Agenda 2022

Panels & Topics.

18 November 2022

09:00 – 09:30
( 0.30 Hour )

Registration / Coffee & Tea

09:30 – 09:50
( 0.20 Hour )

Opening remarks
  • Ognjen Popović, Assistants of the Minister, Financial System Department, Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Serbia
  • Uglješa Džambić, Head of Off site Banking Supervision Division, National Bank of Serbia

09:50 – 10:00
( 0.10 Hour )

Keynote Speech
  • Jelena Jović, President, Association of Serbian Debt Management Companies (AKUPS)

10:00 – 11:15
( 1.15 Hour )

Panel I: Does the time ahead of us present a „perfect economic storm“? With the pandemic, world conflicts, inflation, and the energy crisis, what’s next for the SEE economies?

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  • Credit risks will be in the focus in the coming years, starting with the measures that the governments implement to attain inflation and economic growth measures. How do the regional economies plan to handle a snowballing effect of the pandemics, energetic crisis, and world conflicts? And how is the regional financial and banking market reacting?
  • The economic consequences of the conflict, the sanctions and retaliatory sanctions, corporate exits and their impacts on the bank sector in the SEE region.
  • How do the states plan to intervene in the market due to the economy’s heating up?
  • What kind of distressed assets can we expect in the inevitable new wave?
  • What will corporate and retail bank loan portfolios look like in 6 to 12 months?
  • What is the extent to which the current happenings produce a toxic environment for the banking sector? How are the banks reacting to the increased the liquidity pressure?
  • According to some reports, the impact of international sanctions, corporate exits, stagflation shock, had a significant impact on the European and regional banking sector. What consequences are expected in the region considering the interdependence of regional economies and financial markets? Are we facing a worse crisis than the one in 2008, and are the market participants in Southeast Europe prepared for the challenges ahead?
  • Outlooks on the European Servicing Landscape.


  • Predrag Miladinović, Vice-president, Association of Serbian Debt Management Companies (AKUPS)


  • Bojan Fras, Vice Governor, Croatian National Bank
  • Dejan Vasiljev, Associate Director, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
  • Eric Cloutier, Partner, KPMG ECB Office
  • Dejan Janjatović, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, NLB Komercijalna banka
  • Jelena Jović, President, Association of Serbian Debt Management Companies (AKUPS)

11:15 – 11:30
( 0.15 Hour )

Networking break / Coffee & Tea

11:30 – 12:45
( 1.15 Hour )

Panel II: Banks' strategies in NPL portfolio management - Trends
  • What are the global trends affecting collateral?
  • How are banks’ lending conditions affected by the rise of interest rates and real estate prices? How would this affect NPL portfolios and their value?
  • Servicers as commercial banks’ strategic partners? What conditions do NPL portfolio servicers need to meet to be a reliable partner to commercial banks?
  • How has the Servicing ecosystem developed in the last 2 years, and what to expect in the years to come?
  • Will liquidity change, how are prices developing, and are new types of assets coming to market?
  • Securitisation – a potential solution to lower banking-sector risk?


  • Marko Mićanović, Head of Restructuring, Workout and Collection Division, Naša AIK banka


  • Irina Lada, Head of Debt Management, OTP Bank Serbia
  • Dejan Vuković, Managing Partner, VP Law Firm
  • Gábor Kővári, Assistant Director in Financial Advisory, Deloitte Hungary
  • Vojislav Lazarević, President of Executive Board, Addiko Bank, Serbia

12:45 – 13:30
( 0.45 Hour )

Lunch & Refreshments

13:30 – 14:45
( 1.15 Hour )

Panel III: The investors' aspect – Opportunities and Challenges

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  • Secondary markets what is the offer?
  • Have significant funds left the SEE market, and where are they now?
  • Retail loan market – pros and cons
  • What type of NPL portfolio is currently attracting attention, and who buys?
  • Will investors demand a higher premium due to the risk of uncertainty surrounding the Covid 19 pandemic and global conflicts?
  • What new strategies have investors implemented because of market conditions?
  • Investing in non-performing loans in the region of Southeastern Europe, what to expect in the new economic scenario?
  • Which markets are expected to perform well, and how will a post-pandemic and economic crisis market fit with prevailing investor appetite?


  • Dragoljub Sretenović, Partner, BDK Advokati


  • Konstantin Kraiss, Managing Director, LynxCap Investments AG
  • Franci Tušek, Managing Director – Portfolio acquisitions, ECM Partner
  • Janos Baksa, Director NPL Transactions CEE, EOS Group
  • Igor Stražišnik, CEO & Partner, Prohit Slovenia
  • Viktor Toth, CIO, APS Holding

14:45 – 15:00
( 0.15 Hour )

Networking break / Coffee & Tea

15:00 – 16:00
( 1 Hour )

Panel IV: Assessing problematic claims in the world after pandemic
  • Different types of collateral and best practices for assessing the value of the collateral. Which real estate valuation models have proven to be the most accurate?
  • What sets high quality units apart from others in one portfolio?
  • Which asset classes hold high prices, and how will this affect the cost of the problem receivables portfolio and its potential sale?
  • Will liquidity change, how are prices developing, and are new types of assets coming to market?
  • What is the most significant macro risk that real estate appraisers face? Rising rates, COVID, economic slowdown, unforeseen event or inflation?
  • Are there additional risks in relation to certain types of real estate that are neglected?
  • Further development of the assessment process and future issues.


  • Danijela Ilić, President, National Association of Valuers of Serbia (NAVS)


  • Petra Siketić, Partner, Law Firm Anđelović, Siketić & Tomić
  • Konstantinos Pallis, Board member, TEGoVA
  • Jovica Jakovac, General Manager, NLB – REAM

16:05 – 16:40
( 0.35 Hour )

Fireside Chat: Impairment of receivables claims management B2B & B2C

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  • What are common pitfalls and issues in purchasing commercial accounts receivable?
  • How can companies treat NPLs internally?
  • What are the legal and tax effects of the transfer of claims?
  • How to reduce or eliminate the reputational risk for the company when selling receivables?


  • Dejan Vuković, Managing Partner, VP Law Firm


  • Andrija Vuković, CFO, MK Group
  • Marin Gligo, Managing Director, ODM Collections