National Trade Delegation from Slovenia to Rotterdam

Rotterdam, Netherlands | 5th of June 2024

Do you represent a Dutch circular business from the agrifood, building, or green energy sector? Join this event to meet and connect with Slovenian circular partners! An event filled with exciting presentations, discussions, and matchmaking, organized by the Slovenian Dutch Business Platform (SDBP), and Holland Circular Hotspot. This event will take place on June 5th at Rotterdam’s circular innovation hub : Blue City.

Registration is open until the 28th of May! Fill in the form at the bottom of this page. 


Meet Slovenian circular soulmates: Business forum in Rotterdam

This event will take the form of a business forum, bringing together Slovenian and Dutch stakeholders and experts around the themes of food systems, sustainable construction, and energy.

This day aims to highlight the business opportunities present in these sectors, as well as foster collaboration and knowledge exchange with Slovenian companies and partners, potentially leading to strategic partnerships, business expansion opportunities, and much more. 


10:00 – 10:20 Opening panel

Moderator: Luka Šinkovec, SDBP

· Johan O. Verboom, Ambassador, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Republic of Slovenia

· Jožef Drofenik, Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia to the Kingdom of the Netherlands

· Tanja Drobnič, Secretary, SPIRIT Slovenia

· Sabine Rau-Oberhuber, Holland Circular Hotspot

· Marko Sladojević, SDBP

10:20 – 10:40 Invited lectures

· Andreja Kutnar, Innorenew, New European Bauhaus, NEBA

· Ilona Puskás, Climate-KIC Holding B.V

10:40 – 11:35  Sustainable Construction Pane

Moderator: Ram Dušič Hren : Digital Product Passport in a circular and sustainable built environment

Power Pitches:

· Sabine Rau-Oberhuber, Turntoo & Madaster / Holland Circular Hotspot

· Melita Gulja, Netis

Round table: · Mira Conci, Climate-KIC Holding B.V. · Vladimir Gumilar, Construction Cluster of Slovenia · Jaap Wiedenhoff, Quake · Andrej Premelc, Result · Mija Sušnik, DEMO Consultants

Opportunities for investors in the Green Transition: Champions of the future · Iztok Šušteršič, LINX, More info… · Jure Zibelnik, BlockSquare, More info

11:35 – 12:00 Coffee Break + Networking

12:00- 12:45 Energy panel

Moderator: Nina Meglič, LinkedIn: Sharing innovative solutions that companies from both countries can easily apply in the other country

Power Pitches:

· Uroš Vajgl, State Secretary, Ministry of the Environment, Climate and Energy

· Remco Van Der Horst, Greenproc bv, : Energizing partnerships!

Round table: · Nina Hojnik, Slovenian Photovoltaic Association · Devid Palčič, Robotina · Remko ten Barge, NieuweStroom · Vlasta Krmelj, Energy and Climate Agency of Podravje

Opportunities for investors in the Green Transition: Champions of the future · Erik Šifrer, Mides Design – Aero Sail

12:45 – 13:30 Food Panel

Moderator: Freek van Eijk, Director of Holland Circular Hotspot : Slovenian-Dutch best practices and opportunities in food and bioeconomy

Power Pitches :

· Tilen Travnik, Juicy Marbles

· Lindy Hensen, Peel Pioneers

Round table: · Igor Kos, eZavod – CCRI · Jan Westra, PRIVA · NAJK – young Dutch farmers (TBC)

Opportunities for investors in the Green Transition: Champions of the future · Mitja Primožič, GeAktiv by NaturActiv Center

13:30 – 14:15 Refreshments & Networking

14:15 – 14:45 Workshop dr. Vesna Lavtižar, University of Maribor: Bridging food, energy and construction

14:45 – 15:15 Workshop Patrick Cowden, The Beyond Company: Let’s Connect! LinkedIn

15:15 -15:30 Sponsors and partners invite you to Match Making

15:30 – 17:30 Matchmaking, Speed Dating, Company stand visits

17:30 Reception organised by the Slovenian Ambassador to the Netherlands