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MOS fair to present 1,500 exhibitors

Celje, 06 September (STA) - The 50th Celje International Trade and Business Fair (MOS), the country's biggest trade fair, will present about 1,500 exhibitors from some 30 countries and feature Croatia as the partner country in the focus. It will run between 12 and 17 September at the Celje fairgrounds.

This year the the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology will step up its presentation at the fair.

The focus will be on discussions on tourism, the timber industry, entrepreneurship, the internal market and financial encouragements for entrepreneurs, announced the boss of the SPIRIT public agency for entrepreneurship, internationalization, foreign investments and technology, Gorazd Mihelič.

For the first time ever, MOS will have a partner country, Croatia, which should open new opportunities for bilateral economic cooperation.

Ana Mandac of the Croatian Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts said at a news conference on Tuesday that the ministry would like to present entrepreneurship opportunities in Croatia and enhance cooperation between the two countries.

As customary, a section of the fair will be dedicated to the Slovenian Chamber of Trade Crafts and Small Business (OZS).

Its boss Branko Meh said that the OZS had prepared round-table discussions, lectures as well as an exhibition of innovations.

The OZS will also organise a Slovenian-Croatian forum and a round-table discussion on the collaborative economy.

Also this year, the fair will offer its visitors the opportunity to take part in popular counselling sessions, according to Robert Otorepec, head of the Celje fairgrounds operator Celjski sejem.

The visitors will be able to inquiry about topics such as efficient energy use and the use of renewable energy sources.

Efficient energy use will also be the central theme of the fair's showground atrium, which will showcase the home of the future - a wooden mobile home.

This year, the fair's programme will be divided into five sections: construction and home renovation; camping and caravanning, tourism and food; craft and industry equipment and materials; business services and business opportunities abroad; and products for general consumption.

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