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4 March 2021
Slovenia and Germany... So near, so...very near! First German-Slovenian SME2B Online Forum

Where: Zoom – Link will be sent to all registered participants on March 3rd 2021.

h 09:00  Welcoming by Mr. Andreas Jahn, Head of Politics and Foreign Trade BVMW e.V

h 09:05   Opening addresses by

H.E. Mr. Adrian Pollmann, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Slovenia

H.E. Mr. Franc But, Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia to the Federal Republic of Germany

Mr. Markus Jerger, Federal General Director BVMW e.V.

Dr. Jure Knez, President SBC

h. 09:30 Investment opportunities in Slovenia and cooperation with SBC high-growth companies - Mr. Goran Novkovič, General Manager SBC, short introduction of 3-4 exemplary member companies of SBC.

h. 09:50  Investment opportunities in Germany - Mr. Reinhold von Ungern-Sternberg, Director Foreign Trade Eastern Europe and Central Asia BVMW

h. 10:00  Cooperation with the German Mittelstand - Mr. Reinhold von Ungern-Sternberg, Director Foreign Trade Eastern Europe and Central Asia BVMW, short introduction of the Secretary General of the BVMW Economic Senate, Mr. Christoph Ahlhaus, and 5 regional directors of BVMW: Mrs. Susanna Bertschi, Mr. Rüdiger Muth, Mrs. Con Kristan and Mr. Michael Heilig.

h. 10:15 Closure of this session and invitation to "B2B coffee lounge" (Mr. Andreas Jahn)

10’ connection break

h. 10:30  "B2B coffee lounge": You can do 1:1 meetings with other companies during the whole lounge (10:30 to 12:30) or participate to Thematic round tables between 11:10 and 12:10 on

- Digital Solutions for manufacturing (moderation Mr. Stefan Moritz)

- Energy Efficiency in manufacturing, transports and building (moderation Mr. Goran Novkovič)

- Partners for sales and distribution in Germany and Slovenia (moderation Mr. Andreas Jahn)

- Partners for production in Germany and Slovenia (moderation Mr. R. von Ungern-Sternberg)                 

h. 12:30 Back to Plenary:   Questions from the participants and Answers from Dr. Jure Knez and Mr. Reinhold von Ungern-Sternberg, as well as commitments for a future cooperation

h. 12:45 Presentation of the new B2B Platform for European entrepreneurs by Mr. Stefan Moritz, Managing Director of European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME

h. 12:55 Closing addresses MEP Ljudmila Novak/EPP and Mr. Patrick Meinhardt, Director Europe at BVMW e.V. (D)

h. 13:15 End of the First German-Slovenian SME Online Forum

Registration

Closed since 3 March 2021

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Participants

Belgium 6
Brazil 1
Croatia 1
Germany 25
Italy 1
Liechtenstein 1
Romania 1
Serbia 1
Slovenia 34
Total 71