Business Bridge



Thursday, SEPTEMBER 21, 2023

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


USA Connect: Unlocking Business and Partnership Opportunities


The pre-event facilitates international business expansion and fosters strategic partnerships within the thriving United States market. This unique gathering will bring together businesses from various industries, providing them an unparalleled opportunity to connect with experienced business developers and representatives from Chambers of Commerce.

The event will serve as a platform for businesses looking to tap into the vast potential of the US market. With its robust economy, diverse consumer base, and cutting-edge innovation hubs, the United States provides opportunities for companies seeking growth and global outreach. Whether forging strategic partnerships, exploring investment opportunities, or simply gaining a deeper understanding of the United States market, this event is an unmissable opportunity for businesses aiming to thrive in one of the world's most vibrant economies.

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Official Opening of the Slovenia Business Bridge Conference™

“Beyond Borders: Why Big Business Matters for National Prosperity?”

Best Western Premier Hotel Slon, Slovenska cesta 34



In our increasingly interconnected global society, the role of big business goes far beyond national boundaries and significantly impacts the country's overall prosperity. The success and growth of large corporations not only contribute to the domestic economy and have vast implications for global trade, job creation, technological advancements, and the well-being of societies. The influence of big business reaches far and wide, shaping the economic landscape of nations and playing a crucial role in driving economic growth and development. Recognizing the importance of big business in fostering national prosperity is essential for understanding the interplay between industry, government, and society and for harnessing the potential of large corporations in creating a prosperous future for nations across the globe.

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Business Leaders & Investors Dinner

“Life is Like a Box of … Opportunities”

Grand Hotel Union Eurostars, Miklošičeva cesta 1

In our dynamic and ever-changing world, the future is being shaped by visionary minds and innovative entrepreneurs. These exceptional individuals possess a unique ability to challenge the status quo, disrupt industries, and propel society forward. With their unwavering determination and groundbreaking ideas, they redefine what is possible and pave the way for transformative advancements. Their influence extends beyond economic growth, inspiring others and igniting a spirit of innovation and progress. By recognizing and celebrating the contributions of these pioneering minds, we gain a deeper understanding of the transformative power of entrepreneurship and its vital role in shaping a better future for all.


9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

AmCham Business Breakfast

“Legacy and Innovation: Unveiling the Importance of Family Businesses in Slovenia”

Best Western Premier Hotel Slon, Slovenska cesta 34

The upcoming AmCham Business Breakfast event, titled "Legacy and Innovation: Unveiling the Importance of Family Businesses in Slovenia," will provide an opportunity to explore and highlight the critical role that family businesses will play in the future of the Slovenian and regional economies. These companies, with their rich tradition, unwavering resilience, and entrepreneurial spirit, are composed to make a lasting impact on the business landscape. This event will delve into the anticipated significance of family businesses, shedding light on their potential contributions to future economic growth, job creation, innovation, and social cohesion. By examining the delicate balance between legacy and innovation within these businesses, we can anticipate their ability to navigate challenges, adapt to evolving times, and foster sustainable development. The stories and projected successes of family businesses in Slovenia and the region offer valuable insights into their anticipated importance and future role in shaping a thriving and resilient economy.

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.


“Green Heart of Europe: Hub for High-Tech and Innovation”

Best Western Premier Hotel Slon, Slovenska cesta 34

Learn first-hand why investors invest in Slovenia and in the region. Slovenia, a green heart of Europe, offers unique factors that make it an ideal hub for high-tech ventures and investment. The country boasts a highly skilled workforce and a strong education system that nurtures innovation. Its strategic location at the crossroads of Europe provides access to markets in both Western and Eastern Europe. As we want to improve, we must ask ourselves what still needs to be changed so that we can live to our full potential in Slovenia and the region.

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.


“Synergizing Humans and Technology; The Power of AI for Future of Innovation and Business.”

Best Western Premier Hotel Slon, Slovenska cesta 34

"The Ethics of AI: Navigating the Dilemma of Advancement and Responsibility". The future of artificial intelligence (AI) is both exciting and uncertain. The potential benefits of AI are enormous, ranging from improved healthcare and education to increased efficiency and productivity across industries. However, concerns about the impact of AI on employment, privacy, and security remain.

One possible future scenario is that AI will become ubiquitous in everyday life, powering everything from smart homes and self-driving cars to personalized medicine and entertainment. As AI systems become more advanced, they may also become more autonomous, making

decisions and taking actions without human input. It could lead to new ethical and legal challenges, mainly if AI systems cause harm or violate human rights.

Another potential outcome is that AI will continue to advance in specific domains but will not achieve human-like general intelligence. AI could still significantly impact society in this case, but it would not pose the same existential risks as super-intelligent AI.

Ultimately, the future of AI will depend on how we choose to develop and deploy these technologies. To ensure that AI benefits society, it will be essential to prioritize ethical considerations and engage in robust public debate and regulation.

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Networking Lunch

Best Western Premier Hotel Slon, Slovenska cesta 34