IUS takes part at the Sarajevo Business Forum

The second international conference Sarajevo Business Forum that was held in the Bosnian capital from April 6 to 8, 2011 and that gathered prominent international figures from various countries, proved to be an excellent opportunity for International University of Sarajevo to promote its mission, vision and study programs, and for IUS students to learn more and acquire new contacts.

During the Forum whose motto was Chance for people with ideas, IUS was provided with a stand where interested participants were able to get more information on our higher educational institution as well as acquire IUS promo materials printed in three languages. Present at this stand, besides IUS Public Relations Manager, were also Assist. Prof. Amila Smajović, Assist. Prof. Lejla Miller, Senior Assistant Selvira Draganović and Senior Assistant Haris Hojkurić who devoted their time to introduce IUS to Forum participants coming from all over the world. The attention that stand grabbed was very high, with several hundreds of people visiting it.

Also, 24 IUS students from all three IUS Faculties (FENS, FASS and FBA) volunteered at the Forum as liaison officers. "During the SBF, I had an opportunity to meet many foreign investors from developed countries, and to me, as a student of economy, this experience was very important because of many valuable advices I received from them. I gained experience, knowledge and contacts and learned what investors like, so perhaps I can exhibit my project next year" says Mr. Haris Kurtagić, one of the IUS students who acted as liaison officer. "I am grateful to IUS for making it possible for IUS students to attend SBF and act as the Ambassadors of the University".

Sarajevo Business Forum aims at reviving the culture of open dialogue among statesmen and international figures from various countries, as well as presenting Bosnia & Herzegovina and its region to international investors. The Forum was comprised of two parts. Under its first part, the Forum presented a meeting point for a selected group of statesmen where they exchanged views on the issues related to the civilization dialogue in general, and peace and prosperity in Southeastern Europe in particular. Under its second compact, Sarajevo Business Forum was a forum between local businesses, government and international investors that aimed at attracting international capital to the country and to the region, which in turn will be instrumental in enhancing economic prosperity and thus peace.