DOING BUSINESS IN MACEDONIA
Venue: IFB HUB (located in the HQ Building of the IFB 2014)
No. 1 Mann Island. Mann Island, Liverpool L3 1BP
Date: Friday 20 June 2014
Macedonia is a country that means business. With its ideal location in south-east Europe, modern infrastructure, competitive workforce, variety of investment incentives and an investor-friendly government, it is proving to be a popular and dynamic location for companies from Europe and around the world.
A candidate for EU and NATO membership, Macedonia is politically, financially and economically stable. GDP growth is expected to reach 2.2% in 2013 and 3.2% in 2014, easily outstripping the European Union (Source: IMF World Economic Outlook).
It ranked 5th for “Best Reformer in the World 2005-12” and 23rd for “Ease of Doing Business”, in the World Bank’s Doing Business Report 2013. It was 37thin Forbes’ “Best Countries for Business 2012”. A factory in Macedonia was the winner of the Best Production Facilities category in fDi Magazine’s “Projects of the Year 2012” awards.
The Government of Macedonia, presents “Investing in Macedonia” which will feature speeches, presentations, panel discussions and networking breaks. Guests will have the chance to listen to, meet and have conversations with the Macedonian senior experts from Invest Macedonia.
• Why Macedonia? Ideal location, excellent infrastructure, competitive workforce, investment incentives, investor-friendly government.
• Location: good geographical location, political and economic stability.
• Infrastructure: first rate provision of transport, telecommunications, energy.
• Labour market: highly educated and skilled but relatively low cost.
• Investment incentives: unbeatable fiscal benefits, government support, free zones.
• Specific opportunities: manufacturing, electrical engineering, automotive, real estate, agriculture, food processing, tourism, IT services, business process outsourcing and more.
For more information contact:
Head of International Office – London, UK
Agency for Foreign Investments and Export Promotion of the Republic of Macedonia
Tel: +44 (0) 207 9760720
Mobile: +44 (0) 7885680054
Other events at the IFB HUB during the Europe Week
UKTI - EMERGING EUROPE CONFERENCE - 16 JUNE 2014
UKTI - MARKET EVENT – BENELUX - 19 JUNE 2014
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