The International University of Sarajevo participates in the General BH Fair of Economy (ZEPS) in Zenica

19th General BIH Trade Fair called 'ZEPS' started on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, at Kamberovića field in Zenica. The fair will last until October 6, 2012 and it will be attended by 405 exhibitors from 27 countries worldwide.

The International University of Sarajevo (IUS) will be present at a special promotional stand, during the entire duration of this renowned event.

With the presence of numerous participants, visitors, and guests from abroad, the fair was opened by the Federal Prime Minister Mr. Nermin Niksic, who expressed his sincere pleasure of being present at this important fair. Prime Minister Niksic said that 27 countries confirmed their presence to this year's Zeps fair, which once again confirms the confidence in the BIH economy. During the past 18 ZEPS General Fairs of Economy in BIH, 9008 exhibitors have participated in the fair with1,236,581 visitors. According to the organizers, last year's fair was attended by 60,000 people.

Beside the Federal Prime Minister of BIH, the opening ceremony of the event was attended by many other officials: Federal Minister of Energetic Mr. Erdal Trhulj, Prime Minister of Zenica-Doboj Canton, Mr. Fikret Plevljak and Mayor of Zenica, Mr. Husein Smajlovic. The participants of this great event wished a pleasant stay to everyone at the fair, and invited investors to invest in the area of Zenica regardless to which party or group they belong to.

At the opening of the fair, it is said that BIH entrepreneurs are capable of responding to the challenges of the economic crisis, and all other challenges which is best testified by the quality and massiveness of this great event.

The grand opening of the fair was attended by: IUS Rector, Prof. Dr. Özer Çınar, Vice Rector, Prof. Dr. Ismail Kocayusufoğlu and other IUS professors.

Rector of IUS, Prof. Dr. Özer Çınar and Vice Rector, Prof. Dr. Ismail Kocayusufoğlu have talked with Prime Minister Plevljak, as well as Mayor of the city of Zenica, Mr. Smailovic during the fair and expressed their willingness to establish closer cooperation with IUS in the future.

The participation of IUS on the ZEPS fair, aims to establish contacts with other businesses parties, as well as strengthening cooperation between science and industry, especially in terms of knowledge and technology transfer, as well as faster application of scientific achievements in practice, which is an essential prerequisite of social and economic development of each country.

The announced attendance of members of the Research Committee of IUS in the upcoming days of ZEPS fair will develop contacts with others attending the fair, which will certainly contribute to further development and promotion of the IUS Research Center.