A two-day international investment conference and sessions of the Executive Board and the Legal Committee of the European Federation of Financial Services Users (EuroFinUse) began yesterday in the Icelandic capital Reykjavik, in a renowned Concert Hall and Conference Centre Harpa. EuroFinUse is the only (European) Association of this kind which unites more than 50 national and international  member organizations of shareholders and investors. In the framework of yesterday's session a meeting of the EuroFinUse Legal Committee was held, and it was followed by a gala reception and dinner for eminent domestic and international participants. Additionally, the most prominent representatives of the World Federation of Investors (WFI) have been invited to this conference as well.

At today's conference »Back to basics – Economies before, during and after the crisis« the assembled participants will be addressed, among others, by: the President of NASDAQ OMX Iceland Páll Harðarson; the EuroFinUse President Jean Berthon; the President of the Icelandic Shareholders' Association Bolli Héðinsson; dr. Salvör Nordal who is the Director of the Centre for Ethics of the University of Iceland and a member of a special Commission of Inquiry of the Icelandic Parliament dealing with Icelandic Banks; the President of the European Insurance and Occupational Pension Authority (EIOPA) Gabriel Bernardino; a representative of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Laurent Degabriel, and many others.

In the framework of the Conference a debate has been scheduled, namely a debate on findings, consequences and opportunities brought by the financial crisis, placing a major focus on the case of Iceland which in 2008 – as the first European country – went through the collapse of financial sector. Kristjan Verbič, MSc, is also actively participating at this session as a member of the EuroFinUse Executive Board and as the President of the PanSlovenian Shareholders' Association (VZMD). Mr Verbič will, inter alia, ensure adequate presentations of companies, institutions and investment projects included in the two VZMD international business-investment programmes: Invest to Slovenia (investo.si) and International Investors` Network (invest-to.net), similarly as at the EuroFinUse conference in Brussels (VIDEO REPORT) and in Vienna (VIDEO REPORT) in the last year.

After this year's successful presentations of companies, institutions and investment projects in Belgrade, BledBratislavaBrussels, Buenos Aires, CopenhagenMadrid, Montevideo, New DelhiNew YorkOuagadougouParis and Teheran, and last year's in AstanaAlmatyBakuBledBrusselsBuffalo, BucharestCape Town, Celje, Dubai, ViennaKievLjubljana, MadridMinskMoscowNew Delhi, Tokyo, Toronto and Zagreb, VZMD enables to its partners active presence and presentations on five continents! 

If you would like to take part in our events and activities, you are kindly invited to contact the VZMD investo.si programme coordinator by phone +386 31 770 771 or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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 investo.si 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 investo.si − 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): investo.si and invest-to.net (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 investo.si and invest-to.net (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 investo.si and invest-to.net(Tokyo, March 2013)

INDIA – visit of Slovenian government and business delegation – on the basis of Memorandum between ICPE and VZMD international investors' programs investo.si and invest-to.net 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 investo.si and invest-to.net (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 investo.si in invest-to.net 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 investo.si - Invest to Slovenia's Newly Founded Affiliate, investo.me - 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)

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