The „Forward Conference Banja Luka“ is a regional and international event, gathering companies from the IT sector, with a focus on matchmaking of the companies.
This matchmaking event is accompanied by a business forum focused on topics and activities intended to promote the importance of the IT sector for overall economic development.
Aside from SMEs, the forum will gather business support organizations, governmental bodies, and academia interested in the development of the IT sector.
The first day of the conference focus is the on digital transformation, primarily because of its impact on economic development, which becomes a challenge but also an opportunity to strengthen the competitiveness of businesses. Therefore the focus of this year's conference is on the fourth industrial revolution, global trends development and investment, and the challenges of technologies that support digital transformation.
The second day of the conference places emphasis on the Smart City concept as a city where human investment capital, traditional (transport) and modern (ICT) infrastructure with wise management of the natural resources and active citizen participation, foster sustainable economic growth and increase the quality of life. Solutions about smart cities take into account the different requirements, constraints, and challenges they face cities. How to spot and effectively respond to these challenges will be told by those who have successfully implemented smart solutions.
Business to business matchmaking as part of the Conference will provide participants with an opportunity to directly promote their products and services, and to establish new business contacts and find business partners. The primary focus of the event is to connect companies from Bosnia and Herzegovina and their counterparts and other actors in other countries from the IT sector.