Day1 of the sixth annual Macedonia2025 Summit has just finished. Over 400 people attended to learn and be inspired by speakers such as Vuk Jeremic, former foreign minister of Serbia; Ruben Vardanyan, impact investor and social entrepreneur; Prime Minister Zaev; and Mike Zafirovski.

‘Macedonia needs to move forward and not stay behind’ –   Mike Zafirovski.

We cannot sit still and wait for EU membership, we are ultimately responsible for our own success. We need constant growth to converge with the EU and to achieve this we must continually transform Macedonia. Innovation is key and is achieved through education and encouraging entrepreneurship. People are our key resource.

‘We need to educate people to be employable not just employed’ – Suan Hiang Lee.

Tomorrow promises to be even better with speakers such as Vanja Josifovsi, CTO of Pinterest; Dana Gavish, VP of Entrepreneurship at Ben Gurion Univsersity; and Aco Momcilovic, Chief Human Resources Officer of Rimac Automobili.” (Macedonai 2025)