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How to Attract Talented Slovenians From Abroad

When 10:00 - 11:00
Where Institute of Directors, London

Unemployment is at a record low, Slovenian companies are facing staff shortages. Meanwhile, we have many talented Slovenians studying or working in the UK and other European countries. There they are gaining invaluable knowledge and experience that could help Slovenia to develop and prosper socially and economically. What could we do to attract talented Slovenians back home? What can the state do? And what can businesses do? We are organising an event in London together with the Slovenian Government Office for Slovenians Abroad

Tea with Reason
"How to attract talented Slovenians from abroad"
on 25 November 2022
between 10:00 and 11:00
at the Institute of Directors, 116 Pall Mall, London.

Matej Arčon, Minister without portfolio, responsible for relations between the Republic of Slovenia and the indigenous Slovene community in neighbouring countries and between the Republic of Slovenia and Slovenians worldwide, and Simona Leskovar, Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, will address the audience. The event will focus on research on Mitigating the effects of brain drain and strengthening the brain circulation mechanism (ASEF Institute for Research and Education), How talent is attracted and retained by globally attractive employers (Association of Slovenes Educated Abroad - VTIS), comparative analysis of the standard of living in different European cities (Institute for Strategic Solutions), and Dr. Aleš Debeljak's programme for the return of Slovenian researchers from abroad. 

Speakers at the round table:

  • Kristi Hodak Knobloch, representative of VTIS and Design Director at McKinsey & Company,
  • Miha Košak, Secretary and Trustee of the British Slovenian Society,
  • Tine Kračun, Director of the Institute for Strategic Solutions,
  • representative of the ASEF,
  • Prof. Dr. Jernej Pikalo, Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, and
  • initiator of the Dr. Aleš Debeljak programme.

The event will be held in Slovenian and is free of charge, please register here.