The International Fair of Economy Mostar, one of the most important and most visited fair events in the region, will open its doors after a two-year break, and the partner country is Hungary, for which this will be the second partnership at the Mostar Fair.
This year, the fair will traditionally host neighboring countries and wider regions, but most exhibitors are from BiH and Hungary, the organizers announced at a press conference.
Many companies are facing a severe economic crisis, there has been no work for a long time due to the coronavirus pandemic, therefore special thank goes to each exhibitor who will be part of the 23rd International Economy Fair in Mostar - said director Dalfina Bošnjak at a press conference. She added that the security situation is not the best at the moment and that the organizational part is difficult due to the two-year break. She thanked this year's partner country Hungary, emphasizing that the organizers of the fair are preparing the exhibition and conference part of the fair.
One of the most important events in Fais is the business forum of the partner country where B2B business meetings will be held. In addition to the exhibition and conference part, we also have a sub- fair event of tourism, as part of which awards will be given to the most successful winemakers on March 14 - said the director.
Speaking about the partner country, Bošnjak said that Hungary would present its potentials at the fair with a national stand.
30 Hungarian companies will present innovative products, services and technologies, and visitors will be able to taste our specialties as well as our excellent wines - said Krisztián Pósa, Ambassador of the Hungary to BiH. He placed special emphasis on the presentation of the tourist offer of the southern part of Hungary, saying that a rich cultural program is prepared, as well as additional entertainment and sports facilities.
The ambassador also pointed out that the Hungarian economy has achieved notable successes in the last decade, referring to 2010 when the country was on the verge of financial collapse, and today is among the fastest growing economies in Europe.
Zeljko Raguž, director of financial and legal affairs of the FBiH Chamber of Economy, emphasized that the trade between Hungary and BiH in the past year amounted to more than a billion KM.
Speaking about the development of cooperation between the two countries, Raguž emphasizes that it should be based on organized contacts of businessmen, who should use every opportunity to conclude deals.
The Mostar Fair will be held from April 5th to 9th, and exhibitors from all over the world, but mainly from Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Austria, China, Hungary, Slovakia and Turkey will have the opportunity to present their business potential to more than 50,000 visitors at 30 thousand square meters of indoor and outdoor space.
As an introduction to the fair days, an evaluation of wine samples will be held on March 14. An international commission composed of excellent oenologists headed by prof. Bernard Kozina, will evaluate the wines that arrived at the Mostar Fair, and the awards for the most successful winemakers will be presented on April 6 as part of the sub-fair tourist event.