Marine Sector in Slovenia

An Expert's View about Marine Recreation in Slovenia

Posted on: 5 Oct 2010

Slovenia has three marinas and a surprising amount of activity in the leisure marine sector considering the size of its population and short coastline. This means good opportunities for British.

Emerging European Marine Markets Report 2009 Slovenia Contents Summary & Overview 69 Statistics & Data 70 Leisure Boatbuilding 71 Leisure Boat Imports 72-73 Marine Equipment Distribution 74-76 Marine Equipment Manufacturers 77 Marine Engine Suppliers 78 Charter Industry 79 Ports, Harbours & Marinas 80 Repair & Refit Yards 81 Boat Shows 82 Media 83 General Guidance & Advice and Useful Contacts 84-85 Slovenia (Slovenija) SUMMARY AND OVERVIEW Slovenia declared its independence from the former Yugoslavia in 1991 and became a full member of the EU in 2004 and in January 2007 adopted the Euro as its currency. Trading with Slovenian companies is therefore very straightforward with no restrictions on the flow of goods and the currency stability afforded by the Euro. Another attraction for British businesses is that English is widely spoken here. It has a population of just over 2 million and shares borders with Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia and with a 46.6km stretch of coastline on the Gulf of Trieste in the Adriatic. Notwithstanding the global economic slowdown since around the middle of 2008 affecting all countries in the EU, Slovenia has seen rapid economic growth in the last decade and its population enjoys a very high standard of living with GDP per capita and purchasing power reaching almost 88% of the EU average. Slovenia has excellent infrastructure, a well-educated work force, and a strategic location between the Balkans and Western Europe. Although Slovenia has only a short coastline, the marine industry and business in leisure boats is thriving. Tourism represents an important part of the economy (6% of GDP and rising) and the coastal tourism shows the strongest growth potential in the country. Although only 46.6km long Slovenia?s coastline on the Adriatic Sea has a lot of commercial and leisure marine activity. Sandwiched between the Italy and Croatia it makes a popular tourist destination and natural starting point for yachting expeditions in the Adriatic. It helps that recreational boating is a favourite pastime of the Slovenes whose main tourist destination in the summer is the Adriatic coast. It is also popular with foreign boat owners who use the Slovenian coast as a starting point for their nautical holidays on the Adriatic; among them Germans, Italians, Austrians, Swedes, Dutch and Brits. The climate on the Slovenian coast is Mediterranean which means that the high nautical season is very long: from April to October. Picture: CIA World Factbook Slovenia has three marinas and a surprising amount of activity in the leisure marine sector considering the size of its population and short coastline. This means that it offers good opportunities for British exporters who want to take advantage of its strategic location and ease of business interaction. Although the potential level of exports will never match many of its larger EU neighbours, the lack of barriers to entry into this market make it well worth exploring. Many of the companies servicing the Slovenian market also service Croatia and other Balkan countries such as Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro all with growing leisure marine sectors, meaning that a Slovenian partner might be sufficient to cover the whole region, depending on the goods and service on offer. The market is served by a very good and popular annual boat show at Marina Portoroz and another at Marina Izola, the former certainly worth a visit by anyone wishing to make contacts and enter this market. STATISTICS AND DATA Population 2,005,692 (July 2009 est.) Currency Euro (?) VAT 20% GDP per capita $29,500 (2008 est.) Coastline 5,835 km (islands 4,058 km) Boat Park 12,471 (2009 registered 3m ? 24m) Boat Ownership / capita 1/359 Source: CIA ?The World Factbook, Slovenian Maritime Administration LEISURE BOATBUILDING Seaway Group (J&J Design Studio) Zapuze 10a, 4275 Begunje, Slovenia Tel: +386 4 5727 700 Fax: +386 4 5727 760 www.seaway.si info@seaway.si ? Type: High tech (carbon / epoxy) power and sailboats up to 50m ? Models: Skagen 50, Shipman, Greenline ? Output: N/K Seaway is a very influential and accomplished design and engineering company as well as constructor of high tech powerboats and sailboats. The company started out as the J&J Design Studio, founded by the very highly respected Jernej and Japec Jakopin. Well known for innovative design and construction techniques, the company employs the latest carbon / epoxy resin infusion techniques and is currently working on a 33? hybrid propulsion motor cruiser (Greenline 33?). Seaway offers design and engineering services to production power and sailboat builders as well as plug and pattern-making through to full production. High profile clients of Seaway include: Bavaria, Jeanneau, Beneteau Group, Dufour, Etap, Arcoa, SAS-Vektor, Cantiere del Pardo, Skagen, Windy. Elan Marine d.o.o. Begunje 1, SI-4275, Begunje na Gorenjskem, Slovenia Tel: +386 4 535 13 70, Fax: +386 4 535 13 60 www.elan-yachts.com elan.marine@elan.si ? Type: Light displacement sailboats between 9m and 16.5m and performance motor cruisers from10 to 15m ? Models: Elan 340, 380, 410, 450, Impression 344, 384, 434, 514, Elan power 35, 42, 48 ? Output: 250 boats per year (2007 / 2008) ? estimated 70 boats in 2009 LEISURE BOAT IMPORTS A-MAR & Co. WTC, Dunajska 158, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia Tel: +386 1 569 1208 Fax: +386 1 569 1209 www.amar-co.si a-mar@siol.net Dealer for: Windy Boats, Astondoa, Bavaria Motor Boat, Aquador Adrianautic d.o.o. (Diamantinvest d.o.o.) Stegne 13, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia Tel: +386 (0)1 583 7230 Fax: +386 (0) 1 519 8020 www.diamantinvest.si wolfw@adrianautic.com Dealer for: Grand Soleil Best Boats Yachting D.o.o. Dunajska cesta 119, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia Tel: +386 1 565 50 75 Fax: +386 1 565 50 76 www.bby.si info@bby.si Contact: J. Korenc Dealer for: Cranchi, Fratelli Aprea, Pirelli (speed boats), Wim van der Walk, Fjord, Canados BTS Company d.o.o. Bratislavska 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia Tel: +386 1 5841 500 Fax: +386 1 5841 501 www.beneteau.bts-company.si nautic@bts-company.si Dealer for: Beneteau sail & power Burin YC d.o.o. Roj?eva 26, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia Tel: +386 1 5201 866 Fax: +386 5201 863 www.burin-club.com info@burin-club.com Contact: David Hawlina Dealer for: Elan, Alliura Comit d.o.o. Ales Jeriha, Krziceva ulica 7, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia Tel: +386 1 436 1182 Fax: +386 1 436 1195 www.comit.si info@comit.si Dealer for: Hanse Yachts Euromarine d.o.o. Slovenska 30, 1000 Ljubljana Tel: +386 1 426 05 16 Fax: +386 1 426 05 17 www.euromarine.si euromarine@siol.net Dealer for: Jeanneau X- Yachts Jadran d.o.o. Cesta v Mestni Log 55, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia Tel: +386 41 730 970 Fax: +386 59 062 132 www.x-yachts.si x-yachts-jadran@siol.com Contact: Miha Spendal Dealer For: X -Yachts Jonathan Yachting d.o.o. Cesta Solinarjev 4, Portoroz , 6320, Slovenia Tel: +386 (0)5 6778 930 Fax: +386 (0)5 6778 935 www.jonathan-yachting.eu sale@jonathan-yachting.si Contact: Peter Prelovsek, Rudi Frantar Dealer for: Dufour, Archambault, Nautitech MennYacht d.o.o. Obala 114 b, 6320 Portoro?, Slovenia Tel: +386 5 617 92 00 Fax: +386 5 617 92 10 www.mennyacht.com info@MennYacht.com Contact: Matja? MURKO Dealer for: Ferretti Group Yachts SB Jaht d.o.o. Kotnikova 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia Tel: +386 1 430 1490 Fax: +386 1 430 1495 www.sbyacht.si info@sbyacht.si Dealer for: Rodman, SAS-Vektor Spectator Solis d.o.o. Precna 6, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia Tel: +385 (0) 1615 8858Fax: +385 (0)1 615 8859 www.spectatorsolis.com uros.goles@spectatorsolis.com Contact: Uros Goles Dealer for: Sunseeker T.T.Y. d.o.o. tragovina, storitve in svetovanje, d.o.o. Komenskega 12, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia Tel: +386 1 2 34 53 70 Fax: +386 1 2 34 53 71 www.tty.si tomaz.kunaver@siol.com Contact: Tomaz Kunaver Dealer for: Bavaria, Fountaine-Pajot Yucca Boats d.o.o Cesta v Mestni Log 88, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia Tel.: +386 1 28 06 900 Fax: +386 1 28 06 909 www.yuccaboats.si yucca.portoroz@siol.net Contact: Tomaz Fakin Dealer for: Azimut-Benetti, Sea Ray, Maxum, Bayliner, Aquador, Trophy, Quicksilver MARINE EQUIPMENT DISTRIBUTION Due to the proximity of the market, many brands are represented through Croatian or even Italian distributors. However, there are still a number of professional and pro-active distributors in Slovenia. Due to the size of the market and the geography some brands are represented on the market through retail stores rather than distributors. AS Dom?ale Moto Center d.o.o. Blatnica 3a, 1236 Trzin, Slovenia Tel: +386 (0) 1 562 37 00 Fax: +386 (0) 1 562 37 05 www.as-domzale-motoc.si iztok.dominko@honda-as.com Contact: Iztok Dominiko Distributed products include: Honda Marine, Caribe Inflatable Boats Auto Performance d.o.o. PE Smarca, Kamniska 25, Smarca 1241 ? Kaminik, Slovenia Tel: +386.1.839.50.75 Fax: +386.1.839.50.76 www.autoperformance.si info@autoperformance.si Distributed products include: Selva Marine, Mercury Belcon & S.Y.S. d.o.o Cesta Solinarjev 6 , Portoroz, SI-6320, Slovenia Phone: +386 5 6770 119 Fax: +386 5 773 229 Email: belcon@sys.si Distributed products include: Raymarine, Scanstrut DNA d.o.o. Kantetova 85, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia Tel: +386 41 730 970 Fax: +386 1 2576 606 www.dna.si info@dna.si Distributed products include: Holmatro, Gori Propeller, Ronstan, Lopolight Galio d.o.o. Dragomelj 63, 1230 Dom?ale, Slovenia Tel: +386 1 5626 731 Fax: +386 1 5626 731 www.galio.si galio@siol.net Distributed products include: Maestral RIBs Harken Adriatik d.o.o. Obala 107, 6320 Portoroz, Slovenia Tel: +386 5 6774122 Fax: +386 5 6774122 www.harken.si info@harken.si Distributed products include: Harken Harpoon Elektronika d.o.o. Hrastovec 14, 1236 Trzin, Slovenia Tel: +386 (0) 1 562 23 23 Fax: +386 (0) 1 562 13 57 www.harpoon.si info@harpoon.si Distributed products include: Flexiteek, Scanstrut, Solara, Simrad, B&G Kon Tiki Solar d.o.o. Ljubljanska 21k, 1241 Kamnik, Slovenia Tel: +386 (0) 1 831 0380 Fax: +386 (0) 1 831 0385 www.kontiki-solar.si kon.tiki.solar@siol.net Distributed products include: Solar World, Waeco mobile, Steca, Phaesun Mastervolt Adria d.o.o. (area headquarters) Delavska cesta 24, 4208 Sencur, Slovenia T:+386 (0) 4 279 11 44 www.mastervolt.si postmaster@mastervolt.si Distributed products include: Mastervolt Mavox d.o.o. Prezihova ul. 7, Sp. Jarse, 1230 Domzale, Slovenia Tel: +386 (0)41 44 22 22 email: mvodusek@siol.net Distributed products include: Henri-Lloyd MennYacht d.o.o. Obala 114b, 6320 Portoroz, Slovenia Tel: +386 (0) 56 17 92 00 www.mennyacht.com info@mennyacht.com Distributed products include: Wiliams Jet Tenders Nautic Service Kopalisko nabrezje 5 , Koper, 6000, Slovenia Tel: +386 41 632 174 Fax: +386 5 6261 091 www.nautic-service.net info@nautic-service.net Distributed products include: Raymarine Seawave Marine d.o.o. Alpska cesta 43, 4248 Lesce, Slovenia Tel: +386 4 5302 444 Fax: +386 4 5302 440 www.seaway-marine.si info@seaway-marine.si Distributed products include: Lewmar, Yanmar, Tohatsu, Zodiac, Rutgerson Seaway TiM d.o.o. Ukmarjeva 2, LUCIJA - PORTORO? Tel: +386 (0) 5 6778125 Fax: +386 (0) 5 6778125 www.seaway-tim.com info@seaway-tim.com Distributed products include: Gottifredi, Tack Tick, Spinlock, Clamcleats, Tylaska, TuffLuff, Gill, Olympic Sails, Victory Sailmakers, Nautivela, Musto Skiff Skat Dvorska Vas 30A Electronic Point, Begunje, 4275, Slovenia Tel: +386 (0) 41 633 197 Fax: +386 (0) 4 530 7342 skat@g-kabel.si Distributed products include: Raymarine, Mastervolt Ski & Sea d.o.o. Mariborska 200/a, 3000 Celje, Slovenia Tel: +386 (0) 3 492 00 40 Fax: 03 492 00 42 www.ski-sea.sI info@ski-sea.si Distributed products include: Sea-doo, Evinrude Skipper d.o.o. Cesta solinarjev 2, 6320 Portoro?, Slovenija Tel: + 386 (0) 5 67 770 10 Fax: + 386 (0) 5 67 770 13 www.skipper.si skipper@siol.net Contacts: Parunov Branislav, Mario K. Gaspic Distributed products include: Velocitek, Quick Windlasses, Aqua Filta Tramontana Tesovnikova 88, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia Tel.: + 386 (0) 1 568 37 32 Fax: +386 (0) 1 565 48 88 www.tramontana-net.si info@tramontana-net.si Distributed products include: BEP Marine, Andersen Winches, FloJet, Facnor, Nautix, Beta Marine, Soromap, Moonlight Hatches, Origo-Dometic, Blue Wave, Anchorlift Yucca Boats d.o.o Cesta v Mestni Log 88, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia Tel.: +386 1 28 06 900 Fax: +386 1 28 06 909 www.yuccaboats.si yucca.portoroz@siol.net Contact: Tomaz Fakin Distributed products include: Star Brite, Besto, Prorainer, Geonav, Navionics, Ritchie MARINE EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS Astel d.o.o Dutovlje 138, 6221 Dutovlje, Slovenia Tel: +386 5-7310771 Fax: +386 5-7310789 www.astel-marine.com astel@siol.net Manufactured products: Wireless docking controls, underwater lights, alarm systems Supreme d.o.o. Obrtna ulica 9, 6310 Izola, Slovenia Tel: +386 5 640 52 52 Fax: +386 5 640 52 53 www.supreme.si supreme-sails@siol.net Manufactured products: Sailmaker Yacht Interior Bobic Podbevskova 29, 8000 Novo Mesto, Slovenia Tel: +386 (0) 7-393 3100 Fax: +386 (0) 7 393 3109 www.bobic-interior.com info@mizarstvo-bobic.si Manufactured products: Yacht interior specialists MARINE ENGINE SUPPLIERS CATERPILLAR TEKNOXGROUP S.A. PS (SLOVENIA) POD JELSAMI, 10, GROSUPLJE, GROSUPLJE SI-1290, Slovenia ANKERS D.O.O. PLANINSKA ULICA 7, LJUBLJANA, LJUBLJANA SI-1231, Slovenia NAUTIC SERVICE D.O.O. KOPALISKO NABREZJE 5, KOPER SI-6000, Slovenia CUMMINS MERCRUISER DIESEL Felix Yachting d.o.o. Tomaziceva 4a, 6310 Izola, Slovenia Tel: +386 05 641 7446 Fax: +386 05 641 5157 felix.yachting@email.si Nautic Service Kopalisko nabrezje 5 , Koper, 6000, Slovenia Tel: +386 41 632 174 Fax: +386 5 6261 091 www.nautic-service.net info@nautic-service.net Marina Portoroz d.d. Cesta solinarjev 8, SI - 6320 Portoro? Tel: +386 5 6761200 Fax: +386 5 6761510 www.marinap.si info@marinap.si Contact: Milan Prapotnik MAN No official importer listed; only Croatian service agents - www.man- engines.com/en/contact.jsp MTU AC - Sistemi d.o.o. Baragova ul. 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia Tel: +386 1 588 3630 Fax: +386 15 346565 www.ac-sistemi.si info@ac-sistemi.si SCANIA Scania Slovenija d.o.o. Cesta v Gorice 28, 1002 Ljubljana, Slovenia Tel:+386(0)12427606 Fax:+386(0)12427670 www.scania.si info@scania.si VOLVO PENTA Volvo Penta Service Kocjan Sergij sp Pareceg 12c, 6333 Secovije, Slovenia Tel: +386 (0) 5 6722039 Fax: +386 (0) 5 6720039 sergej.kocjan@siol.net Sergej Kocjan Outboard engines are distributed through a network of general marine equipment distributors, as detailed above. CHARTER INDUSTRY Slovenian Tourist Board Dunajska 156, 1000 Ljubljana Tel: +386 (0) 1 5891 845 Fax: +386 (0) 1 5891 841 www.slovenia.info tina.kriznar@slovenia.info Contact : Tina Kriznar Adrianautic d.o.o. (Diamantinvest d.o.o.) Stegne 13, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia Tel: +386 (0)1 583 7230 Fax: +386 (0) 1 519 8020 www.diamantinvest.si wolfw@adrianautic.com Burin YC d.o.o. Proletarska 4, Ljubljana-Moste, Slovenia Tel: +386 (0) 1 520 18 64 Fax: +386 (0) 1 520 18 50 Charter direct: + 386 30 643 033 www.burin-club.com info@burin-club.com Contact: David Hawlina Jonathan Yachting d.o.o. Cesta Solinarjev 4, Portoroz , 6320, Slovenia Tel: +386 (0)5 6778 930 Fax: +386 (0)5 6778 935 www.jonathan-yachting.eu sale@jonathan-yachting.si Contact: Peter Prelovsek, Rudi Frantar MennYacht d.o.o. Obala 114 b, 6320 Portoro?, Slovenia Tel: +386 5 617 92 00 Fax: +386 5 617 92 10 www.mennyacht.com charter@mennyacht.com Nautica d.o.o. Arajevska 6/a, Karlovac, Slovenia www.nautica.hr nautica@ka.t-com.hr Contact: Nenad Bor?i? PORTS, HARBOURS & MARINAS There are three marinas in Slovenia: Portoroz, Izola and Koper with a total of 1,800 berths. A major problem in Slovenia, like many places, is the lack of marina berths. There are approximately 900 new berths planned in all three marinas throughout 2009/ 2010, although some development has slowed due to the current economic climate. Marina Izola Tomaziceva 10, 6310 Izola, Slovenia Tel: +86 5 6400 250 Fax: +386 5 6418 346 www.marinaizola.com info@marinaizola.com ? 650 berths on the water and 100 on land. ? Repair refit services ? New boats sales and brokerage ? On site chandleries ? Managed by Porting d.o.o Marina Koper Kopalisko nabrezje 5, 6000 Koper, Slovenia Tel: 386 5 6626 100 Fax: +86 5 6626 161 www.marina-koper.si info@marina-koper.si Contact: Fiorenzo Lupieri ? 75 berths for vessels up to 18m ? Owned by Istrabenz Group, a holding company whose primary business is oil and gas ? ?13m expansion plan (2009/2010) to create a further 650 berths Marina Portoroz Cesta solinarjev 8, 6320 Portoroz, Slovenia Tel: +386 5 6761 100 Fax: +386 5 6761 510 www.marinap.si marina.portoroz@marinap.si ? Largest marina in Slovenia ? 1,000 berths for boats of up to 22m (650 on the water and 350 on land). ? 3 mobile cranes for boats of 20 to 50 tonnes and fixed lifts of 5 and 7.5 tonnes ? Authorised service agents for: Mercury, Mercruiser, Volvo Penta, Yanmar ? Venue for Internautica trade fair ? Owned by the largest tourist company in Slovenia, Terme Catez REPAIR AND REFIT YARDS Although the three Slovenian marinas all have companies operating within them offering repair and general service functions, the one main repair and refit facility with the capacity to take on vessels up to 60m is Shipyard Izola: Shipyard Izola p.l.c. Cankarjev drevored 23, 6310 Izola, Slovenia Tel: +386 (0) 5 66 30 950 Fax: +386 (0) 5 66 30 952 www.shipyardizola.si info@shipyardizola.si Contact: Tomaz Jelocnik ? Commercial ship and Superyacht repair & refit ? Shipyard area of 40,000 m2 ? Workshops and stores 6,800 m2 ? 170 m of prime water front with 700 m available for berthing ? 8,500 tons lifting capacity for the vessels up to 25,000 dwt ? 2 slipways with total area of 1,800 m2 for repair/new build of vessels up to 60m and 16m wide (700 tons) BOAT SHOWS Internautica is the main show in Slovenia and the 2009 event reported very similar visitor numbers to 2008, albeit with a lower overall level of business done. Both trade fairs are accompanied by regattas and other nautical events. Internautica International Boat Show - 11-16 May, 2010** Marina Portoroz d.d., Cesta Solinarjev 8, Sl-6320 Portoroz, Slovenia Tel: +386 5 6761 403 Fax: +386 5 6761 210 www.internautica.net office@internautica.net Organiser: INTERNAUTICA-Studio37 d.o.o. & Marina Portoroz d.d. Dunajska 119 1000 Ljubljana Slovenia Tel: +386 1 565 5126 ax: +386 1 565 5076 office@internautica.net Contact: Jurij Korenc, Executive Director ? Exhibitors: 454 (2009)* ? Total visitors: 28,675 (2009)* *Audited: Eventeam d.o.o. Slovenia (2009) ** IFBSO Izola Boat Show ? 22-27 September, 2009 Marina Izola, Toma?i?eva 4a, 6310 Izola, Slovenia Tel: +86 5 6400 250 Fax: +386 5 6418 346 www.izolaboatshow.com Organiser: Exponautic, d.o.o Slovenska 30, Ljubljana, Slovenia (Euromarine, d.o.o. business offices) Tel: +386 1 426 05 16 Fax: +386 1 426 05 17 info@izolaboatshow.com Contact: Sandi Fon ? Exhibitors: 46 (200 boats) (2008) (unaudited) ? Total visitors: 15,000 (2008) (unaudited) MEDIA Navtika Kapital www.revijakapital.com/navtika/ Published by: Zalo?ba KAPITAL d.o.o. Titova cesta 8, SI-2000 Maribor, Slovenia Tel: +386 2 2349 400 Fax: +386 2 2349 413 kapital@zalozbakapital.si Magazine published monthly in 8,000 copies as a supplement of the Kapital, a magazine for finance and business. Editorial covers all topics relating to recreational boating including regatta reports, gear testing and advice. Val Navtika www.val-navtika.net Published by: Rex d.o.o. Cesta v mestni log 88a, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia Tel: +386 1 283 94 99 Fax: +386 1 283 95 44 reklame@val-navtika.net Magazine published monthly in 9,800 copies. All areas of leisure boating are covered form dinghies to luxury motor cruisers. Printed editions and online covers news, interviews, boats test, general advice and forums. GENERAL GUIDANCE, ADVICE FOR BRITISH EXPORTERS AND USEFUL CONTACTS Boat registration ? All vessels between 3m and 24m in Slovenia have to be registered with the Slovenian Maritime Administration. Slovenian Maritime Administration Ukmarjev trg 2, SI-6000 Koper, Slovenia Tel: +386 5 6632 100 Fax: +386 5 6632 102 Tel: + 386 5 6632 106 (Harbour master Office) Tel: + 386 5 6632 132 (Seafarers certificates) www.up.gov.si/en/about_the_slovenian_maritime_administration/zemljevid/ ursp.box@gov.si Contact: Tomo Borovni?ar Slovenian Sailing Federation Kopalisko nabrezje 5, SI-6000 Koper, Slovenia Tel: + 386 5 626 1515 Fax: + 386 5 627 2420 info@jadralna-zveza.si www.jadralna-zveza.si Contact: Bojan Gale, Secretary General UK Trade & Investment www.uktradeinvest.gov.uk More Detailed Sector Reports Research is critical when considering new markets. UKTI provides market research services which can help UK companies doing business overseas including: ? Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS). Bespoke research into potential markets, contacts and support during your visits overseas. ? Export Marketing Research Scheme. Advice on market research and help to contact subsidised market research administered by the British Chambers of Commerce on behalf of UKTI UKT&I?s Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) can help eligible UK businesses take part in overseas exhibitions. Attendance at TAP events offers significant benefits. UKTI?s International Trade Advisers can provide you with essential and impartial advice on all aspects of international trade. Every UK region also has dedicated sector specialists who can provide advice tailored to your industry. You can trace your nearest advisor by entering your postcode into the Local Office Database on the homepage of the UKTI website. British Embassy Trade and Investment Section Trg Republike 3/IV, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia Tel: +386 1 2003940 Fax: +386 1 4259080 www.british-embassy.si/commerce commercial@british-embassy.si Vanja Lisic Deputy Head of Trade Section vanja.lisic@fco.gov.uk Tel.: 00 386 1 200 3925 For new and inexperienced exporters the UKTI Passport to Export process will take you through the mechanics of exporting. An International Trade Adviser will provide professional advice on a range of services, including financial subsidies, export documentation, contacts in overseas markets, overseas visits, translating marketing material, e-commerce, subsidised export training and market research.
Posted: 05 October 2010