This year's second tour of the VZMD international business-investment programmes: Invest to Slovenia - and International Investors` Network - took place in the second half of March. The President of the Pan-Slovenian Shareholder's Association (VZMD), Kristjan Verbič, MSc, took an active part in the Slovene business delegation in Bratislava along with the Slovene Foreign Minister Mr Karel Erjavec, who visited his Slovakian counterpart Miroslav Lajčak.   

Mr Verbič departed from Bratislava to attend the »India-Central Europe Business Forum« in New Delhi, where he established numerous promising economic contacts, participated in more than 30 »B2B« talks and met many esteemed Indian, European and international businessmen as well as representatives of various companies and institutions. He also participated in the formal receptions at the Slovenian and Czech Embassies and in the gala reception held by the Indian Foreign Minister, her Excellency Preneet Kaur (in the photo - VIDEO link).

Immediately after the reception the VZMD President flew to Brussels, where he actively participated at the International Conference of the European Federation of Financial Services Users »Better Finance Manifesto«. More than 200 esteemed representatives of European and international institutions and companies listened carefully to influential European decision makers and regulators who focused their thoughts on the possibilities of gaining back the trust of European savers and individual investors.

In the main thematic part of the conference, Mr Verbič also took part in the discussion, and among other things he presented current problems and burning issues in Slovenia, including a Letter to the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, in which - together with professor Dr Peter Glavič, representative of the Civil Initiative »Erased Small Shareholders of the Nova KBM« and of the NKBM Section at VZMD -  he addressed the problem of the unequal treatment of Slovenia and its threatened financial, economic and social stability after the scandalous expropriation of the owners of shares and bonds of Slovenian banks.  

The letter to President Barroso, which was also directed other members of the European Commission and Parliament, was otherwise included in the official material of the International Conference and was distributed to all the present participants. They showed a great interest in the above mentioned problems since – as the VZMD President himself pointed out – measures enforced in Slovenia could also be implemented in some other European countries with the impending new round of stress tests. 

After this year's successful presentations of companies, institutions and investment projects in Bratislava, BrusselsMadrid, New Delhi in Ouagadougou, and last year's in AstanaAlmatyBaku, BledBrusselsBuffalo, BucharestCape Town, Celje, Dubai, Vienna, Kiev, Ljubljana,  Madrid, Minsk, Moscow, New Delhi, Tokyo,Toronto and Zagreb, VZMD is planning this year to be actively present and to carry out presentations on five different continents!

VZMD is pleased to invite all who would like to take part in their activities and events to contact the VZMD programme coordinator by phone +386 31 770 771, or e-mail

Other Related International Activities: 

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO REPORT from the awards ceremony, organised by »IFIMES« International Institute on Bled, and from the gala event accompanying an exceptional international visit with promising business, political, and diplomatic contacts (Bled, February 2013)

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO REPORT about the week of the MOSCOW-VIENNA-CAPETOWN conferences involving the following: active participation of the international business-investment VZMD programmes, signing a memorandum with the Russian Federation of Investors, and protection of rights of the Slovene and European shareholders at the Viennese conference »The Financial Repression of Savers and Investors« (Moscow, Vienna, Cape Town, October 2013)

MOSCOW – At the Slovenian Embassy about a joint investors’ conference in the fall – an arrangement between the Russian Federation of Investors, VZMD and the Slovenian Embassy (Moscow, June 2013)

KAZAKHSTAN – a successful visit of the Slovenian business delegation in Kazakhstan – strong interest displayed in the international investors’ programs of the PanSlovenian Shareholders’ Association (VZMD): and (Astana, Almaty, June 2013)

WORLD BANK – President of VZMD and EuroFinUse Board Member speaker of the first panel at the international conference about audit reform and the importance of audit committees (Bucharest, June 2013)

VIENNA – EXCLUSIVE VIDEO REPORT from the European meeting of venture and start-up capital funds and the congress of business angels’ network EBAN 2013 – an active role of VZMD and its international investors’ programs and (Vienna, May 2013)


VIDEO REPORT – Variegated happening at the 19th financial fair KAPITAL 2013 at Cankar Hall, along two-day presentation of the international investors’ programs and the lecture of VZMD President (Ljubljana, April 2013)

VIDEO REPORT – exclusively from the European Parliament: the EuroFinUse international conference and the Election Assembly, the announcement of the new President and Board of directors of this influential European association, into which a representative of Slovenia is also re-elected (Brussels, March 2013)

BRUSSELS – Slovenia with VZMD once more elected to the top of the European Federation of Financial Services Users – intensive international activities today continue with a conference in the European Parliament (Brussels, March 2013)

TOKYO – conclusion of the visit of Slovene economic and political delegation with Slovenian-Japanese Business & Investment Forum and the reception at Japanese investors’ association – the active role of VZMD with its international investors’ programs and, March 2013)

INDIA – visit of Slovenian government and business delegation – on the basis of Memorandum between ICPE and VZMD international investors' programs and also present (New Delhi, February 2013)

Memorandum of cooperation signed between the International Center for Promotion of Enterprises (ICPE) and VZMD, with additional expansion of activities within the framework of international investment programs and (Ljubljana, January, 2013)

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO REPORT of “International Conference on Benefits and Challenges of Public Private Partnerships for improving Energy Efficiency” – key statements of prominent participants (Ljubljana, October, 2012)

VIDEO REPORT - Prominent Participants of Two Key International Conferences in Bled, India and Slovenia as Business Partners and CloudForum, Show Interest in the Investors’ Week in September in Slovenia (Bled, March 2012)

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO REPORT from Slovenian - Azerbaijani Business Forum in Baku (Baku, January, 2013)

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO REPORT from EuropeanIssuers International Conference on »The future of European Equity Markets« at the Milan Stock Exchange – programs in also at the upcoming International Investors´ Conference in Wiesbaden (Milano, November 2012)

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO REPORT - Investors' week and the view of business potentials and investment opportunities during the visit of distinguished international guests at the Slovenian coast (Postojna, Koper, Piran, September, 2012)

VIDEO REPORT "Ljubljana declaration" – historic decision on unification of 50 organizations of shareholders and investors under one association and VZMD award »Polet« for »Model corporate governance in multinational corporation« to Gorenje company (Ljubljana, September 21, 2012)

Gala reception and dinner before International Conference on financial education and investors` exposition »investo Expo« (Ljubljana, September 19, 2012)

VIDEO REPORT - International Conference at the Brussels Stock Exchange Stimulated Investors' Representatives and Institutions to Participate at the Investors' Week 2012 in September in Slovenia(Brussels, March 2012)

"Slovenian Day at the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE)" Exceptional Interest of Funds, Investors, and the Financial Media for Slovenian Companies and Its Investment Environment - The Introduction of - Invest to Slovenia's Newly Founded Affiliate, - Invest to Montenegro (Warsaw, October 2011)

SLOVENIA PRAISED IN PARIS – acclaimed presentation of reputable Slovenian companies at the largest European investment convention, Actionaria, and the General Assembly of the World Federation of Investors Corporation (WFIC) – VZMD.TV EXCLUSIVE BROADCAST (Paris, December 2010) – More on the VZMD – PanSlovenian Shareholders' Association and – Over 300 videos from VZMD.TV and – More on the – Invest to Slovenia Program – More on the network of 55 national organizations of shareholders and investors –