On Tuesday, 11 November 2014, started the introductory, domestic part of this year's 8th tour of the VZMD (PanSlovenian Shareholders' Association) international business-investment programmes: Invest to Slovenia - investo.si and International Investors` Network - invest-to.net. In the framework of this year's tour the VZMD representatives attended in the first three days four important conferences in different places around Slovenia.    

The VZMD President Kristjan Verbič, MSc, thus attended, together with the investo.TV team, the international conference »SouthEast Europe Business Networking« in Pomurje region. The conference, organised by the Regional Development Agency Mura, the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology, and SPIRIT Slovenia, was attended by the representatives of more than 100 companies from Austria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Italy, Luxembourg, Hungary, Germany, Slovenia, Serbia and Turkey. The representatives spent two days discussing the possibilities of business cooperation, and there were more than 1.300 B2B business meetings.   

The very next day the VZMD team was in Nova Gorica where, within the framework of Coinvest project, the »Balkan Venture Forum« took place. The three-day forum, organised by COBIK (Centre for Excellence), Europe Unlimited and Balkan Unlimited, was attended by numerous domestic and foreign start-up companies, and representatives of investors from Europe, Israel, Russia and the USA. The assembled participants were in the introduction addressed by the State Secretary at the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology Mr Janko Burgar, MSc, who showed a great deal of interest also for the VZMD international business-investment programmes and additional possibilities of cooperation with the Ministry.

Besides Mr Burgar, Mr. Verbič, spoke about the possibilities of deepened cooperation with numerous representatives of the organiser, the Club Business Angels of Slovenia, and other participants, primarily in the light of his visit to Helsinki, where he departed the following day, and where he met the most prominent representatives of the European Trade Association for Business Angels (EBAN), Finnish Business Angels Network (FiBAN), and numerous important participants from all over the world who actively attended the four-day annual conference.

The products of the Slovenian innovators were at the same time also presented in Cankarjev dom in Ljubljana where the 9th Slovenian Innovation Forum took place.

On Thursday the VZMD President, on the invitation of the Slovenian Association for Quality and Excellency (SZKO), attended their 23rd Annual Conference which took place in Portorož. The assembled audience was in the introduction addressed by the SZKO President Janez Benčina, Director General of the European Organization for Quality, dr Eric Janssens, and the representative of the European Foundation for Quality Management, Mr Gianluca Mulè. In the framework of the conference there were many lectures and reports of some domestic and foreign experts, and in the evening the award ceremony "Slovenian Quality Mark" took place, as well as the award ceremony of SZKO awards and recognitions.   

The VZMD President continued this tour of the international business-investment programmes investo.si and invest-to.net with his visit to Helsinki where the International Conference of the European Business Angels Network (EBAN) took place, and VZMD has been actively cooperating with them since the last year's conference in Vienna. After his visit to Helsinki, Mr Verbič also took part in the delegation managed by Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry of the European Commission »Mission for Growth« at Cape Verde, where Mr Verbič met the President of the Republic, (VIDEO REPORT TCV from the reception at the Presidential Palace), the Prime Minister, and numerous high representatives of the Government, diplomatic corps and business representatives there. The VZMD President attended some B2B meetings, and he had business talks with some domestic and foreign representatives of companies as well. He was also present at the gala reception held by the EU Ambassador, and he attended the International Conference opening and FIC 2014 Expo.

The VZMD President is going to conclude the 8th international tour this week by attending the award ceremony of the prestigious awards »European Small and Mid-Cap Awards 2014« in Brussels, organised by the European Commission, EuropeanIssuers and Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE).

After this year's successful presentations in Belgrade, BledBratislavaBrusselsBuenos Aires, Copenhagen, Grodno, Madrid, Montevideo, New DelhiNew York, Yaroslavl, Ouagadougou, Paris, Piran, Reykjavik and Tehran, and last year's in Astana, Almaty, Baku, Bled, Brussels, Buffalo, Bucharest, Cape Town, Celje, Dubai, Vienna,  Kiev, Ljubljana, MadridMinsk, Moscow, New Delhi, Tokyo, Toronto and Zagreb, the two VZMD international business-investment programmes continue to provide for their partners effective 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:

BRUSSELS – conclusion of a tree-week tour of the VZMD international business investment programmes, and the prestigious »European Small and Mid-Cap Awards 2014«, as well as preparatory meetings related to investo.si in invest-to.net activities in 2015

PRAIA – VZMD President attending a special reception hosted by the President of the Cape Verde Republic. The VZMD President has also discussed the possibilities of a better cooperation with the Prime Minister and some members of the government, along with the visit of the »Mission for Growth« delegation led by the European Commission – an intense interest in the VZMD international investment programmes

PRAIA – VZMD President attending a special reception hosted by the President of the Cape Verde Republic. The VZMD President has also discussed the possibilities of a better cooperation with the Prime Minister and some members of the government, along with the visit of the »Mission for Growth« delegation led by the European Commission – an intense interest in the VZMD international investment programmes

WARSAW - a two-day international conference "Warsaw Capital Market Summit 2014" with influential participants from more than 40 countries with active presence of VZMD along with the business investment programs investo.si and invest-to.net

VIENNA – EXCLUSIVE VIDEO REPORT from the Annual Meeting and the Investor Conference of the World Federation of Investors (WFI)

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO REPORT - Annual Meeting and Conference of the World Federation of Investors (WFI) in Vienna, Business delegation to Yaroslavl (Russia) & the BetterFinance Conference in Brussels

BRUSSELS – European Federation of Financial Services Users (EuroFinUse-Better Finance) yesterday presented an important report »Private Pensions: The Real Returns« with warnings and recommendations – apart from numerous representatives of the European Commission and Parliament, banks, stock-exchanges, funds and associations, the VZMD President Mr Kristjan Verbič also attended the Conference in Brussels

YAROSLAVL – Slovenian business delegation on a visit to an important Russian region – VZMD international business-investment programmes actively present in Yaroslavl, prior to the Annual Meeting and Conference of the World Federation of Investors in Vienna

VIDEO REPORT - 2nd High-level Symposium of THINK TANKS of China and Central and Eastern European countries


EXCLUSIVE VIDEO REPORT about the events at the Eurovision 2014 in Copenhagen – Slovenian representative Tinkara Kovač performed excellently and presented Slovenia also in the framework of the VZMD international investors & business programme investo.si and Slovenian business day in Denmark


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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