Victoria Group is among top 10 exporters in Serbia according to the report of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Serbia and the data from the Customs Administration. The Group took the ninth position with the export value of €126.1 million in the first nine months of this year.
The Turkey–Serbia–Bosnia Business Forum, organized by the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia and Foreign Trade Chamber of Bosnia and Herzegovina took place in Istanbul, on October 26. Around 100 companies from these three countries participated in the forum and most of them were the representatives of the agriculture and food, energetic and transport sectors.
In Serbia, grain crops (wheat, barley, rye, triticale, durum wheat) are sown on between a 450,000 and 600,000 hectare area on average each autumn.
The “Bakers and Millers Conference” was held at Novi Sad Fair from October 6 to 8. Current topics related to this branch were discussed at this year’s conference, which was held for the 21st time. A fair exhibition was added to the program for the first time. Visitors had an opportunity to learn about the equipment used by bakers and millers, to see how baked goods are prepared and baked in mini bakeries on several booths, and to enjoy the tasting.
This year, Victoriaoil, a Victoria Group member company, was once again awarded the “golden rose” for product quality at the 23rd General BH ZEPS Fair 2016 that was held from October 4 to 8 in Zenica. In the category of food products, ISKON refined sunflower oil was awarded the “Ruža ZEPS” gold medal for quality, for the seventh time.
At the initiative of the Serbian Fruit Juice Producers Association (UPVSS), of which SP Laboratorija is also a member, and with the organizational support of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia, the seminar “Innovations in the fruit and vegetable processing sector – legal framework” was held at the end of September.
The third annual “Izađi mi na teglu” event will be supported by Victoriaoil, a Victoria Group member company, which produces ISKON edible sunflower oil. By promoting ajvar (red bell pepper relish) as a traditional domestic cuisine delicacy, this socially responsible event organized by the BaštaMašta Association donates food to institutions in need throughout Serbia.
The traditional meeting between Victoria Logistic and its business partners regarding the upcoming sunflower and soybean purchase took place on August 19 in Novi Sad. Around 150 partners attended the meeting and they were addressed by Nikola Vujačić, Victoria Group Chief Operations Officer and Executive Director; Mladen Jovanović, Victoria Logistic General Manager; Goran Borčak, Victoria Logistic Commercial Director; Dragoljub Milinković, Front Office Director, and Natalija Kurjak, Victoria Logistic Marketing Director.
On August 17, Victoria Logistic organized the first Sunflower field day in Banatsko Novo Selo in association with the cooperative Agromilenijum from Banatsko Novo Selo. The event was attended by around 160 agricultural producers who collaborate with Agromilenijum, the cooperative that has begun the purchase of sunflower at their purchase locations.
The Supervisory Board of Victoria Group has appointed Ivica Smolic the new Chief Executive Officer of the Group.
With more than 20 years of professional experience in the Serbian banking market, Smolic was the Chairman of the Executive Board of Komercijalna Banka for 11 years, General Manager of Srpska regionalna banka in the period between 2001 and 2004, and professionaly engaged in Investbanka, Somborska banka and Vojvodjanska banka as well.