Bosnia and Herzegovina & Diaspora | Growing Businesses

Sarajevo Film Festival (SFF) has become a meeting point and reintegration spot between diaspora and residents, but also a place when many international professionals arrive at our capital.

For this reason, we organised our first big networking event for everyone interested in contributing to a better Bosnia and Herzegovina, an event created for those seeking to expand their business into a new market (Top 15 Diaspora countries or B&H), investing in projects/startups in Bosnia and Herzegovina, or supporting the initiatives for the economic development of our country.

Our vision is that this event will bring together organizations from across the world to develop tangible and innovative ideas and to collaborate to launch them.


Promote Bosnia and Herzegovina as a country in which it is possible to establish a successful company with high-quality staff that can offer services to address the needs of global markets.

• Present and introduce companies founded by the diaspora and others which want to establish partnerships with companies or individuals in Bosnia and Herzegovina.


19:00 – 19:10 Reception of Guests and Roll Call – coffee
19:10-19:30 – Opening of the event: Restart – A business embassy for diaspora; 

Opening keynote speech by:
  • Mr. David Kramer, Deputy Head of Cooperation at Embassy of Switzerland in BiH
  • Nina Miskovic, Chief of Cabinet of the Ministry for Human Rights and Refugees of Semiha Borovac
  • Zahira Virani, UNDP

19:30 – 20:50  How to connect companies and individuals from the diaspora with companies and individuals in Bosnia and Herzegovina to establish mutually-beneficial and successful cooperation?

  • Vernisa Rejhan, APU Network – Sweden
  • Himzo Music, SoftHouse Consulting – Sweden
  • Igor Kovac, i-platform – Switzerland
  • Taner Alicehic, SEE Investments – Switzerland
  • Adnan Hadzic, The Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Dzenana Brkic, Stecak – Norway
  • Zahira Virani, UNDP – Sarajevo
  • Edin Saracevic, HUB 387 – Sarajevo
  • Edin Mehic, Networks & – Sarajevo
  • Amina Karic, Representative of Authority Partners – Sarajevo
  • Damir Ibrišimović, Atlant BH, Australia and Bit Alliance – Sarajevo

20:50 – 21:00 Questions & Answers
21:00 – 23:00 Music program + Drinks