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Business conference Invest and Connect: Slovenian Business Pitch. Photo: Jure Makovec/STA
Slovenia and Germany's industrial powerhouse Bavaria have long nurtured close economic ties and bilateral trade amounts to roughly €3 billion annually. Slovenia however wants to expand cooperation in the light of current geopolitical developments, which have underlined the need for Europe to step u
Head of the IEDC Bled School of Management Danica Purg addresses an international conference on leadership in healthcare. Photo: Bor Slana/STA

Technology seen as opportunity in healthcare

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An international conference on leadership in healthcare discussed the challenges for leadership in healthcare in relation to new technologies. There was broad agreement that digitalisation is bringing new opportunities for the sector.
The lack of digital skills among healthcare workers is a challen
Urban Future conference in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA
Representatives of 35 Slovenian businesses and institutions are visiting the Netherlands this week to attend the Urban Future conference, a three-day interdisciplinary event on the sustainability of cities.
One of the panels at the conference was dedicated to Slovenia's success in reducing emission
UK Ambassador to Slovenia Tiffany Sadler (centre) pictured at the Slovenian-British Day of Defence Industry. Photo: Božidar Kolar/STA
Slovenia and the United Kingdom explored ways to boost cooperation in the defence sector at an event in Ljubljana called the Slovenian-British Day of Defence Industry. That is seen as a must in light of the tense situation in Europe and the world.
The cooperation between Slovenia and Great Britain
The Charm of Wood, an exhibition on wood design. Photo: Katja Kodba/STA
Over a hundred products representative of Slovenian wood design were put on display in Ljubljana on 13 May at an annual exhibition aimed at promoting wood and wood products and the country's wood-processing industry.
Held for the 16th year, the exhibition Charm of Wood will be running at the Cankar
Day of German-Slovenian Business in Bled. Photo: Katja Kodba/STA
The impact of the green transition on competitiveness was one of the challenges discussed at the annual Day of German-Slovenian Business, organised by the German-Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry at the IEDC - Bled School of Management on 16 April.
The event, themed Circular Economy: The I
Containers at the Koper port. Photo: Bor Slana/STA
The challenges faced by the logistics industry amid the global uncertainties and disruptions to global supply chains, and solutions in the application of new technologies such as AI were discussed as an international logistics congress opened in Portorož on 27 March.
The logistics industry is an i
Hidria CEO Bojan Gantar (third from left) accepts the German Business Award, pictured with German Deputy Ambassador Eva-Ricarda Willems, president of the German-Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Dagmar von Bohnstein, and dean of the Bled School of Management Drikus Kriek. Photo: Katja Kodba/STA

Hidria wins German Business Award

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Hidria, a leading Slovenian supplier of the global car industry, is the winner of the 2023/24 German Business Award, which recognizes important technological and economic innovation that has long-term effects.
The award is presented by the Slovenian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in cooper
A Slovenia-Kosovo business forum. Photo: Boštjan Podlogar/STA
Spirit Slovenija, the national agency for the promotion of investments and exports, has organised a number of events on the sidelines of the FIS World Cup Ski Jumping competitions in Planica this week, among them a Slovenia-Kosovo business forum and a discussion about reconstruction in Ukraine.
A Slovenian-Polish business forum held at the Planica Nordic Centre. Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA
Slovenia and Poland have excellent relations in many fields, but a business forum held as part of a visit by Polish President Andrzej Duda called for taking cooperation to a higher level in cybersecurity and digital technologies.
The countries cooperate well in infrastructure, transport, automotive
A waste treatment centre in Zadar, Croatia built by the Slovenian engineering company Riko. Photo: Riko

Slovenian engineering company Riko has built one of the biggest waste treatment centres in Croatia, Biljane Donje near the Dalmatian city of Zadar. The project, which was inaugurated on 14 March, is valued at €90 million, with Riko's share worth approximately €70 million.

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Slovenian-French Business Forum. Photo: Boštjan Podlogar/STA
Slovenia has been striving for years to develop its aerospace industry. Some companies have become important players in niche segments but are striving to enter the big stage. Cooperation with France, an aerospace industry leader, is seen as an important step in this direction.
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