The Macedonia2025 Summit – a dynamic platform for sharing knowledge on business economy, leadership and innovation – is an annual “think-and-do” tank where participants can gain profound insights into global trends that inspire blue-skies thinking and innovative solutions to local and regional challenges across a range of critical areas.

The Summit provides a platform for globally respected  experts and thought leaders offering unique perspectives on the  inter-connected fields of business development and economic progress, culture and education, health and leisure, opportunities arising from  innovative use of technology, and importantly, the many rewards of value-based leadership, good corporate governance and corporate social responsibility.

The Summit will take place October 20 & 21 and that gives everyone enough time to plan ahead and make the trip to the newly opened Marriott Hotel in Skopje where a core group of managers and executives will be present to discuss the next big idea or business opportunity.



  • Guruduth Banavar, Vice President of Industry Solutions at IBM’s TJ Watson Research Center, USA
  • Andrej Babache, Director of Mid Europa Partners, UK
  • Zdravko Počivalšek, Minister of Economic Development and technology, Slovenia
  • Karina Barnholt Klepper, Senior Adviser at Nordic Energy Research
  • Michael Mizrahi, Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Development, Azrieli College of Engineering, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Peter Kaznacheev, Director of the Centre for Resource Economies, Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration
  • Gideon Mark Amir, CEO at Birthright Israel
  • Dr. Igor I Tulevski, PhD, cardiologist CEO Cardiology Centers of The Netherland
  • Riccardo Monti, Former Chairman of the Italian Trade Promotion Agency – ICE, Italy and Treasurer of the Board of the Robert Kennedy Foundation
  • Vlado Dimovski, PhD, Professor of management and organizational theory at the Management and organization unit, at the University of Ljubljana, Facul-ty of Economics in Slovenia
  • Robert Arsov, Managing Director, Investment Banking and Capital Markets Division of Guggenheim Securities, USA and Macedonia2025 Chairman
  • Nika Gilauri, Former Prime Minister of Georgia, Head of Bank of Georgia Turkey’s office and a senior advisor for McKinsey & Company
  • Mike Zafirovski, Founder/President of the Zaf Group and Co-founder of Macedonia2025, Board Member/ Chair of Strategy Committee
  • Vera Stavroff, President & CEO of HerbalScience and AlkaloidUSA, and co- founder of GreenBeauty, USA
  • John I. Bitove Jr., Sole Shareholder of Obelysk Inc. and Macedonia2025 Co-founder/ Chair of Communications Committee, Canada
  • Shuichi Fukuda, Adviser and Professor at Keio University, Japan
  • Martin Paech, COO at ACN Europe, Holland
  • Livio Stracca, European Central Bank Head of International Policy Analysis, Germany
  • Hrvoje Milosevic, Business Development Manager at BDI-Bioenergy International AG, and MK2025 Summit speaker: Energy from waste, Austria
  • Francesco Oddone, Chairman of Eurocities’ Economic Development Forum, independent consultant, and former Deputy Mayor of Genoa, Italy
  • Marko Butkovic, Head of Section, Ground Stations Operations ESA, European Space Agency, Germany


OCTOBER 20, 2016

7:30am – 5:00pm Registration of delegates

9am – 5pm Summit Panel Sessions

Opening addresses

Measuring the progress of economic development (How do we move against the country dashboard?)

Coffee Break

Envisioning the future of the world using renewable energies


Sustainable innovation and technology

Coffee Break

Europe’s Gateway to Space

Leadership Session

8:00PM – 10:00 PM   Summit Cocktail Reception

OCTOBER 21, 2016

7:30 am – 5:00pm Registration of delegates

9am – 5pm Summit Panel Sessions

Best practices in sustainable solutions (Entrepreneurship in using renewable energies)

Coffee Break

Sustainable financial models and investment prospects in Europe and the region


Required role of women as leaders for sustainable future

Coffee Break

Leadership in innovation and technology: a vision for the future

Closing session: Why I give back to my homeland

OCTOBER 22, 2016

(Venue TBD)   Outdoors activity with Summit participants and speakers

* The organizer keeps the right to change the agenda


The MK2025 Summit will take place October 20 & 21 in hotel Marriott, Skopje, Macedonia. To register for the Summit, please visit us at www.macedonia2025. com/summit/registration. Each participant should fill out the registration form and complete the payment process. Registration will be open until October 1st, 2016. Late registration is subject to availability.

Registration Fee:
– 1 representative 250€
– 2 representatives from 1 company 450€
– 3 representatives from 1 company 600€

Special fee for micro companies and startups is 150€ until October 1st Regular

Registration Fee: 250€ from September 15th until October 1st
Late Bookers: 300€ from October 1st onwards

– All summit materials
– Participation in all working sessions
– Refreshments during panel session breaks on October 20 & 21
– Light lunch on October 20 & 21
– Summit cocktail reception on October 20
– Short description of the company/participant in the Summit catalogue (available only to those who register prior to October 1st)

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The Mk2025 Summit and all working sessions will take place at Hotel Marriott Skopje. Recommended accommodation: Hotel Marriott. For further inquiries please contact us at [email protected]

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