Through intensive and rich activities, the Slovenian Business Club works on continuously improving cooperation between the economies of Serbia and Slovenia, as well as regional connections, with a focus on members and their needs. SPK successfully weathers challenges and continues to be a place for connecting, exchanging experience and information, educating and opening opportunities for future business cooperation, but also for finding solutions to specific problems that companies face. In addition to its many events, it continuously provides its members with the latest information from the business world and the opportunity to make direct contacts.
INTERNATIONAL NETWORKING COCKTAIL PARTY
In cooperation with the German and French Chambers of Commerce, the Japanese Business Alliance in Serbia, the Hellenic Business Association, the Croatian Business Club, the Chamber of Italian-Serbian Businessmen, the Swiss-Serbian Chamber of Commerce, the Belgian-Serbian Business Association, the Dutch-Serbian Business Association and the CANSEE Canadian Serbian Business Association, SPK organised a highly successful International Networking Cocktail Party. Over 300 representatives of companies that are members of 11 bilateral associations gathered with the aim of improving mutual cooperation. The large number of companies present was a clear indicator of the business interest of the members of all chambers in getting to know each other, cooperating, spreading their ideas and laying the foundations of further successful bilateral cooperation in Serbia.
SPEED BUSINESS MEETING – AUTUMN EDITION – SPK, SAM, CANSEE
In cooperation with the Serbian Association of Managers, SAM, and the CANSEE Canadian Serbian Business Association, SPK organised the eighth consecutive Speed Business Meeting – Autumn Edition at the Hyatt Regency Belgrade, which was also a partner in this event.
In order to network foreign and domestic businesspeople, the Speed Business Meeting brought together 59 companies from various business sectors, which had the opportunity to present their companies, services and products in eight-minute one-on-one meetings. This proved to be a great opportunity to connect and expand contact bases.
DIGITAL WORKING BREAKFAST: BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT OF SLOVENIA – HOW TO DO BUSINESS IN SLOVENIA?
In cooperation with BNI Serbia, SPK organised a digital working breakfast with several lecturers in three sessions. Mr Primož Križaj, Consul at the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Serbia, gave an introductory speech in which he said that the Embassy is at the service of all those wanting to invest in Slovenia. The first session, ‘Business and Investment Environment of Slovenia’, was led by Mr Zoran Stamatovski, Secretary of the Department for Promotion of Foreign Direct Investments of SPIRIT, a public agency of the Republic of Slovenia. He pointed out Slovenia’s greatest advantages.
The second session, entitled ‘Opening a company in Slovenia, obtaining permits to work in Slovenia and the EU for Serbian citizens and business taxes in Slovenia’, was led by company DATA d.o.o. from Ljubljana. The event was intended for all businesspeople who plan to expand their business and are interested in business and working conditions in Slovenia and the EU. The third session, ‘Opening accounts and offering banking products NLB d.d. Ljubljana’, was followed by questions and answers.
NEW YEAR’S GATHERING
Members and friends of the SPK gathered after a one-year break at the traditional New Year’s meeting of the SPK to exchange good energy, toast each other and wish good health and new successes. At the same time, SPK celebrated its jubilee at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Belgrade – eighteen years of business in Serbia – and marked another successful year of continuous and stable growth.
The event was attended by a large number of members, friends of the club, representatives of the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Serbia and representatives of other important economic institutions in Serbia.
WORKING MEETING WITH THE SERBIAN MINISTRY OF MINING AND ENERGY
A very successful working meeting was held between SPK members and the Ministry of Mining and Energy of the Republic of Serbia. Businesspeople had the honour of being addressed by Ambassador Damjan Bergant of the Republic of Slovenia, State Secretary of the Ministry of Mining and Energy, Jovanka Atanacković, and State Secretary Zoran Lakićević. With very specific questions from Serbian and Slovenian businessmen, club members had the opportunity to enjoy and participate in an interactive discussion.
The SPK held a regular session of its assembly, an election session, at the Hyatt Regency Belgrade. Janez Vončina, Ph.D., a lawyer at the law office of JPM, Janković Popović Mitić, was elected President of the Assembly. Danijela Fišakov, MA, was unanimously re-elected President of the SPK, with managing board members Dragan Marković, Ph.D., President of the Executive Board of Triglav Insurance, Miodrag Stojković, Director of Eti B Serbia, Ninko Tesić, General Manager of Impol Seval Sevojno, Vlastimir Vuković, MA, President of the Executive Board of NLB Komercijalna Banka, Zoran Lazukić, MA, Director of Profil Group Belgrade, and Zoran Popović of the Translation Agency Zoran Popović. In her address, President Fišakov pointed out that, despite the past challenging year, the Slovenian Business Club has maintained stability and that the new Board of Directors will continue its work in the future, with a focus on the interests of SPK members.
WHAT ARE THE NEW AMENDMENTS TO COMPANY LAW?
In cooperation with the member of the Law Office Stanković & Partners (NSTLAW), the SPK organised a working breakfast on the topic ’What amendments to the Law on Companies bring’. What are the compensation policies and what do they entail? What are the new obligations of certain individuals (persons with certain duties within companies) in the case of a legal transaction or the undertaking of an activity that includes a personal interest? What are the new reasons for initiation of forced liquidation, and what is the role of the voting advisor/property manager and institutional investor – these were just some of the topics discussed.
PANEL DISCUSSION ‘CURRENT TOPICS IN THE FIELD OF INSURANCE ON THE SERBIAN MARKET’
In cooperation with the Croatian Business Club, SPK organised a working breakfast in the form of a panel discussion on the topic ‘Current topics in the field of insurance on the Serbian market’ on the premises of Hotel IN.
Representatives of insurance companies Triglav, Sava and Milenijum Osiguranje, together with representatives of DistriRisk d.o.o. insurance brokerage, exchanged experiences and presented insurance programmes that have gained importance on the Serbian insurance market during the last two years of turbulent and uncertain business.