Progress towards opening deeper relations between Slovenia and Iran was made after Slovenia's Eurovision representative qualified for this year's final and following the successful implementation of Slovenian business day in Denmark – organised in Copenhagen by the Pan-Slovenian Shareholders' Association (VZMD) and its Invest to Slovenia – programme, with the assistance of Tinkara Kovač and the Slovenian Embassy in Copenhagen. In the framework of the above-mentioned programme VZMD President Mr Kristjan Verbič, MSc., flew to Iran on Friday evening and is participating in a strong business delegation accompanying the President of The Slovenian National Assembly Mr Janko Veber on his visit to Tehran and Isfahan.

The Iranian-Slovenian business conference, which took place on Saturday evening at the Iranian Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Mines (ICCIM) in Tehran, was, apart from 25 Slovenian representatives and numerous Iranian companies and institutions, also attended by the Chairman of the Parliament of Iran Ali Larijani. Many B2B meetings took place and all necessary provisions were made for the successful presentations of companies, institutions and investment projects included in the two VZMD international business-investment programmes: Invest to Slovenia ( and International Investors` Network (

The second Iranian-Slovenian Business Conference with business B2B meetings among Slovenian and Iranian businessmen took place yesterday 460 km away in Isfahan at the Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA). On this occasion the members of the Slovenian business delegation also backed a special appeal for the establishment of a Slovenian diplomatic-consular post in Iran. The initiative given by the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, together with 25 companies and organisations participating in the business delegation, is actively also backed by VZMD since such a representative body would significantly improve the possibilities of business cooperation among the companies in both countries.   

Following the receptions held by two Iranian Minsters on Wednesday, the President of the Slovenian National Assembly met the President of Iran Hassan Rouhani.

The VZMD President is otherwise visiting Iran in the framework of this year's third tour of and programmes. In the framework of the tour this time the VZMD President, apart from carrying out many duties in Eurovision Copenhagen, also paid a one-day-visit to the OECD Forum in Paris. Immediately after the activities in Iran are completed, he is to depart for New York to attend an annual conference at the invitation of the International Financial Litigation Network (IFLN). As a guest-speaker at the IFLN annual conference, the VZMD President is going to present the problems tied to the scandalous expropriation of the owners of shares and bonds at the Slovenian banks and the activities related to this problem which are carried out by VZMD. He is going to point out that the measures that were put into force in Slovenia might also be implemented in some other European countries during the forthcoming new round of stress tests. 

After this year's successful presentations of companies, institutions and investment projects in Bled, Bratislava, Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, New DelhiOuagadougou and Paris, and last year's in AstanaAlmatyBakuBledBrusselsBuffalo,BucharestCape Town, Celje, Dubai, Vienna, Kiev, Ljubljana, Madrid, Minsk, MoscowNew Delhi, Tokyo, Toronto and Zagreb,VZMD is planning to be actively present and to carry out the presentations on five continents this year!

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Other Related International Activities:

SLOVENIAN DAY IN DENMARK – an exceptional presentation of Slovenia, its companies and trademarks accompanying the Eurovision 2014 Semi-finals – more than 500 guests from practically all participating countries were enthusiastic about the Slovenian culinary delicacies, Tinkara Kovač’s special live concert and the VIDEO REPORT about the team's journey to Copenhagen by camper vans - VZMD and received a great deal of praise and are preparing additional activities


VIDEO INVITATION for the Slovenian Business Day at Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen - Exclusive offer by Slovenian representative and VZMD’s international business-investors’ program − Invest to Slovenia


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 –