaker during the forum. Dr. Haris Silajdzic, President of Bosnia-Herzegovina has also confirmed his presence and will lead the Bosnian delegation to the Malaysia Global Business Forum, scheduled 8 – 11 November, 2009 at Borneo Convention Centre in Kuching, Sarawak (one of Malaysia's states located in Borneo).
Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad will be delivering the keynote address with other speakers include:
Amer Bukvic – CEO Bank Bosnia International – who is recognised as Europe’s leading Islamic banker
Amer Jeralgic – CEO of Elektrpravada, Bosnia’s largest and most profitable company which is equivalent to TNB and is involved in the energy and mining sector
Sam Osmanagic – Discoverer of the Bosnian Valley of the Pyramids and Bosnia’s Indiana Jones
Tarik Dodic – Secretary General of Foreign Trade Chamber Bosnia who is leading a strong delegation of Bosnian business leaders

The forum will be focusing on various sectors such as Higher Education, energy and power, biotech, agro-tech, Halal, Islamic Banking, tourism, and more.

As for the bloggers who wish to attend and cover the event, will have the following access:
  • Dedicated stage for bloggers to blog from during the main session
  • Access to all press conferences
  • Access to VIP speakers
  • Access to break out sessions for industry specific sessions
  • Broadband access to upload live
  • Pre and post-event access
To register as a blogger, or for more details, please send your contact details and blog site to either azizul@asiaprc.com or diyana@asiaprc.com


Malaysia Global Business Forum — Bosnia Herzegovina to be held in November

A forum aimed at exposing and exploring business opportunities in Bosnia-Herzegovina will be held in Malaysia from Nov 8 to 11.

The Malaysia Global Business Forum — Bosnia Herzegovina, organised by Glenreagh Sdn Bhd, will be held at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK).

Glenreagh managing director Nordin Abdullah said yesterday Bosnia-Herzegovina had been reported as one of the faster growing economies in South Eastern Europe, with a steady growth of five per cent per year since 2000.

“Bosnia-Herzegovina is one of the most stable countries in Europe. In addition, it will enter the European Union (EU) in a few years.

“Bosnia-Herzegovina is the gateway to the European market. However, there is not enough business going on in Bosnia-Herzegovina by Malaysian companies,” he told a press conference held at BCCK yesterday.

He pointed out that ‘halal’ food and renewable energy were the two key areas that businesses in Malaysia could consider in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

In order to further enhance that strong relationship between Malaysia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, various joint ventures between the two nations had been established, said Nordin.

For instance, Nordin said, the cooperation could be seen in the area of higher education, information technology and transportation.

“Besides, Bosnia-Herzegovina is a culturally diverse country which is very similar to Malaysia. I believe that the cultural similarity would be an advantage for Malaysian businesses,” he said.

The four-day forum would see the presence of heads of states and trade ministers while the most prominent figure would be former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, said Nordin.

He explained that Dr Mahathir who during his tenure as the prime minister had been instrumental in providing the much needed support for Bosnia-Herzegovina and its people.

“Among the renowned speakers and presenters expected at the forum is Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who will be the keynote speaker at the dinner.

“From Bosnia-Herzegovina are Bosnia Bank International chief executive officer Amer Bukvic and Foreign Trade Chamber of Bosnia-Herzegovina secretary general Tarik Dodic,” he said.

For further information on the Malaysia Global Business Forum — Bosnia-Herzegovina, members of the public can visit the official website at www.malaysiaglobalbusinessforum.com

Also present at the press conference was BCCK chief executive Trevor McCartney.