Upgrade in Belgrade 2019

The Belgrade Stock Exchange Conference "Upgrade in Belgrade 2019" was held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Belgrade, on 12 November 2019.

The first panel of the Conference focused on the “Macroeconomic perspectives of Serbia”, what awaits us in the future and the achieved results. The experts from the public and private sector took part in the discussion: Professor Saša Ranđelović from the Faculty of Economics, Pavle Petrović President of the Fiscal Council of the Republic of Serbia, Zsuzsanna Hargitai Regional Director for the Western Balkans at the EBRD, Dragan Lončar Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Zoran Drakulić, President of the Privrednik Club.

Mr Marko Janković, Chairman of the Securities Commission, participated in the second panel „Capital Markets Development Strategy“, and discussed the capital market strategy and the use of the capital market to develop economy, increase private investment and accelerate growth. Siniša Krneta Director of the Belgrade Stock Exchange, Zsolt Bangó Senior Financial Sector Specialist And Ognjen Popović from the Ministry of Finance of the Government of the Republic of Serbia also took part in the panel discussions on what should be done within the Ministry of Finance, the Securities Commission and the Belgrade Stock Exchange to facilitate access to capital for domestic companies.

In what way could cryptoassets be a generally accepted investment asset class? What legal framework is necessary and can tax treatment be a comparative advantage? Can the problems of the domestic financial sector be offset by a rapid adoption of Fintech innovation? These questions were discussed in the panel “Regulatory Framework of Crypto-Asset Rights” and presented by Dušan Romčević, Supervision Officer from the Securities Commission.