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FDI Conference


28. 01. 2016
“Investing and doing business in Slovakia: What can be done better?”

AmCham Slovakia in cooperation with EY has conducted the 2015 Foreign Direct Investors (FDI) Survey. It will benchmark the results of the 2009 FDI Survey and present the current state of the Slovak business environment from investor’s perspective.

If you wish to take an active part in the conference, please contact Veronika Yorumez,, +421 902 912 000.

Participate and let your voice be heard!

08:30 – 09:00        Registration

09:00 – 09:05        Welcome
  • Mr. Dušan Chrenek – Head of the Representation of the European Commission in Slovakia
  • Mr. Jake Slegers – Executive Director, AmCham Slovakia
09:05 – 09:15        Opening speeches
  • Mr. Miroslav Lajčák – Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the SR
  • Mr. Peter Škodný – Second Vice President, AmCham Slovakia
09:15 – 9:45        Key Note Speech I: Results of the FDI Survey 2015
  • Mr. Matej Bošňák – Country Managing Partner, EY Slovakia
09:45 – 10:45        Panel I - Competitive Workforce – view of Business Services Centers
Topics: 2015 BSC sector overview; Regional/global competition for talent; Education in Slovakia: hard skills vs soft skills; Labor market conditions
  • Mr. Rastislav Chovanec – State Secretary, Ministry of Economy of the SR
  • Mr. Paul Burt – Location Leader and Managing Director, IBM ISC
  • Mr. František Jakab – Director of UCITT, Technical University of Košice
  • Mr. Martin Bednár, Financial Director, DELL
  • Mr. Gabriel Galgóci – Chair, Business Service Center Forum (Moderator)
10:45 – 11:00        Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:00        Panel II - Investing in Slovakia
Topics: Administrative burden; Legal framework; Public administration; Better regulation; Investment barriers
  • Mr. Anton Marcinčin, Advisor to the Minister, Ministry of Finance of the SR
  • Mr. László Baranyay – Vice President, European Investment Bank
  • Ms. Anne Bucher – Deputy Director-General DG ECFIN, European Commission
  • Mr. Matej Bošňák – Country Managing Partner, EY Slovakia
  • Mr. Ján Oravec – President, Entrepreneurs Association of Slovakia
  • Ms. Lívia Vašáková – Economic Counsellor, Representation of the European Commission in Slovakia (Moderator)
 12:00 – 12:20        Key Note Speech II
  • Ms. Ivica Ďuricová – Member of the Board, Young Entrepreneurs Association of Slovakia
12:20 – 13:15        Lunch


Connection magazine report   Format: .pdf, size: 0.54MB Download  
FDI Survey 2015 – Data sheet   Format: .pdf, size: 0.12MB Download  
FDI Survey 2015 – Final Report   Format: .pdf, size: 0.33MB Download  
FDI2016_Conference_Brochure   Format: .pdf, size: 0.64MB Download  
FDI2016_Sponsorship_Opportunities   Format: .pdf, size: 0.15MB Download  
Presentation of Ivica Duricova   Format: .pdf, size: 0.18MB Download  
Presentation of Jan Oravec   Format: .pdf, size: 0.17MB Download  
Presentation of Laszlo Baranyay   Format: .pdf, size: 0.54MB Download  
Presentation of Matej Bosnak   Format: .pdf, size: 3.29MB Download  
Vystupenia M. Lajcaka, MZVEZ   Format: .pdf, size: 0.21MB Download  



Jan 28, 2016  


From 09:00 until 13:30  


Crowne Plaza Hotel, Bratislava


European Commission  

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