Meet our speakers

Meet leading thinkers, scientists, businessmen and policymakers from around the world.

Mato Njavro

NEBF Chairman

Eric X. Li

Founder of Chengwei Capital

Dr. Long Jing

Deputy Director of the Center for European Studies of Shanghai Institutes for International Studies


Merchants Manager in China (Ningbo) Central and Eastern Europe Youth Innovation Center (CEE Center)

Zhang Zesheng

Ningbo-Zhoushan Port & Railway Company

Matija Žulj

Agrivi; Founder

He Yong

Chairman of Youthteam Group, president of WYLU

Shen Freeman

President and founder of Delta Textile Group

Zhang Jian

Zhejiang Haida International Education

Andrej Nabergoj

President NiceHash

Heng Zhang

Huawei Technologies; Croatia

Dimitri Brecevic

Clai Vina

ABOUT 16+1

The 16plus1 format is an initiative by the People’s Republic of China aimed atintensifying and expanding cooperation with 11 EU Member States and 5 Balkancountries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic,Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania,Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia) in the fields of investments, transport, finance, science,education, and culture. In the framework of the initiative, China has defined three potential priority areas for economic cooperation: infrastructure, hightechnologies, and green technologies.



16+1 Youth Forum organizers will select and invite youth leaders from 16+1 countriesto attend the 1st 16+1 Youth Forum that will take place in Croatia in 2019. Theseyouth leaders will be selected from various domains such as: academia, business,entrepreneurship, NGOs, politics, etc. Full list of speakers will be disclosed soon.


The vision of 16+1 Youth Forum is to become Eurasian platform for connecting youngleaders from 16+1 member countries and empowering them to take advantage ofunparalleled opportunities that will arise as a result of Europe-China collaboration.



Success is reflected by always being one step ahead. Being competitive in today’s world is not about being specialized; leadership requires multiple perspectives and continuous intellectual stimulation leading to faster innovation and excellence


Expand your sphere of influence by building a professional network and joining a distinguished group of high-profile business executives from around the world, EU policy makers, business leaders, prominent scientists and the best students


Take part in a high level Forum focused on discovering and discussing business opportunities across the globe. Get inspired by experiences and stories of world’s leaders and be able to improve your business environment.


We want to award the most perspective students, provide them with interactive platform for exchanging progressive ideas, knowledge, experience, successful mentors, so one day you will find enough audacity to start your own innovative business ventures and in the process help yourself and your community.


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NEBF 2018 is an exclusive, invitation-only event reserved for partners of the Zagreb School of Economics and Management and supporters of the New Europe Business Forum.


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