SEE & DACH region moving closer together

6. October 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Min

From 30 September to 2nd October 2021, the Strategic Economic Talks took place in Umag (Croatia). The high-profile event was hosted by the renowned tax consultancy TPA together with SEEBDN (Southeast Europe Business Development Network) and the hosting partners MK Group and the Kempinski Adriatic. The focus of the event, which lasted several days, was on economic relations between Southeast Europe and the German-speaking countries.

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SEE and DACH region moving closer

The Strategic Economic Talks in Umag dealt with current economic policy developments in the countries of South Eastern Europe and the DACH region. Internationally prominent decision-makers from politics and business took part and engaged in a lively exchange.

Thomas Haneder, partner and member of the management team at the TPA Group “The Strategic Economic Talks were a complete success. I am particularly proud that we were able to establish a unique event that builds an economic bridge between the countries of South Eastern Europe and the DACH region.” The TPA partner is very active in the SEE region and at the TPA Group he is responsible, for the development and organisation of TPA in South Eastern Europe. In particular, the SEE expert is the head of the TPA offices in Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia.

Impressions of the Strategic Economic Talks in Croatia


An excerpt from the guest list: Dubravka Suica, Vice-President of the European Commission for Democracy and Demography; Fatmir Bytyqi, Deputy Prime Minister for Economy of Northern Macedonia; Martin Engelberg, Carmen Jeitler-Cincelli, representative in the Austrian Parliament and Deputy Secretary General of the Austrian Business Federation, as well as important entrepreneurs such as Martin Schoeller, Martin Graf, Wolfgang Anzengruber, Branko Roglic, Dardan Shala and many others.

From the TPA Group Igor Arbutina, partner at TPA Croatia, Leopold Kuehmayer, partner at TPA Austria, Bojan Huzanic, partner at TPA Croatia, Monika Andrić, partner at TPA Serbia and SEE expert at the TPA Group, Thomas Haneder were present at the Strategic Economic Talks 2021 in Istria.

Southeastern Europe: SEE region in transition

Southeastern Europe has undergone an impressive transformation and is now one of the fastest expanding economic regions in the world. As a result, international companies have begun to establish regional headquarters for the SEE region to coordinate their activities in the new markets.

We understand the need for Real Time access to accounting, payroll and tax data from the regional headquarters in the SEE region and provide consolidated tax services for the entire SEE region. We give you a single point of contact, the TPA SPOC, for each of your tax inquiries, even if you are seeking information for the entire region. We help you to get a consolidated opinion in a convenient way.


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