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SUCCESSFUL START OF THE 6TH ANNUAL SLOVENIAN AND CROATIAN INVESTOR DAYS
Record-breaking edition of the Slovenian and Croatian Investor Days began its successful first day in Zagreb
Zagreb, 30 May 2019 - The event has become a traditional annual event taking place every May and offering investors one-on-one meetings with listed companies. The joint event started in 2014 as a one-day investment conference. In 2017, due to the growing interest of investors, the organizers decided to extend it into a two-day conference in order to cater to meeting requests of as many investors as possible.
This year seven Slovenian and eight Croatian blue-chips are participating: AD Plastik, Arena Hospitality Group, Atlantic grupa, Croatian Telecom, INA - Industrija nafte, Krka, Luka Koper, NLB, Petrol, Podravka, Pozavarovalnica Sava, Telekom Slovenije, Valamar Riviera, Zagrebačka burza, Triglav Group.
Staggering 28 investment companies and banks and 63 analysts and investors from Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Great Britain, Lithuania, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, and the USA are attending the event. Investors have registered for a record-breaking 338 meetings and by the end of the second day the companies will have held as many as 255 individual and group meetings.
This year's event is one of the most diverse considering the countries where investors come from, as well as considering the all-time high number of analysts and investor representatives. Every year the event hosts a presentation on the Slovenian and Croatian capital markets, which also had a record number of participants this year. Presentations were held by representatives of Erste&Steiermaerkische Bank and InterCapital.
For this occasion, Mrs. Ivana Gažić, President of the Management Board of the Zagreb Stock Exchange, stated: We have always had great cooperation with the Ljubljana Stock Exchange since we share a similar developmental path and economic framework. When we started organizing this event in 2014, we were guided by the idea that direct and continuous contact between investors and companies is crucial for the development of mutual trust. We are delighted not only that this event became a great tradition for our exchanges but also that we are upgrading and further improving it every year. This year’s record numbers show us that we are on the right track to further increase the visibility of our markets together with our issuers, investors and other stakeholders.
Mr. Aleš Ipavec, President of the Management Board of the Ljubljana Stock Exchange further added: Ljubljana and Zagreb Stock Exchanges have worked closely together for the past couple of years on many projects and our collaboration has been very successful, not only in the promotion of our listed companies through various events, but also in developing and promoting our markets further and bringing to fruition new ideas and new opportunities for listed as well as non-listed companies. Our markets have many synergies and we have already seen positive outcomes from our joint efforts, such as greater visibility of our markets and higher interest of international investors, new markets catering to the needs of small and medium sized enterprises and much more. We believe that we can raise the bar on possible collaboration even higher and we are really looking forward to what the future holds.
The main goal of the event is to facilitate the access of Slovenian and Croatian listed companies to local and international investors and thus strengthen their visibility and liquidity. The event is a perfect opportunity for investors and analysts to learn more about the best Slovenian and Croatian listed companies.
The Zagreb and Ljubljana Stock Exchanges will continue with individual and joint activities to increase investor interest and to further strengthen the existing trust of local as well as international investors.
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