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Slovenia Business Week no. 11: Eight Execs Conferred Business Excellence Awards

Eight Slovenian executives received awards for exceptional business and entrepreneurial achievements in 2006, handed out by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia (CCIS)

Eight Slovenian executives received on Thursday, 15 March awards for exceptional business and entrepreneurial achievements in 2006, handed out by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of  Slovenia (CCIS). The award ceremony saw Prime Minister Janez Jansa praising the companies.

The 39th CCIS awards were handed out to chief executives Joze Colaric of pharma company Krka, Boris Gorup of the Instalacija company for oil derivatives storage, Edi Kraus of the artificial fibres maker Julon, Branko Kurbus of mobile containers maker Arcont, Vasilij Presern of the Acroni steelworks, Jost Rupnik of electric motors maker Ydria Motors, Bogdan Savli of plastics manufacturer TBP and Ludvik Span of the tyre retailer Span.

Jansa congratulated the recipients and stressed that good companies enabled Slovenia to record its best economic results so far.

"Exports are increasing, growth is high, GDP per capita is to reach EUR 20,000 this year, a number inconceivable ten years ago," said the prime minister.

Slovenia's upcoming stint as president of the EU will meanwhile allow companies to improve their cooperation with various countries, he said.

CCIS president Samo Hribar Milic stressed the importance of the awards at the news conference. Apart from being the oldest such award in Slovenia, it is also handed out by previous recipients.

According to the chair of the commission, Zdenko Pavcek of the Viator&Vektor logistics company, the awards were handed out not only for the companies' operating results but also for their successful expansion, promising vision and clear long-term strategies.

The award has so far been conferred on 278 executives.

Source: Slovenian Press Agency STA

Author: STA, Slovenian National Press Agency