Luncheon with the Prime Minister of Macedonia

Monday, December 3, 2012. Featuring Nikola Gruevski, John Gabriel Goddard, Vladimir Pesevski, Vele Samak, and Visar Fida.

Luncheon with the Prime Minister of Macedonia


Nikola Gruevski
Prime Minister of Macedonia

John Gabriel Goddard
Senior Economist
The World Bank

Vladimir Pesevski
Deputy Prime Minister of Macedonia

Vele Samak
Minister for Foreign Investments

Visar Fida
CEO of Invest Macedonia

Monday, December 3, 2012
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

K&L Gates
925 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2900
Seattle, WA 98104

Complimentary for members
$30 non-members
$35 after November 29th

Must register in advance. At the door registrations will not be accepted. 

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Join the Prime Minister of Macedonia and his senior economic advisors for an economic update over lunch. Macedonia offers a growing economy, good infrastructure and competitive English-speaking workforce making it a great fit for future business opportunities. Speakers will touch on a variety of sectors, including manufacturing, IT, healthcare, semiconductors, electronics, automotive, chemicals, financial services, real estate, agriculture and more.

The Economic Freedom Index 2012 published by Wall Street Journal:

“The Macedonian government has undertaken significant reforms in many sectors of the economy over the past few years, inspiring economic growth and the development of a thriving entrepreneurial sector. The economy recorded one of the five largest gains in economic freedom in the 2012 Index… Competitive flat tax rates and a growing financial sector that allocates credit on market terms contribute to private-sector dynamism, as do the country’s open-market policies related to trade and investment.”

PricewaterhouseCoopers Guide to Doing Business and Investing in Macedonia 2012 Edition:

“The Macedonian business environment has again been lauded by the World Bank in its 2011 Doing Business report as a top reformer, and the ease of operating a firm is likely to remain impressive. Coupled with an extensive ongoing program of energy and transport infrastructure development, we expect Macedonia to remain a desirable destination for eurozone investors seeking a strategic Balkan operating base. Further market liberalization and structural economic reform should cement these improvements, ensuring that capital inflows and the subsequent rise in export capacity become key drivers of growth.


Registration: Payment is required in advance to secure your spot at the program. If payment is not collected by November 29th admission will increase to $35 for all outstanding and newly registered attendees. Please note that at the door registrations will not be accepted. You must register in advance. For general program questions contact Allison Peterson at or (206) 389-7227.

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