We at the PEXIM Foundation are immensely proud that our annual event has continued for this many years and that its reputation is growing among the representatives of the Serbian and North Macedonian governments and the business sector. It has helped us to promote our efforts and to attract further partners. In the future, we hope to draw on these relationships that we have created.
A message shared on behalf of the PEXIM Foundation Alumni was that we should not underestimate the impact that we can make as individuals and as an organization, no matter how small it may seem. Ms Tijana Gajić, Executive Director of PEXIM Foundation, quoted David Mitchell: “My life amounts to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean. Yet what is any ocean, but a multitude of drops?” and continued: “Sometimes I feel that what we do in PEXIM Foundation is making a big impact and that we’re making big steps towards our vision of Serbia and North Macedonia being environments in which young people can prosper and develop their skills and potential. Yet, sometimes I feel that these steps are just a drop in a limitless ocean of required changes. And then this quote reminds me that even this is enough. And then I come to this dinner, and I see each one of you, supporting this vision, each one in your own capacity, and I’m reminded that this is more than enough.”
Distinguished guests during the Eight Annual PEXIM–BSCC Cambridge Dinner included Mr Mladen Šarčević, Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development in Serbia, H.E. Ms Aleksandra Joksimović, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia in the UK, H.E. Ms Aleksandara Miovska, Ambassador of North Macedonia in the UK, Ms Sian MacLeod, future Ambassador of the UK to Serbia, Ms Helen Penant, Director of Cambridge Trust, Ms Michael O’Sullivan, former Director of Cambridge Trust, Mr Kirill Tyurdenev, CEO of NIS, , Ms Ana Langović Milićević, State Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development in Serbia, corporate members of the British Serbian Chamber of Commerce, Serbian and Macedonian students currently studying at Cambridge University and Cambridge University professors. We are especially proud of our continuing partnership with Microsoft, who have supported our efforts from the very beginning.