Celje International Business Forum 2018


The main thread of this year’s Forum was business models and sustainable development. A great deal of emphasis was also placed on the concept of a circular economy. Competent speakers from different countries who, in addition to their successful business stories and examples, also talked about trends in the future.

Particularly interesting and comprehensive was this year’s special guest, specialist for sustainable development, Mr. Federico Fioretto from Italy. In addition to the main themes, the following topics were presented: how to enter the UK and France markets, digital marketing for the Chinese market, presentation of the business environment in Poland (mainly the Warsaw city district), business trends in the future and possibilities for financing export and receivables insurance.

This year’s forum was held in cooperation with the Italian-Slovenian business forum.

The Forum was attended by more than 160 participants in two days.

Very impressive was this year’s participation of specially invited important guests or businessmen from abroad:
dr. Federico Fioretto, Eddy de Jongh, Andrew Hunt, Damir Yandrich, Rob Howland, Anna Maria Rozek, Cees Nieboer, Lajos Daniel Feher and others. In particular, we need to highlight the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Mr Bart Twaalfhoven.

Guests of the Forum were from the following countries: Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Great Britain, Nederland, Hungary, Croatia, Poland, Turkey, USA and Italy.

In addition to the rich content, numerous B2B meetings between business participants were successful.

CIBF 2018 invitation and programme (.pdf)

Speakers presentations:

First day:

Second day: