Symposium on Future Challenges of Public Sector Enterprises, 8 November 2010

On Monday, 8 November 2010, the first high level Symposium on Future Challenges on Public Sector Enterprises was held at ICPE in Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU, premises. The Symposium was organized by ICPE with support of Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana and under the high patronage of the Ministry of Finance, the Republic of Slovenia. After the welcome speech by ICPE DG Dr Štefan Bogdan Šalej, Dr Franc Križanič, Minister of Finance in Slovenian Government officially opened the Symposium. Distinguished moderators and panelists, Ambassador Rubens Ricupero, Mr Peter Harrold, Ms Talent Molaba, Mr Hans Christiansen, Dr Nevenka Hrovatin, Prof. Anil Chandy Ittyerah, Dr Bhaskar Chatterjee, Dr Rado Bohinc, Ms Anja Strojin Štampar, Mr David Vaillancourt, Mr Franjo Bobinac, Mr P A Athula Kumara, Dr Dejan Erić, Mr Nestor Lopez, Ms Kenna Sikiu Bravo Avila and Dr Peter Kraljič, which represent nine countries across five continents and two international organizations World Bank and OECD, provided the audience with their opinions and specific country experiences on the issues of public enterprises in line with remarkable and interesting discussion afterwards. Detailed information about the Symposium could be found at the webpage

In short time the proceedings of the Symposium will be published.

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Dr Franci Križanič, Minister of Finance of RS and a high patronage of the Symposium

Dr Štefan Bogdan Šalej,

Director General, ICPE


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ICPE 35th Anniversarry Celebration, 8 November 2010


ICPE celebrated the 35th Anniversary of its activities, the Celebration took place on 8 November, in the premises of the ICPE.

In the 35 years ICPE has achieved important results in the implementation of educational programmes and research projects in public sector enterprises. It has managed to create a broad network of contacts and a relatively high recognizability in cooperation with international organizations under the auspices of the UN.

Therefore the ICPE crowned this notable success with the celebration, attended by many distinguished guests. To our great pleasure Dr. Danilo Türk, President of the Republic of Slovenia, was the honorable patron of the celebration and also the speaker of the event. ICPE’s DG, Dr. Štefan Bogdan Šalej, Dr. Anton Vratuša, Honorable President ICPE and Mr. Bhaskar Chatterjee, President of the ICPE Council also addressed the guests. The atmosphere was warm and promising. Performer Tinkara Kovač and her pianist also contributed to this fine event with their unique musical interpretations, so did Živa Rogelj, the moderator. The evening was unforgetable.

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