Invest in Slovakia Seminar

World Affairs Council premises, 325 N. Saint Paul St, Suite 4200, Dallas, TX, 75201
Free of charge
Please make your reservation at: balintova@sario.sk or call Ms K. Balintova at, +421 258 260 211

Slovakia: America’s friend, partner and ally in Europe, is putting exceptional emphasis on driving business relations between our two countries. In 2011 we began to strengthen ties between both countries by organizing an investment road-show across the US in four cities. In 2012 we are taking the next steps. In March we will open the Slovak Technology Incubator in Palo Alto where eight of Slovakia’s top young tech companies will be sent this year. Later on in the year we will open SARIO’s first international office in Dallas, Texas.

We firmly believe that Slovakia is the best gateway for US companies who want to operate in the European Union. Along with the unparalleled support US companies will receive when looking to do business in the country, it is important to note that Slovakia also has the highest projected GDP growth in the Eurozone for 2012 and is one of only a few countries located in Central and Eastern Europe to have the Euro.

I look forward to welcoming you to the ‘Invest in Slovakia’ seminar and doing business with you in Europe.

Robert Simoncic
CEO, Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency



Preliminary Programme

11.30 – 13.15    Presentations & Discussion
Official Opening
James Falk, President & CEO World Affairs Council

Clint McDonnough, Ernst & Young LLP, Dallas Office Managing Partner

Welcome Note
Peter Burian, Ambassador of the Slovak Republic to the United States       
CEE Region Overview       

Slovakia, a Place to Do Business
Robert Simoncic, CEO of Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency (SARIO)

American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) Perspective    

Case Study I (Fortune 100 US company)

Case Study II (Fortune 100 US company)  
Questions & Answers

Complimentary lunch buffet served during the presentations