Here comes the sun…

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As we countdown to the holidays and dream about exotic destinations and young girls and boys, the team this year decided our summer edition will be more about tourism and events and some thoughts from Slovenian and international academics,and less about the usual politics and business – you can look forward to the Autumn magazine which will be full of all the updates about the economy and the investment environment.

In this magazine we have a focus on postgraduate education. In an interview with Professor Hellmut Schütte, Dean Emeritus of the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) he shares his thoughts about China’s growth and development over the last 20 years. Professor Andreja Cirman, the MBA Program Director at the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, explains her philosophy on the skills required by tomorrow’s leaders. Finally, Ravi Chaudhry, Chairman, CeNext Consulting & Investment Pvt Ltd, a sought-after speaker on Re-inventing Leadership amongst other issues, provides some answers as to why young people, with business and knowledge potential, go abroad to improve and achieve success.

In the spring, the Mayor of Ljubljana accepted the Tourism for Tomorrow 2015 award, on behalf of the City of Ljubljana, from the World Travel and Tourism Council. The mayor, Zoran-Zoki Janković, highlights that the main criteria for the award was the realisation of the sustainability principles in aFevll areas of urban policy and his vision for the city as it prepares for its time as European Green Capital 2016

Summer is festival season in Slovenia with one of the many towns across the country offering
a program which will suit your taste. Our event pages give you a brief snapshot of some of the festivals – the annual MetalDays festival along the banks of the aquamarine Soča River, the Feast of Teran and Prosciutto in the Karst or the Old Vine Festival in Slovenia’s second largest city, Maribor. One of of the more important summer festivals in Europe is the Ljubljana Festival which will, once again,mark the summer in Ljubljana. Highlights this year include The Mariinsky Theatre from Saint Petersburg performing Romeo and Juliet, and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted
by Zubin Mejta;

We have included in this magazine your complimentary copy of the annual Slovenia Times Summer Guide which is also available on our webpage (www.sloveniatimes.com). This is your complete guide to help you plan your Slovenian itinerary and may even encourage you stay a few extra days as you wind your way from the mountains in the north west, to the coast in the south-west, through the centre
with a stop in Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana, and on to the Pannonian plateau and the wine region in the north east of the country. This is your essential guide to the events, activities and tastes of Slovenia and gives you the best insights from locals as to where to visit and what to explore so you feel like a local!