Doha-presidentLast week the Slovenian business delegation returned from a handball colored Doha, where after five intensive days, the official part of events was concluded with abusiness lunch with the following honorary guests: Qatar's Minister of the Economy, His Excellency Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani, His Excellency Sheikh Mohammad Bin Faisal Al Thani and His Excellency Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani, one of Qatar's most influential businessmen. At the business lunch, held at the eminent Ritz-Carlton hotel, the main contingent of the Slovenian delegation spoke with high profile guests about the possibilities of investment and business cooperation, in which the President of the PanSlovenian Shareholders' Association (VZMD), Mr. Kristjan Verbič, also actively participated.

Directly after the conclusion of the business lunch and gathering, His Excellency Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani, invited the VZMD President to a meetingwithin the framework of Al Faisal Holding, one of Qatar's most important business entities, to which he is the founder and Chairman of the Board. At the meeting, President Verbič met with some leading representatives of the holding and spoke with them about concrete projects and steps to setting up a business-investor 
. After an extremely promising meeting, he attended the match between Slovenia and Qatar, after which the Slovenian delegation set off for home.

Monday's meeting was again one in a string of promising meetings at the highest business and political level, upon the visit of the President of the Republic of Slovenia, His Excellency Borut Pahor and a business delegation of companies Gorenje, Riko, Halcom, Elan Inventa, Telekom SlovenijePetrol, Union hotels, HIT, NLB, Evrosad, Bluemarine, Amicus and the PanSlovenian Shareholders' Association (VZMD), as well as striking events within the framework of the »Slovenian center in Qatar«, which were, upon the World Handball Championships – 2015, organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia, the Handball Association of Slovenia and SPIRIT Slovenia, the VZMD also collaborated as a sponsor, with the international business-investor programs: Invest to Slovenia ( and International Investor' Network (

Upon Monday's business lunch and meeting at Al Faisal Holding, the President of the PanSlovenian Shareholders' Association in the previous two days attendedthe festive opening of the »Slovenian center in Qatar«, which, alongside President Pahor and the President of the Handball Association of Slovenia, Franjo Bobinac, was also attended by a number of representatives of companies and institutions from Slovenia and Qatar. The presentation area of the VZMDand programs and, which were located in the central part of the »Slovenian center in Qatar«, were, upon numerous and excellent Slovenian representatives, visited by a number of respected guests which expressed considerable interest in Slovenia and the business-investor programs of theVZMD.

DOHA-3On Sunday, President Verbič also attended 
a reception for Slovenian businessmen in Qatar, where he met with numerous people from the Slovenian community, as well as members of the Slovenian national handball team.As a member of the narrower delegation, President Verbič, within the framework of official and unofficial work of Saturday's business event »Opportunities in Slovenia and Qatar«, also met and spoke with His  Excellency Sheik Khalif Bin Jassem Bin Mohammed Al Thani  as well as his co-workers. In light of the discussion, the VZMD President of the PanSlovenian Shareholders' Association, as a non-governmental organization representative, supported Mr. Borut Pahor, President of the Republic of Slovenia and Mr. Aleš Cantarutti, the State Secretary, in terms of opportunities in Slovenia stressed that »it is now actually the right time to invest in Slovenia, despite previous specifically unpleasant experiences with regard to acquisition interests in Adria Airways and Nova KBM, which are now again in the process of being sold«. With respect to interest shown, in connection with the food industry, as well as interested parties, he also pointed out concrete possibilities, among others an in-depth collaboration with Perutnina Ptuj (Ptuj Poultry Group).

Upon successful presentations during the past two years in AstanaAlmatyBaku,  BelgradeBledBratislavaBrusselsBuenos AiresBuffaloBucharestCape Town,Celje, Dubai, ViennaGrodnoHelsinkiIstanbulYaroslavlKievCopenhagenLjubljanaMadridMinskMontevideoMoscowNew DelhiNew YorkOuagadougou,ParisPiranPrajaReykjavikTehranTokioTorontoWarsawWiesbaden and Zagreb, the international business-investor programs of the PanSlovenian Shareholders' Association will also this year continue providing efficient attendance and presentation to its partners on five continents.

If you would like to participate in our activities or events, you are kindly invited to contact the program coordinator at the PanSlovenian Shareholders' Association, by telephone on +386 31 770 771 or by e-mail at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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