Djordje Milutinovic wins the “Golden Badge”
Director of the Belgrade Arena, Djordje Milutinovic, winner of this year’s awards for achievements in culture, “Golden Badge”. The award “Golden Badge” since 1981 awarded the Cultural and Educational Community of Serbia and the Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the region, under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Government of the Republic of Serbia. The prize is awarded “for his longtime contribution to the development of cultural activities – for unselfish, devoted and lasting work.”
The award was presented at a ceremony on May 22, 2015, at the National Theatre in Belgrade.
Djordje Milutinovic, director of the Kombank Arena, began his career in 1973 in the Youth Center, which was followed Jugokoncert, OKUD “Ivo Lola Ribar” and “Sava Center”, where as head of concert agency, from 1989 to 2006, agreed and implemented over 650 performances by artists from around the world, including James Brown, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dizzy Gillespie, Paco de Lucia, Nigel Kennedy, Ray Charles, Herbie Hancock, Monseratte Caballe, BB King, Roxy Music, Madredeus, Vaya Con Dios, Cesaria Evora, Simple Minds, Lou Reed and many others.
One of the founders of Summertime Jazz Festival.
The head Kombank arena came in two terms (from 2006 to 2009 and from December 2013 to present). During this period in Belgrade have played Nick Cave, Alicia Keys, Joe Cocker, Gipsy Kings, Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo, Tom Jones, 50 Cent, RBD, Kaiser Chiefs, Holiday on Ice, Disney on Ice and many others. It also contributed to the revival of the program the largest arenas in the Balkans and the setting up of Belgrade and Serbia on the map of major international tour.