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Prime Minister to Keynote “IT Believes In Serbia” in San Francisco

May 8, 2013

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Belgrade, Serbia and Los Angeles, CA – May 7, 2013 – AmCham Serbia, a non-for-profit organization promoting American business and partnership between the U.S. and Serbia, and Telesign, an Internet security and authentication leader, today announced IT Believes in Serbia, a Serbian Investment Conference in San Francisco on May 13th.

The two-hour event will be keynoted by Serbia’s Prime Minister, Ivica Dačić, and the US Ambassador to Serbia, Michael Kirby. They will be joined by TeleSign’s CEO, Steve Jillings, and several other technology leaders and Serbian dignitaries. Marija Zivanovic of American-based NCR will also speak about their Center of Excellence in Belgrade that now employs more than 600 highly skilled and multi-lingual employees.

“Serbia is open for business,” said Ivica Dačić, Prime Minister to Serbia. “I invite you to leverage Serbia because we have talented young professionals, who are multilingual, highly educated, and willing to work for competitive wages.”

As many US companies have discovered, Serbia is quickly becoming the next European technology hub for expanding IT services, application development, and software programming.

Government dignitaries and technical leaders will discuss:

  • Serbia’s highly competitive wage structure
  • Serbia’s well educated and multilingual workforce
  • Attractive incentives for foreign IT investment
  • The ease of doing business in Serbia

“Telesign recently opened a development office in Belgrade, Serbia and the investment has paid impressive dividends,” said Steve Jillings, CEO, Telesign. “We have found highly skilled, talented and enthusiastic engineers who are fluent in English and have a strong work ethic.”

IT Believes in Serbia will be hosted at the Mission Bay Conference Center on May 13, 2013 from 6pm to 8pm. For more information and to register, please visit:

About AmCham
Founded in 2001, AmCham Serbia today gathers 175 US, international and local companies which have collectively invested over 14 billion Euros in the domestic economy and employ over 100,000 employees. Through our seven advocacy working groups, AmCham has become a strong catalyst for the important economic policy reforms in Serbia.

About Telesign
Every second, of every day, Telesign protects the world’s largest Internet and Cloud properties against fraud. Telesign’s security and authentication products provide an easy-to-implement and powerful method for identifying and substantially reducing online fraud and spam. The company protects 2.5 billion downstream accounts in more than 200 countries and territories, offering localization services in 87 languages and dialects. In 2012, Telesign ranked #23 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500ª and was named Visionary in Gartner’s User Authentication Magic Quadrant.