Speakers

LEARN TO SUCCEED 2019 real estate conference brings you a variety of excellent panelists and speakers, real estate experts and representatives of state institutions.

  • Rasim Ljajić
    Vice-President of the Government of the Republic of Serbia and Minister of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications.

    Rasim Ljajić was born on January 28, 1964 in Novi Pazar, where he finished primary school and grammar school. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Sarajevo.
    Between 1989 and 2000, he worked as a reported for many dailies and periodicals in the former SFRJ.


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  • Branislava Simanić
    Director of the Entrepreneurship Department of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce (PKS)

    Branislava greatly contributed to development of entrepreneurship in Serbia with her knowledge, experience, energy and dedication. She is a promoter of entrepreneurship as a way of thinking and new business philosophy. She is a respected advocate for economic empowering of women and advancement of female entrepreneurship, but also a great support for young colleagues – beginners in the world of business.

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  • Mirjana Veljovic

    Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications, Market Inspection Sector, Serbia

    Head for the Market Supervision


    She graduated from the Faculty of Economy in Niš. She spent 11 years in company "Fasma", partr of "Prva Iskra" company from Barič.In 1997 she the Ministry of Trade - Department for Market Inspection where she still works.

    Since 2008 she is Head of the Market Supervision. She was a member of working groups in charge of preparation o bylaws for Trade Law and Real Estate Brokerage Law.

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  • Danijela Tanić-Zafirović

    Ministry of Finance, Anti-Money Laundering Administration, Head of the Controlling Group, Serbia


    She was born in 1973 in Belgrade and graduated from the Faculty of Economy in Belgrade. After spending 6 years as marketing manager of one company she joined Ministry of Finance in 2005 where she worked in Foreign Exchange Inspectorate. Since 2012 she works with Anti-Money Laundering Administration as Head of the Controlling Group.
     

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  • Nenad Đorđević
    Chairman of the Managing Board of the Real Estate Cluster, Serbia

    He is the Chairman of the Managing Board of the Real Estate Cluster. He founded the company “MOZAIK” Realty in 1999, and since 2011 he is working as a Consultant for the Real Estate in this company.
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  • Damir Borić
    Chairman of the Group of Real Estate Agencies of Serbia, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia, Serbia

    Damir Borić founded the company “PROFITIM” Realty as a Real Estate agency in 2003 in Belgrade. With the group of supporters, he has been active on the unification of associations of the companies in the Real Estate industry in Serbia with the target to create an organization able to initiate the pronouncing of the Law that would regulate this industry.


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  • John Smaby
    2019 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® President.

    A second-generation REALTOR®, John has been in the industry for 40 years. He is a broker at Edina Realty, where he specializes in residential real estate.
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  • Joe Schneider
    Director of Engagement and Global Strategy for the National Association of Realtors

    Earlier he was on the position of Director of the Global Alliances. Joe oversee’s the day-to-day relationships with NAR’s 89 Bilateral Partners in 68 countries.
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  • Arsen Unanjan
    President of Russian Guild of Realtors

    Arsen Unanjan was born on August 18th, 1981 in Yerevan, Armenia.
    He graduated on the Russian State Trade and Economic University.
    Arsen was trained IREM and CCIM and attended more than 100 seminars and trainings on management, marketing, human resource management.
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  • Miroslav Cvetković

    Vice-Chairman of the Managing Board of the Real Estate Cluster, Serbia

    Mr. Cvetkovic has degree in food technology. During the period 1994 - 1996 he worked as consultant with international information system "Kompas YU". Since 1996 he is partner and director in real estate brokerage agency "Cvetkovic - Roskov". He was Member and President of the Supervisory Board and Member and the President of the Arbitrary Committee of the Business Association "Krov". He is Member of the Presidency of Group of Real Estate Brokerage Agencies of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia. Since 2012 he is Vice-Chairman of the Managing Board of the Real Estate Cluster. Member of NAR since 2015.
     
     

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  • Slaviša Pešić, PhD
    Vice President of the Expert Council of Real Estate Cluster
    Member of the NAR® Board of Directors

    Slavisa Pešić graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy in Niš (Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences) and earned his PhD at the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy in Belgrade.
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  • Donald B. Wilkerson
    CPM® 2019 IREM® President
    Gaston and Wilkerson Management Group, AMO® Reno, NV

    Don Wilkerson is President/CEO of the Reno-based Gaston and Wilkerson Management Group, AMO®, a full-service real estate firm engaged in multifamily, commercial and industrial management, as well as development and brokerage. Don is also currently serving as the IREM® 2019 President.


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  • Milic Djokovic, MA

    Vice-Chairman of the Expert Council of the Real Estate Cluster, Serbia,



    He received his master's degree in real estate management and small business. He is licensed real estate broker and court expert in the field of economy and finance (property and assets valuation).

    Since 1994 he is real estate broker and investment consultant.

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  • Heather Ozur
    2019 Women’s Council of Realtors President
    ABR, CRS, PMN, SFR, e-PRO

    Heather Ozur with the Mallen, Marshall and Ozur Group at Keller Williams, has been a REALTOR® for 20 years, specializing in residential property in the Greater Palm Springs, CA area.

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  • Pamela Banks
    2019 Women’s Council of Realtors First Vice President

    Pamela Banks is a REALTOR with Keller Williams Preferred Luxury in West Palm Beach. She earned her real estate license in 2000. In 2004 she joined the Women’s Council of REALTORS.
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  • Alicia Matheson
    Motivational speaker and real estate expert, USA

    International Motivational Speaker, Storyteller, and Investment Coach. Has been a Keynote Speaker for the National Association of Realtors and other Global Real Estate Conferences around the world.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJ00RBCH2Oc
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  • Ervin Pašanović
    Real Estate Cluster, Serbia

    Ervin Pasanovic is graduated economist, court expert (field of expertise – valuation) and licenced real estate broker.

    He has significant experience in fields such as valuation, investment banking, management, marketing and real estate brokerage. He is General Manager Adventis Real Estate Management Ltd. which is specialized in real estate appraisal and valuation of assets.


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  • ZOLA SZERENCSES
    NAR Regional Coordinator to Central EU, NAR CIPS Faculty Instructor, Florida Realtors Faculty Instructor

    Zola moved to the Orlando area from New York City in 2000. His passion for real estate began in his midtwenties when he purchased his first investment property in Pennsylvania.

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  • Sharon Gorrell
    Illinois REALTORS®

    Sharon Gorrell is the Director of Global Business for the Illinois REALTORS®. She began her career there as a local Government Affairs director working on local land use and housing policy.
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  • Charles Golding
    He is a Chartered Surveyor and Valuer, qualifying in 2008.

    He has worked for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Capital Retail, GL Hearn and the Valuation Office Agency. He is a Chartered Surveyor and Valuer, qualifying in 2008.
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  • Jeff Foo
    Honorary Treasurer, The Institute of Estate Agents, Singapore (IEA), 2018., Past President, (IEA) 2004, 2006-2010, 2012-2016

    Jeff Foo began his career in real estate in 1980 and granted a license to operate a real estate agency in Singapore in 1984. After four years of partnership, he sold his shares and established; M/S: JEFF REALTY in 1988.
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  • Michael K. Cobb
    CEO ECI Development


    At the height of a successful career in the computer industry, Mr. Cobb left to pursue more pioneering opportunities in the emerging real estate markets of Latin America.At the height of a successful career in the computer industry, Mr. Cobb left to pursue more pioneering opportunities in the emerging real estate markets of Latin America.nt

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  • Mike Gobber
    President of Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS

    A die hard Chicago Blackhawks fan, Michael Gobber has been devoted to the real estate industry for nearly twenty years. He has closed more than $75 Million in real estate transactions and has managed almost $500 million in transactions over the course of his career. He is currently the managing broker and partner for Century 21 Affiliated in Westchester.


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  • Donna Wilson
    Director of Global and Commercial Business

    Donna Wilson has enjoyed working at Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS for the past five years as their Director of Global and Commercial Business.
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  • Dejan Vučinić
    Executive Director of the Network Division, Societe Generale Srbija

    Dejan Vučinić has served as the Executive Director of the Network Division at Societe Generale Srbija, since 2015. He has been developing his career at one of the leading European banking groups for 18 years, after having joined the Societe Generale Srbija team following his previous assignment in the corporate banking at Jugobanka, A.D. Belgrade.


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  • Eric Tran
    President of Universal Commercial Capital Huntington Beach CA

    Experienced President with a demonstrated history of working in the investment management industry. Skilled in Portfolio Management, Risk Management, Management, Banking, and Corporate Finance. Strong business development professional with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) focused in Political Science and Government from University of California, San Diego.
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  • Franci Gerbec
    Honorary member of FIABCI Slovenia, Slovenia

    Mr. Grebec is a lawyer from Slovenia. He was Advisor to the President of the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Member of the Presidency of this organization. He was Member of the Parliament of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
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  • Nebojša Nešovanović
    MRICS RV

    The President of Society of Serbia's Appraisers
    Mr. Nešovanović is heading the Jones Lang LaSalle Professional Services team, providing consultancy and valuation services in SEE region, through eight (8) countries: Slovenia, CroatiaA, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Macedonia and Albania.


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  • Andrew Gowasack
    CEO and a co-founder of Trust Stamp

    His primary focus is seeking out and building strategic partnerships around the world. Andrew is an accomplished public speaker who can regularly be found addressing leaders in both financial services and real estate.
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  • Branislav Petrović
    Lawyer and real estate professional, Serbia

    Branislav is a lawyer who worked in the Fourth Municipal Court in Belgrade. Later he joined company “Invest Import” and in 1993 he founded his real estate agency “Petrovic. In 1994 he joined forces with several partners and founded Magnat real estate company.
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  • Ivan Bjelajac
    CEO and Co-Founder of MVP Workshop, President of Serbian Blockchain Initiative

    Driven by a search for game-changing brands that improve consumers’ lives. Interested in Blockchain, Tokenization-based Business Models that actually work, and Blockchain Product Development.


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  • Dario Žgela
    Dimedia Internet Technologies Ltd. Zagreb, Croatia

    Founder of the company Dimedia Internet Technologies Ltd. Zagreb and Dimedia Internet Technologies Ltd. Belgrade. He has significant experience in internet marketing and web development. With his team of experts, he developed specialised software for real estate agencies called Dimedia Real Estate.
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  • Katarina Bogdanović

    Editor in Chief of Halo Oglasi DOO Beograd, Serbia

    Katarina graduated from the Faculty of Political Science in Belgrade (journalism and communications). She started worked as PR and Community Manager in company “Fruvita” in 2008. In 2011 she was appointed Head of the Manager and Editor of the real estate category in “Halo Oglasi” (ads newspapers).

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  • Saša Stefanović
    Founder and director of the company Institut za nekretnine d.o.o. Beograd

    He graduated from the Military Academy - Finance modul. He completed his postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Economics in Belgrade, where he defended his master’s thesis, and his doctoral dissertation is in the final stage of writing.
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  • Nebojša Rapaić
    He is a civil engineer by profession.

    He is the founder and director of „Feniks sistem“ doo, a real estate agency based in Belgrade since 1993.
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  • Radmila Stanković
    Podpredsednik Klastera nekretnina, Predsednik saveta zena -Klaster nekretnina

    Od 2007. god. osnivac i direktor preduzeća “Panorama nekretnine” doo Beograd. Podpredsednik jedne od prvih Asocijacija posrednika u prometu nepokretosti (NUPS).
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  • Haris Kadić
    Real estate agent and manager at Real Estate Agency "Rental.ba"

    Born and raised in Sarajevo where he now lives and works, married and he is a father of four-year-old girl named Emma. Master of Management in Business Psychology, Master's Degree on subject „ Operational Management and Business Communication“
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  • Ivanisevic Sasa
    Member of the Management Board of the Bar Association

    He graduated from the University of Belgrade Law School in 1987 and he passed the bar exam in 1989.

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