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Slovenia Investment & Smart Industries Conference

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The Principal Edinburgh George Street

19-21 George Street

Edinburgh

EH2 2PB

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British companies are showing a greater interest in Slovenia than ever before. The forward-thinking country in Central Eastern Europe (CEE) has always been investing in R&D and is now pursuing a Smart Specialisation Strategy.


Most foreign investors are attracted by Slovenia’s strategic position at the heart of Europe, its excellent transport and ITC infrastructure, its value chains, industry clusters and centres of excellence. Slovenia is a member state of the European Union (EU) meaning investors operating in Slovenia can access the EU market, which is comprised of 500 million inhabitants.

Discover more on what the country has to offer as senior Slovenian Government and business representatives visit the UK for the Slovenia Investment and Smart Industries Conference. At this event, you’ll hear first-hand from our expert speakers as well as having the opportunity to build and develop your network of like-minded businesses.


08:30 - 09:00 Registration, networking and refreshments

Welcome

09:00 - 09:05 Liz McAreavey, Chief Executive, Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce

09:05 - 09:15 His Excellency Tadej Rupel, Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia to the United Kingdom

09:15 - 09:25 Keynote address

To be announced

09:35 - 09:45 Slovenia as an investment destination

Presentation by Matej Skočir, Head of the Internationalisation Division, Slovenian Ministry of Economic Development and Technology

09:45 - 10:00 Investment opportunities

Presentation by Dr Imre Balogh, CEO, Slovenian Bank Asset Management Company

10:00 - 10:30 Why invest in Slovenia?

Panel discussion moderated by Anne-Marie Martin, Chief Executive, COBCOE, with:

– Andrej Božič, President, Glass Division, Ampelus Holding, Steklarna Hrastnik Parent Company

– Miha Žerko, President, British-Slovenian Chamber of Commerce

– Jim Walsh, CEO, Steklarna Rogaška

10:30 - 11:00 Networking and refreshments
Why Slovenia?

The Government of the Republic of Slovenia is making Slovenia an exemplary model of green values in Europe and proving that collaboration between the business sector, science and the government can improve people’s lives through the introduction of digital solutions. Slovenia also offers:

  • A fast-growing economy in a strategic north Adriatic location.

  • Highly skilled workforce.

  • Many R&D hubs.

  • Smart Specialisations Strategy – cities, industries and communities, buildings, homes, factories, mobility, health and medicine.

  • Circular economy transition networks.

To book a place for this event, please e-mail international@edinburghchamber.co.uk

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