A Panel Discussion with Stanford Students

Stanford MBA Global Study Trip: Exploring the Western Balkans Business Landscape

The Stanford Graduate School of Business as a part of the MBA curriculum organized a study trip for their 30 MBA students to explore the Western Balkans, specifically Croatia and Serbia. During their visit at the end of March, students met with leading regional and global companies and government officials and explored the history, customs, food and natural beauties of our region.

Throughout the trip, students engaged in meetings with key players in the regional business landscape. In Croatia, they met with representatives from companies like Infobip, MidEuropa Partners, Fortenova Grupa, and Rimac Automobili as well as with the Mayor of Dubrovnik. In Serbia, they had vivid business discussions with the representatives of HTEC, the local tech ecosystem and Delta Holding. The MBA students also met with the Prime Minister of Serbia and the Minister of Science, Technological Development and Innovation.

Karanović & Partners hosted the students and their advisors over working breakfast on Saturday 30 March. Led by Senior Partner Rastko Petaković, the panel discussion delved into regional business trends, cooperation and business opportunities arising in our region. Guests included Aleksandar Vratonjić Gligorijević of TeleGroup, Đoko Bodiroga of VegaIT, and Nemanja Čobanov of DOO PIP. Veronika Tasić Vušurović, Strategic Advisor at Karanović & Partners, led an insightful fireside chat with Martina Seferović, CEO of Outsource Insurance Professionals (OIP).

The discussions provided a platform to showcase success stories and regional business dynamics, highlighting the readiness of young, self-made individuals to invest in businesses globally.


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