Fifth annual event at Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Center

Challenges of Economic Development 2012, accompanied by the motto “Innovativeness in Sava river Basin” is the fifth annual event, where we are broadening the horizon to exchange knowledge and partnerships. It’s a genuine business to business market to connect between numerous economic initiatives of Slovenian and European regions at a common international event, Challenges of Economic Development 2012.

May 24-25, 2012

Why should I attend?

Because we offer:

  • exhibition of economic achievements in the field of innovation and development in 2011
  • International fair of innovations with representatives from Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as Macedonia
  • International presentation of regions, where the following regions will be presented: Istarska Županija Pula, economic region in the Sava river Basin(source to outfall), Central Macedonian region, Skopje, Central Slovenian region-Ljubljana
  • Franchise panorama
  • INATRI I^3 Ideas-Inventions-Innovations


Expert sessions and Theme based forums

24. 5. 2012 – Morning sessions

Grand opening and meeting with the exhibitioners

Keynote address

Forum: Economic and development potential of Sava river Basin in the Framework of the EU Danube Strategy




24. 5. 2012 – Afternoon sessions

Round table: Slovenian economic experience after the EU Accession (for our guests from Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Macedonia)


24. 5. 2012 – Evening

Ceremonial presentation of awards for innovations in the region


25. 5. 2012 – Morning sessions

*Open innovation meeting point

*Where are young talents going? (Organized by the youth section of Association for Project management)

*Presentation of awards for innovative projects by students I^3 Call – Ideas – Inventions – Innovations (the awards are contributed by the donators to the award fund: Zavarovalnica Triglav,…)


Special Events:

*Presidents of Chambers of commerce of ERUSRS Consortium session

*ECPD Session

Upcoming International ECPD Institute events and activities: