Annual Report 2012 - Page 4

ANNUAL REPORT 2012 membership in 2012, all of which the Board of Directors recommended to the General Assembly for approval. Each of these new members The members that officially joined in 2012 were: • • • • • • Cementarnica Usje (corporate category); M6 Svetlana i Ostanati DOO Skopje (business category); ND Balkan (business category); Vitalia Nikola (business category); Cakmakova Advocates (business category); and Meloski Consulting (entrepreneur category). 2012 Events and Activities AmCham Macedonia is best known as the most active foreign business interests association in the country. In 2012, its impressive repertoire of activities and events included 13 events that attracted roughly 500 attendees. These included a working lunch with the Deputy Prime Minister and two ministers, training for first time managers and information sessions on mentoring, exporting food to the United States and using social media in CSR efforts. However, in a busy year of events and activities, there are always a few that stand out as particularly memorable, this year, they were: Business Luncheon with Macedonian Government Officials On March 5th, during the business luncheon hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce in Macedonia, members had the opportunity to meet with Mr. Vladimir Pesevski, Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia in charge of Economic Affairs, Mr. Valon Saraqini, Minister of Economy and Mr. Ivo Ivanovski, Minister of Information Society and Administration. The event provided a venue for members to meet the high ranking government officials and their teams and discuss issues important to them in addition to hearing their plans in the business arena for the coming year (e.g., regulatory guillotine).   4