On the 24th and the 25th of April the 19th financial fair KAPITAL 2013 took place at Cankar Hall (Cankarjev dom) in Ljubljana. At the 19th KAPITAL over 60 financial services providers presented their offer andmore than 40 lectures, roundtables and other events, related to the current economic situation at home and abroad, took place during two days fair.
PanSlovenian Shareholders' Association (VZMD) – with its international investors' programs investo.siand invest-to.net – actively participated at the fair for the fourth year, this year also with the lecture of VZMD President, Mr. Kristjan Verbič, M.Sc., entitled "International Investors' Environment – Opportunities for Recognized Presentations of Slovene Companies, Institutions and Investment Projects".
At the financial fair, they traditionally conferred awards of Kapital Magazine "The Top Director", "The Top Financier" and "The Top Company". "The Top Company" of 2013 is Krka, company for the production and sale of pharmaceuticals and health products, which last year also received a VZMD-Euroshareholders award "Shareholders' Friendly Company" (VIDEO). Krka has 9500 employees; it has exceeded one billioneuros in trade and created 155 million euros profit. The award was received by Mrs. Zvezdana Bajc, theMember of the Management Board and Director of Accounting and Controlling at Krka. "The Top Financier" award was conferred to Mr. Matjaž Rakovec, President of the Management Board of the Triglav Insurance Company. Despite a major crisis in the financial system, last year Triglav created record profits.While the Government of the Republic of Slovenia is planning to sell certain state-owned companies, Triglav is planning new takeovers in Croatia. "The Top Director" of 2013 is Mr. Andrej Božič, the General Manager of Steklarna Hrastnik, a glass products manufacturing company. In four years, he successfullyreformed the company, in 2009, the company had 5 million euros loss, last year, they had over one million euros profit. He just returned from the USA, where he promoted the new Slovenian prestigious vodka, for which Steklarna Hrastnik produced specially exacting bottles.
Other Related International Activities:
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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