Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
The Republic of Macedonia: A New European Business Haven for US Companies
Mr. Bill Pavleski
Minister for Foreign Investments, Republic of Macednoia
Wednesday, January 15th
11:30am – 1:30pm
Seattle Metro Chamber of Commerce
1301 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1500
Complimentary for members
$25 for non-members
Registration is closed
Join the Government of the Republic of Macedonia in cooperation with the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle for luncheon and networking to discuss business and investment opportunities with a high-level delegation from the Republic of Macedonia. The event will bring together leaders of the Greater Seattle business community and the delegation from the Republic of Macedonia lead by the Minister for Foreign Investments for the Republic of Macedonia.
About the Republic of Macedonia
Macedonia is strategically positioned for excellent economic relations with the major markets of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. The country holds trade agreements with 41 countries, including Turkey, Ukraine, the EU, the European Free Trade Association and the Central European Free Trade Association—providing access to 650 million people. Macedonia enjoys excellent infrastructure, an educated and cost-competitive workforce, attractive government incentives and a 10 percent corporate tax rate, one of the lowest in the world.
All these factors make the Republic of Macedonia an ideal services and manufacturing hub for companies looking to supply this part of the world. The World Bank’s 2013 Ease of Doing Business Report included the Republic of Macedonia among the top five reformers worldwide. Ranked 25th globally, it is one of the most business-friendly locations in Eastern Europe.
Mr. Bill Pavleski was appointed Minister without portfolio responsible for attracting foreign investments for the Republic of Macedonia.Along with a team dispersed across three continents, he is in charge of carrying out the final pre-sales and post-sales strategy and support of multinational Fortune 1000 corporations. Before his current position he had a 14-year career at Hewlett-Packard in Palo Alto. Mr. Pavleski holds an M.A. in Business Management from Harvard and an M.A. in Computer Science from Northeastern University.