Presentation of Slovenia's participation at Expo Milano 2015
Ljubljana, 24 November - On 24 November 2014, Slovenia's participation in the world exposition was presented at Cankarjev dom Culture and Congress Centre in Ljubljana. The presentation was organised by the ICE, an agency for internationalizing and promoting Italian companies abroad at the Department of the Embassy of the Republic of Italy for economic promotion, and the SPIRIT Slovenia public agency. At the world exposition, Slovenia will have its own pavilion and will be presented under the slogan "I feel SLOVEnia, Green. Active. Healthy."
Addresses were given by the Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Food, Dejan Židan, the Minister for Health, Milojka Kolar Celarc, Director-General of Tourism and Internationalisation at the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology, Marjan Hribar, and the Commissioner-General for the Slovenia Expo Milano 2015 section, Jerneja Lampret. The experiences and opinions on the importance of Slovenia's participation in the world exposition were also presented by the directors of several successful companies such as illycaffe, Julon- Aguafil Group, Lumar, Mlekarna Planika and Pipistrel.
According to Minister Židan, Slovenia has great economic interest in cooperation, since the most foreign tourists visiting Slovenia come from Italy, which is also Slovenia's second most important foreign trading partner and the third largest foreign investor in Slovenia.
In her speech,Minister Kolar Celarc also stressed the importance of Slovenia's presentation at Expo Milano 2015. With its slogan GREEN, ACTIVE and HEALTHY, Slovenia emphasises that in order to secure good health, not only a healthy diet but physical activity and exercise in fresh air are required, both of which are found in abundance among the many opportunities offered by Slovenia's natural diversity, with a long-term impact on health promotion. The Minister also stressed the importance of consuming locally grown food.