SLOVAK MATCHMAKING FAIR 2021 ONLINE

Dates: 
Tuesday, 25. May 2021
Location: 
ONLINE
Price: 
50EUR/participant
Organizer: 
SARIO
Contact: 
Adam Kalina, T: +421 908 616 853, E: matchmaking@sario.sk (Foreign companies) Ľubica Árvová, T: +421 910 828 302, E: matchmaking@sario.sk (Event coordinator, information on partnership options)
Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency (SARIO) organizes the event Slovak Matchmaking Fair 2021 Online (SMF) as a part of the SARIO BUSINESS LINK platform.

In 15 years, SMF has been recognized as a stable relevant business platform among Slovak and international companies. The event profoundly reflects on current trends of modern industry and directly provides space for establishing new business contacts and contracts.
 


The Slovak Matchmaking Fair 2021 ONLINE is organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic and will be conducted in cooperation with renowned partners on May 25-26, 2021 ONLINE.
 
This year´s topic is Modern Industry and how the progress of applying intelligent technologies and this new economic phase impact transformation of the region.

Panel discussions will provide information regarding the opportunities related to the transfer of technologies, diversification, and innovations. During the prescheduled and individual B2B sessions, SMF enables to establish new contacts and to foster cooperation.

PROGRAMME 
May 25, 2021, Tuesday
 
9.00 – 9.30   EVENT OPENING
Richard Sulík, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy of the Slovak Republic
Veronika Remišová, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Investments, Regional Development and Informatization of the SR 
Ingrid Brocková, State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic
Ľuboš Ondrejko, Memeber of the Board of Directors and Senior Executive Officer ČSOB
Róbert Šimončič, CEO, SARIO
Róbert Kanás, Director of Agrokomplex NATIONAL EXHIBITION CENTER
 
9.30 – 12.30   MODERATED PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Discussions will be held in the Slovak language with simultaneous English interpretation.
                                          
9.30 – 10.40 NEW FORM OF INTERACTION BETWEEN MUNICIPALITY AND INDUSTRY
Impact and interaction of industrial investments and subcontractors on municipalities
Moderator: Martin Jesný, Industrial analyst
Speakers: Richard Sulík, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy of the Slovak Republic
Marek Hattas, Mayor of Nitra
Rastislav Vysocký, Lawyer and Procurator Prosman & Pavlovič 
Vladimir Popov, Division Manager R&D, Head of MinebeaMitsumi Development Center Košice
Mike Hawes, Chief Executive, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders 
representative of Jaguar Land Rover (JLR)
Peter Balík, Director General, Innovations, Strategic Investments and Analyses (HUB) Section, Ministry of Investments, Regional Development and Informatization of the SR 
Miroslava Remenárová, Corporate Affairs Manager, Jaguar Land Rover Slovakia
Co-speaker: representative of PARAPETROL
  
10.45 – 11.35 SHIFT TOWARDS SUPPLY CHAIN LOCALIZATION
The new package of SARIO services combines the expertise and experience of the Department of the Investment Projects for new and established investors.
Moderator: Miroslav Beseda, SARIO
Speakers: Miroslav Mikula, Managing Director, Chassis Core CEE Business Development Mubea
Michal Lábaj, Procurement Manager at Kia Motors Slovakia
representatives of companies experienced in the local distribution network of products, services, and innovative technological solutions

11.40 – 12.30 UNIVERSITY - INDUSTRY COOPERATION AS A SOURCE OF INNOVATION
Universities and companies are main innovation actors and their cooperation is crucial for enhancing innovative performance and overall competitiveness of the economy. The panel will focus on benefits of University- Industry cooperation, best practices, as well as SARIO services, which companies and universities can use in order to find the right partner and start a successful cooperation.
Moderator: Alexandra Gačevičová, SARIO
SpeakersJán Kráľ, Vice-Dean, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering,  Technical University of Kosice
Marina Ranga, European Commission, Joint Research Centre 
Ivan Lindovský, Co-founder, AgeVolt 
The discussion will be complemented by Martin Gondár, SmarTech Solutions.

13.20 – 18.00 B2B MEETINGS AND INDIVIDUAL CONSULTING
Prescheduled bilateral meetings of Slovak and foreign participants are an effective tool for obtaining new contacts, initial introduction among potential business partners, or agreement on specific partnerships.

In addition to meetings with potential business partners, you can use this time slot for individual consulting with partners of the event, representatives of the government, or SARIO agency consultants.

Interpretation for B2B meetings is not provided. Each B2B meeting takes 20 minutes. The maximum number of B2B meetings per participant is 14.

HOW TO PLAN YOUR B2B MEETING

TIMELINE
Online registration: March 1 – May 8, 2021
Booking of B2B Meetings: May 9 – May 17, 2021
Event: May 25, 2021


REGISTRATION
Registration fee: 50 EUR per participant (1 device)



INSTRUCTIONS
The whole event will be held online via the ZOOM platform.
Participation requires a stable internet connection, PC with a web camera, microphone (alternatively tablet/smartphone) with ZOOM application.

Please, follow the technical and organizational instructions.

CONTACT AND PARTNERSHIPS
matchmaking@sario.sk