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On Monday, Casa America, the renowned Madrid's palace, was the venue of the official opening of the 4th annual congress of the Spanish Association of Minority Shareholders of Listed Companies (AEMEC) and the 3rd conference of the International Financial Litigation Network (IFLN). At the invitation of organizers, both events were traditionally also attended by the PanSlovenian Investors' & Shareholders' Association (VZMD) President, Mr. Kristjan Verbič, which marked the beginning of the this year's sixth tour of the VZMD international business-investor programs: Invest to Slovenia (investo.si) and International Investors' Network (invest-to.net). 

To this end, the AEMEC and IFLN organizations designed a joint program, within which they provided countless interesting panels in two days which were attended by over 200 prominent guests, representatives of European institutions and politics, the economy and heads of influential law firms from all over the world. The introductory speech was delivered by the organizer of the event, Mrs. Benita Ferrero-Waldner, the former European Commissioner, and Mr. Javier Cremades, the President of IFLN,  AEMEC Secretary General and co-founder of one of the most influential Spanish law firms Cremades & Calvo-Sotelo, and Mr. Daniel Calleja, Director-General of the Enterprise and Industry Directorate-General at the European Commission.

20150518 104917The speakers from Austria, Belgium, France, Italy, Japan, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom and USA talked about multiple legal proceedings which they had come up against as investors representatives. On this occasion Mr. Verbič, as a part of the discussion led by the former President of the European Parliament. Mr. Jose Maria Gil Robles, stressed the importance of trust of investors and anew brought attention to the cases of expropriated investors in banks, where the former holders of bonds and shares of Slovenian banks belong. 

Exactly the problems of expropriated and double-crossed bank shareholders have recently reinforced, albeit effective, long-standing collaboration between VZMD and AEMEC and IFLN. The VZMD President has, on arguable grounds, pointed out the problems of cancellation of shares and bonds already at the international conferences of the World Federation of Investors (WFI) and IFLN in 2013, when visiting the Spanish Parliament and the Central Bank, at the last year's IFLN conference in New York he exhibited the activities related to investors expropriations and which have already been initiated and are being planned by the VZMD.

20150519 153253The conference attendees also discussed about new raising capital models such as "crowdfunding" as well as new communication models, connections and relationships among individual investors. The VZMD President joined the working lunch at the headquarters of Cremades & Calvo-Sotelo,  where the Executive Board of IFLN mapped out the strategy of future activities. In the evening, the most prominent guests and participants headed for the renown palace El Escorial for informal gathering. The high visibility conference ended last night, with the prize-awarding ceremony for the »Shareholders-friendly Award«, which was received by the Repsol company. Such awards were also received by the two Slovenian companies in 2011 and 2012 (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO from the Ljubljana Skyscraper (Nebotičnik) and EXCLUSIVE VIDEO from the Ljubljana Castle). The award "Best initiative for the Minority, for the politic involvement with the shareholders" was received by Iberdrola company, whereas the special academic award was received by prof. Gaudencio Esteban from the University of Madrid.

Following the visit to Madrid Mr. Verbič is setting off for Baku, where he will, at the invitation of the organizers, attend the 14th session of the General meeting of the Board of Directors of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea(BSCSIF)

After fruitful presentations in the past two years in in Abu Dhabi, Astani, Almaty, Baku, Belgrade, Bled, Bratislava, Brussels, Buenos Aires, Buffalo, Bucharest, Cape Town, Celje, Dubai, Vienna, Eindhoven, Grodno, Helsinki, Istanbul, Yaroslavl, Qatar, Kiev, Copenhagen, Ljubljana, Madrid, Minsk, Montevideo, MoscowNew DelhiNew York, Ouagadougou, Paris, Piran, Praja, Reykjavik, Tehran, TokioTorontoWarsaw, VitebskWiesbaden in 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 the events and activities, you are kindly invited to contact the coordinator of the program investo.si at VZMD by phone at +386 31 770 771 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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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

 

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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)

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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)

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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)

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