FDI Award 2018, 27th NOVEMBER 2018, Brdo Congress Centre, The Grandis Hall, Slovenia


19:00 CET - 19:30 CET:
Welcome: Fire Show
19:30 CET - 20:15 CET:
FDI Award Ceremony 2018
From 20:15 CET:
Celebrate the golden winners of the FDI Awards, their way to the top and stand face to face with innovation, creativity and drivers of progress.


Slovenia. Green. Creative. Smart.

Genuine, healthy motivated individuals that create value.
Cutting edge technologies that connect, avtomise, robotise.
In green #ifeelsLOVEnia that inspires.

Keynote speaker

Sara Isakovič

Olympic Silver Medallist at Beijing Olympics, performance psychologist


What is the basic drive that motivates you to get up early in the morning, that gives purpose to your life and inspires you to make a difference in your work? It's passion. And who knows passion and drive better than Sara? A girl, who was overawed by swimming and dedicated her life for a moment of Olympic glory. Her devotion paid off. Not only in sports, but also in business. She built on her sports experience with a degree in Psychology from the renowned UC Berkeley in the US, went on to do brain research on U.S. Navy Seals, Marines and Olympic athletes at UC San Diego, worked with pilots in Dubai, extreme-challenge performers in Oslo, Norway, and translated this experience into the business context.

Sara Isakovič
Simon Vadnjal

Host of the evening

Simon Vadnjal

Investigative reporter, curious journalist, musician in a band CoverLover


A man of many interests and talents, who has already left his mark in Slovenian media space. For a number of years he has been one of the co-creators of TV format Prava ideja, broadcast on National TV and has presented the most interesting and successful business ideas in the local environment. He is inspired by interesting individuals and their unique stories.

About the FDI Awards

The Invest Slovenia FDI Awards (The Foreign Direct Investment Award) are given annually for outstanding achievments in the vast field of the best foreign direct investors in the Slovenian business environment.


The winers of the Invest Slovenia FDI Awards are selected by the expert jury in line with the following criteria: at least 50 employees, no decrease in the number of employees in the previous year, and at least €35,000 added value per employee. The selected companies must also return profit, pay tax in due time and cannot operate through tax havens.


In 2017 the awards were given in the following categories: best employer in the region, long-term presence in the region, R&D orentation with successful business results and best logistics centre. One of the common denominators shared by all awarded enterprises was their credit rating, as all four were rated with the outstanding A1++ grade.


The awards has been conferred together with the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology since 2006 as part of a national strategy for attracting foreign direct investments.


FDI Award ceremony 2018