The annual congress of the European Business Angel Network (EBAN) in Eindhoven - by invitation of Ms. Candace Johnson, the EBAN President, and Mr. Baybars Altuntas, the Vice President – is for the next two days the destination of the President of VZMD, Mr. Kristjan Verbič, who yesterday arrived there from Brussels. In addition to the congress attended by over 300 business people, investors and representatives of the financial industry, specifically the start-up capital, from all over the world, the gala dinner and reception was taking place for the invitees where EBAN 2015 prizes have been awarded. This three-day congress is, however, focusing on creating, financing and completing global success stories in the region of Europe, Middle East and Africa.

As part of the fifth this year's tour of the international business-investor programs of VZMD: Invest to Slovenia ( and International Investors` Network (, the VZMD President, as a member of the Executive Board of the European Federation of FinancialServices Users (Better Finance), in Brussels took part beforehand in the international conference »A Capital Markets Union for Growth, Jobs and Citizens«, and thereafter also in the »CEO Summit« of the Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE) entitled »Capital Markets Union: How can exchanges contribute?«.

This conference organized by Better Finance which addressed the issue - by all means also applicable to the circumstances in the Republic of Slovenia - how to attract savings to capital markets and real investments, was attended by numerous prominent guests, among others members of the European Parliament , representatives of the European Commission and influential international associations. One of the round tables was the place where the members of the European Parliament: Philippe de Backer (ALDE), Markus Ferber (EPP), Elisa Ferreira (S&D), Sven Giegold (European Greens) and Morten Messerschmidt (ECR) expressed their viewpoints, the participants were addressed by Mr. Jonathan Hill, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (talking to Mr. Verbič in the photo).

The numerous prominent guests participated both in the conference and the evening's reception of the Federation of European Securities Exchange, among others the members of the European Parliament: Markus Ferber, Othmar Karas, Georgios Kyrtsos, Petr Jezek, Michael Theurer, Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, Sirpa Pietikäinen and Beatrix von Storch, representatives of stock exchanges Athens Exchange Group, Bolsas y Mercados Españoles, Bucharest Stock Exchange, Budapest Stock Exchange, Deutsche Börse, Euronext, Irish Stock Exchange, London Metal Exchange, Luxembourg Stock Exchange, Nasdaq, Oslo Stock Exchange, SIX Swiss Exchange, Vienna Stock Exchange in Warsaw Stock Exchange, as well as representatives of the organizations Better Finance, European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA), EuropeanIssuers, European Federation of Accountants and many others.

Nevertheless, Mr. Verbič was actively engaged in the Executive Board Meeting and the General Meeting of Better Finance, during the two-day trip in Brussels, but before that he had paid visit to the headquarters of Better Finance and met at the working lunch with its managing director, Mr. Guillaume Prache, with whom he talked also about the international dimension of efforts of VZMD to protect the rights and interests of the expropriated investors in Slovenian banks which appeared on the very same day in the official news of the Brussels Federation.

20150507 215114The event in Brussels was also followed by the team of / investo.TV, which will produce the exclusive news coverage (like the VIDEO last year and years before).

As always at these events, the efficient presentation of companies, institutions and investment projects included in and was properly arranged. 

After fruitful presentations in the past two years in in Abu Dhabi, Astana, Almaty, Baku, Belgrade, Bled, Bratislava, Brussels, Buenos Aires, Buffalo, Bucharest, Cape Town, Celje, Dubai, Vienna, Grodno, Helsinki, Istanbul, Yaroslavl, Qatar, Kiev, Copenhagen, Ljubljana, Madrid, Minsk, Montevideo, MoscowNew DelhiNew York, Ouagadougu, Paris, Piran, Praja, Reykjavik, Tehran, TokioTorontoWarsaw, VitebskWiesbaden and Zagreb, the international business-investor programs of VZMD continue to provide efficient presence and presentation for its partners on five continents this year as well.

If you would like to take part in our events and activities, you are kindly invited to contact the coordinator of the program at VZMD by phone at 031 770 771 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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