Representatives of the Guarantee Fund of the Republic of Serbian OTS participated in the seminar on Innovations in credit-guarantee schemes: the path to success, which was held on 15 and 16 October 2015 in Zagreb. The seminar was organized by the European Association of Guarantee Funds (AECM) in cooperation with the Croatian Agency for Small Business, Innovation and Investment (CASB-BICRO).
Before the seminar was held and International Meeting titled warranty programs as an engine of the economy, also organized by CASB-BICRO. The aim of this meeting is to bring together experts in the fields of financial services and guarantee programs to present challenges, opportunities and trends in collateral entrepreneurial investment. Attendees were addressed by Gordan Maras, Minister of Entrepreneurship and Crafts in Croatia, Bernhard Sagmeister, CEO AECM’s Darko Liović, CEO of HAMAG BICRO, and representatives of the EIF and the European Commission.
The seminar AECM, the 51 participants from 26 countries had the opportunity to hear a large number of presentations on innovative products and procedures to guarantee schemes, as well as the experience gained during their application. In addition, representatives of the Guarantee Fund were closely acquainted with the manner of operation of guarantee funds in other Member States AECM’s, and gained useful experience that will serve to improve the operations of the Guarantee Fund RS in the future.