Slovak Matchmaking Fair Košice 2017



Monday, 30. October 2017


Hotel DoubleTree by Hilton Košice, Slovakia






Naďa Hladká, T: +421 2 5826 0321, M: +910 828 227, E:

Mirka Furjelová, T: +421 2 5826 0190, M: +910 828 278, E:

Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency SARIO invites you to the international cooperation event from the series  SARIO Business Link - Slovak Matchmaking Fair Košice 2017, which will take place on October 30, 2017 in Košice, under the auspices of Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic. 

Slovak Matchmaking Fair (SKB) is the international event focused on bilateral negotiations of companies to present their partneship offers, available production capacities or joint-venture offers. 

The Slovak Matchmaking Fair is the largest international business–to– business (B2B) event organized by the Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency (SARIO) in Slovakia. This event focuses on bilateral talks of the individual companies as well as the presentation of subcontracting partnership offers, tenders, available production capacities, joint ventures creation demands with foreign partners and search for cooperation partners especially in the fields of: 

  • automotive
  • engineering
  • energy ICT
  • logistics R&D
  • innovations
  • and others

 Why participate?  

  • Individual pre-planned schedule of B2B meetings with the history of 10 years of satisfied participants. You get the chance to find new business opportunities and partners from Slovakia and abroad in one day and in one place and informal networking during whole day
  • Attractive accompanying program - 

Expert panel discussion        
„How to develop a new industrial core of Europe“

Expert conference on development and potential of interconnection between the Slovak and Hungarian industries, with an emphasis on the expansion also on the wider international scene.

Panel 1
Synergy of neighbors' cooperation
Image of industrial cooperation in Hungary and Slovakia, discussion of top industry representatives of both countries on synergies in key sectors. 

Exclusive speakers:
Levente Magyar, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary
Vojtech Ferencz,
 State Secretary of Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic 

Panel 2
Lines of force in the new center of European automotive
The automotive industry in Slovakia and Hungary is the core of the economies of both countries and continues to develop. However, the potential of cooperation between Slovak and Hungarian companies does not end with the growth of mutual supply networks of components and modules.

Exclusive speakers:
Juraj Sinay - President of Automotive Industry Association of the Slovak Republic
Stanislav Kmeť -
Technical University of Kosice, V.C. (Vice-Chancellor)

Tamás Csabai, Cluster manager of North Hungarian Automotive Cluster

Panel 3
Innovation potential of automotive regions
The pressure to accelerate the innovation cycle in many industrial sectors no longer concerns only industrial products and their parts.
It grows into a number of sophisticated industrial services and also intervenes with other industries.

Exclusive speakers: 
Milan Šlachta, Representative of Bosch Group in the Czech Republic and Slovakia
Radoslav Pastorák,  General Manager of Minebea Slovakia

Oto Pisoň, SARIO, Investment Projects, Dpt.

Štefan Hedvig, LEYARD

Balázs Kiss, Head of Division of Automotive Industry at MNKH

Kata Pál, Head of International Business Development of Bay Zoltan Research Center

Péter Zai, director of Technoplast Group


Registration deadline - October 16, 2017!

Please be aware that the accepted registration and following participation at the scheduled negotiations is binding.




UNDER THE AUSPICES                        






Registration22. Jun - 16. October 2017
Booking of B2B meetings17. October – 24. October 2017
Event30. October 2017
Costs 0 EUR More information.
Bilateral Meetings
sk Slovakia 149
hu Hungary 102
cn China 6
ua Ukraine 5
ba Bosnia and Herzegovina 2
cz Czech Republic 2
fr France 2
gb United Kingdom 2
hk Hong Kong 2
in India 2
at Austria 1
az Azerbaijan 1
be Belgium 1
de Germany 1
np Nepal 1
tr Turkey 1