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US Congressman Mica to speak at AmCham
A gala lunch celebrates India's Independence
Bratislava hosts seminar for publishers

US Congressman Mica to speak at AmCham

After a summer break, the American Chamber of Commerce in the Slovak Republic invites members and non-members to meet the "Trade-Congressional Mission of US Congressman Mica" at a special dinner on Monday, August 30 beginning at 19:00 at the Hotel Danube.
Rep. John L. Mica is leading a late-August trade mission which will bring both political and business representatives to Slovakia to examine investment opportunities. Mica, who is of Slovak origin, often represents Slovak causes in the US Congress.
The price for the dinner is 800 Sk for members and 1,000 Sk for non-members. Due to limited seating, please make reservations by August 27 by calling the Am-Cham office at Tel.: 07-59 34 05 08.


A gala lunch celebrates India's Independence

Slovak and international dignitaries gathered at the Hotel B(tm)rik August 17 for a special luncheon to celebrate the 52th Anniversary of Indian Independence. Besides being able to try a wide range of Indian food, guests also enjoyed a speech from Lai Dingliana, the Ambassador of India to the Slovak Republic.
Slovak president Rudolf Schuster and former president Michal Kováč attended the event along with their wives, joining other foreign ambassadors such as Andy Hryc, director of the Twist radio station and temporary Slovak Ambassador to the Seychelles Islands. Numerous members of the government were also present.
The Indian Embassy foundation in Slovakia has hosted the annual celebration since 1995 to strengthen cultural and economical ties between India and Slovakia.


Bratislava hosts seminar for publishers

The Open Society Foundation (NOS) in conjunction with the International Book Development society will hold a specialised seminar for publishers on September 6-7. The seminar will examine how to strengthen the cooperation between Slovak book sellers and NGO-run publishers. Presentations and workshops will also discuss the possibilities of the book trade via the Internet and other new technologies.
All interested should apply by end of August to NOS-OSF Bratislava, Staromestská 6/D, 811 03 Bratislava, Tel.: 07-54 41 69 13, Fax: 07-54 41 88 67, e-mail:osf@osf.sk or NOS-OSF Prešov, Hlavná 61, 080 00 Prešov, Tel.:. 091-732 469, e-mail: stana@vadium.sk.

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