VZMD President Mr. Kristjan Verbič yesterday returned from Bucharest, where he attended the Economic and Trade Forum: China – Central and Eastern European Countries, which took place along the meeting of the Prime Ministers from 16 Central and Eastern European countries with the Prime Minister of the People's Republic of China Li Keqiangom. 

The forum was opened on Tuesday by the opening addresses of the Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta and the Prime Minister of the People's Republic of China Li Keqiang. Slovenian Prime Minister Alenka Bratušek, MA, was also attending the important meeting of Prime Ministers from 17 countries, and VZMD President has also met Ms Bratušek. Mr Verbič, MA, has also exchanged a few words with the Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dačić, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta, Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski, and the two Romanian ministers: the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Daniel Constantin and the Minister of Communications and Information Science Dan Nica.

Besides VZMD President Mr Verbič three other representatives of the Slovenian companies attended the Forum: Duško Kos, Director of Studio Moderna company d.o.o., Tomi Ilijaš, Director of Arctur company d.o.o., and Luka Mulej, a representative of Xlab company d.o.o. All three representatives were received by the Slovenian Prime Minister Alenka Bratušek just before her meeting with the Chinese Prime Minister. 

Otherwise more than 1000 representatives of companies and institutions from 17 countries were attending the Forum, and 213 of them came from China. In the framework of the efforts of the Pan-Slovenian Shareholders' Association's business-investment programmes (VZMD), Invest to Slovenia (investo.si) and International Investors' Network (invest-to.net), Mr Verbič has established numerous contacts, and he has also held some discussions with the highly esteemed participants. (In the photo Mr Verbič with the Polish Deputy Minister of Economy Ms Ilona Antoniszyn-Klik and the Slovenian Minister of Infrastructure and Spatial Planning Mr Samo Omerzel.)

After the gala opening of the Forum on Tuesday and a panel the participants were discussing the themes of infrastructure, agriculture, energy, tourism and information technology and communications.

The official part of the visit was concluded on Wednesday when VZMD president attended the awards ceremony "Financial Leaders' Hall of Fame 2013", which has been this year organised for the 13th time in row by the Romanian business magazine Business Arena.

Suitable provisions have also been made this time to ensure successful presentations of the companies, institutions and investment projects included in the two VZMD international business-investment programmes.

Quite a few successful presentations have been carried out this year in Astana, Almaty, Baku, Brussels, Bucharest, Cape Town, Vienna, Kiev, Ljubljana, Madrid, Moscow, New Delhi, Tokyo, Toronto and Zagreb, and at least two more visits have been planned for this year which are supposed to take place in Minsk and Moscow, therefore  VZMD is pleased to invite all who would like to take part in the activities to contact VZMD investo.si programme coordinator by phone 031 770 771, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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