Programme of the economic company mission to Trieste and Ljubljana, Italy & Slovenia from December 8th to 12th, 2019

Sunday, December 8, 2019
12:00 Meeting at Luxembourg Airport

13:15 Departure from Luxembourg to Trieste with stopover in Munich

16:20 Arrival in Trieste

16:45 Transfer to the hotel and check-in
Address: Savoia Excelsior Palace Trieste - Starhotels Collezione
Riva del Mandracchio 4, 34124 Trieste, Italy
Tél: +39 040 77941 palace-trieste
19:15 Departure by bus for the evening
19:45 Dinner offered by the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce to the members of the business delegation
23:00 Return by bus to the hotel

Monday, December 9, 2019
08:15 Meeting in the lobby of the hotel
08:30 Transfer to the company Illycaffé
09:00 - 11:00 Visit of Illycaffé
illycaffé S.p.A. is a large international company, selling its coffee-related products in approximately 140 countries worldwide. The company exclusively purchases coffee of the arabica species, in particular from Brazil, the largest producer worldwide. Illy's Università del caffé ("University of Coffee") offers free training for growers. Illy is the world's first company to receive the Responsible Supply Chain Process (RSCP) certification of sustainability.
11:15 Visit of the port of Trieste
The intensification of trade and maritime traffic between the Far East and Europe and the eastward enlargement of the European Union have revived the importance of the Upper Adriatic, opening up new growth and development opportunities for Trieste. In this context, Trieste plays a decisive role in two separate supply chains: long-distance intercontinental maritime transportation and short/medium-distance intra-Mediterranean trade. The convergence of the TEN-T strategic axes of the “East Mediterranean Motorways of the Sea” with the Baltic-Adriatic and Mediterranean Corridors is resulting in the growth of intermodal services and the development of innovative solutions in the field of logistics and transportation.

12:30 Return to the hotel & free time
14:00 Economic Programme: “Italy – Luxembourg Business Forum”
Venue: Savoia Excelsior Palace Trieste
14:00 Welcome of the Invitees
14:30 Opening of the Economic Seminar & Welcome Addresses
14:50 Economic presentations: The economic characteristics of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the Region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia
15:50 Closing Remarks & Business meetings among the participants
16:00 Bilateral business meetings between Luxembourg and Italian companies
18.30 End of meetings
20:30 *** Official Dining Reception ***
Venue: Savoia Excelsior Palace Trieste

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
08:30 Check-out of the hotel 09:00 Visit of Elettra
Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A. is a multidisciplinary international research center, specialized in generating high quality synchrotron and free-electron laser light and applying it in materials science.
11:15-12:45 Lunch
13:00 Departure by bus to Ajdovščina (Vipava valley) (distance Trieste – Ajdovščina 50 km)
14:00 - 15:30 Visit of the company Pipistrel Ajdovščina
In its 30 years, Pipistrel has grown from an enthusiastic hobby hang-glider garage manufacture into a world-renowned small aircraft producer, recognised by leading global aviation authorities. With its revolutionary ideas, Pipistrel introduced composites to microlight and light sport aircraft, achieved first ever electric flight of a two- and four-seater, won all 3 NASA challenges and won the hearts of passionate aviators on all continents.
Parallel company visits:
15:45 – 17:15 Visit of company Tekstina Ajdovščina
Producer of shirting fabrics, with tradition dating back to 1828, starting as a mechanical spinning mill. It is the story of progress, creativity and innovation. Today, they are one of the oldest textile producers, with all their fabrics made in their plant in Europe. They cooperate with customers from all around the world. Transforming fabrics into fashion is their moto.
15:45 – 17:15 Visit of company Incom Ajdovščina
Producer of ice cream, of their own brand Leone and other global private labels. They cooperate with Disney and other multinational companies, aiming to become the most innovative ice cream producer in the world. They are specialized in developing ice cream products that suit any of your business needs.
17:15 Transfer to Ljubljana (distance Ajdovščina – Ljubljana 85 km)
18:30 Check-in at the hotel Address: Best Western Premier Hotel Slon Slovenska cesta 34 - 1000 LJUBLJANA Tel: +386 1 470 11 00
Free Evening

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
09:00 Departure by bus and transfer to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia Address: Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia Dimičeva 13- SI-1504 Ljubljana Tel.: + 386 1 5898 000
09:00 Economic Programme: “Slovenia – Luxembourg Business Forum”
Opening speeches
Slovenia – Land of Opportunities
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg – A centre of Economic Excellence
10:30 - 13:00 Bilateral business meetings between Luxembourg and Slovenian companies
13:00 – 14:00 Networking lunch
14:15 Transfer to The Jožef Stefan Institute
14:30 – 16:00 Visit of The Jožef Stefan Institute Ljubljana
The leading Slovenian scientific research institute, covering a broad spectrum of basic and applied research. The staff of more than 960 specializes in natural sciences, life sciences and engineering. The subjects concern production and control technologies, communication and computer technologies, knowledge technologies, biotechnologies, new materials, environmental technologies, nanotechnologies, and nuclear engineering.
16:15 Return to the hotel
20:00 Departure by bus for the evening
20:15 – 22:45 Official Reception Venue tbc

Thursday, December 12, 2019
08:30 Check-out
08:45 Bus transfer to BTC Digit
09:00 – 10:30 Visit of the BTC Digit Ljubljana
BTC DIGIT is an innovative Business Ecosystem – Living Lab and literally a city within a city. Its three pillars of operation create an ecosystem for connecting and collaboration, a focal point for innovation where we create added value with our partner companies under the guidance of our open company strategy. A wide range of different activities, numerous business partners and 21 million visitors per year make BTC the ideal place to build a platform for collaborating with companies in their transformation towards greater digitalisation, constant innovation, testing of innovative solutions (incl. Autonomous Vehicles Living Lab learning environment, Bitcoin city, …).
10:45 – 13:30 Cultural visit Ljubljana Castle and lunch
A mighty medieval fortress, a symbol of the Slovenian capital Ljubljana is an interesting tourist point, the idyllic grounds for long strolls just a glance away from the lively city centre. Crowning a 375m-high hill east of the Old Town, this castle is an architectural mishmash, with most of it dating from the early 16th century when it was largely rebuilt after a devastating earthquake.
13:30 Departure by bus to Trieste airport
with stopover in Munich
16:55 Departure of the flight Trieste – Luxembourg
19:55 Arrival in Luxembourg