The Agency for Foreign Investments and Export Promotion of the Republic of Macedonia took part in the business forum France - Balkans 2018, held in Belgrade from 30th May to 1st June, 2018, organized by the Agency for Foreign Investments of France "Business France" and the Embassy of France in Macedonia. Business forum was organized in order to help companies from the Balkans find potential partners from France, in the area of: agroindustry, infrastructure, energy, with a focus on renewable energy sources, information technologies and tourism.

Besides experts, managers of large world corporations, representatives from the government sector and public institutions, the business forum was attended by owners of large production companies from France, which is present in the Balkans, as well as businessmen from 12 countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Macedonia, Greece, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia.

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The participating companies at the business forum, including twenty companies from Macedonia, had the opportunity to hold bilateral meetings with potential business partners from France in the area of: distribution of French technologies / products / services on the domestic markets; procurement of new equipment and technologies from France to improve domestic facilities; finding French partners for jointly applying tenders; finding a French partner for investing in increasing and expanding production capacities in the Balkans as well as finding a potential partner for joint appearance on third markets.

Panel discussions on significant topics for the development of the business climate between the countries of the Western Balkans and the EU were held at the plenary session of the Business Forum. At the round table on which the Agency for Foreign Investments and Export Promotion of the Republic of Macedonia took an active part, it was discussed about deepening the cooperation in the area of ​​investments between the French companies and companies from the Balkans on topics of agribusiness, energy, infrastructure, automobile sector and digitization.

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This was a great opportunity to present the success stories of the Republic of Macedonia in the part of foreign investments. The interest of the French companies about investment opportunities, as well as the export potential of Macedonia was especially emphasized.

Representatives of France at a business forum announced new investments in the Balkans, as well as their greater openness and cooperation with all countries in the region.

Belgrade, Serbia

May 30 – June 1, 2018

Invest Macedonia through its representatives on the forum will present the investment opportunities, as well as the export potential of our country.

The forum aims to present the potential for investments in the Balkans to companies and businessmen from France and from the 12 countries of the region and enable them to find partners, as well as to stimulate trade between the participating countries.

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The Agency for Foreign Investments and Export Promotion of the Republic of Macedonia, represented by the CEO of Vullnet Ademi, representatives of ASIPIRM and 6 domestic companies from the Agribusiness sector and food processing industry, from 8 to 10 May, presented our country at the largest Agribusiness fair in Poznan, Poland - PolAgra. This fair has more than 900 exhibitors from 36 countries and is a great opportunity for foreign buyers to get acquainted with domestic companies for the purpose of making business deals and further cooperation.
The goal of the Agency with this program is not only to increase the value of exports generated by Macedonian companies, but also to partially change the structure of exports with its diversification, which can only come as a response to increased demand or entry in a larger market .

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"The presentation at PolAgra in 2018 is of great importance to Agrar Ko due to the opportunity to promote our products to Polish and also to foreign visitors. We hope to expand our presence on the market in this part of Europe and acquire new insights of the industrial trends and competition", Jasna Stoimirovska-Velichkov, Founder of Agrar Co.

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Part of the activities of the Agency for Foreign Investments and Export Promotion of the Republic of Macedonia, in this direction, by the end of 2018 will be focused on promotion of the Macedonian products on the foreign markets, which will provide support for the increased volume of exports, profit for companies, and a larger foreign inflow for the state.

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Republic of Macedonia and Mexico have the potential to start co-operation and promote mutual investment opportunities.CEO of Invest Macedonia, Vullnet Ademi held a meeting with the Ambassador of Mexico H.E. Marco Antonio Garcia Blanco.

Mexican Ambassador congratulated the CEO of the Agency for foreign investment and export promotion of the Republic of Macedonia, Mr. Vullnet Ademi for the new post and wished many successes in the ongoing work.


During the meeting was discussed the deepening of the economic cooperation between two countries, as well as the establishment of the contacts to increase the cooperation even at higher levels of interest of the two countries.

Also, the ambassador mentioned the possibility of investing Mexican companies in Macedonia and the placing of Macedonian products on the Mexican market.

At the end of the meeting, both sides expressed satisfaction and gratitude for continuing cooperation in the field of foreign investment, which would be finalized with the organization of the trade mission that will be held in Mexico.