Presentation on theme: "Belgrade, the capital of the Republic of Serbia, occupies the central position in Southeastern Europe. Located at the confluence of the Sava and Danube."— Presentation transcript:
Belgrade, the capital of the Republic of Serbia, occupies the central position in Southeastern Europe. Located at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, Belgrade is often called, the gate of the East, the door to the West, due to its unique position.
The Project is financed by EU, through the European Agency for Reconstruction.
BIC is designed as a one-stop-shop to provide business consulting and information service to all companies, entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs in Serbia. The services, provided by professionals - employees of the Belgrade Chamber of Commerce, are available to all business entities and entrepreneurs registered on the territory of Belgrade. Beside these services BIC is also active in promotion and application of innovation, so it represents the right place for all the individuals, companies, scientific and research institutions and others who have solutions or products that can contribute to business productivity. Business Info Center Project financed by EU through the European Agency for Reconstruction (EAR)
The goals of the project were: internationalization of SMEs, improved knowledge of foreign trade legislation and practices, improved communication with foreign partners, networking with EU partners, etc. The project was completed in October 2008.
Agricultural companies, cooperatives and farmers on Belgrade territory own numerous agricultural machines and equipment. Belgrade has significant capacities for primary agricultural production, especially cattle-breeding, as well as capacities for the processing of basic agricultural products. Secretary MIODRAG VESELI agricultural engineer phone: fax: Belgrade region has a significant land potential of about 221 thousand ha of farmland, which comprises 68% of the total territory of the City. In the agricultural sector, there are 759 enterprises employing around workers. Technical and technological capacities and staff qualifications are a good base for a developed: Food processing industry (important exporters include the meat, fruit and vegetable processing companies, dairies, frozen foods and confectionary industry, etc) Beverage industry (exporters of wine, brandy, beer and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages).
Preparation and realization of spring planting, the harvesting and wheat crop purchase on Belgrade territory. Preparation of the production and purchase program for the main field crop market surpluses on Belgrade territory. Assistance, monitoring and participation in the privatization process of agricultural-processing companies in Belgrade, especially large agricultural systems Participation in and organization of traditional events "Agricultural exhibition" and "Record Holder Meeting and other events and exhibitions Fairs, seminars, education
Industry of Belgrade is represented by workers, employed in companies. Industry contributes about 29% of the GDP in Belgrade. Association of Industry is organized in groups and sections : ENERGETICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS METAL INDUSTRY, PRODUCTION OF MACHINERY AND SHIPBUILDING CHEMICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY TEXTILE, LEATHER AND SHOES PAPER INDUSTRY GRAPHIC AND PRINTING INDUSTRY PROCESSING OF LUMBER
Linking Associations members with strategic and business partners, defying the ways of cooperation, taking part in programs and projects realization, particularly in following areas: Cooperation with the international, state, regional and local authorities Environment protection Public and private sector partnership development Analysis of the economic position of the industry and its branches and groups Collaboration with scientific and research institutions, colleges, institutes and related institutions with the aim of: Development and implementation of innovative technologies, inventions and intellectual right protection Application of the regulations, directives and standards, particularly those related to the safety and health protection Education and HR Participation at conferences and seminars Organization and joint appearance on promotional manifestations and fairs Analyses of the effects law has on economics, initiation of the amendments
Activities of the construction industry are carried out through intensive housing construction, construction of public utilities, industrial units, roads and railways network, oil pipelines, gas lines, cable railways, tunnels, airports, ports, piers, hydro and thermo-energetic plants, etc Construction industry participates with about 10% in national and Serbian GP. ASSOCIATION OF CONSTRUCTION AND PUBLIC UTILITIES Secteray MIRJANA SICEVIC bachelor in laws phone: fax: Gathering of all construction companies, design organizations, equipment fitters and public utility companies, in order to define the activities. Linking construction entities and commercial banks in terms of housing construction and loans. Taking measures related to the criteria for granting contracting licenses by which the unfair competition in the construction market will be prevented.
Gathering of construction, installation and design companies and public utility organizations and defining activities. Connecting construction companies with banks. Activities related to determining and respecting criteria for acquiring licenses for building, with the aim of preventing unfair competition. Considering possibilities for continuing with the work on the projects of the Republic of Serbia Housing Construction Agency, as well as the projects for the earthquake-stricken regions. Activities related to the restructuring of major construction companies and their implementation in privatization. Monitoring and harmonizing development programs in the field of construction and building material industry. Analysis of economic conditions and economic position of companies in this field. Participation in the drafting of new laws
Trade has a significant place and role in the overall economic development of Belgrade, considering its high share of the GDP (26%) and employment (15%). On the territory of Belgrade, there are 56,300 active trading companies and businesses employing about 70,000 workers. Secretary ALEKSANDAR MILOSEVIC BSc in economics phone: fax: Belgrade trading capacities are: shops covering over 3.5 million sqm (retail outlets, department stores, supermarkets) 10 large shopping centers Belgrade Port Belgrade Fair Wholesale market Fourteen halls of the Belgrade Fair provide 100,000 m² of exhibition and business space. Over 45 regular fair exhibitions take place at the Belgrade Fair per year. The total offer of the Belgrade Fair is supplemented by a continuous exhibition – the consumer goods Bazaar. Apart from the traditional ways of selling, new forms of trade are being developed, too (e-tailing, TV sale, catalogue sale, direct sale and alike).
Assistance in escorting the ownership transformation. Assistance to companies in introduction of the quality system under the JUS-ISO 9000 standard requirements. Creation of Trade Industry Development Strategy Organization of expert debates and seminars for the purpose of supplementary training of all levels of staff in trade on the application of new technologies, better work organization and similar.
Currant needs for the promotion of conditions and development of transportation and telecommunications are incorporated in plans of companies, organizations and strategic documents of Belgrade and Serbia. Association of Transportation and Telecommunications cooperates with its member-companies, city authorities, ministries and other institutions at all levers. Secretary MSc DRAGOLJUB STEFANOVIC transport engineer phone: fax: Cooperation in defining priorities in strategic development of sustainable and competitive transportation and telecommunications at city and state level. Participation in proposing and implementing laws in all domains related to the transportation and telecommunication system, harmonized with the new concept and regulations of the EU. Participation in evaluation and implementation of plans- amendments to the Urban Plan 2021, Corridor VII and X and other important documents.
Participation in development of intermodal transportation with commodity centers and terminals in Belgrade and Serbia Cooperation with companies and organizations on improvement of logistics and freight services and modernization of customs procedure on the national and global market Preparation of programs related to energy efficiency and environmental protection in transportation and telecommunication companies Searching for potential financial institutions, funds and partners for implementation of strategic projects and programs related to transportation Activities related to innovation of expert knowledge and experiences with the aim of improving business activities of companies, organizations and entire transportation system Preparation of meetings, round tables and presentations related to the topics in the field of transport and telecommunications Among the activities of Transportation and Telecommunication Association certain programs and projects and national and international cooperation, that present mutual interest for the new economic and social development of Belgrade and Serbia, are pointed out.
Belgrade has the remarkable conveniences for tourism and hospitality development, especially its natural conditions, geographical and strategic position, developed infrastructures and rich cultural and historical heritage. Belgrade is the city of museums and famous ambient units (Knez Mihailova Street and Terazije, the Republic Square, Skadarlija, the Zemun fortress, Ada Ciganlija and many others), the city of culture, with over 20 stages and as many concert halls, as well as the city of sports. It is certainly a city predetermined for the development of tourist and hospitality industry.
The association coordinates and represents the interests of companies in the field of hotel and catering industry and travel related business. The tourist and catering infrastructure comprehends : 35 hotels, 3 of which are part of world-known 5-star hotel chains, 5 4-star hotels, 7 motels, about 2000 high standard restaurants, over 1500 travel agencies and bureaus. Monitoring operating conditions, results and realized turnover in the hospitality industry and definition of solution proposals for the improvement of economic conditions. Coordination and assistance to companies in solving problems with a view to acceleration of the privatization process, in modernization of management teams and in attraction of foreign investments. Activities in realization of the Quality Mark project of the Belgrade Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Intensive activities in organizing the economic entities, within the framework of preparing significant sports and fair events. Participation in creation of Tourist Industry Development Strategy proposal. Coordination and assistance to companies in the process of harmonization with new legal regulations.
The Association represents the interests of banks, insurance companies, stock brokerage houses, funds and business entities providing services related to the finances. This sector employs around persons in Belgrade. Secretary VERA DOSTANIC BSc in economics phone: fax:
Continuously monitoring current economic policy implementation and impact of particular measures on developments in economy, particularly in the field of foreign exchange, prices and the Dinar exchange rate. Making initiatives for changes in the existing or adoption of new economic policy measures in cooperation with member companies. Monitoring of measures of monetary and fiscal policy and their impact on the banks' business activities and economic conditions in the real sector. Cooperation with the state authorities regarding preparation and implementation of regulations in the field of finances. Representing, harmonizing and protecting common interests of its members, and initiating projects for improvement of business activities of the real and financial sector. Organizing promotions and presentations of financial organizations and their projects directed to cooperation with SME and entrepreneurship sector. Organizing seminars, roundtables and alike, for the education of the employees, presentation of best practices and development of proactive relation towards innovations in financial sector and the fields of infrastructure. Coordination of department for development of factoring, leasing and institutional investors, within the Association. Informing the public about the activities of the financial sector through ''Kombeginfo', the bulletin of the Belgrade Chamber of Commerce.
Association of Information Technologies ensures for Belgrade business community modern business information technology and computer networks for business communication, a favorable business environment for successful operations in built-up market competition and open to the state a path to IT society. The Association adopted European trends eEUROPE and eEUROPE+, the straight line for European integrations. Pleading for the implementation of Program eSEEurope ( ). Observing activities of ICCs EBITT Comission (E-Business, Information Technology and Telecommunications) and the work of Serbian National Committee. Creating economic environment for the operations of IT companies, active participation in drafting regulations necessary in the ICT area. Secretary DUSAN RAKIC elektrical engineer phone: fax:
Representing the interests of IT companies in strategic country development documents evaluation Guidance in the understanding of potentials and competitiveness of products and services of highly skilled professionals in the field of ICT, especially in application software, engineering and consulting services Organized work and initiatives and a significant presence in the field of education for all levels of qualifications and permanent training both of professionals and users, and, above all, managers Guidance in the development of IS in the area of support to corporate resources planning and knowledge resource management, on which the success of future companies will be based Contribution to the development of business communications Development of cooperation in the chamber system Promotion and marketing of ICT products and services
The Association of Social and Individual Service Providers is divided into the following departments: Udruženje socijalnih, društvenih i ličnih uslužnih delatnosti je organizovano po grupacijama: Department for the security, maintenance and cleaning of the buildings Department of sport associations, sport facilities and games of chance Department for health and social protection Department for the culture, media and education. Bringing together common interests and defining crucial objectives important to the members Providing expert assistance to the members with the aim of improving conditions for business activities and achieving better business results Advocating members interests in defining system regulations and economic policy measures, in front of relevant authorities. Common appearance and members affirmation in business community Education of members
Organizational forms and activities of the Center are the following: ECONOMIC POLICY AND DEVELOPMENT SECTOR Monitoring effects at industry and company level and taking initiative on adoption of economic policy measures, in particular of credit, fiscal, development, etc Gathering information and making analyses and studies on performance of the economy, of certain sectors, fields and companies Development of business plans DEPARTMENT FOR RESTRUCTURING AND DEVELOPMENT OF LARGE SYSTEMS Monitoring of the situation and implementation of structural transformation of economy, in particular of the companies at the forefront of development within a sector and economy of the City. Development of analyses related to restructuring and improvement of competitiveness of the economy, companies and products ranging from market surveys to realization of programs. Identification and support in the implementation of new development – investment programs (from setting up to fulfillment of technical/technological and credit requirements). SOLVENCY DEPARTMENT Providing information and certificates on solvency.
Monitoring and analyzing foreign trade at Belgrade and national level, indicating trends and proposing measures for improvement Monitoring effects of regulations governing this field (foreign trade regime, foreign exchange, customs, credit systems) and proposing amendments for the purposes of trade promotion and harmonization of regulations with the EU Initiating, encouraging and promoting different forms of cooperation of Belgrades industry with the international community through cooperation with foreign companies, especially with the view to the increase of exports and development of advanced forms of foreign trade activities Organizing campaigns for our industry on foreign markets, initiating, establishing and encouraging bilateral and multilateral contacts and cooperation with international organizations. Secretary SANJA VASIC B.A. in Chinese language and literature phone: fax:
Promoting capabilities of specific Belgrade branches, groups and companies abroad, through different channels of presentation: publications, fairs, exhibits, etc Establishing firmer business cooperation between Belgrade economy and diaspora Providing information related to legislation and economic policy of our country Providing information to domestic companies on possibilities for external borrowing and for other types of funding for their projects and business undertakings, promotion of investment projects and finding potential foreign investors
Initiating the adoption of new and amendments of the existing economic- systemic regulations, according to industry needs and EU requirements CENTAR FOR ECONOMIC SYSTEM AND LEGISLATION Secretary GORDANA GRUBOROVIC bachelor in laws tel: faks: Coordination of activities in studying economic systemic laws (organization of conferences, seminars, round tables, etc.) Simulation – testing of new legal provisions from the field of business law in order to propose their improvements and amendments Informing members on new regulations in the field of copyright, related laws, laws on industrial property and other regulations relevant for joining the World Trade Organization and EU Consulting services ACTIVITIES
Center provides assistance to companies in ownership transformation, and since the development of the market economy leads to more dynamic stock exchange and the development of the financial market, centre is also engaged in the activities of that segment too, with the final aim that Belgrade became the financial centre of South- East Europe. The Centre actively participates in defining legal solutions, mainly, in the field of privatization, by representing the interests of economy, more exactly, the position of companies. CENTAR FOR SHARE-HOLDING DEVELOPMENT Secretary VELIBOR PESIC BSc in economics phone: fax: To companies which completed the privatization process under the previous legislation: Harmonizing data from the Shareholders Register with the Central Register Preparation for the flotation of shares Corporate management in a company/corporation To companies with the majority socially owned capital, the Centre offers assistance regarding the following issues: Who, how and when they can launch the initiative for privatization proceedings? Which are the necessary resolutions, who is to adopt them, what their content should be, about the deadlines and privatization documents? What to do after the auction has been completed and how to do it?
Monitoring of operations and providing expert assistance to small and medium enterprises and entrepreneurs (hereinafter: SMEE) for the purpose of improvement of their work and profession Providing expert assistance to socially owned SMEE in relation to ownership transformation – privatization Identification and testing of investment programs in the SMEE sector and offering assistance in meeting the requirements for their realization Support to the development of SMEE in priority economic sectors that have the greatest economic potential: industrial production, processing of agricultural products, tourism and development of software industry. For the purpose of increasing the competitiveness of SMEE, both on domestic and foreign markets, encouragement of SMEE to introduce quality systems, innovations and to introduce management skills and capabilities For the purpose of increasing the competitiveness of SMEE, both on domestic and foreign markets, encouragement of SMEE to introduce quality systems, innovations and to introduce management skills and capabilities Providing assistance to SMEE in relation to securing locations for construction of new and enlargement of existing plants and better access to credits for SMEE sector Providing business connections between SMEE with local and foreign partners and encouraging the sale of products and services of the SMEE sector on domestic and foreign markets by better links between large enterprises and SMEE (cooperation, franchising, greater participation of SMEE in public procurements, etc). Encouraging potential SMEE founders and providing assistance during the setting up of new businesses and enterprises Providing information of importance to modern SMEE operations (business premises market, credit and credit line offers, equipment market, etc.). Secretary MILOS DOSEN BSc in economics phone: fax:
Department for Development of Inventions and Design Cooperation with scientific, professional institutions and inventors in technical and technological development and restructuring activities. Initiation and participation in the realization of technological parks, innovation centers and pilot projects of interest for Belgrade economy. Encouragement of inventions and design in economy and for the economy by awarding Chamber prizes. CENTER FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGIES AND ECOLOGY Environmental Department Identification and implementation of programs in the filed of environmental protection. Secretary VERA TOSIC BSc in economics phone: fax:
Department for business education Organizing business education and training, both public and programs on demand Organizing vocational training and practice for the needs of members of the Chamber Encouraging and directing students towards economic issues by awarding Chamber prizes Secretary BARBARA STANISIC B.A. in Andragogy phone: fax: CENTAR FOR FOR BUSINESS EDUCATION AND QUALITY PROMOTION Department for quality improvement Improvement of operating efficiency of the Chamber and its members by implementing quality standards and a system of quality management Coordination of activities of the Chamber in the development and harmonization of standards and other technical regulations Participation and work on the implementation of laws and other regulations in the field of standardization, accreditation, and certification Training in the field of quality Department for quality audit and assessment Organizing development of assessment criteria and quality grades for services and goods for awarding the quality mark of the Chamber Activities on obtaining authorization for assessment and audit of the quality management systems compliance with requirements of international standards
Implementation of modern information technology is integral part of Belgrade Chamber of Commerces business strategy. That is the reason why the activities of this Center are directed towards maintaining and development of the existing information system and web-site of the Chamber, as well as to development of data base, creation and analysis of statistic information, education and participation in Chambers project activities. Head of IT sector MILAN VLAHOVIC BSc in mathematics phone: fax:
Department of Statistics Systematic and continual monitoring and analysis of data Periodic information on relevant facts on Belgrade economy Statistical data processing Analyses of competition and market trends Cooperation with IT centers of other chambers, institutions, members and similar centers for the exchange of information Acceptance, processing and replying to inquiries coming from legal entities and individuals Computer Applications Department Development of the IT system of the Chamber Creation and updating of Chamber's databases Administration and maintenance of the network, hardware and software Presentation of the Chamber, its sections and members on the Internet and Intranet, on other networks and on all public appearances of the Chamber Computer support to seminars and presentations, meetings at the Chamber or for other needs of the Chamber Consultancy services in the mentioned fields for Chamber members and for other economic entities and individuals.
There are over 78,000 entrepreneurs – owners of trade, hospitality, craft and other shops, bureaus and agencies, who operate independently on the territory of Belgrade. UNION OF GENERAL ENTREPRENEURIAL ASSOCIATIONS The Union of General Entrepreneurial Associations, or shortly, the Union of Entrepreneurs, is an organizational form with a long tradition in the Belgrade Chamber of Commerce. The Union presently comprises 19 general associations from Belgrade and it shows the continual tendency of growth. In the total number of entrepreneurs in Serbia (around 209,000 registred entrepreneurs), the Share of Belgrade is more than 24% and it shows predominance of crafts and services. Secretary MAJA STOSKOVIC MSc in economics phone: fax:
promotes the idea of association of entrepreneurs and works on the increase in membership of general associations and improvement of their operations promotes the private sector interests through the improvement of operating and business articulates entrepreneurs' demands and initiates the regulation of the legal framework for their operations performs all activities contributing to a better business environment and encourages education and exchange of information promotes the idea of association of entrepreneurs and works on the increase in membership of general associations and improvement of their operations promotes the private sector interests through the improvement of operating and business articulates entrepreneurs' demands and initiates the regulation of the legal framework for their operations performs all activities contributing to a better business environment and encourages education and exchange of information Entrepreneurs of all trades– WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER! A part of the Union's activities is carried out through the Board comprising representatives of all general associations registered with the Belgrade Chamber of Commerce. The Union of General Entrepreneurial Associations cooperates closely with the Belgrade City Assembly, local authorities, ministries in charge of the legal and economic matters, the National Employment Agency, employer's organisations as well as with other government agencies and non-government organisations which can assist in the creation of a better business environment. Moreover, the Union delegates its representatives to the Serbian Chamber of Commerce. A part of the Union's activities is carried out through the Board comprising representatives of all general associations registered with the Belgrade Chamber of Commerce. The Union of General Entrepreneurial Associations cooperates closely with the Belgrade City Assembly, local authorities, ministries in charge of the legal and economic matters, the National Employment Agency, employer's organisations as well as with other government agencies and non-government organisations which can assist in the creation of a better business environment. Moreover, the Union delegates its representatives to the Serbian Chamber of Commerce.
Promoting good business practices is among the most important tasks of courts of honour in the chambers of commerce. Courts of honour can be established at all levels of chamber of commerce system. The one in the Belgrade Chamber of Commerce has been active since It has 56 members who are elected by the Chamber Assembly for a four year mandate. Court of Honor contributes to: enhancement of responsibility and honesty in business relations, improved knowledge and level of awareness among member companies about business ethics, protection of member companies, consumers and citizens from unfair business practices, mitigation of the lack of legal provisions, development of adequate business environment and conditions for sustainable business operations. The Court of Honour reduces the workload of regular and specialised courts and contributes to faster resolving of disputes. Secretary MILICA COSOVIC-KITIC Bachelor of Laws tel: fax:
violation of good business practices and business ethics in business and foreign trade activities, violation of market stability, or monopolistic actions, actions harmful to the community, other members of the Chamber, and citizens; evasion of legal obligations; damage to countrys image in the world. unfair competition, speculations and actions harmful to consumers and other participants in legal transactions, violation of the provisions of the Chambers Bylaws, Code of Business Ethics, other general acts of the Chamber, its binding decisions and conclusions; members failure to fulfill its obligations
The Cooperative Union organizes and presently coordinates 49 agricultural cooperatives, 36 crafts cooperatives and 44 cooperatives in other industries. Agricultural production in villages and in the private sector is organized through farming households, of which, apart from the crop farming, engage in livestock breeding. Beside supplying completely 38 citys green markets with fresh fruit and vegetables, individual farms have a significant share (about 60%) in supply of the food processing industry on the territory of Belgrade. President MSc VELIMIR RADOJEVIC Engineer of agriculture Phone: Fax: Members of the Union account for the ownership of: 57 % of the livestock 85 % of total agricultural machinery comprising 22,000 different type tractors 86 % of land under orchards 100 % of vineyards In 167 villages located in thirteen of the Belgrade municipalities, 80% of the total of ha of arable land, is owned by farmers.
Activities of the Union of Cooperatives: Initiating and assisting in establishment and registration of specialized or general cooperatives Participation in preparing the production plan for the basic crops on the Belgrade territory in agricultural cooperatives and agricultural enterprises Compiling inventories of agricultural products and linking the cooperatives with the food processing industry Assisting the cooperatives in the preparation of investment projects and business plans Constant lobbying for drafting and improvement of the agricultural policy, especially in the area of price parities, tax policy, etc. Professional training and education of farmers and agricultural experts employed in cooperatives.
LEGAL PERSONS LEGAL PERSONS SHOPS No OF EMPLOYED PERSONS No OF EMPLOYED PERSONS No OF UNEMPLOY ED PERSONS No OF UNEMPLOY ED PERSONS No OF TOURISTS No OF TOURISTS BDP CITIZENS BELGRADE SERBIA
TOTAL EXCHANGE EXPORT IMPORT DEFICIT SERBIA BELGRADE
State owned Privately owned Cooperative owned Public property Public - private property
Agriculture, hunting and forestry Mine and stone exploration Processing industry Production and supply with gas Construction Wholesale and retail trade, motor vehicle reparation Hotels and restaurants Transportation, storage, etc Real estate sector
Mine and stone exploration Processing industry Production and supply with gas, water and electricity
Industry and mining Agriculture and fisheries Forestry Water management Construction Transportation Trade
LEGAL PERSONS SHOPS
Mine and stone exploration Mine and stone exploration Agriculture Agriculture Processing industry Processing industry Production of gas, water and electricity Production of gas, water and electricity Construction industry Construction industry Trade Hotels and restaur. Transport industry Transport industry Financial services Financial services Real estate Industry Real estate Industry Other services
Energy Intermediate goods, except energy Capital goods Durable consumer goods Non-durable consumer goods Other Energy Intermediate goods, except energy Capital goods Durable consumer goods Non-durable consumer goods Other
Total incomeProfitNo. of companies No. of employed prs. Profit SERBIA BELGRADE