About Us

Our Mission

The Southeast Europe Business Development Network – “SEEBDN”, founded 2018 in Vienna, was established as an independent business association of prominent managers, entrepreneurs and diplomats from the countries of Southeast Europe, Germany and Austria. The SEEBDN comprises the following countries: Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Croatia and the countries of the Western Balkans. Although we are a business association we also fully support with our program the EU candidate countries of Southeastern Europe on their path to the European Union.

Our Goals

Members of the SEEBDN are small, medium and large manufacturing and service companies from the countries of Southeast Europe, Austria and Germany. Our goal as an association is to initiate new partnerships and business opportunities for our members and we act as a “door opener“. The SEEBDN promotes investments, partnerships and trade between the countries of Southeast Europe and the EU, especially with Austria and Germany. In the case of direct inquiries from our members, we support them through our network in direct matchmaking with decision-makers from targeted companies. Furthermore, we organize suitable and exclusive networking events with respected personalities from business, politics and diplomacy. These events also serve our members as added value and as an opportunity to make new contacts. The SEEBDN publishes the business magazine called „Business Link“ up to 4 times a year, in which managers, entrepreneurs, politicians, diplomats ,experts and also our members contribute articles on current topics. Business Link magazine is distributed in electronic and in printed form to companies , government institutions and to selected partner organizations from Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia and the Western Balkans.


The Southeast Europe Business Development Network, or “SEEBDN”, accepts members by recommendation as well as by application. The application of a member is examined by the Board, which decides upon membership. Members are legal entities who nominate one natural person as a representative in the SEEBDN. Private persons as members of the SEEBDN may also be rare exceptions to the rule.

The promotion of our association goals, the active cooperation approaches as well as the cooperation with our members are important to us.

Upon interest or a desire for further information, please contact the following e-mail address and / or telephone number. We remain at your disposal for any inquiries.

Email: office@seebdn.eu Call Us: +43 4780080



11. – 13.MAY I Kempinski Hotel Adriatic Istria

The event „STRATEGIC ECONOMIC TALKS“ is an annual business event and our goal is to present to the international participants the investment and market trends in Southeast Europe as well as to connect the participants and thus promote new investment, trade and business opportunities.

In addition to the official part consisting of panel discussions and keynote speeches, the participants should have enough time for personal opinion exchange and networking, in a relaxed atmosphere.

The next STRATEGIC ECONOMIC TALKS, which will take place from 11th May – 13th May 2023 at the Kempinski Adriatic Istria Hotel in Croatia, with a  limited number of participants, will focus on the economic relationship between Southeast Europe and the German-speaking countries under the title “SEE & DACH Region Moving Closer Together”.

As part of this event, current economic policy issues will be discussed with prominent decision-makers from business and politics, entrepreneurs, executives, high-ranking representatives of selected interest groups from industry  and economic chambers, experts from various economic sectors and media representatives from Southeast Europe and German-speaking countries.

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