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Regarding the 8th International Food Festival "Konjic Food-Fest" in 2017, 11 meetings were held. The members of the Organizing Committee agreed on all the details necessary for the successful holding of this year's Festival. The organizers of the Festival are Konjic Municipality, Agricultural Association Konjic, Economic Development Agency "PRVI KORAK" LLC Konjic, Company „ToFi" LLC Sarajevo, Center for informal education GastroID, Radio Konjic, all in cooperation with VNR from Norway.

On the meetings was analyzed the last year's budget and provided a proposal for this year. The Operative plan and activities of the Food Festival for the current year were prepared. At one of the meetings of the Organizing Committee, representatives of Norway were present, and they made new proposals for this year's Food Festival, especially in terms of promotion, where they stressed that it is especially important to hold an international culinary competition of students from Serbia, Macedonia, Norway and other interested countries. It was agreed that the fish will be the main topic of the Festival and that the „pura" with cheese and halva will be prepared, all with the goal of promoting domestic local products.

The member of this year's Organizing Committee is also the President of the Association "Žena za ženu" who, considering that they attend numerous of fairs, are also promoting our fair. All promotional materials and technical preparations for holding the same have been made. Food Festival, as the previous years, lasted for two days and took place on October 4th and 05th of the current year.
At this year's Festival, 94 exhibitors from all over Bosnia and Herzegovina exhibited. At the stands were exhibited dried meat and dairy products, fruits and vegetables, as well as products of the same (juices, jams, ajvar, etc.), honey and products of honey, medicinal herbs, cereals, sweets, cakes, handicrafts, etc., and at the Food Festival as exhibitors came representatives of various women's associations from BiH, from Zavidović, Stjepan polje, Jablanica and many others.

Members of the Association "Žena za ženu" this year prepared an halva at the Food Festival and sold it at promotional prices, while the students of the "Konjic High School" at the Festival, together with a professor of the practical lesson prepared the fish trout, which was sold according to the promotional price.

At this year's Festival, a competition of cooking teams of high school students and young cooking teams was held. The purpose of the competition is the promotion of occupations in catering and hotel management and the presentation of the center of Gastroid Sarajevo. A competition of young cooking teams was organized, and they had an opportunity to express their creations on the topic "Autochthonous Neretva Trout". The teams and countries participating in this competition are: High School-Hadzici (BiH), Hospitality-Touristic School Vrnjačka Banja (Serbia), High School Lazar Tanev-Skopje (Macedonia), High Economic and Hospitality School-Mostar (BiH), High Touristic and Hospitality School-Tešanj (BiH), High School Konjic (BiH), Association of Chefs SKMER-Split (Croatia), Hospitality School-Podgorica (Montenegro).
After the completion of the competition, thanks letter was given to all participants and diploma and cups to the best cooking teams.

In addition to the awarded rewards to the cooking teams, the most beautifully decorated stands were selected, and the winners were awarded the prizes for the first, second and third place.

A rich cultural and artistic program was prepared, and the second day of the Food Festival, in the Hall of the Konjic Municipality, with the great interest of agricultural producers, high school students and exhibitors, was held a lecture on the topic "Fertility of the soil and its significance", prepared by the Federal Institute for Agropedology Sarajevo in cooperation with the expert service of the Municipality of Konjic.

Guests who arrived from neighboring countries and cities of Bosnia and Herzegovina, who participated in a culinary competition, in the organization of the Economic Development Agency "PRVI KORAK" LLC Konjic and company TOFI LLC and Gastroid from Sarajevo, had an organized joint visit to unique facility D-0 ARK, known as Tito's bunker.

With the awards given by the Mayor of the Konjic Municipality and the Organizing Committee of the Festival, who will remind all participants of this year's arrival in Konjic, it was expressed satisfaction with the organization of the Festival with the promise and desire to be re-active participants at the 9th International Food Festival Konjic in 2018.

On Monday, July 10, 2017 in the premises of the company SurTec-Eurosaj LLC, was held the third meeting of the Management Board of Business Association Konjic in 2017.

On the meeting was discussed about the initiatives proposed by the members of the Management Board, and it was agreed to hold meetings with the representatives of the Municipality in order to discuss the ways in which the mentioned initiatives could be realized. Also was discussed about holding of this year's food festival " Konjic Food Fest" and the suggestion that entrepreneurs from the hospitality sector participate and present their offer.

Also, at the request of the „Opća Bolnica Konjic", the Business Association conducted a fundraising campaign for the procurement of a laparoscopic pillar. The action was successfully completed and it was agreed that the Association would procure and donate the same to the „Opća Bolnica Konjic".

On Monday, July 10, 2017 in the premises of the company SurTec-Eurosaj LLC, was held the third meeting of the Management Board of Business Association Konjic in 2017.

On the meeting was discussed about the initiatives proposed by the members of the Management Board, and it was agreed to hold meetings with the representatives of the Municipality in order to discuss the ways in which the mentioned initiatives could be realized. Also was discussed about holding of this year's food festival " Konjic Food Fest" and the suggestion that entrepreneurs from the hospitality sector participate and present their offer.

Also, at the request of the „Opća Bolnica Konjic", the Business Association conducted a fundraising campaign for the procurement of a laparoscopic pillar. The action was successfully completed and it was agreed that the Association would procure and donate the same to the „Opća Bolnica Konjic".

After the candidates signed the contract on the use of funds approved under the "Public Call for marginalized groups of women", the Economic Development Agency "PRVI KORAK" LLC Konjic, as an implementer of Public Call activities, held a meeting with the candidates and explained what is necessary in order to start the realization of their business plans.

In the previous period, the candidates collected all necessary documentation for registration of their business, registered it and started with the realization of activities from the business plan.

Agency "PRVI KORAK" LLC follows the realization of project activities and monitors spending of funds approved under this Call and reports the Konjic Municipality and USAID / PPMG about the realized activities.

The Economic Development Agency "PRVI KORAK" LLC Konjic applied for the „Public Call for the selection of beneficiaries of current transfer funds for 2017" published by the Federal Ministry of Development, Entrepreneurship and Crafts with the project "Development of capacities of the Business Incubator Konjic".

After the results were announced, on July 27, 2017, in the hotel „ERO" Mostar, was signed the Agreement on granting incentive financial funds between the Federal Ministry of Development, Entrepreneurship and Crafts and the Economic Development Agency „PRVI KORAK" LLC Konjic.

By implementing this project, it will be possible for a larger number of young people in Konjic Municipality, to transform their potential business ideas into successful business stories.

On May 24, 2017 in the hall of the Municipal Council of the Konjic Municipality, starting at 11:00 a.m., was held signing of the contract between the Konjic Municipality, USAID / PPMG and 10 candidates who were granted funding by the „Public call for financing business for marginalized groups of women".

The Konjic Municipality and Economic Development Agency "PRVI KORAK" LLC Konjic in cooperation with the USAID Program of support to marginalized groups have published "The public call for financing businesses for marginalized groups of women".

Total Enterprise Fund under this Call for Proposal was 90.000, 00 BAM, participation of Konjic Municipality is in amount of 45.000, 00 BAM and participation of USAID / PPMG 45,000.00 BAM.

Once you have submitted the application under this Call for Proposals, the commission for the evaluation of received applications based on the defined criterias for assessment, chosed a candidates that met the above criteria. Based on the commission selection, Mayor of Konjic Municipality issued the Resolution on Allocation of Funds.

According to that, the contract with the selected candidates was signed, and all activities related to the implementation of this project will be implemented by the Economic Development Agency "PRVI KORAK" LLC Konjic.

On Wednesday, May 24, 2017 in the hall of the Municipal Council of the Konjic Municipality, starting at 01:00 p.m., was held a meeting with candidates interested for training for the profession welder.

As part of the implementation of measures envisaged in the Local Employment Action Plan of the Konjic Municipality for the period 2015-2018, the agency „PRVI KORAK" based on the expressed needs of business entities, prepared projects of training and retraining of the labor force for that occupation. By this project was planned training of 70 candidates, of which 50 of them will be employed in the company DIV LLC Sarajevo – Business unit Konjic and 6 in the company Stanceraj New Company LLC Konjic.

The goal is to train and employ persons registered at the Employment Bureau and as a result was held first meeting with interested candidates, to which director of the company DIV LLC Sarajevo, Mr. Almir Žujo, senior associate at the Project implementation Mr. Amir Sarajlic, director of "PRVI KORAK" LLC Konjic, Mrs. Ajla Greda, presented basic information about the planned project. The meeting was attended by 41 candidates, who completed the questionnaire, based on which will be made selection and the selected candidates will be invited for interview. In the next period will be held another meeting with another group of candidiates, in order to select a sufficient number of quality candidates who will attend the training.

All candidates who successfully pass the test will receive an internationally recognized certificate for welding which will significantly increase their employment opportunities, while 56 of them will be employed in these companies.

Partners in the implementation of this project are the Federal Bureau of Employment, Government of Herzegovina Neretva Canton, Konjic Municipality, DIV LLC-Business unit Konjic and Stanceraj New Company LLC Konjic.

The agency "PRVI KORAK" LLC Konjic will carry out the implementation, monitoring and reporting for all partners in the project.

On Thursday, March 23, 2017 was held the Third Regular Assembly of Business Association Konjic.

The members of the Assembly presented the Working Report and the Financial Report of the Business Association Konjic for 2016, as well as Work Program and Financial Plan of the Business Association for 2017. All presented documents were unanimously adopted. It also adopted a proposal for amendment on Article 28 and Article 31 of the Statute of the Business Association, related to the increase in the number of Board members from the current seven to 10 to 14 members, with the aim to involve more businessmen in the active work of the Association.

Since the mandate of the members of Management Board defined by the Statute of the Business Association for a period of two years expired, it has been approached to the re-election of the same, as well as the election of new members. All proposals for members of the Board are adopted unanimously.

After the end of the working part of the Assembly, were held the presentations:

- Speech by Director of General Hospital Konjic for the purchase of equipment
- Presentation of Foundation BIGMEV about the possibilities of cooperation with businessmen from Turkey
- Presentation of Development Bank of the FBiH - action lines of Development Bank of the FBiH, its goals and vision for the next period, as well as all current lines of credit and ways of applying to the same.

 

 

 

On Tuesday, March 03, 2017 in the hall of the Municipal Council of Konjic was presented a Public call for „Financing Business for Marginalized Groups of Women".

In addition to representatives of the Municipality of Konjic, Agency "PRVI KORAK" and USAID's Program of support to marginalized groups, the presentation was attended and a large number of candidates interested for applying to this Public call.

On Thursday, March 16, 2017 in the hall of the Municipal Council of the Konjic Municipality, starting at 11:00 a.m., was held the workshop by the representatives of OXFAM on the topic "Defining the Local Action Plan of Territorial Marketing".

This is the first meeting of the focus group to create "Local Action Plan of Territorial Marketing for Konjic municipality". The workshop attended representatives of public and private sector and civil society. The basic priorities of action, objectives and SWOT analysis of the basic priorities were defined.

Active development of Local Action Plan (LAP) will be implemented in cooperation with the Municipality of Konjic and the Association of Agricultural Producers of Konjic and GTL Konjic, as a part of the "Inclusive agricultural chains for sustainable development of rural areas in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Albania", funded by the Intesa SanPaolo Bank of Italy.

Applying of the Local Action Plan of territorial marketing of Konjic municipality is to strengthen the position of interrelated subjects in the creation of a single territorial offers, faster positioning, creating a favorable investment climate for investors, achieving a higher level of capacity utilization, increasing productivity and rates of return on investment, which ultimately should lead to improvements the quality of life of local residents.

Misija agencije Prvi korak je promoviranje gospodarstva, podrška razvoja MSP-a, stvaranje uslova za ostvarivanje novih radnih mjesta i poboljšanje ukupne ekonomske situacije na području Općine Konjic.

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Agencija za ekonomski razvoj "PRVI KORAK" d.o.o. Konjic
Musala do br.1
88400 Konjic
Bosna i Hercegovina

email: prvikorakkonjic@gmail.com

Tel: +387 36 / 727 645

Fax: +387 36 / 727 645

Contact

Economic Development Agency"PRVI KORAK" LLC Konjic
Musala No.1
88400 Konjic
Bosnia and Herzegovina

email: prvikorakkonjic@gmail.com

Tel: +387 36 / 727 645

Fax: +387 36 / 727 645

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