POLISH – SLOVENIAN BUSINESS EVENING
Celje, November 17th, 2016, Hotel Celeia
The Polish – Slovenian business evening in Celje was prepared by the project group Celje International and the Triglav Rysy business club.
The experience of doing business in Poland was discussed:
- Rafal Budyta, the Deputy Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to the Republic of Slovenia,
- Matej Hojnik, chairman of the business club Triglav Rysy and director of Wytwornia Octu and Musztardy w Parczewie Sp. z o.o.,
- Marjan Šetinc, ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia to Poland from 2009 to 2014,
- Simon Kumer, general manager of Gorenje Polska Sp z.o.o.
All guests were greeted by the mayor of the Municipality of Celje Bojan Šrot and his Commissioner for Economy, Miloš Rovšnik.
Poland, as the ninth largest country in Europe with almost 40 million markets, offers business opportunities that are very attractive for a country like Slovenia due to a similar mindset of the population and political system.
Operational leader of the Celje International Group Primoz Kristan summarized that Poland, despite a number of different economic indicators like Slovenia with numerous opportunities, is open to economic cooperation. A large part of their economy is productive, since every third television and every other washing machine in Europe is produced in Poland. Former Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia to Poland Marjan Šetinc summed up that it is about the same difficulty and with the same time contribution in Slovenia and Poland to get to work, with the difference that in Poland you work for almost 40 million market. Kovintrade, Gorenje, Šumer, Vitla Krpan and Tajfun are just some of the more famous Celje and regional companies operating in Poland.
Mayor of the Municipality of Celje, Bojan Šrot, said that in business with Poland, among other things, the advantage is that it is related Slavic nations, and the organizers and supporters of the event wished that such meetings would continue in the future as this is one of the relevant elements the enrichment of economic developments in Celje.
After the conversation with the guests, there were a few questions and suggestions regarding the possibilities of cooperation in the field of tourism.
Then followed the networking and the snack enriched with typical Polish dishes.
The event was attended by 48 people.
PL-SLO business evening (.pdf)