BCBC

BCBC Organised Events

  • 2012
    Croatia House at the London Olympic Games
  • 2013
    Members visit to the China, Xi'an
  • 2013
    City Council of Zadar Presentation on Business Investment Opportunities
  • 2013
    Fair of Croatian products and services, BAC London
  • 2013
    British Companies visit Croatia
  • 2013
    Croatia at the Crossroads Conference
  • 2014
    Forum: Invest in Croatia
  • 2014
    Guards Polo Club Windsor, VIP
  • 2014
    Members Annual Business Briefing
  • 2014
    Annual Dinner – IOD, Pall Mall
  • 2015
    Focus Group Croatia, Annual meeting in Zagreb
  • 2015
    Lunch with new Economic Officer, Croatian Embassy in London
  • 2015
    The future business integration of the Balkans
  • 2015
    Reception at Ambassador’s Residence, Zagreb
  • 2015
    Henley Royal Regatta, VIP Lunch, Networking
  • 2015
    Annual Networking Dinner, IOD – Pall Mall

BCBC Future Events 2016/2017

BCBC News

Former British Ambassador to Croatia Sir John Ramsden, Deputy Mayor of Zadar Drazen Grgurovic, Croatian Ambassador Ivan Grdesic, Former British Ambassador to Croatia David Blunt

British Croatian Business Club
Redefining Investment in Business

Welcome!

We are an independent non-commercial business club funded by membership and sponsorship.

There are two key aims behind BCBC: one is to represent the interests of businesses in the United Kingdom and Croatia; and the second is to help businesses grow and connect, both nationally and internationally.

A Note From The Chairman

As we embark on the success of the British Croatian Business Club, I envisage a network of business people with a common goal to centralise, fortify and mobilise the business not only within Britain and Croatia, but globally. As a hub of international business support, we will provide a forum for discussion and negotiation to facilitate business growth for BCBC Members all over the world. With the ascension of Croatia into the EU, a wealth of opportunities will emerge, unprecedented in their potential. The BCBC will be here to support business that will flourish from this opportunity. We will be here to strengthen relations and build understanding between the business networks of Britain and Croatia across a broad scope of important factors including protocol and regulations.

Franko Cetinich
Chairman

LSCC Trade Visit to Vietnam
Monday 16th to Tuesday 24th May 2016

Vietnam has one of the most vibrant economies in Asia with a large market for capital goods and a growing domestic market for consumer goods. It is forecast to be one of the top 10 fastest growing economies in the next few decades and offers many opportunities for international businesses. Strong exports and record-high foreign direct investments are among the reasons why Vietnam is bucking the broader regional trend of economic slowdown. Vietnam’s economy is outperforming its South East Asian peers. British Embassy trade officials and the local chambers of commerce in the three cities will be offering their assistance in brokering individual meetings and introductions. If you do have an organisation or company that you would like to meet whilst you are out there, then please let me know in advance of the trip so LSCC can put in the request. If you are interested in participating, please contact our General Secretary, Michael English.

Nigel's article on Croatia

Nigel Davies, the head of the infrastructure focus group for the British Croatian Business Club, contributed an article to the Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe, COBCOE, for its Summer 2015 review of Mediterranean countries. After visiting Zagreb again at the end of June to assess where Croatia's economy and opportunities stand now, some two years after the country became the latest member of the European Union, Nigel's article on Croatia includes links to the latest views from the IMF, recent business successes and an informative interview with HE Dr Ivan Grdešić, Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia to the United Kingdom. The opportunities in Croatia span tourism, including health tourism, hotels and real estate, offshore oil & gas plus onshore renewable energy, food and agribusiness, shipbuilding and general engineering, infrastructure – a long list of trade and investment opportunities to consider!