On Monday and Tuesday, 17-18 June 2013, International Center for Promotion of Enterprises organized the 2nd International two-day Conference on Economic Diplomacy and Internationalisation, together with Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia as co-organisers and in partnership with Ministry of Economic Development and Technology of the Republic of Slovenia as well as the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, where the event took place. After the welcome address by the ICPE Acting Director General Mr Janez Podobnik, the keynote address was given by HE Mr Karl Erjavec, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia. Keynote addresses on the second day of the conference were extended by Mr OP Rawat, ICPE Council President and Mr Samo Hribar Milič, President of the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
HE Mr Karl Erjavec, Minister of Foreign Affairs of RS (Foto: STA)
The first day of the conference was focused primarily on the presentation of models of successful economic diplomacy, while the topic of the second day was based on the internationalisation policies of national economies and also on the good practice cases of how to do business with priority markets.
from left: Dr Boris Cizelj, ECPD Institute Secretariat, prof.dr. Ljubiša Adamović, ECPD Belgrade
ECPD Belgrade was actively involved in the conference, prof. dr. Ljubiša Adamović, Dean of the ECPD Postgraduate School, Belgrade, held a very successful speech on the second day of the conference and discussed the following subjects:
Economic diplomacy - institutional and functional;
The role of European Center for Peace and Development (ECPD) of the UN University for peace
in the process of afirmation of the concept and preparing cadres for economic diplomacy;
Partnership between government and private sector in the domain of economic diplomacy;
Structural changes in the global economy in XXI century,economic crisis, multipolar world vs.globalization processes and growing importance of economic diplomacy, particularly of small countries;
Mr Janez Podobnik, ECPD Institute Director