Miami–His Excellency Nikola Gruevski, Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia, will address South Florida business leaders at a forum presented by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, on Friday, August 31. The forum, “Macedonia: Land of European Opportunities” will be held at the Hilton Miami Downtown, 1601 Biscayne Blvd.
Macedonia, a former Yugoslav Republic located in Eastern Europe north of Greece, was recently ranked as the “Sixth Best Place in the World to Start a Business” by INC magazine and is considered one of the most trendy and sophisticated markets on the continent. Pro-business initiatives by the Gruevski government have promoted strong growth and trade relationships with the country’s neighbors.
Prime Minister Gruevski will be joined by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Investments Bill Pavlevski, Ambassador to the U.S. Zoran Jolevski and Viktor Mizo, CEO of the Free Trades Authority. Key target markets for greater trade and investment include: Import/Export, Finance and Real Estate Development, Hospitality and Tourism, Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals, Manufacturing and Food Processing.
“Just as South Florida has become a trade gateway for Latin America, Macedonia has become a gateway to the emerging economies in Eastern Europe,” explained Dana Klein, Honorary Consul General for the Republic of Macedonia and coordinator for the Prime Minister’s visit to Miami. “Stronger trade relations will open Latin American markets up to goods from Macedonia and Eastern Europe, while creating new markets for South Florida and Latin American companies in Europe.”
The forum is co-sponsored by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Embassy of the Republic of Macedonia in the United States and Invest Macedonia.