Slovak Matchmaking Fair Nitra 2018

On 23 May 2018, the Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency (SARIO) organized the SARIO Business Link – Slovak Matchmaking Fair Nitra 2018 (SKB). SKB was part of the official accompanying program of the 25th International Engineering Fair in Nitra. The Slovak Matchmaking Fair Nitra 2018 has been one of the largest and most prestigious international business-to-business (B2B) events for Slovak and foreign entrepreneurs in Slovakia for last 12 years.

"SARIO systematically helps Slovak companies to establish themselves in strong foreign competition by providing quality services and organizing also this international networking event. Also thanks to SKB, many foreign companies have discovered Slovakia's potential for business cooperation or for value-added investments, "said Robert Šimončič, SARIO CEO.

The Slovak Matchmaking Fair Nitra 2018 in one day and in one place offered companies again the opportunity to exchange their experience as well as the chance to establish business contacts and engage in the subcontracting chain of a multinational companies.

The Slovak Matchmaking Fair Nitra 2018 has been attended by 87 Slovak companies and 17 companies from 8 countries of the world, including the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, Japan and the USA, and almost 527 pre-planned bilateral negotiations took place in one day.

In addition to export support, the current SKB in Nitra focuses on the potential of Slovak engineering and its downstream production industries. As part of the official professional program, professionals, experts as well as state representatives discussed automotive engineering and mobility of the future, challenges to promote innovation and electro mobility and its impact on transport and industry related to the future development of our economy.

"I am very pleased that this year's Innovation Workshop for Jaguar Land Rover will provide 12 innovative Slovak companies with the opportunity to present their portfolio," said Robert Šimončič, SARIO CEO. Unique exhibits of partners as 3D printer, electric monopost, university projects, also workshops and individual consultations on foreign trade support, state aid, export financing, current calls for support from EU funds or participation in fairs and exhibitions were also taking place through ought the day.

Since its inception, the Slovak Matchmaking Fair has been able to bring together the business and production potential of more than 2,000 companies from 38 countries around the world and provide participants with more than 5,000 meetings.