Invest in Slovenia

The British-Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and the Slovenian Ministry of Economic Development and Technology present

INVEST IN SLOVENIA conference, in London on 1st December 2017

Institute of Directors, Pall Mall 116, SW1Y 5ED London, UK

Slovenia is becoming a new investment destination. A fast-growing economy, situated in a strategic location in the north Adriatic, with highly skilled labour, many R&D hubs, it can offer great opportunities for investment in sectors that focus on Smart Specialisation. are Smart use of resources, Smart Cities and Communities, Smart buildings and homes, Smart Factories, Health/Medicine, Networks for the transition to circular economy, Sustainable food production, Smart Mobility and Sustainable Tourism.

Conference program:


08:00-08:30 Registration & breakfast
08:30-08:50 Aleš Cantarutti, State Secretary for Economic Development and Technology “Opportunities for investment and how the Slovenian Government can help”
08:50-09:10 Vedrana Jelušić Kašić, EBRD Regional Director “EBRD and Financing Opportunities in Slovenia”
09:10-09:30 Imre Balogh, CEO of Slovenian Bank Assets Management Company “Sector opportunities for Investment in Slovenia”
09:30-10:30 Business case studies panel discussion, interactive Q&A:
Robert Appleby, COO at Titus Plus
Michele Rabà, principal at Apollo
Miha Košak, special advisor at Emona Capital
Janez Škrubej, executive director Slovenian Bank Assets Management Company
Lidia Glavina, President of the Management Board of Slovenian Sovereign Holding
10:30-11:00 Networking


The event is free of charge, but please Register here.


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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. Investors keen on locating their operations at the heart of the market with 500 million consumers will find Slovenia’s international commercial contacts and the land-sea-air transport system ideal.

A corporate culture of transparency and accountability, observance of international technical standards, personal integrity and company loyalty make a foreign manager’s job easy ever since the first big international companies established their operations in Slovenia. Investor confidence thrives on legal and institutional reforms designed to facilitate investment. Staring a company is straightforward and easy through single-access points to register a limited liability company, obtain a construction permit and carry out any other administrative procedures.

Slovenia as a potential host country has balanced class forces, class-based economic disputes are rare and wages are very reasonable for the level of education and skills of the local workforce.

Competitive advantages of Slovenia:

  • Quality workforce
  • Quality link to regional markets
  • Quality infrastructure
  • Quality of life

For investors seeking to buy into state-owned enterprises, timing is perfect as the government is preparing to dispose of its stakes under the sovereign holding law. The process of selling assets will be transparent and investors will have only one entity to talk to.

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