The 2022 Strategic Economic Talks in Istria

17. May 2022 | Reading Time: 2 Min

Savudrija / Croatia – From May 12th to May 14th, the Strategic Economic Talks took place for the second time at the Kempinski Hotel Adriatic (Savudrija, Croatia). The top-class event was hosted by the international tax consultancy TPA together with SEEBDN (Southeast Europe Business Development Network). The high-level function focused on economic relations between Southeast Europe and German-speaking countries.

The Strategic Economic Talks in Istria addressed current economic policy developments within the countries of Southeast Europe. Internationally prominent decision-makers from politics and business took part again this year and became involved in some lively discussions. Thomas Haneder, Partner and Member of the TPA Management Team, had this to say: “We, as the TPA Group, see it as our mission to build bridges between the DACH Region and Southeast Europe and to unite people in the business environment. I am therefore particularly proud that we have been able to welcome even more high-profile guests to this unique format this year than last year to the premiere.”

An excerpt from the guest list:

Johann Breiteneder, CEO of Best in Parking; Domagoj Dolinsek, Founder and CEO Planradar; Martin Engelberg, Member of the Austrian National Council and business consultant; Benjamin Epstein, Portfolio Manager Saber; Hannes Höllinger, Director Business Development/M&A/Ext. Management Board Prinzhorn Holding; Sonja Holocher-Ertl, Economic Delegate of Foreign Trade in Zagreb; Ivo Josipovic, former Croatian President; ; Fritz Kaltenegger, President of SEEBDN and CEO of Cafe+Co; Medeja Loncar, CEO of Siemens Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia; Bojan Marichikj, Deputy Prime Minister of Northern Macedonia for EU Affairs; Domagoj Milosevic, CEO of Pastor, former Croatian Deputy Prime Minister; Stjepan Oreskovic, investor, M+Grupa; Wolfgang Petritsch, Austrian politician and Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation; Jörg Schuschnig, CEO of BGO Holding; Aleksandar Vlahovic, former Serbian Minister of Economy and President of the Serbian Economists Association; Boris Vujcic, Governor of the Croatian National Bank (HNB); Viktor Wagner, CEO of Reiwag Facility Services; Josef Wuketich, Austrian Ambassador to Croatia, and many others.