Investment Seminar in Switzerland

Friday, 29. June 2012

Slovak Agency for Investment and Trade Development (SARIO) promoted our country this week in Switzerland. SARIO successfully organized an investment seminar in Zurich to promote the friendly business environment of Slovakia within the Swiss companies, banks and other institutions. The seminar brought altogether the attention of 60 participants.


“Due to the growing interest of Swiss companies in Slovakia, evidenced by the companies like Schindler and Vetropack, SARIO took the opportunity to prepare the investment seminar and meet with prospective new investors,” said Glen Farrell, Advisor to SARIO CEO.


SARIO 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. The success story of Swiss investors in Slovakia was presented by Jurgen Kastle, Managing Director EBI Works, Schindler.


“We decided to expand our activities in Slovakia for various reasons. I would highlight the political stability, qualified workforce, costs of labor, land and possibility to attain the investment incentives. There is a good business environment in Slovakia, we can speak openly. For Schindler, Slovakia is a win-win situation. We very much appreciate the SARIO services in the process of state aid application,“said Jurgen Kastle.


The investment seminar was prepared in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce Switzerland - Central Europe SEC, the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Bern, the Embassy of Switzerland in Bratislava, the Honorary Consulate General and Mattig Management Partners.


SARIO strives to become a modern investment and trade promotion agency, which will be seen by foreign investors and domestic partners as a vehicle for growth and innovation in the SR. SARIO wants to facilitate the development of Slovak economy by attracting new investment and trade promotion, which would result in new jobs and raising living standards in Slovakia.