3 June 2024

Loška ulica 13, Maribor, Slovenia

Slovenian Global Forum

6th Conference on the Internationalisation of the Slovenian Economy

The Slovenian Global Forum is a new name for the already traditional conference on the internationalisation of the Slovenian economy.

At a time of great economic change, the Conference focuses on strengthening the global ambitions and opportunities of Slovenian companies to conquer new opportunities in the world with new sustainable products and solutions and on making Slovenia more appealing for new investments with high added value.

Slovenian Global Forum, 6th Conference on the internationalisation of the Slovenian economy, will take place on 3 June 2024 at the Maribox Centre, Loška ulica 13, Maribor.


The event is held in Slovenian language. Interpretation to English will be provided on request.


Registration and socialising over morning coffee and refreshments


Opening of the conference

Matjaž Han, Minister of the Economy, Tourism and Sport
Tanja Fajon, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs

How to use global megatrends to drive innovation and the sustainable transformation of the Slovenian economy

Melanie Seier Larsen, Managing Director and Partner Boston Consulting Group

Slovenia in Action

Matevž Frangež, State Secretary at the Ministry of the Economy, Tourism and Sport

Synergies of strategic orientations for global breakthroughs

Matjaž Han, Minister for the Economy, Tourism and Sport, Tanja Fajon, Minister for Foreign and European Affairs, Dr Aleksander Jevšek, Minister of Cohesion and Regional Development, Melanie Saier Larsen, Managing Director and Partner Boston Consulting Group, Peter Wostner, Office for Macroeconomic Analysis and Development, Maks Tajnikar, PhD, Faculty of Economics, UL, Igor Akrapovič, Akrapovič Group

Moderator: Mr Matevž Frangež, State Secretary at the Ministry of the Economy, Tourism and Sport




Strengthening global ambitions

Jernej Salecl, Director-General of the Industry, Entrepreneurship and Internationalisation Directorate

Examples of success stories

How to sell high-tech products in 50 countries around the world

Dr. Jure Knez, President and Co-founder of Dewesoft

How to create one of the biggest investments

Gregor Makuc, Director of Corporate Affairs and Member of the Board of Management of Lek d.d.


Break with refreshments


How to attract new high value-added investments to Slovenia?

Dr. Hubert Kosler, Director of Yaskawa Ristro and Yaskawa Slovenia, Dr. Tomaž Rotovnik, Director of SkyLabs, Petra Štefanič Anderluh, General Manager Novartis LLC, Mark Pleško, Director of Cosylab

Moderator: dr. Tjaša Redek, Ljubljana School of Economics and Business, University of Ljubljana



– 18.00

B2B Meetings

Organised B2B meetings with economic advisors and business clubs in foreign markets, upon prior registration.

Participation in the event is free of charge.

Location and contact


Loška ulica 13, 2000 Maribor


Parking is available in the underground parking garage, access at the following address:

Ulica Kneza Koclja 36, 2000 Maribor


For any questions, please contact us by e-mail at info@sgf.si.


Registration for the event is now closed.

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