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Participation in the Koper/Trieste economic delegation 12.-13.5.22

The Austrian Carinthian Chamber of Commerce (WKK) and the Slovenian Business Association in Klagenfurt (SGZ) with an emphasis on logistics in the Alpine-Adriatic region, organized a visit to the ports of Koper and Trieste and the logistics center Fürnitz/Brnca in Austria.

The ports of the northern Adriatic are an important transport hub for intercontinental, long sea, and short and medium routes from the Mediterranean to China and are essential for the import-export economy.

The advantage of such meetings is that we can always contribute to new networking, potential cooperation as well as new perspectives. Networking with colleagues throughout Slovenia is of great importance because it contributes to the exchange of ideas, and motivation and encourages creative and perspective thinking.

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Olympic gold – congratulations to Janja Garnbret!

Janja Garnbret once again confirmed her absolute dominance in women’s sport climbing. The Slovenian took first place in two of the three combination disciplines at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, putting herself at the top of the podium with an Olympic gold medal.

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International cooperation in the energy sector

On Wednesday, 28 April 2021, the cooperation agreement between the Slovenian Business Association Carinthia (SGZ) and the Slovenian Energy Association (SZE) was signed at the Government’s Office of the Republic of Slovenia for Slovenians Abroad.

The following persons were present at the signing ceremony: prof. dr. Alojz Poredoš, President of the SZE, dr. Franc Žlahtič, SZE Board Member, KR Benjamin Wakounig, President of the SGZ and Vesna Hodnik Nikolic, MBA, SGZ-office.

With the agreement, the organisations laid the foundation for cooperation between energy companies, energy experts and the members of both organisations who are active in the energy sector. Furthermore, the signing of the agreement is an important step towards intensifying cross-border activities in the energy sector, which plays an important function in the development strategies of both countries.

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Please note that our office will be closed from 23.12.2019 to 06.01.2020.

From 07.01.2020, we are happy to be there for you again!

Your ACTIV Team

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Janja Garnbret once again Sportswoman of the Year

For the second time in a row, climber Janja Garnbret is Slovenia’s Sportswoman of the Year. 105 members of the Slovenian Sports Journalists’ Association voted in the election.

We congratulate Janja Garnbret on being honoured with such award and wish her much continued success.

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Network expansion in Kosovo

According to the Austrian Economic Chambers (WKO), economic growth in Kosovo is estimated at 4.0% in 2019 and 4.5% in 2020. Growth sectors continue to be construction and services, banks, insurance, mobile telephony and ICT. Market opportunities for Austrian companies exist primarily in the areas of transport infrastructure, environmental technology, energy, agriculture and IT.

On 09 – 11 October 2019 the Economic Mission “Business Opportunities Kosovo” took place in Priština (Kosovo). The event was organized by the Economic Chamber of Carinthia (WKK) in cooperation with the Slovenian Business Association (SGZ). The delegation led by the WKK President Jürgen Mandl and the SGZ President KommR. Benjamin Wakounig was received among others by the President of the Kosovo Chamber of Commerce Berat Rukiqi. In addition, company presentations and B2B discussions with local companies were held.

By participating in the economic mission, ACTIV was able to expand its network and pursue goals such as raising awareness and accelerating activities on the Kosovar market.



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Slovenia and Japan discuss economic cooperation

The Embassy of Japan in Slovenia, in cooperation with the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology of Slovenia, public agency SPIRIT Slovenia, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia and JETRO, has organized a business forum on 03-04 October 2019 in order to provide the latest business environment information on Slovenia to Japanese companies. As representative of the global company Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. and a company with many years of experience in the Slovenian market, ACTIV acted as a networker at the event.

The Republic of Slovenia has been a member of the EU since 2004 and of the Eurozone since 2007. It has been recording high economic growth rates (4.5% of GDP in 2018). The Government of Slovenia has also been attaching great importance to attracting investment from the priority markets, including Japan. The forum has introduced the advantages of Slovenia, including its strategic location and highly qualified labour force. Further, the participants could attend B2B meetings.

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Janja Garnbret wins third gold medal in Japan

The Slovenian successfully defended her combined title to win her third gold medal of the International Federation of Sport Climbing World Championships in Japan.

We congratulate Janja Garnbret on this extraordinary performance and wish her much continued success.

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Janja Garnbret takes Double Gold in Japan

Slovenian climbing phenomenon Janja Garnbret has successfully defended her title of bouldering World Champion, taking gold at the championships in Japan’s Hachioji on 13th August 2019 and added a lead title on 15th August 2019. The 20-year-old, who won all six bouldering events of this year’s World Cup season, has become the first female climber to complete the bouldering and lead double at the IFSC Climbing World Championships.

The outstanding performances of the sport climber Janja Garnbret fill us as a sponsor with great pride and at the same time are an incentive for us for further pioneering projects. We congratulate Janja Garnbret and wish her much continued success.

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Carinthian human rights prize for Bovec Summer School and major successes for the sport climber Janja Garnbret

We see ourselves as a company with a regional and supraregional responsibility. Every year, in line with this guiding principle, we support projects in the fields of education, culture and sport as a sponsor and patron. We would now like to use the new year as an opportunity to highlight two projects that posted remarkable successes in 2018.

The bilateral OeAD Summer School is held every year in Bovec in Slovenia under the leadership of university professor Prof. Dr. Vladimir Wakounig from the University of Klagenfurt. Participants from Austria, Italy, Croatia and Slovenia learn the languages that give the people in this multilingual region a local affinity and a linguistic and cultural identity. Bovec Summer School is a peace project that celebrated its 25-year anniversary in 2018 and has now been presented with the human rights prize of the province of Carinthia.

Nineteen-year-old Janja Garnbret is a Slovenian sport climber who began her career at the age of 14 and had her first successes at various youth championships early on. In 2016 and 2017, she dominated the competitions of the International Federation of Sport Climbing. At the World Cups, Garnbret came in the first three 18 times; and of these, she came first twelve times alone and came first in the overall rankings twice in succession. In September 2018, she became world champion in bouldering and combined. She was also voted Sportswoman of the Year in Slovenia in mid-December 2018.

The outstanding performances of the University of Klagenfurt and of the sport climber Janja Garnbret fill us as a sponsor with great pride and at the same time are an incentive for us for further pioneering projects. We congratulate both winners and wish them much continued success.

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