Slovak Matchmaking Fair Nitra 2017

On May 24, 2017 the Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency (SARIO) organized a second international co-operation event from the SARIO BUSINESS LINK 2017 series – Slovak Matchmaking Fair NITRA 2017 within the 24th International Machinery Fair in Nitra. The Slovak Matchmaking Fair NITRA 2017 has provided 84 companies with opportunities to present their production portfolio, establish new business contacts and interact with potential partners during 312 pre-planned B2B negotiations.

The Spanish company GESTAMP, which announced the investment and the new plant for aluminum components at Nitra this year, used this opportunity for sourcing of its potential suppliers.

"The engineering industry has a strong position and tradition in Slovakia. By GDP creation or the potential to create new jobs it is one of the key pillars of the Slovak economy. I am convinced that today's bilateral negotiations will open new and tangible activities in the expansion of production-cooperation relations, especially during the period of the recession of the world economy, and will present one tool for its overcoming, " Robert Šimončič, SARIO CEO said in his welcome address.

Expert Panel Discussion How Smart Industry Changes Traditional Engineering chaired by Martin Jesný with the experts in this topic: Alexei Beljajev (ZSP SR), Peter Pataky (Matador), Martin Morháč (Sova Digital) and Emil Fitoš (Atos IT Solutions and Services) . They discussed current topics: Effective operation of presses for lightweight materials in the automotive industry, As modern materials move welding to bonding, Automatic Linked Technology goes on in products and on lines, Data Management in Intelligent Engineering and along with audience discussed the needs of expert education of secondary school students and university students according to the needs of the economy and companies in Slovakia.

The added value of the event was the presentation of projects by Slovak designers - BRUTAL sports mini-series car and the racecar STUBA GREEN TEAM, or a virtual training project from ATOS IT Services & Solutions. The exhibits were not only in the focus of attention but moreover the companies involved also brought many constructive and expert discussions and networking.

Slovak companies received information on how to use the means and forms of innovation support through programs:


National project of the SIEA agency funded by the EU Regional Development Fund through the Operational Program Research and Innovation

SARIO's cooperation events during the International Engineering Fair in the 8 years since its inception have so far brought the possibility of introducing and linking its business and production potential with foreign companies and investors to hundreds of Slovak companies. For SARIO, it is key to meet one of its strategic goals, which is to involve Slovak companies in the supply chain of investors, large companies and to provide a platform to support foreign trade and export ambitions of Slovak companies. We thank all partners for their active cooperation.


The next events of the SARIO BUSINESS LINK 2017 series will take place on September 19, 2017 in Bratislava and November 15, 2017 in Košice.
For more information on upcoming events, please visit www.sario.sk.