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May 19, 2015

We are pleased to have been able to attract diverse companies with excellent business practices to participate at this year`s Best of the Best program. Among the three presented projects from the thematic category Innovation, the winner was Halcom with the project Money talks 2014, Advanced Skills Workshop, which was selected by the audience, the voting committee and the key note speaker, therefore it was listed in the finals.

A Fresh, Vibrant and Different Program – designed in 2014 to celebrate AmCham Slovenia’s 15 great years with best practices of its member companies. At your initiative, the popular program will be continued this year. We are looking for and presenting the best business practices in the international business community, in AmCham Slovenia member companies, thereby bringing new knowledge and positive business experiences into Slovenia. We believe that such a transfer of best practices represents an important enrichment to the wider Slovenian economic environment.

At three Best of the Best events, we will present a total of 9 best practices from three different categories, which we will select upon a special competition. Among the 9 best practices, a special committee together with event participants will choose a winner from each category, which will then compete for the main Best of the Best 2015 Award, a weekend package in New York City and a free AmCham Slovenia membership in 2016.

Within the category Innovation the following projects were presented:


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Although it was a tough choice, and all the projects are the winners, the most convincing was Halcom with Money Talks 2014 – Advanced Skills Workshop, which made it into the final selection. Halcom in partnership with EESTEC LC Ljubljana organized a 1-week workshop for the development of advanced skills within the project Money Talks 2014. The primary purpose of the workshop was to bring together theoretical knowledge of students, obtained while studying at universities, with practical skills underpinned by years of experience.

This was achieved through the implementation of gamification challenge on Hal E-Bank, and various lectures during the duration of the Workshop itself. 20 participants from around the world have successfully prepared 4 gamification prototypes: Halman, Hal‘s Secret, Hal and Hal $ Achiever.

8 students are already cooperating with Halcom and 5 winning students have received a two-month paid summer internships at Halcom.

Employees of the company Halcom had an incredible chance to share their knowledge to young, ambitious students, at the same time they came in contact with fresh thinking, ideas and energy. Given the extremely positive response and the impact of the workshop they decided to continue the program in 2015 with new partners.

In the next category, Motivation, three new business practices will be presented by members of AmCham Slovenia, on June 23, 2015

Photos of the event are on this link