Economic forum in Dallas, Texas

Tuesday, 04. May 2010

The economic forum focusing on introduction of Slovakia as a country suitable for the foreign investment took place on the occasion of the official opening of the Honorary Consulate of Slovakia in Dallas, Texas. The speeches were delivered by: the State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ms. Algayerová, the Ambassador of the Slovak Republic to the U. S. Mr. Peter Burian, the Executive Director of the AmCham Slovakia Mr. Jake Slegers, the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of U.S. Steel Mr. John H. Goodish, the Vice President of the Dell Strategic Growth Mr. Kip Thompson, and Ernst&Young Partner and Location Leader Mr. Thomas Flannery. The Director of the Foreign Direct Investment Section Ms. Andrea Chovancova introduced current economic situation in Slovakia and introduced available investment incentives for potential investors as well as other SARIO support and development activities. SARIO Cooperation Partner and the Director of Euromeney Institutional Investor, Ms. Katarina Storfer, presented Slovakia by comparing its different indicators with other Eastern and Central European countries, she stressed comparative advantages of Slovakia and also pointed out the positive forecasted growth of the Slovak economy for next years. Ms. Katarina Storfer was one of the organizers of this event. One of the speakers during this official opening was also the U. S. Department of Commerce representative Ms. Kristin Najdi who spoke about positive experiences and suitable economic conditions of Slovakia for FDI. The economic forum received positive response from the participants – potential investors who asked after the seminar about the conditions and options for FDI in Slovakia.