Germany Road show


Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency (SARIO) has organized during the roadshow in Germany an investment seminar for Japanese businessmen. The agency presented Slovakia within the project Business Friendly Slovakia, e.g. the advantages of the Slovak business environment, new plans to eliminate administrative burdens, investment opportunities in Slovakia, its labor-market potential as well as the current changes in labor legislation and constantly evolving infrastructure.


SARIO presented Japanese businessmen its goal to attract investors in research and development in line with the strategy of knowledge economy.


"Particular attention will be given to projects which will bring innovation and will include a research component. In these cases we are willing to establish specific conditions and implement pilot projects, " R. Šimončič, CEO SARIO said.


Japanese businessmen were interested in the current political situation in Slovakia, the stability of the euro as well as the planned changes in our tax-system. Toshiaki Nishi, Panasonic Director expressed his satisfaction with the investment in Trstena in Slovakia.


"Slovakia offers us exactly what is the priority for our company: high quality workforce that meets all the essential priorities as precision, responsibility, and hard work. The Slovaks and the Japanese are very similar," Toshiaki Nishi, Panasonic Director said.


The investment seminar was attended by the representatives of Takenaka and Panasonic Electronic Devices Europe. Slovakia was represented by J. Miskov, Minister of Economy of the SR, R. Šimončič, CEO SARIO, A. Gulová,Deputy CEO SARIO and SARIO project managers.


Japanranks among countries with the highest share of foreign investments in Slovakia in terms of jobs created number. In the statistics this country has occupied the fifth place. Also the number of investment projects is interesting – there are almost 20 projects with the total investment volume of more than 200 million euros.