About AmCham Slovenia
American Chamber of Commerce in Slovenia – AmCham Slovenia is a voluntary nonprofit organization. It was founded in 1999 on the initiative of the following companies: Microsoft d.o.o., Src informatika d.o.o., Sava Tires d.o.o., Merck Sharp & Dohme Idea Incorporation, Partnair Aviation Services, RFR - Ernst & Young Revisional Company d.o.o., McDonald's Slovenija d.o.o., Eurest d.o.o., Hermes Softlab d.d. and Schering Plough Central East AG. AmCham Slovenia has its headquarters in Ljubljana, on Dunajska 156 Street, however it takes an active part throughout the entire region of the Republic of Slovenia. Momentarily there are 230 corporative members. Its whole activity is financed from the membership fee and sponsorship resources.
The Chamber of Commerce plays the key role at promoting towards international business organizations and Slovene companies benevolent business environment. It also stimulates a positive business climate, competitive position, international trade, cooperation at development, at investments,... It is a bridge between the economy and the state, invigorated with arguments, it stimulates a formation of law regulations for simplifying and improving the development of economy, and acts as a forum for the interchange of ideas within the economic operations in Slovenia.
The Chamber´s Regular Annual Meetings are presided over by a Board of 7 Members. At the Board there are also the representative of the Embassy of the United States of America in Slovenia and the Executive Director of AmCham Slovenia.
Within the AmCham organization, there are four fundamental pillars:
- AmCham Young Professionals Program
- International Cooperation
AmCham Slovenia organizes for its members numerous events, which are meant to strengthen business ties in Slovenia as well as internationally. Besides the networking opportunity there is also informative part of the event, which enables interaction between the business public and other stakeholders.
A popular opportunity for networking among members and other target publics are the AmCham Business Breakfasts, with a rich tradition of already 10 years.
We also organize other events such as Business Cocktails, Business Luncheons, Professional Update, Executive Table, seminars, family-sports events. From 2012 onwards we organize Leader’s Club business lunches intended for C-level.
An important form of activities represent the conferences of international participation. Among larger events organized by AmCham Slovenia, we undoubtedly proudly reckon the visits of the former President of the United States of America, Bill Clinton, Nobel Prize winner, one of the leading environmentalist and former Vice President of USA, Al Gore and the former Secretary of State, General Colin L. Powell.
One of our main tasks and aims is to establish a stimulating business environment which would enable the growth and development of Slovene and foreign companies in Slovenia and at the same time attract even more foreign, especially American investments. For this purpose the AmCham Members may with their arguments through 8 Committees have influence on forming better social and business conditions. The AmCham Committees are the following: Tax Committee, Labor Committee, Public Procurement Committee, Membership Committee, Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, Environment and Spatial Committee, Intellectual Property Committee, Leadership and Talent Development Committee.
AmCham Young Professionals Program:
The program is our contribution to the social responsibility with which we aim to present to the active young population employed at our members´ companies, to the AmCham Young Professionals, a program of networking opportunities, workshops and seminars.
AmCham Slovenia has been already for a decade a member of AmChams in Europe – association of 44 European AmChams and U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, USA.