Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is increasingly utilised as a supplier zone by many EU companies due to its competitive advantages (labour costs, vicinity, etc.) so more and more companies from the EU are looking either to identify suppliers or partners to establish joint venture operations in BiH.
CONNECTO 2021 is a three day HYBRID (online and onsite) opportunity to find partners, clients, but most of all - suppliers - from Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Western Balkans region.
There have already been three such events (2013, 2019 and 2020) and both were very well attended (more than 100 companies each).
Several sectors are in focus od the event - digital technologies, intellectual services, manufacturing, agriculture, food and winemaking.
Special attention is dedicated to BiH business diaspora. Diaspora of Bosnia Herzegovina is numerous (>1.5 million) and spread worldwide, and there are many successful entrepreneurs and companies that are very much interested in ways to develop business in their homeland, however many of them are still not properly informed about possibilities and relevant partners to do business with. CONNECTO is initially envisioned as a platform for matching worldwide BiH business diaspora with entrepreneurs in BiH.
INTERA Technology Park Mostar (ZAKLADA ZA INOVACIJSKI I TEHNOLOSKI RAZVITAK) is organizing these B2B meetings in co-organization with:
- Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia,
- Economic chamber of North Macedonia,
- Chamber of economy of Montenegro,
- Russian Union of Innovative Technological Centres,
- Inventya ldt (UK),
- Foreign Trade Chamber of Bosnia & Herzegovina.