27Sep
Successful Participation of the Club’s Members in International Fairs

Successful Participation of the Club’s Members in International Fairs

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The InnoTrans Berlin is the leading international specialist fair for transport technology with an emphasis on railway technology. Over the course of three days almost 2,400 exhibitors present themselves to over 140,000 people from more than 150 countries. Beside the fact that it takes place every two years, its unique feature is the outdoor display where everything from tank wagons to high-speed trains is displayed on 3,500 metres of track. In direct connection to the exhibition grounds, a wide range of rail vehicles is on display in the fair halls, while the other segments of the fair include railway construction, public...
23Sep
The Call from Business to Withdraw the Mini Tax Reform

The Call from Business to Withdraw the Mini Tax Reform

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The Slovenian Business Club, the Chamber of Craft and Small Business of Slovenia, the Association of Employers of Slovenia, the Employers’ Association of Crafts and Entrepreneurs of Slovenia GIZ, and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia repeated their call to the government to withdraw the suggested changes to tax legislation which will, in the form in which they are suggested, have a devastating effect on the Slovenian economy and undoubtedly push Slovenian workers into an even worse competitive and social position. Representatives of the SBC from various fields have played an active role in the preparation of tax...
19Sep
AV Studio once again one of the WEBSI Winners

AV Studio once again one of the WEBSI Winners

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The WEBSI project was created with the purpose of presenting to the wider public projects and their creators that show a cross-section of the current state in the field of Slovenian digital communication and to award those who significantly contribute to raising its standard. The WEBSI Web Champs 2016 Awards promote excellence in the Slovenian digital space and introduce solutions from all those companies that have made exceptional achievements in this field during the year. On Friday September 16, at the WEBSI Day around 200 participants listened to 14 experts from the fields of digital communication, advertising, and media. This...
16Sep
Regional Gazela for Gorenjska

Regional Gazela for Gorenjska

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The company Dnevnik announced the regional Gazela award for Gorenjska on September 15th and the winner is the second finalist in the Gazela 2016 competition. The regional winner this year is once again the company NiceLabel – Euro Plus, which was recognised last year with the award of the silver Gazela. The competition was held at the Šolski center Kranj, and among the other nominees were the company Damatech from Jesenice and the company Mebor from Železniki. While NiceLabel – Euro Plus works in the field of computer programming, the other two companies belong to traditional industry. Namely, Damatech develops...
29Aug
Anže Kopitar and Joc Pečečnik raise a Record Sum with their Friends

Anže Kopitar and Joc Pečečnik raise a Record Sum with their Friends

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On August 27, 2016, on a warm summer night, Anže Kopitar and the main organiser and sponsor of the 6th Charity Golf Tournament Joc Pečečnik with his Interblock Group, together with numerous entrepreneurs, athletes, and other individuals committedly gathered funds until the last auction item was sold. The climax of the evening was when the amount of money raised was announced and symbolical cheques were presented to the recipients, a moment which brought tears to many an eye. »It surprises us anew every year when we see how many caring people join our, now already traditional, event,« said Joc Pečečnik,...
24Aug
Postojna Cave Visited by 37 Million Visitors

Postojna Cave Visited by 37 Million Visitors

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The first million had to be awaited for 110 years, but continually new millions are travelling through the history of Postojna Cave at lightning speed. Our most prominent natural attraction has been visited by 37 million visitors during the last 200 years. Even more gratifying is the fact that the 37 millionth visitor was Slovenian, Zinka Kolenc from Črnuče, who took her grandchildren to see the Postojna Cave. The cave has been visited by 7,000 more Slovenians than last year and it is Slovenians who are at the top of the growth in visitors. Postojnska jama is one of few...
22Aug
Sixth Time for a Good Cause on Saturday

Sixth Time for a Good Cause on Saturday

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Although living and working abroad for years, the new LA Kings captain, Anže Kopitar, and one of the most successful Slovenian businessmen, Joc Pečečnik, return to their motherland time and again in order to bring together people to help other people. For this purpose they are organising the sixth overall or the fourth joint charity tournament at the traditional location of Golf Course Bled, taking place on the last Saturday in August, 27. 08. 2016. Their endeavour will be, as always, supported by Anže’s team AK11, together with numerous celebrities from the world of sport and many friends and businessmen...
8Aug
Passion Sea and Postojna Cave for Clean Water

Passion Sea and Postojna Cave for Clean Water

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August 2nd has been dedicated to water in Postojna. To its immense power witnessed daily in the wonderful karst features, inside Postojna Cave, in baby dragons, as well as the water coming out of our bathroom or kitchen taps every morning. They had accepted an invitation from the association Passion Sea, supported by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. The association’s CEO, Helga Piaget, and the Creative Director, Fiona Tan, visited the cave and experienced it in much the same way as almost any other visitor: as an extraordinary, special and timeless marvel. They welcomed Helga Piaget, who is...
5Aug
Skaza Devotes Great Attention to Education

Skaza Devotes Great Attention to Education

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The foundations of Skaza go back to 1977, when the company started its story with 2 machines and 2 employees. Until now it has been growing slowly but constantly and today the company employs almost 300 people. The development-focused company which makes products from plastics, has been successfully cooperating with some of the leading producers in the fields of household appliances, automotive, electrical, and furniture industries such as Ikea, Toshiba, Landis+Gyr, Gorenje and others for many years. Over 90% of their products are exported to foreign markets. The highest recommendation for the company is the fact that in all these years...
1Aug
Interblock Go to Sydney with the Best Innovation in the Industry

Interblock Go to Sydney with the Best Innovation in the Industry

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At the biggest Australian gaming fair, the »Australasian Gaming Show – AGE 2016«, which will be held on 9th to 11th August in Sydney, more than 200 exhibitors will be presented on over 17,000 square  metres of exhibition space. As one of the leading gaming machine producers, Interblock will also be in attendance. Through constant investment in the development and implementation of the newest technologies, Interblock conquers the competition in new and established markets and its products are present in more than one hundred countries. Regular participation in fairs all over the world enables them to come into direct contact...
26Jul
45 Years after First Opening, the Jama Hotel Shines Completely Renovated

45 Years after First Opening, the Jama Hotel Shines Completely Renovated

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The number of visitors to Postojna Cave rose last year to 986,000, an increase of over 8 per cent on the year before. This year they expect the number to come close to a million. 65 per cent of these visitors came from European and 35 per cent from non-European countries. The most numerous are still Italians and South Koreans. The company has recorded an increase in visitors from France and the USA, Israel and Taiwan. The Jama Hotel was opened in Postojna in 1971, when the highway was built. In 2008, it generated 35,000 overnight stays, but it was...
20Jul
SPICA International at IFSEC 2016

SPICA International at IFSEC 2016

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Spica International recently enjoyed a successful few days exhibiting at IFSEC – Europe’s largest security event. The Spica team was co-exhibiting on the HID Global stand – the first time that HID Global brought its partners to present together at such an event. As a key partner for HID Global’s solutions, both embedded within Spica hardware and integrated into their solutions, it was a great opportunity to show the strength of their joint solutions. With a strong focus on mobile Access solutions and also HID Global’s core SEOS technology there was a theme of mobility, enhanced security and future-oriented solutions....
15Jul
Akrapovič was Celebrating at BMW Motorrad Days 2016

Akrapovič was Celebrating at BMW Motorrad Days 2016

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Akrapovič has been marking its 25th anniversary with a series of important events during 2016, and the latest appearance for the Slovenian performance exhaust specialist was at BMW Motorrad Days, where it was celebrating a quarter century since its inception with the latest range of products for BMW motorcycles and cars. Held at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany this year’s Motorrad Days also marks another important milestone in Akrapovič’s history because this is the tenth consecutive time it has been part of this prestigious show. To mark the importance of this event and the partnership with BMW, Akrapovič has taken this opportunity to...
7Jul
The Kovis Company Expands its Production

The Kovis Company Expands its Production

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Last month in Štore a new production plant Kovis was opened which will add 40 new jobs at this location to the 190 existing ones in the upcoming years. The history of the Kovis Company goes back to 1977, when, after returning from abroad, the present owner of the company Anton Pangrčič, started production as a self-employed enthusiast from Velika Dolina. In 1984 he started making high quality brake discs and axle boxes for railway vehicles. Despite numerous obstacles and thanks to constant investment in development and quality, the company has worked successfully through times of recession and met the...
29Jun
Akrapovič Heads to Garmisch-Partenkirchen for BMW Motorrad Days

Akrapovič Heads to Garmisch-Partenkirchen for BMW Motorrad Days

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Akrapovič will be at BMW Motorrad Days in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, from July 1 – 3, where it will be showcasing its latest products for BMW motorcycles and cars along with some special guests and bikes. This will be the tenth consecutive year that Akrapovič has participated in the world-renowned event, which is expected to attract a huge crowd at a not-to-be-missed happening for many bike enthusiasts. The Akrapovič stand will feature one of the ultra limited edition exhausts, launched to celebrate companies 25 th anniversary. Available for a range of six motorcycles and one car, these rare exhausts are limited...
22Jun
AV Studio One of the Winners for the Best Digital Solutions

AV Studio One of the Winners for the Best Digital Solutions

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At the fifth Slovenian conference for digital communication Diggit, organised by TSmedia and the magazine Marketing magazin, a ten-member committee bestowed awards on eleven creative solutions in eleven categories. Four grand prizes went to those projects which stood out most among the competitors in the fields of digital innovativeness, digital strategy, digital advertising, and social media. Slovenian agencies and clients submitted forty-two entries this year. The gold award in the automotive industry went to the agency Mediodrom and Renault Nissan Slovenija for their digital strategy Z. E. Taxi. The Enki agency received the gold award for their webpage Enki in...
16Jun
Akrapovič Adds Stunning New System to Mercedes-AMG Collection

Akrapovič Adds Stunning New System to Mercedes-AMG Collection

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Akrapovič, the Slovenian performance exhaust specialist, has added another impressive exhaust system to its portfolio with the launch of the Evolution Line (Titanium) for the Mercedes-AMG C 63 and C 63 S Sedan (W205), and Estate (S205). Perfectly formed using specially developed ultra-lightweight titanium alloys and finished with hand-crafted matte carbon-fibre tailpipes, this beautifully designed system is designed to replace either the base stock exhaust or the performance stock exhaust system for the Mercedes-AMG C 63 and C 63 S Sedan, and Estate. The Evolution Line exhaust system consists of two mufflers both incorporating titanium valves, which are cast in...
13Jun
SBC Partners with the Congress of Slovenian Entrepreneurs

SBC Partners with the Congress of Slovenian Entrepreneurs

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The 5th Congress of Slovenian Entrepreneurs took place in Portorož on 3rd and 4th June 2016. Over 200 successful Slovenian entrepreneurs participated, among them members of the Slovenian Business Club. This two-day gathering, which has always been based on the exchange of entrepreneurial experience, was enlivened by numerous interesting events. Outstanding lectures, round tables and opportunities for networking were accompanied by expert themes and the awards ceremony for the Slovenian Entrepreneur of 2016. The slogan of this year’s event was »The Land of Entrepreneurs and Happy People«, while the underlying theme of the meeting was internationalisation, digital marketing, and brands....
10Jun
From Dad’s Garage to a Winning Product

From Dad’s Garage to a Winning Product

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»The task of the employer is to connect with the young. You have the passion and are willing to do a lot to make your dream story come true. It is our responsibility to try to give you realistic examples so that by attempting to solve these you can discover the field in which you feel most at home. Which position in a company is the one where you can show that you are the added value for the company? This is the best and the only right way to walk together.« Those were the words of Tanja Skaza, the...
6Jun
Ana Laura Rednak Receives the Award IAMPRO MBA for Entrepreneurial Excellence

Ana Laura Rednak Receives the Award IAMPRO MBA for Entrepreneurial Excellence

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»The award for entrepreneurial excellence is an additional confirmation that we do good work. It confirms that the path of our planned vision which we are following in Skaza, is the right one. On this occasion I would like to thank everyone who voted for me, especially my team without whom none of this would be possible to achieve,« said Ana Laura Rednak, the executive director of Skaza, upon the occasion of the company’s victory in five categories at the IAMPRO MBA Awards 2016. The awards ceremony took place at the 3rd international business meeting MBA & Business Gala Dinner...
1Jun
Postojna Cave Welcomes the First Newly-hatched Olm

Postojna Cave Welcomes the First Newly-hatched Olm

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The first olm hatched from its egg at Postojna Cave. “Every life is a miracle,” was the first response to the happy occasion from the staff of Postojna Cave, when exactly four months to day after the olm mum laid its first egg in the aquarium they got their first offspring. Photo: Postojna Cave “Despite the fact that both science and the previous experience of the researchers gave us practically no chance that the cave aquarium could ever see the complete drama of the egg hatching unfold in front of our eyes, we kept believing. We took care of the...
27May
A Meeting with the European Commissioner Violeta Bulc

A Meeting with the European Commissioner Violeta Bulc

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At this meeting, we were very pleased to host the European commissioner for transport Violeta Bulc, who informed our gathered members of the latest policies of the European Commission and presented the state of Slovenia within the European Union and those areas which need to be strengthened by this country in the future. She also presented the platform and ways of financing by the European Union as well as Juncker’s investment plan for the acceleration of economic growth in the European Union, which came into operation one year ago and the main purpose of which is to attract private investment...
26May
Spica among finalists for Marketing Excellence 2016

Spica among finalists for Marketing Excellence 2016

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The award Marketing Excellence of the Year is recognition for marketing oriented companies or institutions that by using modern marketing approaches and intertwining various business functions within a company realize the marketing mission in their every-day business and comprehensive company strategy. The award is presented to the entire company which is with its marketing orientation, mentality, and approaches a role-model for the entire marketing or business community. The transition from an individual to a company is an important conceptual shift that confirms the business function of marketing in an organization. The Commission evaluated a range of substantive criteria by which...
25May
Intera among the finalists of the Red Herring Europe

Intera among the finalists of the Red Herring Europe

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Since 1996, technology industry executives, investors, and strategists have valued the Red Herring 100 lists as an instrument for discovering and advocating the most promising private ventures from around the world. The Red Herring Top 100 award highlight the most exciting startups from Asia, Europe and the Americas. Hundreds of companies from each region are reviewed in a rigorous 3-step process that looks at all aspects of the company. Awards are widely recognized as one of the industry’s more prestigious recognitions, with hundreds of candidates from each continent competing for a Top 100. Red Herring uses more than 20 criteria...
23May
Ultra-Limited-Edition Akrapovič Exhausts Launched to Celebrate 25 Years

Ultra-Limited-Edition Akrapovič Exhausts Launched to Celebrate 25 Years

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Akrapovič has chosen to mark its 25th anniversary by launching a very limited-edition range of just 25 exhausts to celebrate this occasion, and the Slovenian performance exhaust specialists will be donating these exhausts to charity – so you will need to be pretty sharp to get your hands on one. The 25 exhausts will be instantly recognisable with heat-resistant black paint over an ultra-lightweight titanium muffler. They will all feature an exclusive signature, the Akrapovič logo – which is dedicated to the company’s 25 years of exhaust technology innovations – and most important of all a number that will not...
17May
Interblock Among the Best in Asia Pacific Region

Interblock Among the Best in Asia Pacific Region

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Luxury gaming manufacturer Interblock® has steadily grown its footprint across the Asia Pacific region in recent years and is riding that wave of success into G2E Asia 2016 (Global Gaming Expo Asia), May 17 -19, where it will bring a renewed, aggressive global sales strategy and showcase the very latest in its line of luxury gaming products. G2E Asia provides a cost-effective way to suppliers by enabling them to showcase new products, meet qualified buyers and establish new contacts. Held in Macau-the heart of Asian gaming, G2E Asia is the ideal hub where professionals network and conduct business with potential...
13May
The Blažič Company Preparing for an Unforgettable Event

The Blažič Company Preparing for an Unforgettable Event

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The family company Blažič from Ljubljana has been supplying the furniture industry for over 29 years. Their activity is not only distribution, their own production specialises in edge-banding tapes. As one of the leading suppliers in this field in Europe the company continuously strives to improve and perfect and that is why they are preparing a unique experience for their buyers, customers, and supporters. A two-day event called the »Blažič Experience« will be held on June 2nd and 3rd, 2016, in Mesto oblikovanja Slovenija, at Dunajska cesta 123, in Ljubljana. Within the framework of the event »The magic of the...
11May
Skaza’s Future Lies in Linking Technology with Nature

Skaza’s Future Lies in Linking Technology with Nature

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Understanding the buyer, creating innovative products made of environmentally friendly recycled plastic, investing in development and young staff, continuous upgrading, setting trends, and passion. This is the heart of the Skaza company which, in advance of its upcoming great milestone, 40 years of operation, presented its achievements and its vision for future success at today’s press conference. »Last year we created 31 million Euros of income, this year we plan to have 40. Earnings Before Interests and Taxes (EBIT), that is the difference between operating revenues and costs, increased from last year’s 1.7 million Euros to this year’s 2.8 million...
4May
Plastika Skaza Learning from the Best

Plastika Skaza Learning from the Best

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The family company Plastika Skaza invest a lot in the education and development of their employees. They model themselves on the best from the business world and learn from them. The executive director of Plastika Skaza Ana Laura Rednak and the Ikea account manager at Plastika Skaza Anja Aristovnik were invited to visit the founder of the Swedish furniture giant Ikea – Ingvar Kamprad. The world-famous business icon, who in his 90s is still full of energy and with a zest for life, shared his experience in the business world in his home town Älmhult with carefully selected guests. »Ingvar...
29Apr
World Green Flight Aircraft with Akrapovič Exhaust Concludes Epic Journey

World Green Flight Aircraft with Akrapovič Exhaust Concludes Epic Journey

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The renowned aviator, biologist, and environmentalist Matevž Lenarčič concluded his unique World Green Flight adventure by landing in Portorož, Slovenia. His ultra-light aircraft, which embarked on a research flight to collect accurate data about global black carbon concentration, crossed three oceans and flew 41,000 km. The exciting journey by the pilot and his plane, weighing only 290 kg, lasted twenty-eight days, adding up to 186 hours or almost eight days in the air. As the official technical partner of Matevž Lenarčič and the Green Light World Flight team, Akrapovič provided an ultra-light titanium exhaust system for his aircraft, among other...