The Annual Meeting and Investor Conference of the World Federation of Investors took place on 25th and 26th September in Vienna. The Annual Meeting and Conference, which were co-organised by the Austrian Association of Investors, took place in the renowned Villa Klimt and at the premises of the Raiffeisen Bank »Sky Lounge«, along with a diverse accompanying programme.

The eminent participants – representatives of 57 national associations of investors, various banks and corporations, Austrian Ministry of Finance and Central Bank, Vienna Stock Exchange and many others – were in the framework of the Conference discussing financial education and banking as well as business activities in Central and Eastern Europe and Russia.

The PanSlovenian Shareholders Association (VZMD) President Mr Kristjan Verbič, also attended the events in Vienna in the framework of this year's 7th tour of the VZMD international business-investment programmes Invest to Slovenia ( and International Investors` Network ( Mr Verbič arrived in Vienna directly after he had been actively involved in the activities of the Slovenian Business Delegation whose four-day trip to an important Russian region Yaroslavl had been organised by the Public agency SPIRIT Slovenia. 

On this occasion in Vienna the representatives of the World Federation of Investors were otherwise informed about the recent events related to the shocking expropriation of shareholders and bondholders of the Slovenian Banks, and about the letter which has recently been sent by VZMD to important international financial institutions. The eminent participants have expressed their concern and surprise over such conduct and over the inaction of the regulators and the competent institutions.   

Some participants have already heard about these alarming actions and VZMD efforts, since Mr. Verbič, exposed the problems and VZMD endeavours in detail in May this year at the Annual Conference of the International Financial Litigation Network in New York, and in February and April at the Conferences of the European Federation of Financial Services Users at the European Parliament and in Madrid

At the end of this international tour VZMD President presented these acute problems again at the Conference Better Finance in Brussels, where he arrived from Vienna. As a Board Member of the European Federation of Financial Services Users Mr Verbič in Brussels attended the presentation of the Report »Private Pensions: The Real Returns«.

As usually, suitable presentations of companies, institutions and investment projects included in the two VZMD business-investment programmes: and were also provided this time during all occasions, events and conferences. 

After this year's successful presentations in Belgrade, Bled, Bratislava, Brussels, Buenos Aires, Grodno, Copenhagen, Madrid, Montevideo, New York, New Delhi, Ouagadougou, Paris, Reykjavik and Tehran, and last year's in  Astana, Almaty, Bled,  Baku, Brussels, Buffalo, Bucharest, Cape Town, Celje, Dubai, Vienna, Kiev, Ljubljana, Madrid, Minsk, 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!   

After this year's successful presentations of companies, institutions and investment projects in: Belgrade,BledBratislavaBrusselsBuenos AiresCopenhagen,Grodno,  MadridMontevideoNew DelhiNew YorkOuagadougouParis and Tehran, and last year's inAstanaAlmatyBakuBledBrusselsBuffalo,BucharestCape Town, Celje, Dubai, ViennaKievLjubljana,MadridMinskMoscowNew DelhiTokyoToronto and Zagrebthe 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 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 – 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 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 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 − 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): and (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 and (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 and, March 2013)

INDIA – visit of Slovenian government and business delegation – on the basis of Memorandum between ICPE and VZMD international investors' programs and 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 and (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 in 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 - Invest to Slovenia's Newly Founded Affiliate, - 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) – More on the VZMD – PanSlovenian Shareholders' Association and – Over 300 videos from VZMD.TV and – More on the – Invest to Slovenia Program – More on the network of 55 national organizations of shareholders and investors –