The German-Slovene Economics Day is a traditional event of the AHK Slowenien, whose purpose is to strengthen Slovene-German economic relations and excellent cooperation in this field.


08:30–09:00 Welcoming Addresses


 Opening Session


  • Dagmar von Bohnstein, President of the German-Slovene Chamber of Commerce (AHK Slowenien)
  • H.E. Adrian Pollmann, German Ambassador to Slovenia
  • Prof. Dr. Danica Purg, President of the IEDC-Bled School of Management


09:00–09:30: German Supply Chain Act (Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichtengesetz) – New standard for human rights and environmental due diligence for European supply chains


Interview: Effects on the German & Slovenian companies


  • Martin Knapp, Head of the International Sustainability Initiative (DIHK e. V.)
  • Host: Igor E. Bergant, Journalist & News Host at TV Slovenia


09:30–10:15 #FitForSustainability Partners active in green economy & sustainable development



  • Sustainable Industry Production 


Hosted by:

Dr. Marko Uplaznik, Head of Pre-development for Food Preparation Appliances, BSH 

Dr. Tilen Sever, Director of the Development, Technology and Innovation Sector, Steklarna Hrastnik 

  • Sustainable & Circular waste management


Hosted by:


Darja Figelj, General Manager, Interseroh d.o.o.

Domen Neffat, Founder and Director, Law Firm Neffat


  • Future Clean Mobility


Hosted by David Černivec, Diplomatic and Corporate Sales Manager, BMW Slovenia


  • Sustainable Workspace - The Benefits of Going Green


Hosted by:

Peter Demsky, Commercial Director, Corwin 


10:15–10:45 Workshops Summary & Key Take-Aways 


Panel Session


  • Workshop moderators
  • Marina SchmitzLecturer and Researcher at Coca-Cola Chair of Sustainable Development, IEDC-Bled School of Management


10:45–11:15 Coffee Break & Networking


11:15–11:45 The impact of COVID-19, supply chain disruption and high energy prices on the German economy




  • Dr. Volker Treier, Chief Executive of Foreign Trade & Member of the Executive Board, Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK e. V.)
  • Host: Igor E. Bergant, Journalist & news host at TV Slovenia


11:45–13:00 Managing low-carbon energy transition, the post-COVID-19 era and sustainability in supply chain management in Slovenia and the region


Panel Session


  • Dr. Thomas Narbeshuber, Vice President South East Europe, BASF; Speaker of the Working Group on SEE, German Eastern Business Association
  • Medeja Lončar, CEO Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia, Siemens
  • David Uranjek, Plant Manager, Novem Car Interior Design
  • Irena Meterc, Head of Entrepreneurship & Technology Development Department, SPIRIT Slovenija, Public Agency


Host: Katja Stadler, CEO, DESLO – AHK Poslovne storitve


13:00–15:00 Networking lunch 

MC Host: Tina Drolc, M.Sc., Head of Corporate Communication & Events, AHK Slowenien





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