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...
22Apr
This Year the Fifth Season of LUŠT tomatoes

This Year the Fifth Season of LUŠT tomatoes

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The region of Prekmurje began the fifth season of processing Slovenian tomatoes produced by the brand LUŠT. In glasshouses covering 61,000 square meters, the company Paradajz Ltd. annually produces approximately 3,300 tons of tomatoes, which is more than all other Slovenian producers combined. The project was designed with the intention to lower the level of tomato imports into Slovenia and to increase self-sufficiency. Namely, their strategy and business model is to offer locally produced vegetables to the home market. Such vegetables have, due to short transport routes, much better taste and greater content of nutritional substances. Aided by bumblebees, watered...
15Apr
Akrapovič Takes the Audi R8 Supercar to Higher Performance Heights

Akrapovič Takes the Audi R8 Supercar to Higher Performance Heights

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Akrapovič has introduced its latest high-performance exhaust system, which is designed to take the already thrilling 2016 Audi R8 5.2 FSI Coupé/Spyder on to even greater levels of excitement and intensity. The Slip-On Line exhaust system is constructed from an ultra-lightweight high-grade titanium alloy, which not only gives an amazing look and finish to this stylish system, but more importantly guarantees a boost to the R8’s power-to-weight ratio and handling characteristics. Designed to make the most of the Audi’s stunning V10 naturally-aspirated engine, the Slip-On Line has been precision engineered to improve throttle response and increase both the power and...
12Apr
Concert in the Memory of Arsen Dedić Had a Strong Impact

Concert in the Memory of Arsen Dedić Had a Strong Impact

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In the name of Slovenian – Croatian friendship, the Gallus Hall in Cankarjev dom last month hosted a concert dedicated to the memory of the recently departed Croatian composer, writer, poet, singer-songwriter, and translator Arsen Dedić. The event was marked by Croatian and Slovenian celebrities, in particular Arsen’s wife Gabi Novak, who was the discovery of the Slovenian composer and conductor Bojan Adamič and who with her recognisable voice completely won over the audience of our former common country. An important contribution was made by his son Matija Dedić, who is one of the best jazz pianists in the world...
7Apr
GEA College Winner of “Pomladni Veter 2016” for Outstanding Achievements in the Field of Entrepreneurship Promotion

GEA College Winner of “Pomladni Veter 2016” for Outstanding Achievements in the Field of Entrepreneurship Promotion

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The Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry-Entrepreneurial Chamber of Commerce awarded this year’s certificate Pomladni Veter 2016 (Spring Wind 2016) for outstanding achievements in the field of entrepreneurship promotion to GEA College d.d., which through its long-running activities helps strengthen the entrepreneurial mindset and performs entrepreneurial education in Slovenia as well as in the wider region with the goal of raising true entrepreneurs and not only economists. At the 3rd MSP conference for small and medium-size enterprises, Katja Kraškovic, chairwoman of the board of GEA College d.d., received the award which is presented annually to individuals, companies, and other organizations...
5Apr
Postojna Cave in the EBA Finals

Postojna Cave in the EBA Finals

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The European Business Awards pay tribute to business penetration and ethics in the European business community and to the most outstanding examples of successful companies and entrepreneurs from the European Union member states. The purpose of the EBA Awards is to recognise and encourage successful companies all over Europe. The awards are supported by the seventh biggest international auditing house RSM, the British national agency for international business UKTI, the international financial company ELITE, and PR Newswire, the world’s leading agency in the field of communications. In the »EUROPEAN BUSINESS AWARDS« competition, the company Postojnska jama d.d. received the most...
1Apr
A Quarter of a Century for LOTRIČ Metrology

A Quarter of a Century for LOTRIČ Metrology

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Today is a special day for Lotrič Metrology. 25 years ago, on 1st April 1991, the success story of this family company from Selca began. Marko Lotrič, the CEO and founder of the internationally recognized LOTRIČ Metrology group, began his independent professional path by opening a firm for the calibration of scales, weights, and pipettes. Today the group brings together more than 80 experts in the field of metrology who are employed in six countries, and more than 30 external associates. Besides their parent company LOTRIČ Meroslovje, which has been located in Selška dolina from the start, in Slovenia, more...
30Mar
A Visit from World-famous Dewesoft

A Visit from World-famous Dewesoft

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On Tuesday, March 29, 2016, the younger members of our Club had a wonderful opportunity to get closely acquainted with the operations of Dewesoft, a company which produces measuring instruments, and programming and machine solutions for the most demanding measuring in the automotive, aviation, transport, and other industries, civil engineering and the energy sector, through which it is present on the markets of more than forty countries. Their products are used by world-renowned companies like Honeywell, Volvo, Scani, Renault, and Caterpillar. Besides Nasa, Dewesoft partners with Alfa Romeo, American Boa, Audi, BMW, Ferrari, ADD Korea, Boeing, Gency Japan, United Space...