Scientists, executives from around the world meet in Ljubljana
The conference is divided into four parts. The first will focus on the effects of the global economy on society, where Nina Pavčnik of the Dartmouth College in the US will speak about inequality in international trade today, while Mojmir Mrak of the Ljubljana Economics Faculty will present the fragmentation of the existing and the beginnings of a new economic system.
The second part of the conference on Friday will discuss technological development and the challenges of the modern economy. Gregor Cevc from the Advanced Treatments Institute in Germany will present the latest development in biotechnological therapeutics.
Mihaela Žigman from the Max-Planck-institute, also from Germany, will present her achievements.
One section of the conference will be dedicated to the presentation of the achievements of Slovenian scientists and businesses, while another will discuss the impact of climate change on the economy.
In this section, Griša Močnik of the IJS will talk about measuring the impact of absorbing aerosols on the climate.
Today's opening of the conference will be addressed by Prime Minister Marjan Šarec, who is the honorary sponsor of the event. Education, Science and Sports Minister Jernej Pikalo and Minister for Slovenians Abroad Peter Jožef Česnik will also take the stage.