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Business flocking to Slovenia's Dubai Expo pavilion


Dubai - Interest among Slovenian businesses to get showcased at the Dubai Expo has been growing. The country's pavilion has hosted around 400,000 individual visitors, more than 200 delegations and over 100 business events so far, Slovenia's Expo commissioner Matic Volk said on Monday.

In terms of hosting representatives of the business sector, the numbers have already exceeded the plans made before the World Expo. "We are quite satisfied," added Volk.

Volk expects the current momentum to be maintained in the last two months of the Expo. "In the second half of February and in March, our programme is quite busy as well, as interest in the Dubai Expo is very high," he explained.

"More and more Slovenian companies see Slovenia's Expo pavilion as an excellent opportunity to assess the situation on the ground and the possibilities to enter the market in Dubai, the UAE and the wider region," said Volk.

The Slovenian team is also one of the most active in terms of the business side of the Expo. "Practically all of our business events were packed with foreign guests, which allows us to establish quality contacts at all levels," added Volk.

Several business agreements have already been signed at the Slovenian pavilion, and many negotiations are still ongoing, while Slovenia has also recently strengthened cultural and entertainment activities at the Expo.

The Slovenian National Day on Tuesday, coinciding with the Culture Day holiday in Slovenia, is planned as one of the highlights, with Foreign Minister Anže Logar and Economy Minister Zdravko Počivalšek in attendance as well.

The event will be marked by ceremonies at the Expo's main venue, Al Wasl Plaza, as well as at the Slovenian pavilion, and a concert showcasing Slovenia's cultural heritage and contemporary artistic creativity.


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