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The new shape of Slovenian banking

Slovenia’s banking system used to be populated by numerous small banks and dominated by the three state owned institutions. After a restructuring it is already reduced to a smaller number of stronger and private owned players. NLB remains Slovenia's largest bank with a market share of 22.7 percent. Yet the market may look different by the end of the year after the sale of the single remaining state-owned bank, A Banka.

Start-up in May – and ride away

May brings PODIM, the largest start-up event in the region, and something new for young entrepreneurs, a start-up train from Ljubljana to Sofia and back.

Life is good on the sunny side of the Alps

Slovenia offers many advantages to savvy investors: strategic position, highly skilled workforce at a relatively low cost, R&D capabilities and high a level of stability. What often gets overlooked – yet is of no less importance – is the high quality of life in Slovenia. It is reflected by low crime and high level of safety statistics, preserved natural environment and good infrastructure. This high level of life quality is also demonstrated by the high values of various health and education parameters.

Novo mesto: the capital of Slovenia’s exporting industry

Novo mesto is a small, picturesque town in Dolenjska, or Lower Carinthia – the southeastern part of Slovenia. The idyllic setting hides one of Slovenia's key industrial hubs and a true capital of the national exporting industry.

Slovenian national pavilion at TRANSPORT LOGISTIC, München, 4 – 7 June 2019

Did you know that Slovenia’s excellent location and close proximity of Port of Koper to key cities in Central and South-Eastern European markets provide the shortest sea route from the Far East to the heart of Europe? Eager to find out more? Visit Slovenia’s national pavilion at Transport Logistic, the world's leading trade fair for logistics, mobility, IT, supply chain management and global industry gathering in Munich.

The discrete charm of complex materials

Slovenian non-metal materials industry develops super resistant composites, advanced coatings, films and resins, often using environmentally friendly technologies. Some of these technologies are to a large degree developed in Slovenia and play an important role on the path towards circular economy.

I Feel Innovation

The Slovenian Chamber of Economy and Commerce partners with SPIRIT agency and gives out awards for the year's best innovations at the National Innovation Day in autumn. The motto of last year’s event was »I feel innovation«, in reference to the “I Feel sLOVEnia” slogan successfully used in promoting Slovenia as a tourist destination. The 2018 generation of best innovations included a vast spectrum of interesting products ranging from artificial intelligence solutions to new paper coating for banknotes.