Mitrovica, Kosovo / 11-12 July 2014














Agribusiness and agriculture are crucial sectors for economic development and job creation in the Mitrovica Region. Globally, agriculture and agribusiness value chains develop rapidly. International markets liberalize, customer behavior changes and new markets such as bioenergy and biofuels emerge.


Mitrovica Innovations 2014 – Agribusiness Opportunities Unlimited? aims to discuss potentials and challenges of the sector for the Mitrovica Region. It brings together stakeholders and partners from diverse areas including the private and public sectors, academia and education, international donors as well as financing institutes. The 2-days conference (11 July in South Mitrovica; 12 July in North Mitrovica/Kosovska Mitrovica) intends to provide a platform for innovative thinking and for generating a strong impulse for local and regional networking and for future-oriented policy-making.


The event will cover the following topics:

• Agribusiness value chain and potential analysis;

• Financing and investment for agribusiness development;

• Development and trade policies;

• Local economic development policies for agribusiness and agriculture development;

• Quality and food safety standards;

• Industry specifics from small-scale farming to logistics;

• Bioenergy.


Mitrovica Innovations 2014 is organized by IBCM International Business College Mitrovica. IBCM is an internationally accredited not-for-profit higher educational institution in Mitrovica, Kosovo. IBCM offers internationally accredited higher vocational and bachelor education in Public Administration, Public Service Management, Marketing and Management, International Sales and Marketing and Environmental and Agricultural Management. IBCM awards double degrees together with leading Western European educational institutions. IBCM is certified British Council Testing centre for English language.



11 July 2014 / 09:00 – 16:00 / IIBCM International Business College Mitrovica South Campus (Venue to be finally confirmed) /

12 July 2014 / 09:00 – 16:00 / IBCM International Business College Mitrovica North Campus / Cara Dusana BB / Kosovska Mitrovica



(11 July in South Mitrovica / 12 July in North Mitrovica)


09:00 – 09:30 Welcome notes

09:30 – 11:00 Mitrovica Region and Beyond: CEFTA and International agribusiness potentials and challenges

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break and Networking

11:30 – 13:00 Fundraising and Investment for Agribusiness in the Mitrovica Region

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch and Networking

14:00 – 15:30 Parallel Sessions/Working groups:

• Facilitated workshops and discussions in three parallel sessions on:

o Mitrovica Region and Beyond: CEFTA and International agribusiness potentials and challenges.

o Fundraising and investment for agribusiness.

o Innovations 2020: Bio-energy potentials in Mitrovica Region.


The working group sessions will discuss the topics listed above in more detail and will provide recommendations for public and private sector stakeholders.

15:30 – 16:00 Closing



The conference participation will be free of charge.



Milena Stolic, Coordinator / + 381 (28) 409 014 / m.stolic@ibcmitrovica.eu



Please download the registration form here. Please return the registration form by 30 June 2014 at the latest to the contact provided on the registration form. Thank you very much!