The Minister Ivanovski in the governmental team leaded by the Premier Minister Gruevski in the USA

Skopje, 10th November 2008

The Macedonian  governmental delegation leaded by the Premier Nikola Gruepvski pay a weekly working visit of the United States where he will take part  in the business forum in San Francisco and in Chicago on which will present Macedonia as a investments destination.

The governmental team named “Team Macedonia”, includes the vice-premier responsible for economic issues Zoran Stavreski, the ministries for Informatics society, for foreign investments and for economy, Ivo Ivanovski,Vele Samak and Fatmir Besimi and the director of the Foreign Investments Agency – Viktor Mizo.

According to the schedule, the delegation will visit the Silicon valley, the center of IT- technologies in American and in the world, where it will hold a Business forum “Macedonia – land of IT specialist”, on which will be presented economic policies with a special focus on the reforms for improvement of the informatics society and the education directed towards development of the total business environment and attracting reputable American investors.

Among the main presenters of the forum will be the American ambassador in Macedonia Philip T. Reeker, the main economist in the World Bank Simeon Dzankov, the president of the Canadian satellite radio and co-founder of Dave Wireless, as well as a member of the Board “Macedonia 2005” John Bitov, professor of the University “George Washington” Peter Bok, as well as the executive director of e-Bank Tom Marcel.

During the visit of San Francisco many meetings with representatives of renowned American companies – giants in informatics technology are being organized, among which are Intel, Oracle and Hewlett Packard.

The story of Macedonia as a successful business destination will be presented by the Macedonian governmental team, which will present in front of more than hundred representatives of powerful American companies within the frames of the Business forum in Chicago, named as “Macedonia – the new miracle of Europe”. On the forum the president and the main and executive director of Nortel and a member of the Board of directors of “Macedonia 2025”, Mike Zafirovski will have a word.

On the forums, beside the representatives of reputable American companies, will also take part representatives of international financial institutions, of non-governmental organizations, political and lobby- circles in USA, as well as Macedonian companies, members of the Association of economic chambers and of MASIT.

The forums, as it was emphasized by the Government represents an exceptional possibility for the promotion of the Republic of Macedonia in front of the American public as a stable and prosperous country which gives attractive conditions for foreign investments.

During the visit of the Macedonian delegation in Chicago, the manifestation Days of Macedonian culture in the USA will be open, in which frames the famous Macedonian pianist Simon Trpcevski will have a concert.

The visit of the US is part of the governmental road show, which took place in many European countries - Italy, Germany, and Turkey, on which important contacts with famous companies were realized.