Cooperation Events

Cooperation events organised by the SARIO agency are a unique international platform to connect Slovak and foreign entrepreneurs with potential business partners, representatives of relevant institutions, representatives of chambers of commerce and unions, as well as representatives of the academic community. 

These events provide besides business-to-business negotiations and networking an attractive accompanying program, expert discussions about current challenges and advances in industry, about advanced technologies, good examples from the practic, an opportunity to get involved in global supply chains through customized sourcing and also individual consultations of SARIO consultants and professional partners.

In EXPO section partners and participants present examples of innovative technologies, solutions and projects related to the theme of the event.

The uniqueness of the events are managed bilateral negotiations managed via registration-matching portal SARIO, which allows registered participants to plan meetings according to individual needs and cooperation profiles. At the same time, it provides the opportunity to arrange other meetings right on the spot and during the event.

The SARIO agency organized cooperation events from 2007 to 2021 under the name Slovak Matchmaking Fair. In 2022, the concept of the event underwent a redesign of the structure, visuals and name.

From 2023, we are preparing two events a year. Smaller spring ones under the name International Business Day, oriented to a specific sector or selected countries and for practical useful information directly from the territory.

A key event is organized by the SARIO agency in the fall, under the name Slovak Industry Vision Day. It is focused on the current topic of the industry communicated in the form of panel discussions, the presentation of specific stories of successful companies, but also specific exhibits of the EXPO part. Bilateral negotiations, networking and consultation presentation stands of expert partners in the field of territorial information, financing, drawing funds from calls and funds, export support services, investment assistance, etc. are also included.

SARIO cooperation events are held under the auspices of the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic.

Contact: matchmaking@sario.sk


Slovak Industry Vision Day 2023 | Sustainable Industry


International Business Day 2023

International Business Day was held in cooperation with the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Bratislava and the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic. The event welcomed 151 companies, which had more than 500 mutual negotiations on future business cooperation planned throughout the day. In addition to more than a hundred Slovak companies and the numerously represented Czech Republic, the event was also attended by companies from ten other countries around the world.

Slovak Industry Vision Day 2022

The international business forum Slovak Industry VISION Day was dedicated to Industry 5.0 - opportunities, inspirations and business negotiations. Thematically, it reflected on the current situation and in an attractive way supported the development of industry, the growth of the competitiveness of our companies and the economy, and provided a presentation space for both beginners and experienced innovators.

The business forum offered a space for networking for almost 200 registered companies from fourteen countries, new opportunities for cooperation, professional discussions on attractive topics such as reducing energy costs for production, the use of artificial intelligence in energy, the use of drones in industry, and opportunities for Slovak companies to be involved in the space sector and ESA projects. A total of 546 B2B meetings were held and a managed sourcing of potential suppliers for Volvo Car Košice was carried out. Slovak companies could also obtain specific information about the projects of the Recovery and Resilience Plan, about projects of the Norwegian Funds in Slovakia, as well as about sustainable financing.

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Slovak Matchmaking Fair Nitra 2022

SMF hosted a conference for the professional and lay public, New dimension of industrial resilience. Representatives of 51 companies and institutions and representatives of economic diplomacy met to complete three dozen B2B negotiations. Consultants of the SARIO agency and representatives of the event's partners provided individual consultations in the area of foreign trade support, state aid, supported participation in fairs and exhibitions, and export financing.

2021 Bratislava (online)

Number of companies: 181

Theme: Intelligent technologies in business processes — the way to innovative flexibility

2021 Bratislava (online)

Number of companies: 116

Theme: Modern Industry — How advances in smart technology adoption and a new economic phase affect the region's transformation

2020 Bratislava (online)

Number of companies: 102

Theme: Champions of the Slovak industry

Slovak Matchmaking Fair BRATISLAVA 2019

Slovak Matchmaking Fair NITRA 2019

Slovak Matchmaking Fair BRATISLAVA 2018 
VIDEO 2018

Slovak Matchmaking Fair NITRA 2018 

Slovak Matchmaking Fair KOSICE 2017

Slovak Matchmakinf Fair BRATISLAVA 2017

Slovak Matchmaking Fair NITRA 2017

Slovak Matchmaking Fair BRATISLAVA 2016

International Engineering Cooperation Day Nitra 2016

International Engineering Cooperation Day 2015

SARIO Business Link - Solutions for Construction 2015