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Golden Drum Festival 2019 – Top Marketing Event

Top Marketing Competition Creativity 4 change The 26th International Festival of Creativity Golden Drum, taking place in Portorož, Slovenia, 17-18 October 2019, has revealed its first program schedule, which will be led by the slogan “Creativity 4 Change”. Entrants have 8 days left to participate in the official competition of the Festival, which is also …

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Bled Strategic Forum 2019

(Re)sources of (In)stability The Slovenia / Bled / 30. August – 3. September 2019 Resources, their availability and regional dispersion are shaping strategic relations in the international community. The effective management of strategic resources maintains stability, reduces security risks and contributes to improving living standards, whereas uneven and unjust distribution lead to inequality and the …

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Top 10 Startups Slovenia

Best Startups from Slovenia Bitstamp Now offi cially based in Luxembourg, Slovenia-founded Bitstamp is currently the world’s second largest bitcoin exchange by volume. In April 2016 the company became the fi rst bitcoin exchange to receive a regulatory licence to trade in all 28 EU member states. www.bitstamp.net Celtra Founded in 2006, Celtra is one …

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Fairbnb alternative to Airbnb starts in September 2019

Fairbnb – sustainable, short-term rental platform Fairbnb is launching a platform for short-term rentals aimed at helping local communities. The platform plans to work with neighbourhoods to make short-term rentals sustainable. Like Airbnb, Fairbnb is a virtual meeting place for hosts and guests to connect. Unlike Airbnb, the cooperative says that it is focused on ustainable …

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Top Slovenia tourism results for the first six mounths of 2019

Top Slovenian tourist destinations and providers, especially campsites, report good occupancy and excellent results for 2019 According to provisional official statistical data, more than 2.5 million arrivals and more than 6 million overnight stays were recorded in the first half of 2019, which is 6 % more compared to 2018 in arrivals and 4 % more in …

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Finding a suitable house or apartment for buying or renting

Stoja Trade Real Estate Agency Finding a suitable house or apartment for buying or renting on a mid and long-term basis in Slovenia was not easy especially in the early 90’s. Long-term rental options, particularly outside the main tourist centers, were rare. Real estate market has changed significantly in recent years. For newcomers to Slovenia, …

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Marjan Batagelj / director of Postojna Cave Park

Postojna Cave has become one of the top touris tourist destinations Source: THE Slovenia Book 2017 With the Postojna Cave celebrating their 39-millionth visitor in 2019, ensuring that the caves are kept in their pristine condition while continuing the Postojna Cave Park’s exponential growth as a tourist destination might seem daunting. Luckily, the director of the …

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Slovenia Wonders

The Slovenia Wonders project The Slovenia Wonders project is based around the development of an integrated tourism project (ITP) that will present the best of Slovenia all in one convenient destination for both foreign tourists and locals. Visitors will literally be able to feel Slovenia through all five senses at a single location, as well as find …

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AirPod Smart Napping Pod

Slovenia’s smart napping pod coming at the European airports AIRPOD is Slovenian company which is developing an advanced napping pod with incorporated smart functions packed in the eye-catching design, offering complete privacy – AirPod Smart Napping Pod. They are creating a product by implementing the advantages of high technology with a purpose to serve people …

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New flight / july 2019: London Heathrow – Ljubljana

From the 15th of July to the 2nd of September 2019 The long awaited flight connection between London Heathrow and Slovenia’s capital city, Ljubljana, will run from the 15th of July to the 2nd of September with a flight time of just 2 hours, 20 minutes. Growth in numbers of the British travelleres visiting Slovenia, …

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Aleš Kristančič – The artist of Goriška Brda

The man behind Movia The man behind Movia, Aleš Kristančič, has been described as ‘the wine ge-nius of Slovenia, ‘star of the Slovenian wine scene’, ‘a visionary’, ‘a genuine and complete showman’, ‘intensely focused, passionate and unpredictable at once’ and ‘oddly loveable’ – and that was only in a single article from Food & Wine …

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Ana Roš / The World’s Best Female Chef / No. 38 of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants

Ana Roš is the amazing chef of Hiša Franko, who together with her husband Valter Kramar, who manages the front of house and is the restaurant’s sommelier, has turned a traditional country inn that Valter’s parents used to run into a world class fine dining restaurant and guesthouse that is helping put Slovenia on the …

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Slovenia is Crypto Country

Bitcoin.com Mini-Documentary A short new documentary on Bitcoin.com’s Youtube channel highlights the thriving cryptocurrency ecosystem in Slovenia. The video features some of the places where you can pay with bitcoin cash (BCH), different Slovenian startups developing technologies for the market, as well as Roger Ver going shopping to test out the country’s now famous crypto-friendly …

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​Romerquelle Relive – Non carbonated natural mineral water

Need to fresh up? Check out Römerquelle new flavour! A charming feeling of carbonated and non-carbonated natural mineral water. Relive the senses with the water of Römerquelle. From now on, the popular refreshing Römerquelle Emotion is also available in a new exciting taste – flavor of blackberries and limes. Strawberries in combination with a refreshing lime …

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Plastika Skaza winner of the award for innovations 2019

Plastics maker Plastika Skaza honoured by German business Ljubljana, 5 June 2019 – Plastika Skaza, a fast-growing maker of plastic products, is this year’s winner of the award for innovations given out by the Slovenian-German Chamber of Commerce. The company was honoured for its focus on synergies, sustainable development and corporate social responsibility. Plastika Skaza …

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Slovenia’s Smart Factory demonstration center opens

2 promote research of various Industry 4.0 Ljubljana, 4 June 2019 – The Ljubljana Faculty of Mechanical Engineering launched the country’s first Smart Factory demonstration centre on Tuesday. The facility will promote research of various Industry 4.0 technologies, which will ease companies’ digital transformation and thus improve their competitiveness. Niko Herakovič, who has come up …

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Puklavec & friends wines – the biggest winery in north-east Slovenia

13 million EUR turnover, half a million profit Puklavec Family Wines, the biggest winery in north-east Slovenia, turned the first profit last year after nearly a decade of intense investing. Director Mitja Herga calls it a breakthrough. The company has around 170 employees and runs wineries in Ormož and Ljutomer under the Puklavec Family Wines brand. …

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Hurra Studios’ Little Heroes is Start-up of the 2019

Creating personalised children’s books Maribor, 21 May – The company Hurra Studios’ Little Heroes start-up project, creating personalised children’s books, was declared the Slovenian start-up of the year at a ceremony during the Podim start-up conference in Maribor. Little Heroes’s customers can choose the name, gender and appearance of their protagonists as well as the …

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Business Angels’ time to shine in Slovenia

Published on 29/04/2019 Tax incentives for business angels and other private investors going into an investment cycle could redefine the innovation environment for start-up companies in Slovenia. “It is not in itself logical that private investors invest in riskier and less predictable start-up companies. To encourage them, there should be systemic incentives from the state,” …

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Slovenian Incoming Workshop – SIW 2019

Slovenian Incoming Workshop (SIW) is the flagship B2B tourism event in Slovenia which offers time-efficient meetings with renowned Slovenian tourism providers. SIW is the perfect opportunity to establish and strengthen business partnerships between foreign tour operators and tour agencies and the representatives of Slovenian tourism industry. Slovenian Tourist Board was extremely proud to host in …

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Design Talks: Q&A Tokio Furniture & Lighting

Gorazd Malačič, founder and creative director of a contemporary, forward-looking design brand, named Tokio. The brand and Gorazd, they focus on technically well-crafted design products for today’s thinking individual that likes to see their surroundings furnished with an eye to the future. Number of pieces produced: several hundred, according to my quick guess 300. Establisehd in: 2011. Futuristic why: …

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