The Croatian Chamber of Economy organised a conference titled “Surviving the crisis in value chains” under the auspices of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development and the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs. In addition to the main lecture by the world-famous futurologist Matthew Griffin, who emphasised that every threat is an opportunity to improve one’s strengths, numerous experts from relevant sectors and organisations spoke about researching opportunities for Croatian exports.
Among them was JGL’s CEO Mislav Vučić, who participated in the topic “Crisis as an opportunity: The future of value and supply chains”, with Matthew Griffin, Zdenko Lucić from the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Josip Grilec from the company Stražaplastika, and Ivan Vrdoljak from the company Metal Product.
All of the panellists agreed that crisis situations should be seen as opportunities that require immediate action and managing business operations through fast and timely solutions.
“In 2021, we established a Scientific Council at JGL, an independent and international body that brings together top national and foreign experts and strengthens the scientific profile of our company’s R&D projects. We want to position JGL as an innovator in developing advanced, differentiated products within our three strategic therapeutic areas – flu and cold, ophthalmology and dermatology. New ways of thinking about production processes are the key to new values,” said Vučić.
The opening remarks were delivered by Ulla Engelmann from the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs. Engelmann opened the discussion with an overview of the guidelines from the new Industrial Strategy for a globally competitive, green and digital Europe and presented the role of the Enterprise Europe Network in helping SMEs respond to crises and manage the green and digital transitions.