Balkan vibes

On Tuesday, 21 February, at the StrefART Gallery in Tychy, a meeting of the Silesian Business Club, hosted by invenio, was held. The main topic of the event was how to conduct and develop business in the Balkans. Many participants attended this international event, including more than 50 entrepreneurs from Śląsk and Małopolska.

The guests were welcomed by Miłosz Omastka, the club’s president. The content part was led by Tomasz Cybok, Chairman of the Management Board of invenio, and special guest of the meeting, dr inż. Aleksandar Šaranac, invenio’s first director in Serbia, current Project Manager of the Serbian Automotive Cluster, and Editor-in-Chief of the Connect and Supply magazine. Representatives of invenio talked about doing business in Bulgaria, Serbia, and North Macedonia based on their own experiences. They referred to opportunities, state support, difficulties, and cultural differences.

Note that invenio has already been present in the Balkans for 10 years with the following branches: in Serbia (opened in 2013), Bulgaria (2015), and North Macedonia (2019). Currently, there are almost 300 employees in these three countries.

Another point discussed was how to combine business with pleasure, namely business development with relaxation and investment in tourism.

The content part was followed by the awarding of diplomas to new members of the Silesian Business Club, business matchmaking, and active networking with the opportunity to talk in smaller groups and establish direct business relations.

The Silesian Business Club has been operating since October 1998 as a commercial business club. It brings together nearly 130 companies, mostly small and medium-sized, usually with private equity. The Club’s members also include large companies, including joint-stock companies, listed companies, and local government companies.

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