The Dutch Slovenian Business Platform invites you for the

Conference

ECONOMIC DIPLOMACY – SMALL PLAYERS ON THE GLOBAL MARKET: THE CASE OF SLOVENIA AND THE NETHERLANDS

Friday 25 January 2019, at 9:00 AM

Plenary hall National Council, Šubičeva 4, Ljubljana.

It is for Slovenia of vital importance to be regarded as a prosperous and reliable trading partner. The internal market is limited, the geographic position excellent and its working force highly educated. Therefore, the question is how Slovenia can develop its potential also outside its borders.

In addition to the role and efforts of the State and civil society in promoting the internationalization of companies, there will be particular emphasis on the business relations and opportunities between Slovenia and the Netherlands. Both countries are relatively small and depend largely on their export, which in fact makes both countries a very interesting partner country.

We look forward to see you at this must-attend event!

 

Marc van Rijnsoever

president SDBP

We kindly request you to confirm your attendance at the conference by email: info@sdbp.eu. There are no attendance fees. 

When registering, please indicate the name, surname and address of your permanent residence (to facilitate the registration process at the reception of the parliament). By confirming your participation, you also agree to the recording and taking of photographs of the event.

In case you cannot attend the event, you can register for news on future events at info@op-ds.si or via www.sdbpgroup.com/contact/.

 

PROGRAM CONFERENCE:

9.00 – 9.30

REGISTRATION OF PARTICIPANTS

9.30 – 9.50

WELCOME WORD

Alojz KOVŠCA, president National Council

Marc W. van RIJNSOEVER, president of the Slovenian Dutch Business Platform

Miro CERAR, Minister of foreign affairs, Republic of Slovenia

Zdravko POČIVALŠEK, Minister of Economic Development and Technology

9.50 – 10.10

PRESENTATION

Alenka SUHADOLNIK, Director-General for Economic and Public Diplomacy at the Ministry of foreign affairs

Slovenian economic diplomacy

10.10 – 11.00

PANEL DISCUSSION

– How can companies cooperate with the State, with the aim to accelerate their business opportunities abroad?

– Specific example, how to reach the Netherlands?

Alenka SUHADOLNIK, Director-General for Economic and Public Diplomacy at the Ministry of foreign affairs

Jernej TOVŠAK, Director-General of the Directorate for Internationalisation,  Directorate for Internationalisation, Entrepreneurship and Technology at the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology

Marko Plazar/Matjaž GRM: Adria MOBIL

Karin I. van ROOYEN-WINKELMAN, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Slovenia in the Netherlands

The panel discussion shall be moderated by Ladeja GODINA KOŠIR, founder and director of Circular Change and member of the Slovenian Dutch Business Platform.

11.00 – 12.00

PLENARY DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS CONFERENCE

12.00 – 12.30

SOCIALIZING NEXT TO PLENARY HALL OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL