The 9th international fair of energy, mining, environmental protection and related industry ENERGA 2019 was opened on June 11, 2019 (Tuesday) in Skenderija Center in Sarajevo.The fair will last for three days and it has gathered more than 100 exhibitors from 13 countries.
The fair was opened by Mirko Šarović, Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Valentin Inzko, High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Marinko Čavara, President of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Haris Bašić, Minister of Economy in the Government of the Sarajevo Canton, Mirsad Jašarspahić, Vice-President of the Chamber of Commerce of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the President of the Organizing Committee ENERGA 2019, and Mirsad Đonlagić, Provost of the American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the President of the Initiative Committee ENERGA 2019.
- The concept of a specialized fair is an aggravating factor in organizing something like this, but a hundred companies from 13 countries that are present at the fair indicate that there is a great interest in the energy sector of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In addition, the very fact that at this fair we also have a conference session with over 150 experts, not only from Bosnia and Herzegovina but also from abroad, as well as many domestic and foreign non-governmental organizations, colleges and qualified individuals, proves the seriousness of this fair. The energy sector is something that certainly provides Bosnia and Herzegovina with a good opportunity for development and investment. In short, besides what is usually discussed about infrastructure projects, the energy sector is quite certainly a possible future of Bosnia and Herzegovina - said Dr. Đonlagić.
Within the conference part of the fair, the potentials of Bosnia and Herzegovina in several sectors will be discussed together with other topics, and about 250 lecturers from various parts of the world will participate in the discussions.
Over the past nine years, this fair as a meeting point for business people, renowned domestic and foreign companies and institutions dealing with energy and environmental issues has become one of the most important annual events in the field of energy in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region, as well as an important date for the energy sector of the Southeastern Europe. It was visited by more than 20,000 people, 1,135 companies from 32 countries and over 1,000 conference participants.
This year, students, young experts and start-up companies will also participate in the fair, andthey will present their business ideas and projects in a special part of the fair.