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Conference probes investment in Slovakia
Classical guitar festival in Nitra
Danish art lecture
Austrian Embassy film and exhibitions
French Institute exhibition
Spanish Embassy exhibition

Conference probes investment in Slovakia

The conference Investment in Slovakia: Focus on Present Conditions and Successful Investments begins at 10:00 October 25 at Congress Hall Technopol, Kutlíkova 17, Bratislava. Organised by Ipec Management, HVB Bank Slovakia and the American Chamber of Commerce Slovakia, it will explore investment opportunities in Slovakia and propose ways for establishing conditions that will attract direct foreign investment.
Discussion participants will include representatives of international companies, finance, tax and legal experts, members of the Slovak government and potential investors such as Stefan Bruckbauer, Deputy Director of the National Economy and Market Analysis at Bank Austria, Ivan Čarnogurský, Director of Ipec Management, George Varmuza, Managing Director at Emerson Central and Eastern Europe and Anton Lukáč, Vice-President of Strategic Implementation at U.S. Steel Košice.
Simultaneous translation in Slovak, English and German. Tickets: Sk700 for AmCham members, Sk2,000 for non-members. Please confirm your attendance by October 22. Tel: 02/4487-3822, Fax: 02/4488-7793 or e-mail: petrezselova@ipec.sk.


Classical guitar festival in Nitra

Guitarist Karol Kompas and vocalist Helena Szaboóvá open the 19th annual Cithara Aediculae international classical guitar festival October 22, 17:00. Acclaimed guitarists Anthony Field (Australia), Margarita Escarpa (Spain), Rich-art Trio (Austria), Piotr Tomaszewski (Poland), Miloslav Matoušek (Czech Republic/Germany) and the La Barre duo with the Archi di Slovakia string orchestra (Slovakia) will perform on the six evenings that follow. All concerts begin at 19:00 and are held at kostol Ducha Svätého (Holy Spirit Church) in the western Slovak town Nitra. Tickets (Sk50-90) on sale at Nisys, Štefánikova 46, Nitra. Tel: 037/7410-906, e-mail: nisys@nr.sanet.sk.


Danish art lecture

Kirse Junge-Stevnsborg lectures on New Aspects of Contemporary Danish Art, part of the Contemporary European Art series. The English-language lecture begins at 16:00 October 26, in Pálffyho palác (Pálffy Palace) on Panská 19, Bratislava. Tel: 02/5441-8471.


Austrian Embassy film and exhibitions

Harald Friedl's film Land ohne Eigenschaften (Country without Characteristics) searches for the essence of Austria. Starts at 18:00 October 25 in Mozartova sieň (Mozart Hall) in the Austrian Embassy, Ventúrska 10. Tel: 02/5443-2985. In German.
An exhibition of water-colours by avant-garde painter Gerald Brettschuh runs until November 6 at Dom umenia (Culture Centre) on nábrežie Ivana Krasku in the western Slovak spa town Piešťany.
Und Ich Sah... (And I Saw...) is a photographic exhibition of medieval basilicas in Austria's Seckau region. Runs at the Austrian Embassy, Ventúrska 10, until November 2. Tel: 02/5443-2985.


French Institute exhibition

Paris Through the Eyes of Daniel Bidelnica, a photography exhibition by the Slovak painter/photographer, depicts with a painter's eye the places he has visited. Runs at the French Institute Gallery, Sedlárska 7, until November 31.


Spanish Embassy exhibition

Oil paintings by Spaniard Alfredo García Andrés reveal Slovakia through the eyes of a foreigner. The exhibition (open daily, except Sun, 12:00-18:00) runs at Gallery Z in Zichyho Palác, Ventúrska 9, until October 28.

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