KMU im Dialog

Small and medium sized enterprises in the Republic of Macedonia



Small and medium sized enterprises in the Republic of Macedonia

in line with the EU standards


18. OCTOBER 2005,


10.00-10.25Welcoming address

Ulrich Kleppmann

KAS representative in Skopje

Bernd Oesterlen

German embassy, Deputy Ambassador and Head of Economy Department

Maren Diale-Schellschmidt

DIHK representative

Gabi Cappel

Pro-credit Bank representative

Key note speaker:

Fatmir Besimi

Minister of economy of the Republic of Macedonia (invited)

10.25.-11.40Are the SME in the Republic of Macedonia able to cope with the EU standards?

Entrepreneurship policy, competitiveness, problems and solutions

Moderator: Ljupco Zikov, Editor in chief at KAPITAL

Blerim Zlatku (Representative from the Ministry of economy)

Zaklina Sekovska(Representative from the Agency for Standardization)

Zoran Grkov, Dirctor of Institute for accreditation

Janko Trankoski, President of Services at Chamber of Commerce

11.40-12.00Coffee break

12.00 -13.25 Joint ventures-joint profit

Possibilities for the SME from the Republic of Macedonia to cooperate with the EU markets-practical examples

Moderator: Prof. Delco Jovanovski

Ljupco Cvetkovski, AGROSTANDARD

Eric Tusevski, Director of DPT

Savo Stankovik, Dierctor of HiTech Corporation

Trajan Angelov, Director of Birkart Globistik

13.25-14.30Lunch break

14.30-15.45Does support to the SME in the Republic of Macedonia guarantees economic and social development?

Support schemes, enterprise-related support programs and access to grants, business-related information and networking

Moderator: Phillip Siel, former head of Department for SME at Bavarian State Ministry of Economy

Hari Shutovski, GTZ representative, Private sector promotion

George Papagiannis, EAR representative

Gabi Cappel,Pro Credit Bank,

"The relations of the SME in Republic of Macedonia and in Germany - Possibilites for a better understanding", Detlef W. Stein, Head of section Southeast Europe at the SME organization in Germany "Association of the Entrepreneurs"


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  • Bilal Kasami
    • Staatssekr. im Wirtschaftsministerium der Rep. MazedonienMaren Diale Schellschmidt
      • DIHKBorislav Kostadinov
        • ProCredit BankBernd Oesterlen
          • Dt. Botschaft SkopjePhillip Stiel
            • OSCEUlrich Kleppmann
              • KAS Skopje

                Ulrich Kleppmann

                Ulrich Kleppmann bild

                Director of the Skopje Office, Macedonia