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AmCham`s Cocktail Reception in the Antiq Palace Hotel, held on November 27, 2013, marked the beginning of a brand new business story- AmCham Slovenia launching the Canadian Business Club in cooperation with the Embassy of Canada in Budapest, Hungary.

The honorary guest of the event, the Ambassador of Canada to the Republic of Slovenia, H.E. Lisa Helfand, who came to Slovenia on the occasion of presenting the credentials to the President of the Republic of Slovenia, expressed her full support to the CBS and willingness to help on Club’s implementation.

Mag. Ajša Vodnik, AmCham Slovenia, Executive Director, expressed gratitude for Embassy of Canada’s trust and readiness to cooperate in the CBS and showed great enthusiasm with its the launch.

First President of the Canadian Business Club, Ms Aleša Kandus, director of Medex and the Honorary Consul of Canada to the Republic of Slovenia, expressed her enthusiasm and pointed out the long procedure of establishing the Club.

The primary role of the CBC will be to promote and strengthen the commercial relations between Canada and Slovenia. The CBC will be organized within AmCham Slovenia to support business cooperation between the two countries and to stimulate trade, investment and other economic relations. The CBC will also act as a forum to exchange ideas on business environment in Slovenia and to propose measures to bolster economic development.

Good atmosphere with lively networking suggested that following meetings consisting of professional updates, seminars etc. that will start already in January will bring many fruitful and successful results.