SARIO Returns from Successful Trip in USA

Slovak Agency for Investment and Trade Development (SARIO) organized a trip to the USA to present Slovakia as an investment destination. Its representatives visited Silicon Valley and Dallas. In Silicon Valley they attended the opening of the Slovak pavilion, where also the winners of the Slovak Start Up Development Program are stationed. SARIO representatives viewed innovative pavilions of other countries that use the different models to support research and development.

CEO of SARIO, Robert Simoncic speaks to potential investors (c) SARIO

“I am proud that Slovakia is ranked among countries like Austria, Denmark, Finland and Singapore, which send representatives to America to train, learn and then move forward and implement their innovative projects at international forums” R. Šimončič SARIO CEO said.

Important destination during the U.S. trip was Dallas, the financial and economic center of Texas. SARIO, in cooperation with the Embassy of the SR in Washington as well as the Honorary Consulate of the SR in Texas, organized there an investment seminar. The aim of the seminar was to introduce Slovak business environment through the success stories of well established companies such as Dell and AT & T.

“We were able to follow up on a successful investment roadshow from a year ago and re-establish interesting contacts with American companies. They were interested mainly in skilled workers in Slovakia and the operation of shared services centers, “Andrea Gulová, SARIO CEO Deputy and Director of the FDI Section said.

United States have great potential for investment in Slovakia. Investment projects applicants from the USA for the first time overtook potential European investors. SARIO is currently in progress on 15 projects from the U.S. totaling 350 million Euros, with the potential to create 4,000 jobs.

Slovakia was represented in the U.S. by Robert Šimončič, SARIO CEO, Andrea Gulová, Deputy SARIO CEO Deputy and Director of the FDI Section, as well as project managers of SARIO.

SARIO strives to become a modern investment and trade promotion agency, which will be seen by foreign investors and domestic partners as a vehicle for growth and innovation in the SR. SARIO wants to facilitate the development of Slovak economy by attracting new investment and trade promotion, which would result in new jobs and raising living standards in Slovakia.

Source: SARIO


  1. Marek…Not Jersey, but PA….. close enough! Lidl sold out of all the stuff I wanted before I even could get to the shop! I went to 4 different Lidl shops in Bratislava to be dissapointed each time. No peanutbutter in Slovakia!!!

  2. expat: you’re for sure from Jersey! FYI you can get the finest representation of American food available outside the USA at Lidl’s “americke dni” specials.

  3. Shoot, if I knew someone was flying to the states I would have put an order in for BBQ Sauce (Kraft Original), Maple Syrup (aunt jemima or Mrs. Buttersworth), Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing (packets), and FRANK’s Red Hot Sauce! Please bring back next time!!! Thanks….

  4. So i suppose they should start promoting trade and facilitating development and innovation, growth etc. by firstly removing those obstacles that make slovakia look like a bad joke to anyone familiar with this place. Those would be the sleeze traders and red-necked elites that rip off this country everyday. only then can they pat themselves on the back.

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