Tatra banka is a Slovak bank market leader in the field of corporate financing and private banking. It is the first bank in Slovakia which responds to modern technological trends and creates innovations of banking products and services. Thanks to this approach the bank brings an exceptional personal and financial comfort to clients who care about who and how manages their money. Tatra banka was established in 1990 and received over 120 awards from 21 awarding entities during its existence.
Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, consumer banking, credit and wealth management.
Over the past two centuries, Citi has financed some of the world's most transformative projects, and every day — through lending, cash management, advisory services and much more — we continue to support innovation and growth around the globe.
Citi in Slovakia
Citi has been offering its services in the Slovak Republic since 1995 and since then it has built a strong position in the corporate banking segment and is a valuable partner to Slovak corporations, public sector clients, as well as the multi-national clients with operations in Slovakia and global investors. Citi‘s geographic breadth and product depth help provide institutional investors with the presence in Slovakia the access to global markets.
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.
At our core Microsoft is the leading productivity and platform company for the mobile-first and cloud-first world. We will reinvent productivity to empower every person and every organization on the planet to do more and achieve more. Our ambition is to reinvent productivity and business processes, build the intelligent cloud platform, and create more personal computing.
Trustworthy Computing in our understanding focuses on creating and delivering secure, private, and reliable computing experiences based on sound business practices. Our goal is a safer, more trusted Internet. The security of our customers' computers and networks is a top priority. We are committed to building software and services that help protect our customers and the industry. Our approach to security includes both technological and social aspects, and we strive to ensure that information and data are safe and confidential. Drawing on industry best practices, we make investments to increase the security of our technologies and to provide guidance and training to help minimize the impact of malicious software.
In the cloud era, trust is more important than ever. Today, Microsoft supports more than 200 online and cloud services, a billion customers, and 20 million businesses in more than 76 markets worldwide. Those customers need to know that Microsoft will help protect their data. We know that organizations won’t use technology they don’t trust.
At Microsoft, we take the security and privacy of our customer data very seriously. This focus has been ingrained into our culture for more than a decade and is a part of our company’s DNA.
Mastercard is a technology company in the global payments industry. It operates the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. Mastercard’s vision is a world beyond cash as electronic payments present a more transparent, efficient and fair means of payments and directly impact fair competition among businesses and economic growth in the country. In the last few years Mastercard has been therefore actively engaging in discussions with economic experts and governments in order to increase the levels of noncash transactions in the economy and thus help the governments in their fight against the shadow economy and tax evasion.
MOL Group is an integrated, international oil and gas company, headquartered in Budapest, Hungary. It is active in over 30 countries with a dynamic international workforce of 25,000 people and a track record of more than 100 years in the industry. MOL’s exploration and production activities are supported by more than 75 years’ experience in the hydrocarbon field. At the moment, there are production activities in 8 countries and exploration assets in 13 countries. MOL Group operates four refineries and two petrochemicals plants under integrated supply chain management in Hungary, Slovakia and Croatia, and owns a network of over 2,000 service stations across 10 countries in Central & South Eastern Europe.
SLOVNAFT, a.s., based in Bratislava, is a refinery with a processing capacity of 5.5 - 6 million tonnes of crude oil, annually. The company’s core business is production, warehousing, wholesale and retail sales and distribution. Slovnaft fields the largest retail network in Slovakia offering top quality motor fuels and lubricants as well as other customer services such as shops, gastro service, car wash and others.
The striking feature of the Slovnaft refinery is its high complexity i.e. its high conversion factor and processing flexibility, ranking it among the top 3 in Europe. Installed conversion technology and intensive deep hydro-desulfurization enable production and sales only of top quality sulfur-free fuels.
Ample storage capacity, automated blending equipment, rail and road loading galleries, pipelines connecting refinery stocks with its river Danube port and distribution terminals, a network of several inland depots together with daughter companies operating in key foreign markets such as Poland and the Czech Republic together create the background to active marketing and flexible motor fuel logistics all over Slovakia and neighbouring countries.
Slovnaft’s top quality fuels are a strong competitive advantage demonstrated by the fact that up to 80% of production is exported, mainly to EU member country marketplaces.
Slovnaft entered into a strategic partnership with MOL Rt. in 2000 and, since 2004, has been an integral part of the successful MOL Group, the leading vertically-integrated oil and gas corporation in Central Europe.
Macquarie Group is a global provider of banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services. Founded in 1969, Macquarie operates in 64 office locations in 28 countries and employs more than 14,300 people.
Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) is part of Macquarie Asset Management, the asset management arm of Macquarie. MIRA pioneered Infrastructure as a new asset class for institutional investors. For more than 20 years we have been investing in and managing the assets that people use every day – extending beyond Infrastructure to Real Estate, Agriculture and Energy. MIRA has assets under management of €92 billion invested in 130 portfolio businesses, ~300 properties and 2.8m hectares of farmland at 31st March 2016.
Macquarie Capital comprises Macquarie Group's corporate advisory, capital markets and principal investing capabilities, with expertise spanning a variety of industry sectors including telecommunications, financial institutions, industrials, energy, real estate, infrastructure, utilities and renewables.
Google, A Growth Engine for Europe:
The web is at the heart of economic growth. It creates a level-playing field allowing anyone from anywhere to grow their business and to become a global player. This is a chance for CEE companies, entrepreneurs, developers, creators and cultural organisations to go global and Google has been investing in helping them harness the benefits of the digital transformation. Google provides technology and support to help millions of people and businesses grow online and has committed to train a total of 2M Europeans in digital skills by the end of 2016.
Západoslovenská energetika, a.s., (ZSE) is the leading energy company in Slovakia with more than 90 years of history. Since 2002, it is a part of E.ON Group.
Subsidiary companies of ZSE are Západoslovenská distribučná, ZSE Energia, ZSE Development, ZSE Energy Solutions and ZSE MVE. ZSE is also a founder of the ZSE foundation.
The main business activity is the supply and distribution of the electricity, gas supply and related services for all categories of customers – from households, through small and medium business to strategic state enterprises.
In the Slovak Republic, ZSE belongs to one of the leaders in corporate social responsibility and its principles are a part of essential decision-making and the business strategy. These activities primarily focus on education improvement, innovation and the environment.
Slovenska sporiteľňa was established in 1825 as the first savings bank in Slovakia. Today, it’s the largest commercial bank in Slovakia servicing 2.3 million clients. For a long time it keeps its leadership in the area of total assets, credits, clients’ deposits, number of branches and ATMs. It offers its complex services in around 300 branches and 17 commercial centres in Slovakia. The bank’s strategic goals include focusing on retail banking and SMEs, continuous increase of efficiency, support of people in Slovakia and making their lives better. In 2001, Slovenska sporiteľňa became a member of Erste Group, which has developed into one of the largest financial services providers in the eastern part of EU, with approx. 46,500 employees serving around 15.8 million clients in 7 countries.
Envien Group belongs to a leading group of companies in Central and Eastern Europe operating in the biofuels market.
Its foundation goes back to 2004 followed by construction of the first plant Enviral. The scope and importance of the Envien Group grew by realization of further greenfield investments (production plants Meroco and Poľnoservis) and by the acquisition of new companies abroad. Today the group consists of nine companies in five European countries - Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Croatia, Malta.
Currently Envien Group employs more than 400 employees. Its market position is strengthened by core business partners from the petrochemical and refining industry and agricultural sector at European level.
The Group builds on the values of social responsibility and sustainability. It is deeply involved in research and application of innovations. Production of advanced fuels and energy sources are their short term investment challenge.
InfraPartners Management LLP ("IPM") is a global fund management and advisory firm specialising in emerging market infrastructure, established by a team of investment professionals with more than 100 years of combined experience.
IPM’s primary focus is on enabling private equity investment in emerging market infrastructure projects, with the ability to identify and realise value enhancements via financial structuring and optimisation on behalf of global institutional investors.
IPM is currently working on investing in and developing emerging markets infrastructure assets on behalf of blue-chip financial institutions using a variety of financial structures.
IPM is authorised and regulated by the United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”).
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Our aim is to build a better connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the industry. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei's 170,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world's population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.
Theta Energy Group – TEG is a green technology and renewable energy development company that is leading the way toward a global zero – carbon and zero-waste economy. The Company accomplishes this by developing global renewable energy projects that advance proven carbon and energy efficient technologies delivering environmental benefits in an economically sustainable manner.
TEG is world leading partner for waste-to-green-energy solutions and renewable energy supply. TEG operates under a partnership created between various Governmental and Private industry entities, thus allowing urban governmental agencies to increment their longevity within the community. By utilizing waster as means to generate power and revenue, this process ride their community’s of any contaminants. In partnership with our strategic national partners, governments, local municipalities and the capital markets across the globe, TEG participates in the rapidly growing Waste-to-Green-Energy (WTGE) industry. TEG identifies critical environmental waste management problems (most problematic waste streams in regions and toxic hotspots), identifies and helps funding the most advanced environmentally responsible solutions to these problems and actively manages the operations, engineering and technological processes to achieve sustainability objectives and changing outdated technologies into highly efficient and more environmentally sustainable solutions beyond limits set on COP 21 for period of 2020 – 2030.
International Investment bank The International Investment Bank (IIB) is a multilateral institution for development that promotes social and economic development, prosperity, and economic cooperation between its member states. Main directions for its activities are the support of the small and medium-sized businesses and participation in financing socially significant infrastructure projects. The Bank provides loans primarily through leading domestic publicly owned financial institutions, development banks, export and import banks and agencies, or lends in partnership with other international institutions for development. The members of the Bank are Republic of Bulgaria, Hungary, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Republic of Cuba, Mongolia, Russian Federation, Romania, Slovak Republic and the Czech Republic.
Východoslovenská energetika a.s. (VSE) is an energy company that provides comprehensive services related to electricity consumption.
The VSE line of business is the purchase of electricity from its producers and its sales to our approximately 500,000 customers - households, companies and organizations, large and key customers. We provide our customers with comprehensive services in the area of electricity sales and distribution via Integrated Power Supply Contracts. The owner of VSE shares is VSE Holding a.s. (100 %).
Since 2003 we have been a part of the European company innogy which currently supplies reliable energies at fair prices to approximately 16 million electricity customers and 7 million gas customers in 11 European countries.
The mission of our company is to provide reliable and comprehensive services which respond to the requirements of our customers. Values that we want to fulfil in our company are the following: trust, reliability, customer orientation, performance and shaping the energy industry future. Apart from the electricity supply and related services and as part of innogy, we also bring our customers new products and solutions that help them save money, increase the safety of their property, health and personal comfort.
Deutsche Bank provides commercial and investment banking, retail banking, transaction banking and asset and wealth management products and services to corporations, governments, institutional investors, small and medium-sized businesses, and private individuals. Deutsche Bank is Germany’s leading bank, with a strong position in Europe and a significant presence in the Americas and Asia Pacific.
Uber Technologies Inc. is an American worldwide online transportation network company headquartered in San Francisco, California. It develops, markets and operates the Uber mobile "app", which allows consumers with smartphones to submit a trip request, which the software program then automatically sends to the Uber driver nearest to the consumer, alerting the driver to the location of the customer. As of August 2016, the service was available in over 66 countries and 507 cities worldwide. Since Uber's launch, several other companies have replicated its business model, a trend that has come to be referred to as "Uberification".