The Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency (SARIO) received the award for the best investment agency in the region of Central and Eastern Europe, and Turkey at the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) held on May 8-10, 2023 in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates.In its 11 years of existence, AIM has established itself as a leading platform in the Middle East region that seeks to stimulate positive transformation by creating investment opportunities, promoting solidarity, and developing economic relations between countries.State representatives at the level of ministries, government institutions, small and medium enterprises, startups, and investors discussed investment trends and strategies. The aim of the event was to give participants an overview of a wide range of topics including fintech, blockchain, and sustainable investing, provide an opportunity to gain a competitive advantage in a rapidly changing investment environment and promote sustainable economic growth, diversity, and prosperity. The importance of key investment opportunities and projects for local and international economic growth was emphasized by Egon Zorád, Director of the Foreign Trade Department of SARIO, during the panel discussion Creating Resilient Supply Chains to Enhance Growth Opportunities.Speakers in the discussion agreed on the growing importance of creating resilient supply chains and new infrastructure amid ongoing economic stress, the need for investment in innovative technologies, and the emerging space for new industries. The AIM Awards Ceremony was also held as part of the program. The SARIO agency won the award for the best investment agency for the region of Central, and Eastern Europe, and Turkey. The victory of the SARIO agency represents an award for excellent work in attracting foreign investments to Slovakia, at the same time a commitment to attract new investments to Slovakia and to support Slovakia's investment and business potential even more effectively.