The Slovenian Business Club in Serbia represents an inextricable bridge between the economies of Serbia and Slovenia, with the mission of continuously improving cooperation between the economies of the two countries, as well as regional links
Through the organising of informative and educational events, exchanges of experience and the creation of conditions for connecting business leaders, the SBC has stepped securely into its 17th year of successful operations and continues to address new challenges together with its members, associates and friends.
Online Panel Discussion – Industry Vs Corona – The Day After
For the sixth consecutive year, and for the first time online, the SBC organised a panel discussion, this time entitled “Industry vs Corona – The Day After”, held under the patronage of the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia. The participating panellists – representatives of companies ETI, RLS, Merilna tehnika, Grah Automotive, FMT and EXOR ETI Srbija – presented their experiences from the period of the Coronavirus pandemic, as well as their expectations regarding the direction in which things will developing moving forward, following the end of the pandemic and the restoring of normal life.
March 2020 Seminar
JPM Law Office and the Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veterans and Social Affairs
The SBC, in cooperation with the German-Serbian Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber of Italian-Serbian Businessmen, organised a seminar on the topic “New Law on Agency Employment”. Hosted by the Janković Popović Mitić Law Office, the topic of the seminar was jointly presented to attending business leaders by JPM representative Jelena Nikolić and State Secretary Bojana Stanić, together with colleagues from the Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veterans and Social Affairs.
International Coffee Break – Kopaonik Business Forum
The SBC, in cooperation with 10 bilateral organisations in Serbia (the Belgian-Serbian Business Association, British- Serbian Chamber of Commerce, French-Serbian Chamber of Commerce, Hellenic Business Association of Serbia, Dutch- Serbian Business Association, Croatian Business Club, Japanese Business Alliance in Serbia, The Chamber of Italian-Serbian Businessmen, the German-Serbian Chamber of Commerce and Confindustrija Srbija), organised the “International Coffee Break” under the auspices of the Kopaonik Business Forum, held at the mountain resort’s Grand Hotel & SPA and bringing together over 80 businesspeople.
Working Breakfast – ASEE
The SBC, in cooperation with it member ASEE, organised a working breakfast on the topic “10 ways to kill a company if you are sufficiently persistent?”.
Welcoming The New Year
The SBC marked another successful year of continuous and stable growth at Belgrade’s Hyatt Regency Hotel. The event was attended by over 200 guests, including numerous SBC members, friends of the club, representatives of the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Serbia and representatives of other important economic institutions in the country. The evening began with a performance of Italian songs by opera diva Marija Kašćelan. The sponsors of this gathering included SBC member companies: ODI Law Firm, Aktiva varovanje d.o.o. Belgrade, Akton Serbia, CorD Magazine, BTS SER Company, Cablex, Cash Back Imo, DonDon, DRGilbert centre group, ETI B, Focus Factor Plus, Grah Automotive, Halcom a.d. Belgrade, Impol Seval, JUB Boje, Moj Upravnik, N.T.S., Profil Group, Prvi faktor, Ream, Celjske mesnine, Radgonske gorice, Podrum Panajotović, Roto Group, Sava osiguranje, Tab Batteries and Joint Law Office TSG.
Seminar – Data
The SBC, in cooperation with its member company Data and with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia to Serbia, organised a seminar entitled “Slovenian business environment and business migration”. The seminar’s 140 participants were familiarised with the procedure for opening a company in Slovenia, changes to legislation for obtaining work permits in Slovenia and the EU for citizens of Serbia, applicable tax breaks etc.
Speed Business Meeting
The SBC, in cooperation with the German and American chambers of commerce, the Japanese Business Alliance and the Canadian-Serbian Business Association, organised the sixth consecutive “Speed business meeting”, with a total of 56 participating companies. The event was held at Belgrade’s Hyatt Regency Hotel, which was also a partner of the event.
Martinovanje, St Martin’s Day, a traditional Slovenian holiday celebrating young wine, was marked in Belgrade for the sixth time. Slovenia is promoted every year within the scope of Martinovanje as a tourist destination, with the presenting of various regions and cities. The hosts of Martinovanje 2019 in Belgrade included the SBC, the Tourist Organisation of Portorož and the City of Piran, with a total of 250 guests welcomed. A promotion of the local cuisine and wines of Piran and Portorož was supported by company MK Group. This evening was also sponsored by SBC members: Triglav Osiguranje, Diplomacy & Commerce and DHL Serbia.
The SBC initiated a unique exhibition entitled “Slovenian Showroom”, at which Slovenian companies presented themselves. Here a large number of businesspeople were able to use advertising material, catalogues, leaflets etc. to better inform themselves about the products and services of exhibiting companies, as well as tourist offer of Slovenia, presented through promotions materials of the Slovenian Tourist Organisation.
Seminar – JSP Law Office
The SBC, together with the German-Serbian Chamber of Commerce, the Canadian-Serbian Business Association and the Swiss-Serbian Chamber of Commerce, supported the seminar “Serbian GDPR – New Rights and Obligations”, organised and staged by SPC member law firm Joksović, Simić & Partners.
Working Meeting With the Minister Of Finance Of The Republic Of Serbia
The SBC hosted Serbian Finance Minister Siniša Mali. Business leaders were addressed by SBC President Danijela Fišakov and Slovenian Ambassador to Serbia H.E. Iztok Jarc. In his presentation, Minister Mali, among other things, assessed economic and political cooperation between Serbia and Slovenia as having never been better, with Slovenian investments in Serbia growing constantly year on year, such that Slovenia is today among the ten largest investor countries in Serbia.