PANEL OF EXPERTS:

Economic Diplomacy – Small Players on the Global Market: The Case of Slovenia and the Netherlands

Slovene Dutch Business Platform is kindly inviting you to join them at the panel discussion on Friday, 25th January 2019, at 9:00, in the Plenary hall of the National Council of the Republic of Slovenia, Šubičeva street 4, Ljubljana.

t 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 of Slovenian Dutch Business Platform

This event is a part of the ongoing activities of Circular Change in the field of Circular Economy and its established collaboration with the Kingdom of the Netherlands – two of them being memberships of the Circular Hotspot network and European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform, which Ladeja Godina Košir, Executive Director of Circular Change, is currently the Chair of.

PROGRAMME

9:00 – 9:30 – REGISTRATION OF PARTICIPANTS

9:30 – 9:50 – WELCOME WORD

Alojz Kovšca – President National Council of the Republic of Slovenia

Marc W. van Rijnsoever – President of the Slovenian Dutch Business Platform

dr Miro Cerar – Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Slovenia

Zdravko Počivalšek – Minister of Economic Development and Technology, Republic of Slovenia

9:50 – 10:10 – PRESENTATION: Slovenian Economic Diplomacy

Alenka Suhadolnik – Director-General for Economic and Public Diplomacy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Jernej Tovšak – Director General of the Directorate for Internationalisation, Enterpreneurship and Technology, 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 Kingdom of the Netherlands

The panel discussion shall be moderated by Ladeja Godina Košir, Founder and Executive Director of Circular Change and Member of the Slovenian Dutch Business Platform

11:00 – 12:00 – PLENARY DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS OF THE CONFERENCE

12:00 – 12:30 – SOCIALIZING NEXT TO THE PLENARY HALL OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL

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/.

Invitation in Slovenian language.