The 14th Farmers’ Winter Seminar organized by the farmers’ association “Klub 100 P plus” from Novi Sad was held on Tara Mountain from January 28 to February 3. Around 300 participants attended the opening ceremony, and the seminar was opened by the Provincial Secretary of Agriculture, Water Management and Forestry, Vuk Radojević.
The 52nd Conference of Agronomists and Farmers of Serbia was organized by the Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops from Novi Sad, which celebrates its 80th anniversary this year, and it took place on Zlatibor Mountain from January 21 to 27. The conference gathered all relevant participants from the agriculture sector and demonstrated once again that the close collaboration of science, business and practice brings solutions for challenges expected in domestic agriculture in the upcoming period.
On January 24, the Veterinary Institute Subotica, a Victoria Group member company, organized an expert lecture for dairy farmers on Zlatibor Mountain. The subject – “Sustainable Animal Production Today” – attracted more than 80 farmers from the Zlatibor District.
The XIV Plant Protection Counseling Session organized by the Plant Protection Society of Serbia was held from November 27 to December 1, as the largest vocational gathering where, each year, the latest information in the field of plant protection is exchanged and the current problems and subjects that defined the previous period are discussed.
According to a report by the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Serbia based on information collected by the Customs Administration, the export value of the 15 leading exporters in Serbia for 11 months of 2017 was EUR 3.8 billion.
Food Ingredients Europe 2017, the most important food industry exhibition, was held from November 28 to 30 in Frankfurt. Sojaprotein, a Victoria Group member company, took part in the event once again.
A huge charity event called “Topli dinar” (“Warm Dinar”) organized by the supermarket chain PerSu, and supported by Victoriaoil, a Victoria Group member company, has been completed.
During the month of October, this supermarket chain donated 1 dinar from each purchase, amounting to over 1.5 million dinars for firewood for 100 of the most disadvantaged families in Vojvodina. The firewood was distributed during the first half of November.
The Supervisory Board of Victoria Group has appointed Stefan Babović as the new Chief Operations Officer of the company.
As Chief Operations Officer, he will be responsible for business strategy and development plans, all operations and financial performance. He will also manage corporate operations as the company representative in communication with the government, state institutions and other key company stakeholders.
Victoria Group took part in the “Originalni razgovori” (“Original Conversations”) project organized by Original Magazine and the Novak Djoković Foundation. The goal of the project was to give young people who do not have extensive work experience a chance to speak to HR experts from big Serbian companies, and to provide them with an opportunity to improve their communication skills, boost their CV and overcome stage fright when presenting their skills to a potential employer through job interview simulations.
The 7th Agricultural Forum “Food for Europe” organized by the Economics Institute and the Serbian Association of Agricultural Economists was held in Vrdnik, November 16-18, gathering scientific and practical experts. Representatives from the government, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SANU), Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia (PKS), agricultural and food companies and cooperatives took part in the Forum discussing the subject of “smart agriculture”.