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28
Dec
About Activ
RISING ABOVE CHALLENGES: Year of resilient growth and milestones

As we bid farewell to 2023,  we reflect on a year marked by challenges, growth, and significant accomplishments. Despite a complex business climate, with inflation and supply chain disruptions impacting our ongoing projects and geopolitical tensions slowing new developments in Southeast Europe, we’ve successfully navigated the stormy energy sector and achieved gratifying outcomes.

Let us share some of our highlights of 2023:

👉 New partnership with Aalborg Energie Technik a/s: This collaboration enables us to offer innovative solutions in biomass energy and decarbonization, playing a crucial role in the energy sector.

👉 Significant projects in Serbia – FGD Plant at Nikola Tesla B and FGD Palnt at Nikola Tesla A: Our commitment to reducing sulfur dioxide emissions aligns with European standards. We’re proud of the extraordinary dedication and synchronized efforts of our teams, overcoming obstacles to deliver remarkable results.

👉 International presence: Our participation in several enlightening international events has led to the establishment of new business relationships, expanding our global footprint.

👉 Team building: We’ve strengthened the bond within the Activ team, identifying opportunities for improvement. This has led to increased motivation and enhanced collaboration among our employees.

As we turn the page to 2024, we carry with us the lessons learned, the successes achieved, and the relationships forged.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to our partners, clients and the incredible Activ team for making this year a memorable one.

Here’s to a prosperous and successful 2024!


18
Dec
About Activ
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Please note that our office will be closed from 25.12.2023 to 05.01.2024.

From 08.01.2024, we are happy to be there for you again!

Sincerely,

Your Activ Team


3
Nov
About Activ
As President of the Slovenian Business Association Carinthia, our CEO, Benjamin Wakounig, is in favour of a Koralm intercity railway station Kühnsdorf/Klopeiner See

Benjamin Wakounig sees the Koralm railway as an enormous opportunity for the region.

The logistics hub at LCA-Süd in Fürnitz will be strengthened by the connection with the Koralm railway, especially for goods handling and customs clearance from the port of Trieste. The double-track extension of the Ljubljana-Koper and Celje-Bleiburg railway lines promotes the connection to the Koralm Railway.

Wakounig emphasises the importance of better integration of the municipalities and advocates the establishment of an intercity railway station in Kühnsdorf/Klopeiner See in order to strengthen the region of Southern Carinthia, especially in tourism and freight transport.🚂🌍✨

Read more in the article from Wirtschaftsstandort Kärnten:

Große Bedeutung für die Logistik


13
Oct
About Activ
Austria Connect Southeast Europe 2023 Conference

🙋‍♀️ Activ attened the Surprisingly Ingenious – Austria Connect Southeast Europe 2023 conference, an event that serves as the region’s premier networking platform, uniting Austrian companies with their counterparts in neighboring nations.

👏 The collaboration between Austria and Slovenia stands as a shining example of the boundless potential inherent in cross-border cooperation. In Slovenia alone, around 1,300 Austrian companies have established their presence, collectively providing employment to approximately 22,000 Slovenes.

👉 This conference served as a demonstration of successful collaboration with the Western Balkans, highlighting the need to infuse optimism into our connections and cast aside any hesitations.

💡 Encouraging the interconnectedness of shared interests among nations is essential for regional progress. Events like these are not only opportunities for forging new partnerships, they are also platforms for cultivating new friendships that can pave the way for future collaborations.

We’re excited about the possibilities that lie ahead and look forward to fostering more collaborations and connections in this dynamic region. 🌐 🤝


9
Aug
About Activ
“Together.We help.”

Dear visitor of our website,

Slovenia and Austria have unfortunately been affected by devastating floods in recent days!

In addition to human suffering and the destruction of properties, natural disasters also affected too many operations of companies and wider economic development of the entire region.

SGZ (Slovenian Economic Association in Austria) immediately set up a humanitarian campaign called ‘Together.We help.*’, with the aim of collecting financial resources to help those affected by the floods in Slovenia and Austria as much as we can.

If you’re willing to support this cause and lend a helping hand, please follow the instructions and make a donation to the SGZ bank account.

Every donation, no matter the size, will directly contribute to the relief and rehabilitation efforts in the affected areas.

Here are the details to make your contribution:

𝗥𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗽𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁: SGZ – ‘Skupno. Pomagamo. / Gemeinsam. Helfen.’

𝗜𝗕𝗔𝗡: AT04 3910 0014 0003 2441

𝗕𝗜𝗖: VSGKAT2K

Let’s stand together and show the strength of compassion and solidarity. Your support matters and by joining hands, we will help restore hope and rebuild communities. Together we will make a difference!

👉https://www.sgz.at/news/detail/sl/skupno.pomagamo.-gemeinsam.helfen

👉https://www.sgz.at/news/detail/de/skupno.pomagamo.-gemeinsam.helfen

*‘Skupaj.Pomagamo. / Gemeinsam.Helfen.’


12
Jul
About Activ
Women business delegation in Ljubljana 👩‍💼💼

Our Activ team member, Mateja Cmager, had a chance to attend a women business delegation in Ljubljana the previous week, organised by SGZ – Slovenska gospodarska zveza v Celovcu / Slowenischer Wirtschaftsverband Kärnten, and meet some truly amazing and successful women in business. She shared with us some insights from the event. 👇

Director of the Center of Business Excellence at Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, mag. Monika Lapanja, and MBA programme manager, Maja Kožuh (Urh), introduced the attendees to the issue of cultural differences by conducting a BaFa BaFa simulation.

It was eye-opening to see how culture impacts our personal and work environments, reminding us of the importance of reflecting on our own behaviour and attitudes towards others.🤝

🌍Embracing diversity is crucial in our work environment!

Attendees also had the pleasure of hearing from Alesa Mizigoj, the First Lady and driving force behind Medex d.o.o.🐝 Under her exceptional leadership, Medex has become one of Europe’s top manufacturers of food supplements based on bee products and other natural ingredients.🌿

Feedback from our colleague who attended the event made us think, more than ever, what a major impact on economic development, presence of women in business has.

👉Despite major progress there are still some challenges that women in business face, as many of them have pointed out, such as limited access to finance, the stereotypes and prejudices associated with female business leadership, difficulty in navigating business and family life, lack of mentoring support and mentoring opportunities, …

At Activ, we’re fully committed to supporting women’s entrepreneurship. We’re determined to set new standards and empower the next generation of women in business, which is reflected in the representation of women in various workplaces in Activ.💪

Together, let’s create an environment that fosters equal opportunities and amplifies the voices of talented women across all industries.🌟🔊


7
Jun
About Activ Project Managemnet
🌍 Activ explores new opportunities for cooperation in North Macedonia and Kosovo 🤝

Activ team took part in an economic delegation in North Macedonia and Kosovo from May 30th to June 2nd.🗓
During the delegation, we had the privilege to interact with distinguished guests including Ambassador Dr. Georg Woutsas, Macedonian Government Advisor Mr. Johannes Heidecker, Mr. Jürgen Schreder and Mr. Wilhelm Nest from Advantage Austria.

Although the industrial sector in these countries is still developing, the inflow of foreign investment is effectively strengthening their economies.📈
Moreover, in order to ensure sustainable growth independent of foreign investment, the government has announced investment projects worth approximately €4 billion for the period from 2022 to 2026, mainly in the renewable energy and environmental technology sectors.🔋

There is a strong interest in the Green Agenda in the Balkan countries. Especially in North Macedonia and Kosovo, which committed to implementing the Green Agenda at the Sofia Summit in November 2020.

👉Activ has attracted a lot of interest in these markets as a company that promotes cutting-edge technologies in the renewable energy sector.

We look forward to establishing new relationships with potential partners and chambers of commerce in North Macedonia and Kosovo. 👏


22
Mar
About Activ
A successful team building. Everyone had a great time.🙌🏼

The guide of our team building last weekend was a quote by Michael Jordan: ‘Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.’

Our team building for Activ Graz and Activ Belgrade took place in hotel Pupin, Novi Sad, Serbia.

The main objectives of our team building were:
🔴 to create a common understanding of corporate identity,
🔴 to strengthen the sense of togetherness,
🔴 to get closer to the company’s strategy and goals,
🔴 to identify opportunities for improvement.

We believe that these kind of activities can improve communication and planning skills and increase employee motivation and collaboration. Fun activities help people connect and see each other in a different light.

As can be seen from the photos, the teambuilding was more than a success, with all employees leaving with a smile on their face. 😁

 

 


20
Dec
About Activ
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Please note that our office will be closed from 26.12.2022 to 06.01.2023.

From 09.01.2023, we are happy to be there for you again!

 


14
Dec
About Activ
We are proud of the achievement of our director Benjamin Wakounig

On Tuesday, 13 December 2022, a historic signing took place in Lipica, Slovenia, where the Slovenian Minority Economy Organisations in Austria, Italy, Hungary and Croatia signed an MoU with the Ministers Matjaž Han and Matej Arčon from the Slovenian government. This will further deepen and strengthen the cooperation of the Republic of Slovenia with the signatory organizations in the field of economy.

Our Director Benjamin Wakounig signed the MoU in his function as President of the Slovenian Business Association in Austria.


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