Slovak Matchmaking Fair Košice 2017

Hotel DoubleTree by Hilton Košice, Slovakia
matchmaking@sario.sk Naďa Hladká T: +421 2 5826 0321, M: +421 910828227, E: nada.hladka@sario.sk
Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency SARIO invites you to the international cooperation event from the series  SARIO Business Link - Slovak Matchmaking Fair Košice 2017, which will take place on October 30, 2017 in Košice, under the auspices of Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic. 

Slovak Matchmaking Fair (SKB) is the international event focused on bilateral negotiations of companies to present their partneship offers, available production capacities or joint-venture offers. 

The Slovak Matchmaking Fair is the largest international
business–to– business (B2B) event organized by the Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency (SARIO) in Slovakia. This event focuses on bilateral talks of the individual companies as well as the presentation of subcontracting partnership offers, tenders, available production capacities, joint ventures creation demands with foreign partners and search for cooperation partners especially in the fields of:

  • automotive,
  • engineering,
  • energy ICT,
  • logistics R&D,
  • innovations,
  • and others 
Why participate? 
Individual pre-planned schedule of B2B meetings with the history of 10 years of satisfied participants. You get the chance to find new business opportunities and partners from Slovakia and abroad in one day and in one place and informal networking during whole day

Attractive accompanying program -
Expert panel discussion        
How to develop a new industrial core of Europe
Expert conference on development and potential of interconnection between the Slovak and Hungarian industries, with an emphasis on the expansion also on the wider international scene.
Panel 1
Synergy of neighbors' cooperation
Image of industrial cooperation in Hungary and Slovakia, discussion of top industry representatives of both countries on synergies in key sectors.
Exclusive speakers:
Levente Magyar, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Hungary
Vojtech Ferencz, State Secretary of Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic 

Panel 2
Lines of force in the new center of European automotive
The automotive industry in Slovakia and Hungary is the core of the economies of both countries and continues to develop. However, the potential of cooperation between Slovak and Hungarian companies does not end with the growth of mutual supply networks of components and modules.
Exlusive speakers:
Juraj Sinay, President of Automotive Industry Association of the Slovak Republic
Milan Šlachta, Representative of Bosch Group in Czech Republic and Slovakia
Tamás Csabai, Cluster manager of North Hungarian Automotive Cluster 
Radoslav Pastorák, Representative of Minebea Slovakia, General Manager 
Balázs Kiss, head of division of automotive industry at MNKH 

Panel 3
Innovation potential of automotive regions
The pressure to accelerate the innovation cycle in many industrial sectors no longer concerns only industrial products and their parts.
It grows into a number of sophisticated industrial services and also intervenes with other industries.
Exclusive speakers: 
Stanislav Kmeť, Technical University of Kosice, V.C. (Vice-Chancellor)
Oto Pisoň, SARIO, Investment projects Dpt. 
Štefan Hedvig, LEYARD
Kata Pál, Bay Zoltan Research Center, Head of International Business Development 
Péter Zai, Technoplast Group, Director


7:00am - 9:00am   Registration  
9:00am - 9:30am   Opening ceremony

9:30am - 10:00am Coffee break 

10:00 am- 12:30  Expert panel discussion How to develop a new industrial core of Europe

          10:00am -10:30am Panel 1. Synergy of neighbors' cooperation
          10:30am -11:25am  Panel 2. Lines of force in the new center of European automotive  
          11:35am- 12:30 Panel 3. Innovation potential of automotive regions

10:30am-12:00 B2B negotiations according to pre-planned schedules

11:45am - 1:45pm   Lunch

2:00pm- 2:30pm Opening ceremony of the negotiation part of the event with the signing of the Protocol of the Slovak-Hungarian Joint Commission with the participation of the Ministers of Slovakia and Hungary

2:30pm - 6:00pm  B2B meetings

6:00 pm   Dinner 

As a part of the Košice 2017 event, SARIO agency, in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy and the Hungarian National Trading House, invite you to the Slovak-Hungarian Business Forum, that is organized within the 3rd Session of Slovak-Hungarian Joint Commission for Issues of Economic Cooperation.
In order to participate in the Slovak-Hungarian Business Forum, it is necessary to register for the Slovak Matchmaking Fair through the registration form.


Registration deadline October 16, 2017!
Please be aware that the accepted registration and following participation at the scheduled negotiations is binding!

Participants of SKB KE have an special price at the Hilton Hotel.  Book directly across the hotel's website through the booking form: https://www.doubletree-kosice.com/accommodation-booking-en/
in the text box you need to enter the code: "SKB KE"

SKB prices to:
single / double room     79 €
breakfast                         16 €
city ​​tax person / night 1,50 € 

Contact : matchmaking@sario.sk
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