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Slovenian companies at IMM, Cologne, Germany, 14 – 20 January 2019

7 Slovenian companies will present their products at IMM Cologne. The first interiors show of the year presents the trends that will be shaping the furniture and interiors sector. At the IMM Cologne, you will find a unique variety of interior design ideas for every room, every style and every requirement.

US companies among the top investors

At 1.8 billion euros the US is the second largest investor in Slovenia, closely behind Germany with its 1.85 billion. American investors are present in the tire industry, in media and communications, banking and a variety of other areas ranging from sports equipment to IT.

New biotechnology research center in Ljubljana

In January the National Institute of Biology (NIB) presented the Institutes’ efforts to build a new research center, called the Biotechnology Hub of NIB. The hub’s main purpose will be to aid in the transfer of knowledge from basic research in biology to practical application in industry.

Asian experts discover Slovenian food and wine

Slovenia's cuisine, its high-quality wines and food products are getting globally recognized –thanks to the world's best woman chef, Ana Roš from the Hiša Franko restaurant near Kobarid.

The start of a beautiful friendship

The Chinese electronics company Hisense is in the process of acquiring a 51 percent stake in one of the largest Slovenian companies, the home appliances maker Gorenje. The partnership will bring significant advantages to both parties.

Top glass from Rogaška and Hrastnik

The total production figures of Slovenian glassmakers may be modest, but the quality of their products puts them among the best in the world. Steklarna Rogaška excels in handmade top-quality glassware with exclusive design. Steklarna Hrastnik builds its reputation mostly on innovative technologies.

Best small town in Slovenia

The winner of this year's Golden Stone Award for best Slovenian municipality is Kočevje. This remote corner of Slovenia was chosen by the Japanese tech firm Yaskawa for its new European robotics hub.