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    The 7th FDI Summit Slovenia, the major international business event focused on investment opportunities in Slovenia.

    The FDI Summit Slovenia 2016 is structured around three key pillars:

    Prosperity – Competitiveness –Talent,


    which are perceived as strong magnets for future investors. The conference will open with a keynote address by Professor William Lazonick, University of Massachusetts Lowell (USA) and visiting professor at the University of Ljubljana.

    So far, the FDI Summit has been attended by more than 1,000 top leaders from the region.  Participation in this summit is by invitation-only.



    MC Host: Tina Drolc, M.Sc., Editor in Chief, The Slovenia Times

    14:30 – 15:00



    15:00 – 15:15

    Welcome and Opening of the Summit

    Brane Krajnik, CEO, The Slovenia Times

    Prof. Metka Tekavčič, Dean, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana

    Gorazd Mihelič, Director, SPIRIT Slovenia


    15.15 – 15.35

    Keynote speech

    “The wealth of nations”

    Prof. William Lazonick, University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA and University of Ljubljana, Slovenia


    15.35 – 15.55

    Investors’ magnet: Prosperity

    “Between the wealth and wellbeing”

    Alexandra Mousavizadeh, Director, Global Property Index, the Legatum Institute, UK


    15.55 – 16.15

    Investors’ magnet: Competitiveness

    “Why is stable business environment so desirable?”    

    Dr. Jure Stojan, Director of Research and Development, The Institute for Strategic Solutions, Slovenia


    16.15 – 17.00

    Panel with speakers & business leaders

    Led by Tine Kračun, Director, The Institute for Strategic Solutions, Slovenia

    Alexandra Muzavizadeh, Director, Legatum Institute, UK

    Dr. Jure Stojan, Director of Research and Development, The Institute for Strategic Solutions, Slovenia

    Imre Balogh, CEO, DUTB (Bank Assets Management Company), Slovenia

    Branislav Vujovič, Founder and President, New Frontier Group, Austria


    17.00 -17.30

    Networking over a cup of coffee


    17.30 – 17.50

    Investors’ magnet: Talent      

    “Slovenia has the potential to be a talent hub”

    Dr. Andreja Kodrin, strategist and founder of collaboration platform Challenge:Future


    17.50 – 18.30

    Panel with speaker & business leaders

    Led by Marko Mlakar, Director and Partner, Amrop Adria

    Dr. Maja Makovec Brenčič, Minister for Education, Science and Sport, Slovenia

    Matej Potokar, General Manager Customer Service and Support, Microsoft Western Europe

    Dr. Andreja Kodrin, Strategist


    18.30 – 18.40

    Closing Comments of the Summit

    By keynote listeners:

    Sonja Šmuc M.Sc., Managing Director, The Managers’ Association of Slovenia

    Giles Dilnot, Legatum Institute, UK


    18:40 – 20.00