Date: 29/09/2015

“Off the Record and Unexpected” with Ambassador Kirby

As a guest of the AmCham SMART Talk series in partnership with Best Seed Producer, H.E. Michael D. Kirby, US Ambassador to the Republic of Serbia, shared his dreams and passions outside his professional career

Under the banner of "Off the Record and Unexpected," Ambassador Kirby talked about his personal values ​​and the people he most admires. Over 100 members of AmCham Serbia, the wider business community, Academia and the media had the opportunity to meet a career diplomat, historian and biologist by education and learn about his passions in sports, travel and literature, as well as his role models from early childhood to college and throughout his professional career.

Ambassador Kirby also shared his experiences with and impressions of Serbia and the Serbs before and during his terms in office and described what he will miss once he leaves Serbia. He outlined his view of the key challenges to our country in the future related to education, entrepreneurship and both regulatory and mind-set grounds for business ventures.

In cooperation with WineQ, the audience had sipped and enjoyed wine from the Stari Hrast Winery.