Investment seminar in Ireland - "Doing Business in the Heart of Europe - Finding New Opportunities in Slovakia and Czechia"

On Thursday, 26 September 2019, an investment seminar "Doing Business in the Heart of Europe - Finding New Opportunities in Slovakia and Czechia" was held at the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Dublin in cooperation with SARIO. In times of growing business tensions, Slovakia and the Czech Republic remain a risk-free destination for investment and trade.

The event was opened by Oľga Nachtmanová, State Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic. The participants were acquainted with the economic environment of the Slovak Republic by Dominik Susa, Director of Investment Projects Department agency SARIO, introduced the strongest sectors of the economy and drew attention to the benefits of investing in Slovakia. His presentation was heard by approximately 40 Irish entrepreneurs, while the potential of Slovakia was also confirmed by another presenter - Mr. Donal Greene from Innovatrics, who summed up the positive development of the Slovak business environment from the perspective of a private company. Mr. Erik Bolebruch, UK and Ireland officer from CzechInvest, presented the economic information about the Czech Republic.
 
Last but not least, the words of the Ambassador of the Slovak Republic in Dublin, Igor Pokojný, resonated with a view to the need to increase economic cooperation of our countries, especially during the Brexit period. Lorraine Higgins' new Honorary Consul of the Slovak Republic in Galway expressed she would try to make Slovak - Irish relations more intensive and spread awareness of Slovakia in Ireland. At the end of the event, the participants had the opportunity to hear the story of the successful Slovak company SINO in the field of information technology directly from his director Mr. Stanislav Chlepko.
The investment seminar thus provided an opportunity to explore the potential of the Slovak and Czech Republic, countries with economic stability, a highly-skilled workforce, as well as their ability to innovate and introduce new technologies.